Politics (page 977)

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    The AARP downgrade

    The progressives in the Democrat party have taken to referring to the S&P downgrade of the US government’s bond rating as “the tea party downgrade.” Pretty clever huh? But in reality it should be called the AARP downgrade. It is this group of statist oldsters who have continued to successfully…
    Roy Cordato, August 8, 2011
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    Ryan budget looking better and better

    Could Congress and the president have avoided Standard and Poor’s federal debt downgrade by passing Paul Ryan‘s budget plan? The Wisconsin congressman believes so. The Weekly Standard reports Ryan’s reaction to the S&P news. Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Paul Ryan responded to Standard…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
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    Bolton for prez?

    Former John Locke Foundation Headliner John Bolton explains in a new column why he might throw his hat into the presidential ring: Adam Smith wrote in The Wealth of Nations? that “the first duty of the sovereign, that of protecting the society from the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
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    A presidential press secretary unwittingly utters the truth

    Timothy P. Carney‘s latest column in the Washington Examiner explores presidential press secretary Jay Carney’s recent pronouncement on the relationship between the White House and job creation. A presidential press secretary has never spoken a truer sentence than Jay Carney’s admission last week: “The…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
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    Barone asks why voters aren’t moving to the left

    In continuing tough economic times, Michael Barone says it’s interesting to see that voters are not flocking to the political party that promises more government action to fix the economic problems. His latest column offers a possible explanation. “The progressive ideal of administrative cadres…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
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    Questions for Fareed Zakaria

    Fareed Zakaria frets about the recent debt-limit debate and longs for the days in which congressional Republicans would roll over and accept tax increases in return for promises of government spending cuts that never materialize. Writing with a note of nostalgia, Zakaria’s latest TIME cover story…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
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    Those who wince when they hear the once-great song ‘Don’t Stop’ …

    … might appreciate Joel Stein’s latest TIME column, in which he attempts to find the perfect campaign theme song for Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson, “such a long shot in the GOP race that he’s the only one who would meet with me.” I…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
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    Troy notes how the changing media landscape helped Republicans in the debt-limit fight

    Tevi Troy‘s latest column for Conservative Home delves into the reasons President Obama was unable to rely on the old Clinton playbook to beat Republicans during the debt-limit debate. One of Troy’s conclusions? Liberal media bias played a smaller role during this year’s skirmish:…
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2011