Supporters of limited government too often lose Washington policy debates because we don’t challenge our opponents on their use of weasel words. Here are some needed clarifications that will help conservatives win more debates.
You know you’ve hit the big time when the New York Times does a front page hit piece on you. That’s exactly what happened to Darrell Issa (R-CA) the day before we were scheduled to meet for an interview. While the NYT story contained nothing more than recycled lies and smears, there have been misperceptions about Issa for a long time. In fact, our relationship began that way.
Like all previous stimuli, this round of borrowing and spending will act as an economic sedative rather than a stimulant. Running up the deficit in the short-run will not grow the economy, but will merely dig it into a deeper hole.
During this past July 4th weekend, Americans rightly celebrated American Exceptionalism and our hard-won freedom from European dominance.
The "N" word is a deplorable utterance that has elucidated the ignorance of a certain demographic in our country for many decades.
There's perhaps irony in that the very week that Weinergate hit the press, a federal appeals court in Atlanta heard arguments on the constitutionality of the biggest federal government power grab in our nation’s history – Obamacare.
The real story here is the initial refusal of the so-called traditional media to take Weinergate seriously. Certainly the story contains juicy, hot-button interest points -- power, politics, a big-name principal married to a top aide of a powerful Cabinet member, the allegation of an online criminal hacking of the Twitter account of a congressman. Potent page one, above-the-fold stuff, right?
Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid are the largest and fastest growing part of the federal budget. The U.S. government will never balance the budget without tackling entitlement programs head on.
"Apparently there's good money to be made as a professional socialist."
Last week, I attended a Georgia Public Policy Foundation lunch featuring Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute. Arthur and I met a few years ago in Atlanta after he gave a speech based on his 2006 book, "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism."
When Barack Obama is in flyover country, if you close your eyes, you can almost hear a moderate Republican on the stump.
There’s a lot of talk around the country – especially among conservatives – about who will be the savior of the Republican Party as the presidential candidate in 2012. All of that talk is premature.
When President Barack Obama declared last week that America "would not be a great country" were it not for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and unemployment insurance, he committed one brief moment of partial candor.
With American politicians still refusing to substantively address the looming consequences of their fiscal irresponsibility, it only makes sense that voters are feeling frustrated and powerless.
The New York Times columnist Gail Collins began her March 9th column by saying, “It’s been nearly nine weeks since that tragic shooting in Tucson, and you may be wondering whether there’s been any gun legislation proposed in the aftermath.”
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is black, used the phrase "my people" in congressional testimony this week. It was an unmistakably color-coded and exclusionary reference intended to deflect criticism of the Obama Justice Department's selective enforcement policies.
"Big government" is failing around the globe, from Sacramento to Saudi Arabia.
With both parties substantially in agreement, the Patriot Act is likely to be around for awhile longer.
Rep. Paul Ryan’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union provides a clue to the political battle that is coming.
As the American superstate lurches off into total irresponsibility and impending ruin, a spark of sanity remains among the population, and in two heroes inside the imperial center itself.
Along with scores of conservative Republicans, right-of-center values won the 2010 midterm elections, as the principles of limited government, reduced spending and public-sector accountability earned the frustrated public’s support.
Democracy is more than a word. The protesting Egyptians and the watching world are learning that between the Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood stand a lot to overcome.
Have recent elections taught Republicans nothing?
The week has brought two potentially future-altering stories -- one out of Florida, the other out of the Middle East.
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