The Wheels are Falling Off Democrats’ 2016 Hopes

Over the past few election cycles Democrats have been licking their wounds, lamenting the loss of majorities in the House, Senate and state governments across the country. Just how bad were things? Colleen Nelson and Peter Nicholas survey the damage for the Wall Street Journal: After two presidential victories, Mr. Obama presides over a Democratic…
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Rubio is an Underdog, But So Is His Hoped-For Constituency

Two days, two presidential announcements. On Sunday, Hillary Clinton confirmed the inevitable – that she would be making yet another bid for the White House, this time without any young Democratic upstarts to get in her way. The announcement gave her immediate front-runner status, not only for the Democratic nomination, but for the presidency. Undeterred,…
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Higher Education Financing is Broken. One Republican Senator is Trying to Fix It.

In Washington there are talkers and there are doers. When it comes to actually finding ways to make higher education more affordable Democrats tend to love to talk. Republicans are trying to do. President Obama has been one of the worst culprits. Every four years, just about the time election season is rolling around and…
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Rubio and Lee Offer a Promising Path Forward on Tax Reform

It has been 29 years since the last major tax reform package was enacted, during which time the size of the U.S. tax code has more than doubled, the corporate tax rate has become the highest in the industrialized world, and the amount of credits, loopholes and deductions has increased by 44 percent. And yet…
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CPAC Speakers Highlight the Power of the American Dream

Congratulations, if you’re reading this you survived another CPAC. For the unindoctrinated, CPAC is a rowdy convention, known as “Woodstock for conservatives,” that serves as a destination for young activists and the political candidates out to court them. This year, nearly every Republican presidential hopeful spoke in hopes of generating buzz and building momentum amongst…
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Despite Drubbing Democrats Continue to Push Redistributionist Schemes

Democrats suffered a mighty drubbing at the polls in November. That much is beyond dispute. The question now appears to be why. Conservatives contend that the president’s policies were on the ballot (he said so himself) and voters soundly rejected them. Liberals, on the other hand, are attempting the same line of argument that Republicans…
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Student Debt is Soaring. Here Is What We Can Do About It

The cost of a college education has soared in recent years. Unsurprisingly, as Joseph Lawler reports for the Washington Examiner, student loan debt has skyrocketed right along with it: Student debt has nearly quintupled since 2004, when it was just over $250 billion, according to Federal Reserve Bank of New York data taken from credit…
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Lean, Clean and Pro-Growth – A Model Tax Plan for the Next Generation of Government

Factory output is rising. Builders are ramping up spending on construction projects. Exports are increasing, leading to narrowing trade deficits. Housing starts are trending upwards. Retail sales are increasing. And Manufacturers’ and trade inventories are falling. For the economists among us, all of those are signs that the economy is improving. And yet polls show…
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Obama’s Higher Education Plan A Promising Step Towards Conservative Reforms

President Obama’s summer barnstorming tour got off to a less than robust start. What was billed as the latest, greatest pivot to the economy in which the president would unveil new plans to jumpstart the stalled economy, simply didn’t deliver. It was more of what we’ve come to expect from an Obama speech: pointed attacks…
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