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  • Union Announcement Proves Left is Buying “Grass Roots” Support

    It’s time for the Left to quit pretending that conservative activism is artificial and orchestrated, but liberal activism is genuine. They haven’t presented credible evidence that the huge crowds at town hall meetings are paid shills. But there’s plenty of evidence that the Left relies on huge numbers of paid … More

    Townhall Downfall: Phoning It In

    As reported by facethestate.com in Colorado, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) will conduct only a single meeting—but it’s purely by telephone. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) will hold a meeting—but only one. The article adds, “U.S. Reps. John Salazar and Betsy Markey, both Democrats, and Mike Coffman, a Republican, have not yet … More

    Left Is Attacking Free Enterprise, Not Just Health Insurance

    It’s becoming clearer by the day that the “public option” for health care is just rhetorical cover for kicking out free enterprise. The latest evidence is the strategy to attack and condemn private insurance. Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls the industry “immoral villains.” President Obama told the press, “If you take … More

    PAYGO Rhymes With FIASCO

    Big spenders want you to think they’re actually deficit hawks. They’re lauding themselves for passing PAYGO legislation in the U.S. House, with praise from President Obama. But this bill is more loophole than substance. And Congress retains the power to waive its flimsy requirements whenever it wishes. PAYGO is about … More

    Who Will Keep Government-Run Insurance Honest?

    President Obama again trumpeted his claim last night, that we need government-run health insurance “to help keep the insurance companies honest.” He should check with his own Justice Department about dishonesty in government-run health plans. The state and city governments in New York this week agreed to pay a $540 … More

    Governors Balk at Obama Health Plan

    President Obama just got turned down by America’s governors. Obama wanted governors to endorse his proposed overhaul of health care, but ran into opposition over the runaway costs, as reported by The New York Times. Instead he got this: Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, a Democrat, said he feared Congress … More

    Transformers: Health Care Edition

    Transformers aren’t only in the movies and toy stores; they’re a fact of life in the U.S. Congress as well. And we should beware of them. As Washington’s plans for super-sized health care reform get mugged by reality, beware the fallback proposals that are likely to emerge. Such proposals could … More

    Could 2010 Census Include Make-Believe People?

    Left-leaning groups want to include millions of pretend people in the real-life 2010 Census. It almost happened in 2000. This time, they might get their way.  The administration claims it has “no plans” to use statistical sampling to augment the actual headcount next year by adding millions of fictitious people. … More

    Throwing It in Reverse

    Government control of General Motors is likely to throw the company into reverse gear rather than forward. By rewarding bad behavior with $50-billion, President Obama has created powerful incentives for even worse performance. In his New York Times column today, David Brooks lays out six reasons why the latest bailout … More

    The Car of the Future?

    The Oldsmobile is gone, but the Obamobile is coming soon. The Obama Administration’s control over the auto industry has extended to designing our cars, as he announced harsh new mileage and emission requirements. Obama’s claim that costs of a new car will “only” rise by $1,300 is attracting skepticism. If … More