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Congressional Malpractice

A story published in Monday’s New York Times painted a bleak picture regarding the financial future of our nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. “Economists and health policy experts say the ...
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Listen to the General

On January 19 of this year, just days before President Bush delivered his State of the Union address, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader ...
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An Unfulfilled Promise

I read with disappointment Friday’s New York Times column (“Don’t Get Rid of Earmarks”) by Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D., Ill.), the third-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, in which ...
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Porky’s Revenge

Last January, Democrats took the reins in Congress, portraying themselves as agents of change who would restore trust by ending pork-barrel politics in Washington. But now after three months of ...
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Protecting Pensions

The recent bankruptcies in the airline industry have critical implications for the thousands of workers and retirees who rely on these companies both for their livelihood and their retirement security. ...
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The Charter Difference

With some help from the New York Times, big teacher unions last week launched an all-out attack on America’s charter schools. The victims, if the attack succeeds, are likely to ...