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    Progressive Corporatism Is Here

    There was no bigger media cheerleader for Barack Obama over the past year than MSDNC. Hardball host Chris Matthews famously admitted that Obama sent “a thrill going up my leg” and Keith Olbermann’s over the top boosterism was even recently parodied by Saturday Night Live. MSDNC could have tried to … More

    Morning Bell: A Mandate for What?

    Yesterday the Center for American Progress boldly proclaimed that Barack Obama’s 6-point popular voter victory represented “A Progressive Mandate.” Really? How many millions of dollars did the Obama campaign spend on TV commercials in the closing weeks to convince Americans that Obama would enact policies the Center for American Progress … More

    It's Not Easy Going Green

    Commenting on the top priorities of the Obama administration, former Clinton chief of staff Leon Panetta told The Los Angeles Times: “First you’ve got to deal with the economy. If you don’t get that back on track, it undermines every other priority you want to achieve.” And just how does … More

    Morning Bell: Congratulations, President-Elect Obama

    After a hard-fought campaign nearly two years in the making, last night a candidate was elected president of the United States. That candidate promised to “cut taxes for 95% of workers and their families,” expand the Army by 65,000 and the Marines by 27,000, and enact “a net spending cut” … More

    Morning Bell: The Most Fraudulent Election Ever

    According to federal election law, any presidential campaign that participates in public financing is automatically audited after an election. When Barack Obama broke his promise to the American people by forgoing the public financing system, his campaign became the first since public financing became law to have a chance of … More

    Heritage Center for Data Analysis Makes Its Way Into Palin's Speech

    In several recent speeches by Sarah Palin, she has cited an analysis of Barack Obama’s tax plan prepared by the Center for Data Analysis (CDA), a research division of The Heritage Foundation. I direct the CDA and posted the new analysis last week. We used a model of the U.S. … More

    Middle Class Would Pay Less Under McCain Tax Plan

    A closer look at the Obama and McCain tax plans for the reveals that it is not just the “rich” taxpayers earning more than $200,000 that would face higher rates under Obama than under McCain’s tax proposal. The reason for this is simple: McCain expands the exemptions families can take … More

    Obama Throws Up Brick for NBA

    NBA owners and players will have to swallow hard if that avid hoops fan, Barack Obama, is elected president and pushes through his tax plan. It’s not just players like Celtics star Kevin Garnett, the league leader in pay, who’d have to figure on paying more in federal income taxes. In fact, the NBA’s 20 … More

    Let’s Call It Shwantanamo

    On January 20, 2009, a new President will enter office. Both John McCain and Barack Obama have said that they would shut down the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, where the United States now holds about 255 prisoners captured abroad in the war on terrorism. So what’s like to happen … More

    Barack Obama's Gonna Make Us All Rich

    Last week we documented Barack Obama’s devolving definition of who he considers to be rich. At first it was families making more than $250,000. Then it was those making more than $200,000. Than those making more than $150,000. Now Bill Richardson is telling New Mexico radio listeners only those making … More