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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…

by | Jun 28, 2012

Conventional wisdom holds that Governor Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith was a boat anchor that reduced his potential support among Republican primary voters in 2008, and could undermine his campaign in the 2012 general election. This concern declined as Romney won…

by | May 2, 2012

The sluggish economy favors a Republican presidential win come November, but some on the left argue that votes from a growing minority population will put President Obama over the top in the race for 270 electoral-college votes. Further, as the…

by | Apr 5, 2012

Barack Obama was a very effective candidate for president in 2007 and 2008. He was not very good at actually being president. So it was understandable when about one year ago Obama quit trying to be president and once again…

by | Mar 15, 2012

Last year was supposed to be the year of tax increases. The Democrat-controlled Congress had driven spending from $2.7 trillion in 2007—when Democrats wrested Congress from the Republicans’ 12-year grip—to $3.5 trillion in 2009 when Obama rode into town willing…

by | Jan 14, 2012

It is central to a free society that every man owns his own soul. Thus the First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion. A free society must not live in fear of the state: hence the Second Amendment. We do not…

by | Nov 16, 2011

On August 2, President Obama lost a yearlong campaign to leverage public outrage at growing deficits and debt into a massive tax increase. Republicans in the House and Senate kept their no-tax-hike pledge and demanded and won a $2.5 trillion…

by | Oct 4, 2011

IN 1986, the taxpayer Protection Pledge was created. The pledge is a written and signed commitment from a candidate for office to his constituents, guaranteeing that the candidate will oppose and vote against any net tax increase. Twenty-five years later,…

by | Jul 13, 2011

There is a sense of unease about the cast and storyline of the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Something is off. Things have started too early. Or maybe they haven’t started yet. “No one” is running. Too…

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