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    Liveblogging Obama’s Detainee Speech: What is Obama Reading?

    The president’s speech hits again and again on the dual obligation of keeping the nation free and safe-sounds like he read our book-Winning the Long War.

    Liveblogging Obama’s Detainee Speech: Charting Freedom

    It makes perfect sense to make a speech about battling terrorism standing in front of the charters of freedom-kudos to the president for the symbolism. Its government’s job to keep us safe and free- and do both equally well. Bush could and did often make the same speech.

    Liveblogging Obama's Detainee Speech: Pushed from Left and Right

    It is easy to take the middle road when you are being pushed so hard by the right and the left on combating terrorism. This is a speech the president has to make because no one is happy with his policies. The president just dodged a bullet at Notre Dame, … More

    Morning Bell: California's High Tax, High Spending Disaster

    The progressive movement suffered a major defeat this Tuesday when California voters rejected all five tax raising measures on the ballot, four out of five of them by nearly 2-to-1 margins. The vote clearly shows that even in one of the most liberal states in the nation, there is an … More

    The Obama Car Tax

    I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes. – then-candidate Barack Obama, 9/12/2008. A senior administration … More

    The National Debt Road Trip

    Just because you sometimes travel at 64 mph in a 55 mph speed zone, doesn’t mean you can’t criticize someone driving 174 mph. This video explains: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5yxFtTwDcc[/youtube]

    Obama Tries to Have it Both Ways on Abortion

    Today, the national media are lauding President Obama for seeking “common ground” on the abortion issue during his commencement speech yesterday at the University of Notre Dame. In an article entitled “Obama a Champion at Notre Dame,” Washington Post columnist Eboo Patel called the speech a “near perfect demonstration of … More

    Obama's Debt Gamble

    The Washington Post’s Robert Samuelson writes: From 2010 to 2019, Obama projects annual deficits totaling $7.1 trillion; that’s atop the $1.8 trillion deficit for 2009. By 2019, the ratio of publicly held federal debt to gross domestic product (GDP, or the economy) would reach 70 percent, up from 41 percent … More

    Obama's Tax Hikes Already Hurting the Poor

    Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes. – then-candidate Barack Obama, 9/12/2008. President Obama has signed a bill extending health coverage … More

    President Obama's Cognitive Dissonance on Debt

    Speaking to a town hall in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, yesterday, President Barack Obama said: We can’t keep on just borrowing from China, or borrowing from other countries because part of it is, we have to pay for — we have to pay interest on that debt. And that means … More