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  • Derek Hunter - Aimless Ames, A Lot of Numbers and a Tiger

    Aimless Ames, A Lot of Numbers and a Tiger

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 7/31/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    With all the news of doom and gloom and threats to halt Social Security checks, you might not have noticed there is a political event coming up that the media will inevitably hype - the Ames Straw Poll.
  • J.D. Thorpe - Surrendering to Statism: The Boehner Plan

    Surrendering to Statism: The Boehner Plan

    J.D. Thorpe
    Posted: 7/28/2011 10:21:00 AM EST
    This is our moment to take a stand and attempt to change the unsustainable course we are on. Doing nothing or making negligible cuts will seal a Greece-like fate for our future. This is not intended to scare people through fear-mongering or demagoguery. It’s the simple reality of our situation.
  • Byron York - Obama Could Be Comeback Kid if He Heeds Clinton's Lessons

    Obama Could Be Comeback Kid if He Heeds Clinton's Lessons

    Byron York
    Posted: 7/26/2011 12:31:00 PM EST
    In the end, Obama might be doomed whatever he does. But as his campaign aides have pointed out, he's betting that voters will judge him on whether they feel he's taking the economy in the right direction, not whether he has reached any particular point.
  • Donald Lambro - Obama's Zig Zags Reflect Lack of Strategy

    Obama's Zig Zags Reflect Lack of Strategy

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 7/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama's job approval score sank to nearly 40 percent this week in the midst of a budget and debt-limit crisis that threatens to further weaken our economy and America's future.
  • Jonah Goldberg - The Ideologue in the Oval Office

    The Ideologue in the Oval Office

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 7/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The president, we are told, is a pragmatist for wanting a "fair and balanced" budget deal. What that means is tax increases must accompany spending cuts. Any significant spending cuts would be way in the future. The tax increases would begin right after Obama is re-elected.
  • Derek Hunter - Dim Bulbs in Government and Hollywood

    Dim Bulbs in Government and Hollywood

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 7/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Are you a Republican? If so, I’d like to congratulate you on your 8 point lead in the polls over President Obama in the 2012 race. Man, November 2012 can’t come fast enough...
  • Ken Blackwell - Shovel-Ready in the Middle East?

    Shovel-Ready in the Middle East?

    Ken Blackwell
    Posted: 7/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama sent bin Laden to sleep with the sturgeons earlier this year in a move widely hailed. No one but the Michael Moores complained that bin Laden hadn’t been given a Miranda warning or carped that our faithful friends, the Pakistanis, hadn’t been tipped off first.
  • Larry Kudlow - The Tea Party Is Ceiling the Deal

    The Tea Party Is Ceiling the Deal

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 7/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The public wants deep spending cuts. That’s their first priority and that’s why polls overwhelmingly show opposition to a debt-ceiling increase. So regarding those spending cuts, the only thing that matters is the first-year spending decline.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Obama's Reagan Parallels Are Falling Away

    Obama's Reagan Parallels Are Falling Away

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 7/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "In recent weeks, it seems that the White House has discovered that, barring an entirely unforeseen economic boom, the Reagan analogy is a non-starter for them."
  • Humberto Fontova - George McGovern Snubbed by "Old Friend" Fidel Castro

    George McGovern Snubbed by "Old Friend" Fidel Castro

    Humberto Fontova
    Posted: 7/7/2011 2:54:00 PM EST
    McGovern's "friend" jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror, murdered more Cubans than Hitler murdered Germans during the Night of Long Knives, and craved to nuke U.S. Presidential candidate George McGovern's very homeland.
  • Donald Lambro - Closed Factories Symbolize Obama's Economic Woes

    Closed Factories Symbolize Obama's Economic Woes

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 7/6/2011 12:16:00 AM EST
    The likelihood that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner may resign from his post later this summer is the latest sign that President Obama's team of economic advisers is disintegrating as the economy grows weaker.
  • Donald Lambro - Obama Goes On The Offensive With Class-Warfare Bromides

    Obama Goes On The Offensive With Class-Warfare Bromides

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 7/1/2011 11:17:00 AM EST
    President Obama went on the political offensive Wednesday by reviving the old class warfare enmity he hopes will excite the liberal base of his party, while accusing Republicans of playing politics with our nation's economic future.
  • Michael Youssef - Every Issue is a Moral Issue

    Every Issue is a Moral Issue

    Michael Youssef
    Posted: 6/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I submit that these so-called "social issues" mean more to "middle America" than Cafferty realizes. We call them "moral issues." To us, abortion is the slaughter of innocent human life, on a moral level with genocide or the slave trade.
  • Rich Galen - Is Iowa Predictive?

    Is Iowa Predictive?

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 6/27/2011 10:48:00 AM EST
    The Register, as it's known to one and all, has long been the dominant paper in Iowa, and is THE source for inside info on who's up, who's down, who's in and who's out when it comes to Presidential politics.
  • Lurita Doan - The New Desperation of Team Obama

    The New Desperation of Team Obama

    Lurita Doan
    Posted: 6/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    If Obama’s policies are so successful and if the country is doing so well, why do Americans see this growing desperation in Team Obama?
  • AWR Hawkins - Ignore the mainstream media:  Americans still believe in one man, one woman

    Ignore the mainstream media: Americans still believe in one man, one woman

    AWR Hawkins
    Posted: 6/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The good news for the media is they may have almost succeeded in persuading a sufficient number of salt-of-the-earth Americans to give up the fight. The bad news for the media is that almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades
  • Larry Kudlow - Did the IEA Just Deliver a QE3 Quick Fix?

    Did the IEA Just Deliver a QE3 Quick Fix?

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 6/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In theory, these reserves are supposed to be held for true national emergencies. But the real U.S. national emergency seems to be a political one -- that is, President Obama’s increasingly perilous reelection bid amidst high unemployment and the second-worst post-recession economic recovery since 1950.
  • Donald Lambro - Weak Economy Plays to Romney's Strengths

    Weak Economy Plays to Romney's Strengths

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 6/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's lower economic growth estimates for this year and next diminish President Obama's already weakened prospects for a second term.
  • Michael Reagan - Jon Who?

    Jon Who?

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 6/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    All of a sudden the kept media is all agog over one Jon (not John) Huntsman, recently retired from his Obama administration post as U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, provoking the president to joke that he was "sure that him having worked so well for me will be a great asset in any Republican primary."
  • Jeff Jacoby - The World's Best Policeman

    The World's Best Policeman

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 6/22/2011 11:22:00 AM EST
    According to a new Rasmussen poll, only a narrow sliver of US voters want America to be the nation chiefly responsible for policing the planet and trying to maintain international order. An overwhelming 74 percent reject the idea.


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