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Coming Full Circle in 2014?

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today (July 27) marks 100 days until Election Day — 14 weeks and spare change. That’s 2400 hours, 144,000 minutes, 8,640,000 seconds.


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From the Rule of Law to the Triumph of the Will

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Library of Law and Liberty
Sunday, July 27, 2014

The arguments by which the Obama administration is countering lawsuits that seek to limit Obamacare subsidies to participants in “exchanges” established by states—a limit that is specified in the Obamacare law itself—have raised the outcome’s stakes. Administration officials argue that the plain, unmistakable, uncontested language of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is less important than what they want the law to mean, and that hewing to its words would deprive millions of people of the subsidies that the administration had granted them regardless of those words. Therefore the courts should enforce what the administration wants rather than what the law says.

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Jerry Brown, Avoiding Immigration Debate, Heads to Mexico

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, July 26, 2014

When Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation last year granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, he accused Congress of “foot-dragging” on immigration and said Washington needed “a good push.”

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Why Making Policy from Polls Can Be Troublesome

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Friday, July 25, 2014

It is a constant criticism of politicians; they poll test or focus group everything before making a decision. 

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GOP Faces 2016 Quandary: Why No Women Candidates?

quoting Kori Schakevia Real Clear Politics
Friday, July 25, 2014

The wide-open fight for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination appears certain to showcase a range of credible candidates, who differ from one another in both style and substance.  

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Brown Takes a Back Seat on Immigration Reform

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, July 25, 2014

A year ago, Jerry Brown seemed determined to link his political identity and destiny to that of America’s immigrant community.

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The Solution to Border Disorder

by Jeb Bush, Clint Bolickvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In recent months, tens of thousands of young Central American refugees have illegally poured across the U.S-Mexico border. It is the latest consequence of the failure of President Obama and Congress to overhaul America's broken immigration system.

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Schlesinger v. Cillizza

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chris Cillizza has a piece in the WP that argues that the world is too splintered and partisan and complex, and communication and persuasion too difficult, for the president of the United States to succeed.  This is an old claim.

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Clint Bolick on Opinion Journal

interview with Clint Bolickvia Wall Street Journal Live
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Research Fellow Clint Bolick discussed Arizona’s Governor’s race on Wall Street Journal Live. 

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Obama's LGBT Blunder

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 21, 2014
The President’s recent executive order represents a dangerous expansion of government power.


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