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Burton Folsom Jr.

“If we give you taxpayer dollars, you give us your vote. Okay?” That seems to be the message promoted by Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Massachusetts. In an effort to stuff welfare recipients into voting booths in…

Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath  Edited with an introduction by George H. Nash (Hoover Institution Press, 957 pages, $49.95)  “I have not got too far to go [in writing my Magnum…

According to President Obama, those presidents who grow government the most are candidates for being the greatest presidents. Big glitzy programs count for a lot. In an interview with Steve Kroft of CBS on 60 Minutes Overtime, President Obama spoke…

Let’s set the stage for a story about Governor Romney, the candidate for president. The Gallup poll showed him in the lead to win the Republican nomination. Another poll showed him beating the incumbent Democratic president by eight percent. Then,…

Who should build and fix the nation’s roads? The Democrats clearly believe road building and repair is best done by the federal government. President Obama, in fact, made infrastructure improvements a major part of his $787 billion stimulus package. And…

“It’s only right that we ask everyone to pay their fair share,” President Obama has declared, while calling for higher taxes on the group he refers to as “millionaires and billionaires.” Redistribution is the key concept–President Obama again and again…

On April 29, the U.S. will have survived the first hundred days of President Barack Obama. Of course, unemployment is up and the stock market is down, but the president’s optimism is still unbounded. Mr.Obama’s staff is encouraging writers to…

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