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Andrew Cline
by | Aug 5, 2011

“At some point, isn’t it time to admit the system is broken?” So wrote Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein on Thursday. It was a phrase in widespread use for the past few weeks. The intro to CBS News’ Face the…

by | Jul 28, 2011

Should American families pop open a bottle of wine to celebrate a debt-ceiling deal, presuming we get one, the wine of choice probably would be Californian. More than 60 percent of the wine consumed in the United States is from…

by | Jul 12, 2011

President Obama held a press conference yesterday in which he played a president. If only he enjoyed being one as much as he enjoys playing one, the nation might be on a solid path to recovery. Presidents lead. They are…

by | Jun 30, 2011

Who knew that straw men could fly jets? To justify his destructive economic policies over the past two years, President Obama has set fields full of straw men aflame. Not surprisingly, the economy continues to struggle. Burning political props, it…

by | May 5, 2011

President Obama has in his possession the world’s most expensive photograph. And he won’t release it. The photograph shows the corpse of Osama bin Laden. It might not fetch $3.3 million at a Sotheby’s auction, as an Andreas Gursky photo…

by | Apr 28, 2011

President Obama has been pestered by the birther issue since the 2008 Democratic primary. Why would he wait until yesterday to release his long-form birth certificate and put the issue to rest? Because until now it didn’t make political sense…

by | Apr 22, 2011

In the first few moments of his speech at Northern Virginia Community College on Tuesday, President Obama gave the game away. He said he ventured to the campus, a mere 17 miles from Washington, to “get out of the immediate…

by | Oct 29, 2010

The worst Halloween trick in U.S. history might have been played on an entire generation of New England children — by their own government. And it comes to an end this Sunday. The most horrifying stories are those in which…

by | Oct 22, 2010

The great institutions of the political left — government, academia, and the arts — are realms of fantasy and self-delusion. They exist to provide a refuge from — or a tool with which to reshape — reality. They are massive,…

by | Oct 15, 2010

Emerging through mirrored elevator doors onto the top floor of the 100 Club, an elegant private club that overlooks the brick-and-cobblestone streets of downtown Portsmouth, N.H., was a cluster of important-looking people, mostly men. Amid the dark suits, easily lost…

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