It’s Always a Good Time to Impose Fiscal Discipline
My family loves to hike, and together we have hiked in some beautiful places. One of our favorites is Glacier National Park in Montana. On the trail my wife, our twin daughters, and I push forward together, rest when we …
Prepare for the rise of the landed nobility. Democracy as we’ve known it was nice while it lasted, but House Republicans have signaled the beginning of its end with a vote to repeal the estate tax.
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Why Does President Obama Want to Cut Funding for Immunizations?
The midweek edition of the Morning Jolt features a lot of discussion about the fast-moving events in Iraq and Jordan, but also these closing notes on the quickly rising, quickly disappearing vaccine controversy#…#
The National Media’s Interest in Vaccine …
Senator McConnell: White House Meeting ‘Unproductive’
I interviewed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday night’s Kudlow Report. When I asked him about that day’s shutdown meeting at the White House, McConnell described it as “unproductive.” Here’s a report on the interview by …
Democrats’ Proposed Cuts Amount to One-Seventh of Deficit . . . for Tuesday
More perspective on the scale of the GOP’s proposed cuts:
The national debt jumped by $72 billion on Tuesday even as the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to fund the government for just three weeks …
Democrats: We Are Not Going To Cut a Thing
So the Democrats are drawing their line in the sand: at $6 billion in spending cuts.
A top Senate Democrat said Sunday that the $6 billion in additional spending cuts that his party offered is the limit Democrats can accept – drawing …
The Republican Budgets: Balanced in Name Only
In Washington, the conservative thing to do these days is to champion a balanced budget. Quite recently, in fact, Republicans have congratulated themselves for passing two budgets (one in each house of Congress) that, on their face, will achieve balance …
Finally, a Budget That Balances
The American people have to balance their own budgets; the federal government should do the same. That commitment is at the heart of the budget Senate Republicans unveiled last week. It not only achieves balance, it does so while creating …
Dealing With the Budget Deal
The midweek edition of the Morning Jolt features a look at why the Washington area can never seem to cope with any amount of snow (or even rumors of snow!), another inspiring example of your tax dollars at work, and, …
The Sequester Fight, Not Following the Left’s Playbook
The Thursday Morning Jolt examines the reports, and repercussions, of claims of chemical weapons being used in Syria, and then this development, closer to home:
Liberals Are Starting to Wonder if They Won’t Win the Sequester Fight After …
Gangster Government, Pinocchio Government, Whatever
Michele Bachmann (and I) call it “gangster government.” The Washington Post calls it “three-Pinocchio” government, assigning the Democrats’ most recent budget claims a credibility rating of roughly You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me. Seriously: Even the Washington by-God Post is …
Gates Opens the Discussion on Cuts
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates breaks the ice with a plan for some reductions at the Department of Defense.
Question: If DoD can take a scalpel to its budget, which funds an actual, legitimate federal responsibility, where are the secretaries …