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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The Greek Crisis and the Reactionary Left

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The wages of socialism.

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 […]

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 […]

Conn. Sen. Chris Dodd to retire? – AP

Democratic officials tell The Associated Press that Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd won’t seek re-election this fall. The five-term Democrat is expected to make an announcement Wednesday. The officials who disclosed his plans would speak only on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement. Dodd is facing troubling poll numbers and his popularity has dropped since […]