Team Obama’s debt-limit negotiating position is fueled by a core myth and a spectacular oversight. Correcting these deficiencies would help Democrats and Republicans drain America’s Olympic pool of red ink without drowning the economy in tax hikes. Read More
Job creation is slowing, unemployment is high. Reasonable people might believe that President Barack Obama would do all that he can to help employers create jobs.
But his Spring Regulatory Agency, released in July and available at www.reginfo.gov, would hobble employers with additional costly regulations.
The contents of the Spring Regulatory Agenda are even more extraordinary in light of Obama’s stated pursuit of regulatory simplicity and reform. Read More
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is now the man in the hot seat.
Outraged critics on the right condemn his Plan B proposal to end the stalemated debt-ceiling negotiations with President Barack Obama. Critics on the left hail it as a dagger aimed at the heart of limited government. Some on the right wasted no time in branding Plan B a “sellout” that undercuts and isolates House Republicans, and McConnell as a Pontius Pilate. Read More
President Obama on Wednesday will lay out his plan to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan in an address to the nation from the White House.
Obama's speech, scheduled for 8 p.m., will outline the speed and scope of the drawdown that the president pledged to start by July 2011. The president will travel to Fort Drum in New York the following day.
Gen. David Patraeus has advised the president against drawing down American forces in Afghanistan until fall. Read More
For decades, unions have perpetuated the myth that the interests of Big Labor’s bosses and of American workers are identical. A tenuous case for that proposition could be made decades ago when unions represented one-third of all private-sector workers. But doing so today requires a studied refusal to acknowledge reality when fewer than 7 percent are union members. Read More
A diss on President Barack Obama has once again sparked a fight in San Francisco.
For at least a second time in less than two months, police were called to a scuffle Saturday about a man who attempted to take down an anti-Obama sign that featured a Hitler mustache drawn over the president’s face. Read More
Remember when President Barack Obama assured us his Libyan adventure would be over in “days, not weeks”? To employ a Clinton-era euphemism, “That statement is no longer operative.” Read More
President Barack Obama asserted last week that it’s time for companies to “step up” and increase hiring. Specifically he said “the issue here is not uncertainty. The issue is they’ve got to start placing their bets on America” and that “it’s time for companies to step up.” Read More
Filling top jobs in Washington is never easy in good times. The disruption, the disclosure and the grueling vetting process dissuade many well-qualified people from putting their names forward.
In highly partisan times, it’s even worse. The opposition party will block a president’s choice, sometimes out of conviction, just as often out of simple orneriness. Read More
President Barack Obama neatly summed up his political philosophy last year when he advised Latinos to “punish our enemies” and “reward our friends” on immigration issues. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., took a brave stand against that philosophy this week, announcing his opposition to a draft presidential executive order that would require any company seeking a government contract to disclose all federal political contributions by the firm’s owners, directors and managers. Read More