Politics (page 980)

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    Thomas details the president’s favorite war

    Cal Thomas‘ latest column documents President Obama’s ongoing war against the successful: This president, more than any other in my lifetime, seems determined to punish and discourage success and the hard work, risk-taking and values by which one must live in order to attain…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2011
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    Obama’s personal health care story might not have been true? Shocking

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article delves into the details of one of President Obama’s most compelling stories during the campaign for ObamaCare: During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama often discussed his mother’s struggle with cancer. Ann Dunham spent the months before her…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2011
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    Hayes muses on Obama’s about-face on tax hikes during an economic downturn

    Stephen Hayes‘ latest Weekly Standard article questions the change of heart from President Barack Obama on the issue of raising taxes as the economy struggles. In a 75-minute meeting Sunday night, President Obama once again demanded that more than $1 trillion in tax increases…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2011
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    A deal that was easy to refuse

    Rich Lowry‘s latest National Review Online column dissects the proposed debt-ceiling deal that U.S. House Speaker John Boehner rejected: The so-called grand bargain that Boehner eschewed wasn’t so grand. It would have raised taxes by $1 trillion while leaving untouched the federal government’s newest…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2011
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    Two contrasting world-views drive ‘The Battle for America’s Soul’

    We often think of today’s major political debates in terms of Democratic vs. Republican ideas, or liberal vs. conservative ideas. But the most fundamental differences can be traced to contrasting world-views that have battled for supremacy for at least the last two millennia. Dr. C.L. Gray, founder of Physicians for…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2011
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    Speaking of populist demagoguery …

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online explores President Obama’s use of an ageless political tactic. Under a more skilled practitioner such as Barack Obama, the arts of demagoguery have become somewhat more refined in our time, but they nevertheless follow the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2011
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    Carney urges GOP to employ a little populism

    If President Obsma wants to says that Republican congressional leaders are using the federal debt ceiling “as a gun against the heads of the American people to extract tax breaks for corporate jet owners, or oil and gas companies that are making billions of dollars because the price of gasoline…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2011
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    Part of the problem

    An article from Michael Grunwald in the latest TIME offers the following assessment of the debt-limit debate: Traditionally, raising the debt ceiling has been a formality, a chance for the out-of-power party to complain about red ink before borrowing proceeds as usual.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2011