Battle of the Pauls: Why Krugman's Attack on Rep. Ryan Falls Flat

According to Paul Krugman Republican politics is characterized by pathological dishonesty. That is to say, he feels that many Republicans in Congress, in their heart of hearts, understand certain things – that stimulus is good, that budget cuts are bad, and that deficits are neither good nor bad – it’s just that they are too…
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Have Democrats Forgotten that Medicare Premium Support Was Their Idea?

“How queer everything is today! I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s…
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Fiscal Researchers: U.S. Quickly Approaching "Game Over"

Liberal columnist Matt Miller is ready for a national discussion about the way to deal with our deficit. What’s more he thinks that Rep. Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” budget is a great way to kick off the “uber-debate the country needs to have.” That’s where his graciousness ends. Miller then says that he’s ready…
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Ryan's Budget Provides Path to Prosperity for America's Youth

It’s a sad indictment of today’s political discourse that the quality of a proposal can almost invariably be judged by the vehemence of the adjectives used to describe it. The more extreme the rhetoric liberals choose to demagogue an idea, the better that idea probably is. So far I’ve heard the words “disturbing,” “extreme,” and…
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More Phony Savings and Gimmicks in Democrats' "Doc Fix" Plan

Newt Gingrich may be grabbing headlines for his plan to build a lunar colony, but earlier this year another Republican had an even more ambitious plan – to cover the moon in yogurt. Of course he wasn’t serious, indeed the entire point of the exercise was to demonstrate how fundamentally unserious Congressional Democrats are about…
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As the Left's Redistributionist System Grows, So Too Do Its Problems

Although they would no doubt disagree, by and large liberals have succeeded in one of their most basic fundamental missions – they have turned the federal government into a remarkably large redistributionalist system. The programs of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society – Medicare, Medicaid, federal education funding  – grow with each passing year. Myriad New Deal…
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Mayan Prophecy or Not, Democrats are Spending Like There's No Tomorrow

It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine. Or so said R.E.M. At least they had the courtesy to turn their apocalyptic predictions into a catchy tune. Unfortunately, we weren’t so lucky in 2011, when Harold Camping incorrectly predicted (twice, we might add) the end of the world based…
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