Obamacare: Leviathan Rising
Did our Founding Fathers create an all-powerful federal government that can wield unlimited authority over its citizens? Can it bludgeon the 50 sovereign state governments into submission on fiscal and other matters? Specifically, can Uncle Sam regulate not just our everyday ...
The liberal coalition may not be as liberal as you’d expect. According to the most recent “Battleground Poll” from the George Washington University and Politico, there are some surprisingly large reservoirs of conservatism among many voter groups typically viewed ...
Rarely has class-warfare rhetoric been so overwrought.
Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) “explained” the GOP’s motive in withdrawing from stalled debt-ceiling negotiations this way:
Why? To protect oil companies. To protect the owners of yachts ...
Stars Aligning on Debate
In the upcoming debate over the national-debt ceiling, the stakes couldn’t be higher. The economic recovery has stalled. The debt mounts by $4 billion each day.
With things so bad, the prospects for real spending cuts and reforms to limit ...
over Debt Ceiling
Organized Labor vs. Public Opinion
‘Polls show that the vast majority of people think that [Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin] has overreached. . . . His popularity has gone down. So he’s losing.” AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said it on Meet the Press, so it must be ...
The new GOP-controlled House has pledged to rein in federal spending over both the short and the long term. To have any shot at success, though, Republican leadership must first overhaul that bastion of government largesse: the House Appropriations Committee.
Paul Ryan's Latest Roadmap
Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) ventured over to our digs at the Heritage Foundation yesterday morning to deliver one of the most thoughtful and effective defenses that I have ever heard of our free-enterprise system and of what he calls ...
The Super-Rich Can Always Choose Not to Be Coddled
Here are a few thoughts on Warren Buffett’s column in today’s New York Times:
Buffet complains that “while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks.”
White House Messaging Undergoes Structural Change
Bye-bye, hope and change. Hello, denial and defeatism.
Today’s jobs numbers have taken the wind out of the administration’s blustering economic sails. As high school and college grads poured into the job market in June, employers managed to ...
A (Cautionary) Tale of Two Budget Wars
These days there are two types of people on Capitol Hill: those who believe little or nothing has changed since the last round of government shutdowns in 1995 and 1996, and those who think everything has changed.
Perhaps the most striking fact ...
The Two-Front War on Obamacare
Success in the historic battle to repeal Obamacare appears a little more achievable than it did a week ago. Federal district court judge Roger Vinson ruled in Florida v. HHS that every word, every phrase, indeed, every section ...