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Brian McGuire
by | May 31, 2013

Just as the IRS applied a double-standard regarding tax-exempt status for a group of conservative organizations (long delays) and another for liberal ones (no delays), so the U.S. government’s Special Trade Representative, has used a double standard in its annual…

by | May 17, 2013

Second quarter results are in: The U.S. Postal service lost another $1.9 billion. At this rate, its loss for a full year could be $8 billion. Ever since its bread-and-butter business, First Class Mail, began a steady decline as e-mail…

by | Apr 22, 2013

If that spare $103,000 has been burning a hole in your pocket waiting for delivery of a svelte new Fisker Karma, you’ll have to find something else to spend it on, for it looks as if there aren’t going to…

by | Apr 17, 2013

Something happened in Ukraine a week ago that didn’t make the news here, but which Americans should care about.  In Kiev, President Viktor Yanukovych pardoned former Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko, who had been convicted of “abuse of power” in 2010….

by | Apr 8, 2013

On the news of Margaret Thatcher’s passing, several television commentators asked variations of the question that followed Ronald Reagan’s nearly nine years ago: “When will see another like her again? The answer in both case is, “never.” Both were sui…

by | Mar 13, 2013

Back in 2004, when thousands of young people gathered in the central square of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, Americans cheered, for it looked as if democracy had spring full-blown upon the departure of long-time strongman Leonid Kuchma. From this…

by | Mar 11, 2013

Last Thursday President Obama had twelve Republican members of the United States Senate to dinner at Washington’s Jefferson Hotel. What had come over this man who, for more than four years, had exhibited frequent disdain for Republicans in general and…

by | Mar 6, 2013

California’s Republican Party met in Sacramento last weekend for what the news media assured us would be a wake. One newspaper wrote, “A punch-drunk GOP arrives for its convention and our writer jumps down the Grand Old rabbit hole to…

by | Feb 25, 2013

Barack Obama routinely blames George W. Bush or Republicans in the House of Representatives for anything that goes wrong or might go wrong. Where did this trait come from? Was it Saul Alinsky, the community action radical? Or was it…

by | Feb 18, 2013

This is Richard Nixon’s centennial year. Partisans still have strong emotions about him: the Left, which finally triumphed over him with Watergate; his own supporters who recently filled Washington’s Hotel Mayflower ballroom with a celebratory centennial dinner in his honor….

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