Just because you’ve excelled in your chosen career field doesn’t mean that you have a clue about economics. And just because people claim that they are being self-sacrificing, doesn’t necessarily make it so. As President Obama struggles seeks support for his tax-and-spend “jobs bill,” an intriguing chorus of supporters has emerged, intertwining fact and fiction.
What if Barack Obama had begun his presidency by enacting a permanent tax cut that further lowered income tax rates, cut the capital gains rate in half and reduced business taxes across the board?
Looking for a clear, concise, simple explanation of why it's important -- indeed, vital -- to hold the line against raising the federal debt limit unless federal spending is cut at least as much?
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.
In what we should all hope happens at the national level, Minnesota shuts down after failing to pass a balanced budget by the June 30 deadline.
An old joke says the IRS will tax even your patience. Don’t say it out loud in Washington this summer. It might give new ideas to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
The Constitution surely would have limited debt forcefully if the Founding Fathers had imagined a government so powerful it could borrow trillions of dollars. That's why there's an opportunity for lawmakers to get public support for an effective new debt limit that will actually restrain Washington spending.
Barack Obama believes he can leverage some of his killing-bin-Laden popularity into new power on Capitol Hill. If so, he can forget about "unity."
There he goes again. President Obama says that what America needs right now are higher taxes to pay the government's mounting bills and curb its $14 trillion debt.
As they prepare to make a serious case for his replacement in 2012, Barack Obama’s conservative critics need to decide: is the president radical – or more of the same?
Liberalism was running at full throttle in the Age of Obama until it collided with the 2010 midterm elections.
The most interesting current political question is not whether Barack Obama will triangulate after his party's midterm shellacking -- he probably won't -- but what in the world California's new/old governor, Jerry Brown, will do in January 2011.
A liberal friend of mine sent out an email this past week urging all of the recipients to urge their Representative and Senator to push for the passage of the Dream Act when Congress reconvenes next week.
There are a lot of ugly truths to be told about America's favorite welfare state program. Who will dare tell them... before it's too late?
In a political analysis written more than a month before the midterm elections, I predicted that Republicans would “run up the score” in Big Ten country.
Here's the dirty little secret about political candidates and officeholders labeled by the mainstream media as "moderate Republicans": There's usually nothing moderate about them.
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