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Hillary-Ous Conjecturing

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, August 12, 2013

Over a decade ago, The Weekly Standard published a scathing look at the writing habits of a prized New York Times columnist.

Broken Piggy Bank

Averting the Public Pension Crisis without a National Insurance Agency

by Joshua D. Rauhvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

In a New York Times editorial, Richard Riordan and Tim Rutten propose a national plan to address the pension crisis facing state and local governments.

Campaign 2014: Life on Wisteria Lane

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, August 4, 2013

In politics, as in life, timing’s everything.

Meghan McCain - The Millennial Fulcrum?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, July 28, 2013

What can we say about America’s “Millennial” generation, aka “Generation Next” – that group of men and women, born between 1980 and 2000, which has begun to flex its muscle in the national discourse?

US Pensions

Public Sector Pensions Are a National Issue

by Joshua D. Rauhvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, July 22, 2013

Paul Krugman and Dean Baker took the Washington Post editorial page to task yesterday for stating that unfunded state and local pension liabilities amounted to $3.8 trillion.

Scandals and Animals

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, July 14, 2013

Fans of Seinfeld might recall an episode where Cosmo Kramer reassembles the set of the old Merv Griffin Show, but then struggles to achieve anything close to a scintillating conservation.

A Mass Election, Without Mass Apeal

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The temptation is to view congressional special elections as a harbinger of things to come.

Back To School For This President?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, May 19, 2013

In 1992, Queen Elizabeth had a yearlong run of personal woe that she famously likened to an annus horribilis.

Guns and Ammo...and Political Camo

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pardon the cynicism, but I wonder if President Obama is really all that upset with the Senate’s inability to pass gun-control legislation this past week.

An Uphill Or Downhill Run For Hillary?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Once upon a time, the nation’s capital was synonymous with a special form of incompetence having nothing to do with politics – a cellar-dwelling baseball existence best captured by sportswriter Charles Dryden: “Washington – first in war, first in peace, last in the American Le

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