Politics (page 1078)

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    Stossel assesses Ron Paul’s impact

    John Stossel's latest column posted by the Washington Examiner explores Texas congressman Ron Paul's influence on the current American political scene. Paul is always upbeat, but lately he's had more reason to be, as he sees libertarian ideas bubbling up from the grass roots. "People outside of Washington are waking up," he told me, "and they're getting the attention of a few in Washington." Paul has been in Congress more than 20 years, and much of that time he's played a lonely role, often being the only representative to cast "no" vote on bills to expand government. "Twenty years ago, there weren't very many people around that would endorse these views. So ... I'm very pleased with what's happening. There are more now, but the problems are so much greater."
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2011
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    Borders drills into the issue of oil drilling moratoriums

    Max Borders‘ latest Ideas Matter update includes an item tackling the wisdom or folly of setting a moratorium on oil drilling: The BP Gulf spill was horrible to be sure. But with drilling moratoria, I’m reminded of a teacher of mine who’d punish the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
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    Truth versus ‘truthiness’ on oil subsidies

    In a brief blog entry for the Washington Examiner, Timothy Carney punctures a common myth about Big Oil: I bet most people who follow politics believe big oil gets huge subsidies — in part, because that’s what Barack Obama says. Sure enough, oil is…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
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    DeMint wants GOP presidential candidates to support balanced budget requirements

    South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint has emerged as a potential kingmaker for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, as Byron York details in a new Washington Examiner report. What does DeMint want in return for his support? So far DeMint, who in 2008…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011
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    Barone explores lessons from the Canadian Conservatives’ electoral win

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner article looks for lessons Republicans can learn from the recent electoral victory of Canada’s Conservative Party: The Conservatives’ triumph offers a couple of lessons that may be relevant to U.S. Republicans. One is that smaller-government policies, far from being…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2011
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    The bin Laden raid’s impact on the 2012 presidential race

    If you attended the John Locke Foundation’s Headliner luncheon last week, you heard Stephen Hayes of Fox News and The Weekly Standard offer his perspective on the impact of Osama bin Laden’s death on President Obama’s re-election prospects. In summary, Hayes believes the successful operation against bin Laden…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2011
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    Gizzi tackles the debt limit dilemma

    We’ve shared with you in this forum Jonah Goldberg‘s thoughts about the upcoming fight over the federal debt limit. Today Human Events reporter John Gizzi addresses the issue: So what will happen if it appears Congress will say no to raising the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2011
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    Servatius tackles the impact of Obama’s actions on al-Qaeda

    WBT afternoon radio host Tara Servatius has a new column posted at Human Events that strays from the conventional wisdom in assessing the impact of the death of Osama bin Laden: No one on Earth has done more to help al-Qaeda in the last…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2011