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  • Germany offers vision of federalism for the European Union

    “Political posters in Rome are comparing her to Hitler. A popular British magazine dubbed her “Europe’s most dangerous leader.” But could German Chancellor Angela Merkel — the frugal physicist foisting tough austerity on the region’s hard-...
  • America-as-Europe Argument Might Resonate

    It’s Europe. The Eurozone’s daily flirtation with economic collapse cannot continue much longer. And when the collapse comes — whether it’s because countries abandon the euro, there’s an unstoppable run on banks or nations default on their deb...
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA’S RIGHT ON THE JOBS PROBLEM, WRONG ON THE ANSWER

    “This is an exclusive column from Andrew Puzder -- CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc., which employs about 21,000 people at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants. He is an Economic Adviser to presidential candidate Mitt Romney.” ... and h...
  • Fabricated Details on Tax Reform

    “The Tax Policy Center (TPC) and the Democratic staff of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) fabricated details about the tax reform outline passed by the House of Representatives as part of Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) budget. Th...
  • Obama's Campaign Whoppers

    “The president wants a mud-wrestling match. Romney should decline...President Obama did what has become second nature for him. He ignored his opponent's actual views to focus on make-believe.” FULL STORY ...
  • The President That Time Forgot

    “ObamaCare was a legislative monolith, out of sync with an iPad world....Over time, a health-care dinosaur like ObamaCare was likely to implode under its own weight.” A solid OpEd about Obamacare, and how out of step the Democrats wer...
  • Restraining Arizona, unleashing Obama

    “High court allows president discretion in upholding law or not” Agreed, and is more than concerning - FULL STORY ...
  • How Unions Just Shot Workers in the Foot

    “Union bosses are excited that they have prevented their members from getting raises. It’s a bit mind-boggling, but that’s what happened. Last week, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) celebrated defeating a bill in the Senate that...
  • IN PRAISE OF DISCRIMINATION

    “I'm scared. I fear that even if the Supreme Court overrules most of Obamacare (or did already, by the time you read this), Republicans will join Democrats in restoring "good" parts of the law, like the requirement that insurance companies cover ...
  • Reverse Mortgages Worry Regulator

    “A U.S. financial regulator warned that new rules may be needed to address hidden dangers in reverse mortgages, the special loans that enable cash-strapped seniors to borrow against the equity in their homes.” You won't often find me ...
  • McCaskill dismisses Dem Convention chatter as `just stupid'

    “McCaskill was a guest on the show during a segment about new polling numbers, but host Joe Scarborough kicked it off by asking about the convention issue—which McCaskill promptly declared "just stupid." "You’ve got to say to people at home, ...
  • Democratic convention plagued

    “Money short, troubles long” Hmm ... Maybe Senator McCaskill (and other sitting Democrat legislators) knew something when electing to forgo the Democrat Party's National Convention - FULL STORY ...
  • Mediation Fails, Pushing Stockton Toward Bankruptcy

    “On Tuesday night, Stockton (city of about 292,000, some 80 miles east of San Francisco) City Council members approved a new budget that will guide city operations during bankruptcy and amend a $26 million budget shortfall. With that vote out of the...
  • Rajoy Warns on Spain Financing

    “Spain's prime minister on Wednesday urged European leaders to agree at this week's summit on "urgent" mechanisms to allow fragile economies to refinance debt, issuing a stark warning that his country wouldn't be able to sustain steep borrowing cost...
  • Washington’s European delusion in debt crisis

    “Obama refuses to learn from our continental cousins” I rest my case - FULL STORY ...
  • Krugman & Today's Policies: This Is Nothing Like 1937

    “The European debt crisis is certainly something to be concerned about, but let’s step back a moment and be clear about something: at least in terms of policy, this is nothing like 1937, much less 1931. And if anything, 1937 tells us more about of...
  • GAO: $1 billion in tax credits went to cheats

    “Stimulus cash bought homes” There are so many problems with so many Federal Government programs due to a lack of oversight and structure, Americans might as well resign themselves to watch as billions of taxpayer dollars regularly ge...
  • Consumer confidence continues to decline

    “Consumer confidence fell in June for the fourth-straight month as worries about jobs and the overall economy outweighed relief at the gas pump and an improvement in the housing market, according to a private research group. Consumer Confidence Ind...
  • Andrew Tisch: Let's Ban the Word 'Trillion'

    “U.S. national debt is $15,800,000,000,000. Our lingo shouldn't obscure how dangerous that is.” Hmm - Novel idea to try to get people to wrap their brains around what a 'trillion' represents, eh - FULL STORY ...
  • Catholic bishops launch religious liberty campaign

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a two-week crusade against what it calls the federal government's violations of its religious liberty. Freedom of religion is so fundamental to American spirit that when the Obama Administrat...

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