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Priority one for Republicans

FOR NEWLY empowered congressional Republicans, priority one must be an extension of the Bush tax cuts. There should be enough votes not only from a new Republican majority, but also from some of the decimated and dispirited (and even newly elected) Democrats. If President Obama is smart, he won’t veto the bill.
If the tax cuts are allowed to expire, everyone who gets a paycheck and has taxes withheld is

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:26 AM
Diet nations

Thirty-six years ago when he first ran for Congress, Lake Jackson, Texas, obstetrician Ron Paul rented billboards depicting a seriously obese Uncle Sam with the caption: “Put Big Government on a Diet.”
Most Americans, with the possible exception of those addicted to government benefits, would

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 2:28 PM
Where to cut spending?

In the last two years, spending by the current Congress has increased 21.4%, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The question thrown in the face of tea party activists and other conservative Republicans when they talk of cutting spending is, “Where would you cut?”

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 2:06 PM
The sound of one hand clapping

I WAS preparing to applaud the Obama administration and specifically Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for announcing the deportation of a record number of criminal aliens last year. According to the Washington Times, “the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 1:32 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 26, 2010 1:22 PM )
I got the horse right here

IN 1977, things were similarly gloomy. The misery index under President Jimmy Carter reflected the mood of many Americans. The president would come to speak of an America that had seen its best days and he told us we were going to have to cut back on everything, including our vision of a greater America.
Along came a big Broadway musical that year called “Annie.” It touched the country’s unique chord of optimism and promised, “the sun’ll come out tomorrow.”

Thursday, October 14, 2010 8:17 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 19, 2010 2:48 PM )

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