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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.

Interesting California Exit Poll Numbers

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Exit Polls are useful, but just like any poll, one needs to be careful using them.  They are not exact, but instead provide a glimpse into trends of the electorate.  And while the 2014 election results in California were interesting and provide useful lessons, the electorate (and what they think) might be even more so.

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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.


China’s ADIZ At One Year

by Matthew Waxmanvia Lawfare
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A year ago this week, China abruptly declared an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) covering a large area of the East China Sea, including islands the legal possession of which China disputes with Japan.

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Do Democrats Really Believe Obama Is Within The Scope Of Executive Power?

by James Huffmanvia Daily Caller (DC)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Do Democrats truly believe that Article II of the Constitution grants the president all of the powers President Obama proclaims to have and has in fact exercised? Or are they just going along because they agree with the president’s policy agenda?

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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”?