Washington liberals are full of unorthodox ideas about our economic plight and how to create jobs. They simply attached the jobs issue to policies they have long supported. And from all appearances, they genuinely believe these policies will accelerate growth in jobs.
Here are a few examples:
- Barbara Lee, a House member from California, is upset about computerized checkout lines at grocery stores. She avoids lines with no flesh-and-blood checker. Read More
Both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain went to graduate school. Obama got a degree at Harvard Law School. Cain did his graduate work at Purdue and Burger King University. That doesn’t tell you all you need to know about the difference between Obama and Cain, but it explains a lot.
Obama and Cain are African-Americans, but there the likeness ends. Obama is a liberal, Cain a conservative. Read More
House Speaker John Boehner’s new plan to cut spending while raising the debt limit faces two obstacles. It must win the votes of most of the 240 Republicans in the House. And the plan, or something like it, needs to be accepted by Senate majority leader Harry Reid. At the moment, overcoming the obstacles is anything but assured. Read More
Recall the old saying: Be careful what you wish for. In the struggle over raising the debt limit, it applies to both President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans. Read More
Those who remain convinced that more government spending will produce a robust economic recovery ought to read the Weekly Standard’s Fred Barnes’s “Lessons from Canada” in the most recent issue of National Affairs. In the 1990s Canada’s Liberal party government reduced its national debt and revived its economy by, among other things, reducing federal employment by 45,000 jobs, 14% of the total. Read More
Republicans are headed for trouble over the gap between what grass-roots Republicans want and what Republicans in Washington can deliver.
The gap will come into play once an agreement on raising the debt limit, now being negotiated by congressional Republicans and the White House, is reached this summer. Read More
President Barack Obama and the Republicans are far apart on raising the debt limit. They’ve been divided before on spending and debt issues since Republicans captured the House and added Senate seats in last November’s election. This time, the Republicans have more leverage. Read More
For most Americans — make that most of mankind — the car is an instrument of mobility, flexibility and speed. Yet officials in Washington, transportation experts, state and local functionaries, planners, and transit officials are consistently puzzled about why their efforts to lure people from their cars continue to fail. Read More
In case you missed it last Friday, the Washington Examiner and its sister magazine the Weekly Standard held a panel discussion to discuss the 2010 elections and the future of American politics. Participating in the discussion were the Examiner’s Byron York, Michael Barone, and Susan Ferrechio. They were joined by Standard colleagues William Kristol and Fred Barnes. Read More
With the Republican party having achieved historic victories in the House of Representatives this year but Democrats still in control of the Senate and presidency, what will the near-term future of American politics look like? That question will be discussed in-depth today at a panel discussion featuring the staffs of the Washington Examiner and the Weekly Standard. Read More