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by | Oct 30, 2013

BARACK OBAMA WOULD very much like to be president again. For two glorious years he stood athwart the nation backed by his Praetorian Guard: the Democrat supermajorities in the House and Senate. He could do anything. Obamacare. Financial regulation. Stimulus…

by | Sep 25, 2013

Immigration is different. For 20 years, Republicans have come together to oppose higher taxes. Paul Ryan’s budget won the votes of all but two Republican members of Congress. Tort reform, deregulation, property rights, school choice, religious liberty, and even free trade unite almost…

by | Jul 16, 2013

THE KNIGHTS of the Round Table searched for the Holy Grail. Alchemists in the Middle Ages sought the secret of turning lead into gold. So too have politicians of all ages pursued their El Dorado: the tax that can be…

by | May 17, 2013

THE FALL OF 2005 WAS A PERFECT STORM of troubles for the Bush administration and the Republican Congress: overspending, public tiring of the Iraq War, Katrina, Harriet Miers, the indictment of Tom DeLay, the Abramoff scandal, the Valerie Plame affair…

by | May 3, 2013

He stood astride the republic. He had real power. The first time he had it taken away. The second time he gave it away.  PRESIDENT OBAMA is not Saul Alinsky or Richard Nixon—aware of how one gets power and uses…

by | Apr 30, 2013

THERE’S BEEN A MURDER IN VIRGINIA. Or a suicide, anyway. In mid-February, Republican governor Bob McDonnell—only a year ago viewed as a possible vice-presidential candidate—publicly self-immolated, causing fatal injuries to both his promising political career and the state Republican Party, which…

by | Mar 31, 2013

Democrats were recently shocked—shocked—to discover Republican plans to change how states allocate their Electoral College votes. Just what is this conspiracy against the republic? Its genesis can be found in the Constitution, which grants the states exclusive control over how…

by | Mar 15, 2013

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled his fiscal year 2014 budget resolution this week. This great conservative policy achievement quickly came under fire from several quarters on the Right, probably unfairly. The House budget is not a retreat…

by | Mar 1, 2013

In four years, the sequester is the only good idea President Obama has shared with the nation. So of course Obama has spent a great deal of time denying his paternity of it. As Bob Woodward points out on page…

by | Feb 9, 2013

With the fiscal cliff behind us, a four-year war over government spending is about to begin. The dates of the first three battles have already been announced: The $1.2 trillion sequester automatically cuts $100 billion a year for the next…

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