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Lessons From The 1995 Strategy

by James C. Capretta, Lanhee J. Chenvia The Weekly Standard
Monday, December 1, 2014

The Republican victory in the midterm election was decisive. Now the victors must chart a sensible course for the next two years—one that demonstrates they can be trusted as America’s governing party and sets the table for 2016.

Medicare and the Free Market

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

“Balance billing” is one solution to the persistent shortages experienced by beneficiaries of the government healthcare program. 

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Beware of Our Betters

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jonathan Gruber's several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration.

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Punishing Achievement In Our Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review Online
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

President Obama’s contempt for the Constitution, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s unfortunate disregard of that document, have been loudly and justly decried by critics of executive overreach.

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The Forgotten Americans

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Political analysts still are arguing over why the Democratic party was washed away in the midterm election. Since 2008, ascendant progressives had been crowing over a fresh mosaic of energized minorities, newly franchised immigrants, single young urban women, greens, gays, and — less often mentioned — upscale professionals and the 1-percenter super-wealthy.

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The Future Economic War

by Bing West via Analysis
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Director of the National Security Agency said he expects a major cyberattack against the U.S. in the next decade. “It’s only a matter of the ‘when,’ not the ‘if,’” Admiral Michael Rogers said, “that we are going to see something dramatic.”

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Who Are the New Legislators Heading to Sacramento

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Monday, November 24, 2014

On November 4th, 37 new Assembly and Senate legislators were elected (11 fewer than in 2012).  This represents 31% of the combined 120-member state legislature.  But who are these “newcomers”?

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Obama's Amnesty Problem

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, November 24, 2014

Unilateral presidential action is not the proper response to the thorny issue of immigration.

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Hagel Out; Obama’s Inner Circle Is Intact

quoting Kori Schakevia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, November 24, 2014

When President Obama chose former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel to serve as his third Secretary of Defense, most Republicans were not amused. Obama was able to claim that his pick was an example of his reaching across the aisle, when in fact, most Beltway Repubs viewed Hagel with distrust.

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Obama Foes Need Laws Or Impeachment In Immigration Fight

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Bloomberg
Monday, November 24, 2014

The lifeline Barack Obama threw 5 million undocumented immigrants is seen as an exercise of discretion that historically only Congress can check, either through legislation or possibly impeachment.