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    Outside the Beltway: Tea Parties Aren't Stopping for Holidays

    While Americans prepared for Thanksgiving feasts and hit the malls on Black Friday, the Tea Party movement lived on in the streets of St. Louis and in the small towns of Arkansas to protest Obamacare, rampant government spending, and the massive expansion of the federal government. According to the St. … More

    In the Green Room: Michael Barone & Ramesh Ponnuru on the Rising Tide of Conservatism

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HObnP87eWw[/youtube] For Michael Barone and Ramesh Ponnuru, conservative principles remain empirically true despite elections. The growing revolt against tired tax-and-spend policies embodied in the Tea Party movement and recent electoral wins for conservative candidates seem to indicate Americans are remembering their conservative heritage, the one that understands the growth of … More

    Pelosi's Procedural Plan to Pass Health Care

    Today at 2pm the House Rules Committee will meet to consider the rule for H.R. 3962 , the Affordable Health Care for America Act. As of this morning 104 amendments had been filed with the Rules Committee for consideration. Republican’s have filed 87 amendments and Democrats have filed 17. The … More

    Morning Bell: The State of Conservatism is Strong

    Last night, elections were held in several states across the nation, and by most independent observations, the results served as a warning to liberals. Whether it was Republican victories in Virginia, New Jersey or even in typical liberal bastions like Westchester County, New York, the post-analysis was framed on what … More

    Missing: Constitutional Content

    The tens of thousands of Americans who traveled to Washington over the weekend to protest profligate government spending didn’t just exercise their constitutional right to peacefully assemble and ask that wrongs be set right. Taxpayers and voters also demonstrated a healthy understanding that the Constitution is on their side.  “We … More

    Metro Delivers Hundreds of Thousands to 9/12 Rally

    Much has been made over the attendance at the march and rally in DC on September 12. Reports varied, with many on the left clinging to an unofficial DC Fire Department estimate of 60,000 to 70,000. Some reports from overseas went as far as to say two million.  However, one … More

    Morning Bell: Media Watchdog Has No Bark

    In the age of Obama, the media formerly known as mainstream can remind one of 19th century British literature. Pride and Prejudice sometimes, of course, but more often a favorite Sherlock Holmes story, Silver Blaze. In it, the famous sleuth has the following exchange with Inspector Gregory: Gregory: “Is there … More

    The People v. Gibbs

    In 1953, the German playwright Bertolt Brecht wrote of the Soviet suppression of a spring uprising in Berlin, Would it not be easier, In that case for the government, To dissolve the people And elect another? Why quote a communist bootlicker and Stalin hagiographer best known for socialist realism, whatever … More

    'The Death of Representative Gov't...'

    From NRO’s “The Corner“: Thousand-page bills, unread and indeed unwritten at the time of passage, are the death of representative government. They also provide a clue as to why, in a country this large, national government should be minimal and constrained. Even if you doubled or trebled the size of … More

    New Progressive America or Tea Party Nation?

    The Center for American Progress recently released report titled New Progressive America claiming “20 Years of Demographic, Geographic, and Attitudinal Change Across the Country Herald a New Progressive Majority.” When analyzing different states, CAP specifically left out California explaining: This paper confines the state discussion to states that have been … More