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by | May 29, 2014

The Republican and Democratic parties are not mirror images of each other. They are built on radically different foundations. The Republican Party raises money and volunteers from the real economy. It cannot take anyone’s time or money by force. It…

by | Apr 17, 2014

Union power is in terminal decline. In the 1950s 35 percent of American workers belonged to labor unions. This fell to 20.1 percent in 1983 and 11.3 percent in 2013. Between 1983 and 2013, union membership fell from 17.7 to 14.5…

by | Mar 31, 2014

The republican primary campaign for the presidential nomination in 2016 will be very different from the campaigns of 2008 and 2012. Thank goodness. In 2008 there were 21 televised debates and eventually 12 candidates on the national stage: Mitt Romney,…

by | Feb 26, 2014

If you want your federal taxes reduced you will have to wait until 2017. If you want your state and local taxes reduced, move—now. Before President Obama lied about allowing you to keep your doctor and health insurance, he told his most…

by | Dec 15, 2012

OBAMA WON THE WHITE HOUSE. Republicans won the House of Representatives. The U.S. Senate remained majority Democrat, though Republicans retained enough seats to filibuster. Is this a draw? It certainly looks a lot like where the dust settled after the 2010…

by | Nov 24, 2012

MANY IN THE ESTABLISHMENT WILL READ their own favorite lessons from the entrails of the presidential election. But we don’t have to guess what a Romney or Obama win should tell us about the policies the American people want. There…

by | Oct 8, 2012

WHEN RONALD REAGAN gave his “A Time for Choosing” speech on October 27, just days before the 1964 election between Barry Goldwater and LBJ, he correctly outlined two possible paths for the United States: up toward liberty or down toward…

by | Oct 2, 2012

IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS, the governor of Wisconsin has reformed public sector unions so that they can no longer withhold union dues from every worker’s paycheck; ended teacher tenure; required government employee unions to be recertified each year; signed…

by | Aug 10, 2012

Fourteen of America’s 42 presidents — fully one-third — first served as vice president. Eight succeeded a president who died in office, one took over for a president who resigned, and five were elected after their predecessor served one or…

by | Jul 18, 2012

ON JANUARY 1, 2013, JUST 56 DAYS after the November 6 presidential election, a series of temporary tax cuts will lapse, and rates will automatically and immediately “snap back” to where they once were, in some cases more than a…

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