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by | Sep 26, 2013

It is now fortunate for Obama that he did not intervene militarily in Syria. Had he, his budget strategy would have been the first casualty. With his fiscal objectives and negotiating leverage already precariously balanced on wishful thinking, regardless of…

by | Aug 9, 2013

The upcoming fiscal fight’s political divide could not be greater — either qualitatively or quantitatively. While the philosophical gulf between higher taxes or lower spending is clear, its price tag is not. Comparing the savings from the last debt limit…

by | Jun 28, 2013

Instead of conservatives, the ongoing scandals’ greatest impact could be on liberals. If proven true, the political fallout will be far greater than currently anticipated. Liberals are the most important constituency in the Obama coalition, and without them, the 2014…

by | Apr 16, 2013

Obama’s not trying to regain Congress, he’s attempting to retain his legacy. Despite the much-reported spin about White House sights being set on retaking control of the House in 2014, it is really aiming at not replaying 2010’s devastating defeat….

by | Mar 13, 2013

The Left’s inherent challenge is justifying their claim to what others own. This challenge arises from the contradiction between the Left’s motivating ideology and the failure of its economic application. Understanding this inevitable contradiction and the necessity it creates enables…

by | Feb 1, 2013

As we await Sunday’s Super Bowl, we should be grateful America’s football does not follow its politics. Comparing their prevailing trends clearly explains their standing in the public’s opinion. It also explains why they are producing such different results. The…

by | Nov 17, 2009

It was just a skirmish, two reconnaissance parties meeting in advance of the main forces. Still, the outcome was so different from their last encounter, that both sides are now reassessing the prospects of the next engagement. We are not…

by | Sep 22, 2009

The mystique of a President’s first 100 days may not be a myth after all. The current and former Administrations have both followed a similar trend: the new president’s window for pursuing domestic policy is small and closes rapidly. Both…

by | Aug 6, 2009

Two recent cases show the Supreme Court’s limits and the Left’s lack thereof. Decided as the Court’s session closed, the cases struck at the bases of the Voting Rights Act in Texas and affirmative action in New Haven, Connecticut. They…

by | Jul 8, 2009

America’s emerging policy issue is the federal budget deficit. According to the 7/2 released CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll of 1,026 adults (conducted 6/26-28 with a 3.1% +/- margin of error), the federal budget deficit ranked second only to the economy…

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