Congressionally Duped Americans


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Debunking government’s Social Security mistruths.

Frank’s Departure Unleashes Radical Waters


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A devoted ACORN ally ascends to the House Financial Services Committee.

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Helen Thomas Gets Back under Her Bridge


The Potomac Troll Heads Back to the Bridge

The White House Press Corps front row seat is finally vacated.  89-year-old Potomac River Troll Helen Thomas has retired to her bridge from whence she came after decades of hissing at White House press secretaries and one last hurrah, snarling anti-Semitic remarks toward Israel, insisting Jews do [...]

The Greek Crisis and the Reactionary Left


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The wages of socialism.

Maher Not Dismayed Over Bayh Bow-out. Moderates Are “Corporatists,” Anyway


Following Evan Bayh’s (D-IN) abrupt retirement, comedian Bill Maher appeared on Anderson Cooper 360° to discuss Congressional inertia.  His first response to the moderate Democrat’s departure?
He wasn’t working. He’s the problem with Congress.
Maher immediately admonished Cooper for referring to Bayh as a “centrist” when, in fact, there’s a perfectly good ad hominem to hurl. “He’s [...]

Evan Bayh’s Exit and the Failure of Liberal Governance – WSJ.com


The political retirement of Evan Bayh, at age 54, is being portrayed by various sages as a result of too much partisanship, or the Senate's dysfunction, or even the systemic breakdown of American governance. Most of this is rationalization. The real story, of which Mr. Bayh's frustration is merely the latest sign, is the failure […]

The Savaging of Paul Ryan


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The Wisconsin Republican has a plan to restore America’s financial footing – and Democrats won’t forgive him for it.

Rep. Paul Ryan clashes with Obama over budget – washingtonpost.com


Rep. Paul D. Ryan says he is determined to make sure the Republican Party is viewed as “the alternative party, not the opposition party.” That is a goal President Obama embraced when he visited House Republicans at their policy retreat in Baltimore last week, and he singled out Ryan as someone he would like to […]

FULL TEXT of President Obama’s State of the Union Address


The prepared text of tonight’s State of the Union address:
Madame Speaker, Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:
Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union. For two hundred and twenty years, our leaders have fulfilled this duty. They [...]

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Ramesh Ponnuru: Why the GOP Shouldn’t Get Too Confident – Time.com


Republicans can hardly believe their good fortune. First, Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota announced that he would not run for re-election, giving Republicans a good shot at taking his seat. Then the Democratic governor of Colorado, Bill Ritter, said he was bowing out. Ditto the Democrats’ top candidate for governor in Michigan. And […]