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Jenkins: If there’s no crisis, Gov. Walker, why the cuts and warning of taxes?

By Paul Jenkins If it looks like a fiscal crisis, walks like a fiscal crisis, quacks like a fiscal crisis, is it really a fiscal crisis? Or is it a downturn? Or a glitch? How about a fiscal situation? A bump in the road? Or is it any of those? In Alaska, it depends on […]

Brennan: Obama claims crisis passed

By Tom Brennan When President Barack Obama claimed that “the shadow of the crisis has passed” the other night, it reminded me very much of that big aircraft carrier sign behind President George W. Bush, which read, “Mission Accomplished.” Bush was standing on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln after the first major combat […]

Tanner: Obama’s Class Warfare

By Michael D. Tanner The American economy is finally coming back, after one of the slowest post-recession recoveries in recent history. So naturally President Obama has decided that what we really need now is a return to the era of tax and spend. Oh, and of course, a healthy batch of class warfare too. The […]

Pruden: Obama lives in ignorance of Islamic threat

By Wesley Pruden President Obama has a happy and untroubled life on Fantasy Island, where he lives in splendid isolation from the world where the rest of us live. He is never troubled by terrorists, whether Islamic, Jewish or Episcopalian. All rough places have been made plain, manna falls right on time every morning, the […]

Sowell: Early presidential prospects

By Thomas Sowell With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign. Among the Democrats, Hillary Clinton is honing her message to appeal to the mindset of the left wing of her party, whose support she […]

Williams: Will the West defend itself?

By Walter E. Williams Leftists and progressives believe that the U.S. should become more like Europe. They praise Europe’s massive welfare state, socialized medicine and stifling economic regulation and accept its unwillingness to defend itself against barbarism. I wonder whether America’s leftists and progressives want to import some of Europe’s barbaric extremism associated with its […]

Pruden: Obama’s tax riot will make a memorable State of the Union

By Wesley Pruden The annual State of the Union might not be an occasion for the president to preach to the choir, but it’s an opportunity for the choir to catch 40 winks. Neither the soprano nor tenor will miss anything. President Obama doesn’t have a choice. The Constitution requires him to “give to Congress […]

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