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Obama, the Survivor

The verdict on Tuesday’s election is simple: Obama survived. If Obama’s 2008 victory signified hope and change, this one signified just hanging on. What foundation that gives him for governing, ...

Unhappy Fiscal New Year

Washington’s done it again: another $1 trillion-plus deficit. The federal government’s new fiscal year begins today, and you can be forgiven for overlooking it — we all would like to. How ...

Putting a Price on Patriotism

There are many things on which liberals can’t put a price; patriotism apparently isn’t one of them. At least that’s the conclusion you have to arrive at if you were ...

Who Says Obama Won?

Just because America and the Constitution lost, doesn’t mean Obama won. A week after Chief Justice Roberts’s “shock heard ’round the world” and contrary to the media’s verdict on the ...

Madison v. Obama

James Madison would be proud of Justice Kennedy’s Tuesday performance. In yesterday’s hearing on the administration’s health-care overhaul, Kennedy went to the central issue: not whether Obama’s health care plan ...

Inside the Gas-Prices Polling Numbers

How politically serious is the spike in America’s gas prices for Obama? Looking inside the poll numbers, it’s even worse than it first appears. In just weeks, rising gas prices ...

Competition’s Absence Is the Real Danger

If competition’s “excesses” should give us pause, then how much more so its absences? If recent bank bailouts are evidence of the former, then the long-running bailout of the U.S. ...
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Primary Fear

The Democratic primary once had an obvious and inevitable outcome, but now the process seems interminable. It is not delay or indecision, but division, and it could have devastating effect ...