Looming Entitlement Crisis Deserves More Than One Throwaway Line in the State of the Union

The State of the Union address is a venerable and useful tradition. A fulfillment of the president’s constitutional duty to give Congress a report of the nation as he sees it and recommendations of what to do next. And yet in many ways the speech has been bastardized from its original purpose. Long removed from…
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Rubio: More Government, More Problems

Everyone loves to hate Congress. In fact a recent poll shows that people have a more favorable opinion of head lice, colonoscopies, traffic jams, cockroaches, Genghis Khan and Nickelback than it does of Congress. Nickelback! And yet the media isn’t exactly beloved either. Given their childish response to Sen. Marco Rubio’s thoughtful Republican response to…
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Obama Doing His Best to Ignore Health Care, Republicans Doing Their Best to Fix It

At its core the State of the Union preceding a contested presidential election is as much a campaign speech as a statement of policy. It was of little surprise then that President Obama kicked it off with one of the few achievements that just about every voter, regardless of political philosophy, can agree was a…
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Benevolent Authoritarianism: Obama Now Decides What Is and Isn't Fair

“Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality – an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.” – Friedrich von Hayek in “The Road to Serfdom” If President Obama’s State of the Union is any indication, the United…
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Top 5 Bad Ideas from President Obama's State of the Union

If bad ideas were jobs President Obama would have just solved the unemployment crisis. Sadly, they’re not. They’re just bad ideas, which means unemployment is staying high and Republicans have their work cut out for them. Here’s our Top 5 Bad Ideas from the 2012 State of the Union, let us know what we missed…
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Economy Built to Last? No, Try an "Economy Built FOR Last"

Unemployment continues to be too high, debt is growing way too large, and Washington is still spending vastly too much money. That’s the true “state of the union,” but it’s not what you heard from Obama tonight. Instead, he largely ignored the harm that he’s already inflicted on the economy – the record levels of…
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If Obama Was Honest, Senate Alone Would Get Do-Nothing Label

President Obama’s crack team of speechwriters and politlcal advisers are likely putting the finishing touches on his State of the Union speech. It doesn’t exactly take a return of Carnac the Magnificent, that “great seer, soothsayer, sage and former financial adviser of the Greek government” (in hindsight that isn’t exactly the greatest credential for someone…
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