Democrats Have Veered Left on Immigration Debate

It wasn’t that long ago that Democrats supported an immigration proposal that looked much like the one that has currently been put on the table by Republicans. The so-called Gang of Eight, led by Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer, included three key planks: A path to citizenship for certain unlawfully present aliens, increased border security (including…
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Sorry Krugman, Deficit Reduction Worked in Europe

Paul Krugman has never been shy about denouncing Britain’s attempt at deficit reduction. In 2012 he called it a “stunning failure of policy” and accused Prime Minister David Cameron of “willful amnesia” for failing to grasp Keynesian economics. Later that same year Krugman giddily declared that the “confidence fairy died.” The “fairy” was Krugman’s attempt…
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The VA Scandal Should Put An End to Any Talk of Government-Run Healthcare

Obamacare needs to be dismantled and replaced with market-driven reforms, the kind that harness the collective power of consumers to drive price competition and change. But after the recent revelations attending the Veterans Affairs hospital scandals one thing has come into clearer focus – America cannot allow Democrats to move us any closer to socialized…
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Obamacare’s “Rate Shock” Rears Its Head in California

Late last week Obamacare’s supporters (the few it has left) sent out a universal cheer. Insurance companies in California, a crucial test state for the massive health bill’s implementation, issued rates for the individual market. Conservatives expected a “sticker shock” as prices were driven upwards by community rating, banning underwriting and implementing stringent regulations on…
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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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Smart Reforms Now Preclude Austerity's Pain Later

Not one to lose out on a messaging opportunity (never let a good crisis go to waste after all) liberals have already begun to revise the history of the Great Recession. Here’s Mr. Head in the Sand himself, Paul Krugman, explaining just how silly all of this austerity is. “[I]n early 2010 austerity economics –…
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Confidential Memo Reveals Some Startling Insights into Early-Obama Presidency

A piece in today’s The New Yorker called “The Obama Memos” is causing quite a stir among politicos. It is, as you may expect, about a number of memos that President Obama has used to make decisions during his term. By far the most compelling is an untitled memo from President Obama’s team of economic…
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Yes Virginia, Job Creators do Matter

Do job creators matter? The average American is likely screaming “YES!” of course we need job creators. In case you hadn’t noticed we’re kind of struggling here and the more jobs the better. But believe it or not this is actually a question that economists are debating. One of liberals’ top idea-men, Paul Krugman, suggests…
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