Hillary Clinton and Time for a Change

Over the past few election cycles Americans have come to love political poll watching. Like a slowly run horse race, we religiously tune into the latest results to see how the candidates are jockeying for position and who will be in the lead for the home stretch. We have even elevated statisticians and political scientists…
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Democrats’ Inter-party Skirmish On Free Trade Turns to All Out War

“I, like you, recognize the inescapable conclusion that all of history has taught: The freer the flow of world trade, the stronger the tides for human progress and peace among nations. I certainly don’t have to explain the benefits of free and open markets to you. They produce more jobs, a more productive use of…
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Under Republican Leadership Congress is Actually Working Again

By the end of 2014 Americans were fed up with Congress. A Gallup poll from last fall showed that nearly four in five Americans disapproved of the way Congress was handling its job, which the poll showed was “less about what Congress is doing than about what it isn’t doing; putting aside partisan bickering and…
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The Sad Beginning of Obama’s “Veto Era”

Apparently, a new era of Obama’s presidency has begun: The veto era. Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey report for the LA Times: Obama’s rejection of a bill that would have ordered approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline came with minimal fanfare. The White House did not even publicly release word of the decision, which…
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Counting Down the Top 20 Most Ridiculous Things Democrats Said in 2014 (16-20)

It’s been another frustrating year in the nation’s capital. President Obama decided that the Constitution was more a set of guidelines than hard and fast rules, Sen. Reid decided that debating or passing legislation were passé concepts, Vice President Biden continued to crank up his gaffe machine, Secretary of State John Kerry showed us that…
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Counting Down the Top 20 Most Ridiculous Things Democrats Said in 2014 (1 through 7)

1. President Obama: “We don’t have a strategy yet.” In late August, President Obama was finally ready to stop downplaying the threat of the Islamic State, labeling them a “cancer” that must be dealt with “so that it does not spread.” Unfortunately, while Islamic State fighters were barreling through Syria and Iraq for much of…
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Democrats Who Had the Worst Year in Washington (5 through 1)

(5) Mary Landrieu: There were a lot of at-risk Democrats this year, but Sen. Landrieu takes the cake for having the worst year. First, she got caught listing a New Orleans’ home as her primary address, when it was in fact her parents’ house. In reality, Landrieu lives in a $2.5 million brick mansion on…
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President Obama Clearly Overmatched by Events in Syria

The Syria conflict is impossibly complicated. It has elements of sectarian violence, in which the ruling Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, is at war against the country’s Sunni Muslim majority. It’s also a larger proxy war with players like Saudi Arabia, which would like to establish a Sunni-friendly regime to improve their bid…
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Dodd-Frank Making "Too Big to Fail Banks" Even Bigger

The Panama Canal was one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken. It required the construction of the Gatun Dam, which at the time was the largest dam in the world; the creation of the Panama Railway, for transporting the heavy-duty equipment to the remote location; and formed three sets of ship’s…
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Top 10 Dumb Democrat Quotes of 2011

It hasn’t exactly been a banner year for Washington. The latest Gallup poll asking people’s views of different industry’s found that the federal government comes in at dead last. In fact, more people had positive views of the airline industry (29%), the legal field (35%), banking (30%), even the oil industry (20%) than they did…
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