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  • Obama statement on immigration sets stage for executive action

    President Obama on Wednesday called on the House to "listen to the will of the American people" and vote on Senate-passed immigration legislation, something the White House knows is unlikely to happen as long as Republicans are deeply divided on the issue.

  • Paul Krugman could receive $25,000 per month for income inequality initiative

    New York Times author and liberal economist Paul Krugman has been offered a position as a distinguished scholar for a nine-month stint at the City University of New York's Luxembourg Income Study Center, which researches income inequality.

  • Amid reports of imminent executive action, Obama urges House to move on immigration reform

    President Obama released a statement on Wednesday urging the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Study finds lowering corporate income tax would boost workers' wages

    A study released Tuesday by the Tax Analysis Center found that significantly reducing the corporate tax rate would also boost wages for workers and the economy overall. This could be done on a revenue-neutral basis by reducing the U.S. rate from its current 35 percent to just nine and...

  • Class warfare works because the wealthy really are stealing your money

    In this interview with the Wall Street Journal, Charles Murray (an AEI colleague of mine) speaks of "the sense that a lot of Americans have that the game is rigged now," and says, "the problem is, a lot of that is true."

  • GOP primary challenger to Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts: 'Nobody should spend 47 years in Washington'

    Dr. Milton Wolf, a diagnostic radiologist from the Kansas City area, on Wednesday released a television ad criticizing Roberts for his nearly five decades in the nation's capital.

  • New report says sophisticated U.S. military equipment for sale in Tehran bazaar

    Looking for the latest U.S. military equipment but can't find anybody to sell it to you here in the United States? Then head over to Tehran and check out "Iran's one-stop shop for U.S. Army gear." That's according to Lebanon's Daily Star newspaper, a highly credible Middle Eastern publication....

  • Louisiana GOP: Mary Landrieu ad fakery sign of deeper problem with campaign

    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., in a neck-and-neck race for re-election, is taking a lot of criticism over a new ad — her first this season — depicting herself taking on "Washington" to protect the interests of Louisiana's oil and gas industries.

  • 13 tax deductions you never knew existed

    It's tax day! And if you waited until today to file, these weird deductions might be helpful. Or you might not want to deal with them and just get your taxes done as fast as possible. Whatever floats your boat.

  • Ron Paul group to defy IRS

    Ron Paul's nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service's demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so. "There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty," Megan...

  • Pulitzer Board vindicates Oregonian for pension reform push that Big Labor opposed

    Throughout 2013, the Oregonian's editorial board fought a valiant battle to get state lawmakers to address the Beaver State's staggering public worker pension liabilities. The effort failed primarily due to staunch opposition from the state's Big Labor leaders, who argued there was no pension...

  • Texas women prefer Greg Abbott to Wendy Davis

    A new poll from Public Policy Polling indicates that women in Texas are more likely to vote for Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott than Democratic candidate Wendy Davis.

  • Republican National Committee files Tax Day lawsuit seeking IRS records related to Tea Party targeting

    The Republican National Committee on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service after months of trying to obtain documents pertaining to the targeting of Tea Party groups through a Freedom of Information Act request.

  • Obama statement recognizes 'tragedy' in Boston; no mention of terrorism

    Here are a few things missing from President Obama's statement Tuesday marking the anniversary of the 2013 terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon: • The word "terrorism." • The word "bombing." • The fact that the bombers were motivated by Islamist extremist beliefs. No, in his...

  • Tax Day could be just another spring day

    Okay, it's April 15. Tax Day. Time to render unto Caesar. And render and render and render. For millions of productive Americans, that's the problem -- Caesar expects too much rendering. Curiously, only a slim majority of Americans currently think their taxes are too high, according to the...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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