The Road to Big Government


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Why “comprehensive reform” will lead to more government and less freedom.

Olbermann: There Are Republicans Under My Bed!


Not really, but Keith Olbermann’s latest conspiracy theory rivals such an absurd idea.
During last night’s Countdown, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann attacked those “crazy” conservatives for what he perceives as a right-wing conspiracy to convince Americans his show’s ratings are plummeting and his popularity is fading. Of course, the origin of his latest fanaticsm is none [...]

Justice Thomas Defends Campaign Finance Ruling – NYTimes.com


WASHINGTON — In expansive remarks at a law school in Florida, Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday vigorously defended the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decision. And Justice Thomas explained that he did not attend State of the Union addresses — he missed the dust-up when President Obama used the occasion last week to criticize the […]

George Will and the Left’s Hypocrisy over Citizens United


With the SOTU already well-covered here at NewsReal, we will take a narrower focus. George Will’s column in today’s Washington Post must have been written before the President’s speech, but it delivers a stinging rebuke to one of Obama’s talking points, as well as the leftist media’s phony outrage over the recent Citizens United v. [...]

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The Grasping Hand


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The modern democratic state pillages its productive citizens.

Justice Alito: An Intellectual “You Lie”


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Okay, maybe not a fancier “You lie,” but more refined, shall we say. I wonder if Maureen Dowd will hear an “unspoken ‘boy’ in the air” at the end of this one, due to the “history of racism” in Alito’s home state of — New Jersey.
POLITICO’s Kasie Hunt, who’s in the House chamber, reports that [...]

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McCain says campaign finance reform is dead – AP


WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain says the movement he led to reform how political campaigns are financed is dead. McCain says the Supreme Court has spoken on the constitutionality of political contributions by corporations. The Arizona Republican had sought to regulate them with a landmark campaign finance law he wrote with Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis. […]

Victory for the First Amendment


An update on yesterday’s post regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on campaign finance reform:
UPDATE:  Victory for the First Amendment!
The Supreme Court has today removed the spending limitations on corporations who wish to spend on federal campaigns, so long as it is done independently of candidate organizations’ control.
“The censorship we now confront is vast in [...]

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Senator Max Baucus In A Drunken Tirade On Senate Floor


During the general debate on the health care legislation that recently passed the Senate, Senator Max Baucus, Democrat from Montana, took to the floor of the Senate and engaged in a drunken tirade. Oblivious to the fact that he was slurring his words and mangling his sentences, Senator Baucus shouted down opponents as he [...]

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Russia’s Market Reform Architect Dies at 53 – Obituary Obit – NYTimes.com


MOSCOW — Yegor T. Gaidar, the economist who oversaw the largest transition from Communism to capitalism as the first finance minister of post-Soviet Russia, only to be vilified by his countrymen for the decade of poverty that followed, died on Wednesday. He was 53. via Russia’s Market Reform Architect Dies at 53 – Obituary Obit […]