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  • Obama's victory lap obscures signs of rising health spending

    As President Obama took his victory lap Tuesday, declaring that 7.1 million people signed up for coverage through his health care program, he said, “The bottom line is this: Under this law, the share of Americans with insurance is up and the growth of health care costs is down.” This...

  • The GM scandal is worse than you think

    Here's another reason government should never own a business. In February 2010, the Obama administration's Transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, told America, without a shred of evidence, that Toyota automobiles were dangerous to drive. LaHood offered the remarks in front of the House...

  • President Obama, tackled in the end zone, has no reason to celebrate

    It's one thing to spike the football when you actually score a touchdown, but why is President Obama celebrating in the end zone when he just got tackled for a safety? What on earth is this man boasting about? Boasting is obnoxious enough when the braggart in question has accomplished...

  • 65 million American volunteers provide reasons for optimism

    I am an optimist. I believe that America's best days are still to come and today's children will live a life far better than their parents and grandparents. The vast majority of Americans are more pessimistic, and it's easy to understand why. Looking at the behavior and performance of our...

  • Real women vote Democrat --- or do they?

    "The conservative minds of the Heritage Foundation have found a way for Republicans to shrink the gender gap: They need to persuade more women to get their MRS degrees." So wrote the Washington Post's Dana Milbank about a panel that featured Mollie Hemingway, Karin Agness and yours truly. It...

  • Who will recall defective bureaucrats who missed ignition problem on GM cars?

    When a private company screws up, it takes responsibility. But when a government agency screws up, it deserves a raise. That's the lesson from this week's Congressional hearings investigating the recall of General Motors' vehicles whose faulty ignition is linked to 13 deaths and 31 crashes....

  • The '77 cents for every dollar' lie --- and why President Obama keeps telling it

    A quick way to kill debate is to accuse your political adversary of "lying." Still, it's hard to figure out what else propels President Obama to falsely assert, yet again, that employers rip off female employees by paying them 23 cents less per dollar than men -- for doing the same work.

  • Boots on the Ground in Ukraine?

    The United States government has a dangerous penchant for military intervention, so after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea, it was a relief that no one talked about sending troops or deploying bombers. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., scotched any such notion by acknowledging glumly...

  • Louisiana Senate race a battle of pork, policies and political legacies

    MANDEVILLE, La. -- The conventional wisdom is that the Senate race between three-term Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy will be about Obamacare. Will Landrieu's vote for the president's national health care scheme -- the decisive vote, as Republicans often point out --...

  • Supreme Court campaign finance decision empowers donors who prefer candidates over parties

    When the Supreme Court issued its McCutcheon decision on campaign finance law Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was unsparing with criticism: “All [the decision] does is take away people's rights,” he said, “because, as you know, the Koch brothers are trying to buy...

  • The Pentagon is cutting key weapons without knowing what it really needs

    The news last week that the Navy was being forced to stop production of two key missiles in its arsenal - the Tomahawk cruise missile and the Hellfire air-to-ground weapon - was a shock. It seemed as if President Obama was about to defang both the Navy and the armed drone program, for which the...

  • Breaking the public education system's monopoly

    When people speak of a legacy, they usually mean something other than what the late economist Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose, left behind, namely the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. The foundation has just released a small book entitled “The ABCs of school choice: The...

  • Time for an Israeli one-state solution in the Middle East?

    Just about everyone in American politics agrees on one policy in the Middle East. And just about everyone in American politics is wrong, argues Caroline Glick. That policy is a two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian disputes. Two nations, Israel and a Palestinian state, would share the land...

  • Timothy P. Carney: Obama subsidizes private jets for high-flyers abroad

    Americans who own private jets need to pay more in taxes, President Obama argues. So it seems odd that foreign executives riding Gulfstream jets from Shanghai to Mumbai get U.S. subsidies from Obama's favorite export agency. The Export-Import Bank of the United States recently announced a...

  • Stephen Colbert shows the real purveyors of Asian stereotypes: Hollywood liberals

    Question: Who are the most prominent public purveyors of Asian stereotypes and ethnic language-mocking in America? The right answer is liberal Hollywood and Democrats. The wrong and slanderous answer is conservatives, which is what liberal performance artist/illegal-alien-amnesty lobbyist...



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