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Congress vs. Cronyism

by Allan H. Meltzervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Unelected agencies engage entirely too often in sheer influence peddling. Congress can fix that.

Taylor Jones cartoon

Expensive—But Worth It?

by Carson Brunovia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

California could be pricing itself right out of an economic recovery.

Hesitating, and Lost

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Obama administration inherited a Pax Americana—a stable and largely peaceful global order—and then threw it away.

Taylor Jones cartoon

In Nobody’s Pocket

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Poorly paid politicians are easily corrupted. Offering them a competitive salary would be a price worth paying.

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The Dangers Of Obama’s Cognitive Dissonance

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Monday, January 26, 2015

There are many moments from the past 6 years that demonstrate the criminal incompetence of this president and his administration. But for me, Obama’s interview with GloZell––whose claim to YouTube fame comes from eating Cheerios in a bathtub filled with milk––represents best the essential emptiness, triviality, and sheer dumbness of this president.

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Thanks to Gov. Cuomo, Preet Bharara And Sheldon Silver, It Was A Huge Week For Education Reform

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via New York Daily News
Friday, January 23, 2015

Is Cuomo the first Democratic governor ever to propose a program of private-school choice for kids and families in his state?

Other Media

Pelosi’s Syrian Trip Versus Boehner’s Bibi Invite

quoting Kori Schakevia SF Gate
Friday, January 23, 2015

“I don’t believe I’m poking anyone in the eye,” House Speaker John Boehner asserted Wednesday. That was after his speakership told the media that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress about “the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life.”

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Victor Davis Hanson on Garrison

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Friday, January 23, 2015

Victor Davis Hanson discusses the 2015 State of the Union on Garrison.

Featured Commentary

Unspecified Charges Of Voter Suppression Aren’t A ‘Better Politics,’ Mr. President

by James Huffmanvia Daily Caller (DC)
Thursday, January 22, 2015

President Obama’s Tuesday night lecture on the need for a little civility and kumbaya in our national politics was hard to take seriously coming on the heels of legislative proposals with zero prospect of enactment, threatened vetoes, child-like flaunting of his two election victories and repeated insults directed at the majority of those present in the House chamber.

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Our Parties, Part One

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia City Journal
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Our parties are the Democrats and the Republicans as electoral and governing bodies, liberals and conservatives in ways of thinking. Increasingly, Democrats are liberals and Republicans are conservatives, the phenomenon known as polarization, by which we more and more divide ourselves politically, in our parties, by our ways of thinking. We tend to think as partisans facing opponents.


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