A Constitutional Crisis

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Major disputes, be they family disputes, disputes at work, political fights, or conflicts between nations often operate at several levels.  The classic example of this is World War I, seemingly started by the assassination of an obscure archduke by a Serbian terrorist, but in reality the causes ran much deeper to the point that the [...]

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SIX HIRB and the Scandals

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In a discussion with a liberal friend, he referred to my position that, as a result of all the scandals, the Obama administration is one of the most corrupt in history as “strangely deluded” and then out of the blue referred to the Tea party as “the Tea ‘We Don’t Want Black People to Vote’ [...]

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Deliberation or Incompetence?

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As we rapidly approach yet another budget crisis, a growing question is whether the actions of the Democrats in Washington are the result of some sort of deliberation, or are they simply a matter of incompetence? Some will probably complain that I am I am not including the Republicans in this question, but while they [...]

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The Choice

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One of the key differences between liberals/progressives and conservatives is highlighted by Michael Tomasky’s analysis of the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare and its impact on Obama’s reelection chances. Basically Tomasky argues that Liberals are in a no win situation. If the court strikes down ObamaCare, then they lose the gains they worked so [...]

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The Gang of Six Has Convinced Me

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To the Gang of Six, After all of the past promises of “Future cuts” that have never come to pass, how can you expect people, who have for decades received nothing but broken promises and accounting gimmicks, to fall for the same thing yet again?  Please explain how this last minute deal will succeed where [...]

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Not How Much, But How Soon

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As the debt ceiling talks continue one thing is becoming clear: conservatives hold all the cards.   When you sort through all the rhetoric and posturing, the core of each side comes down to this.   Liberals want more spending, a larger government, and the higher taxes to pay for it, as this allows them to help [...]

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Economic Laws are not Optional

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As Republicans struggled last week to make even modest cuts and Obama proposes a $3.73 trillion Federal budget with a record high deficit of $1.65 trillion, one point often gets ignored.   Many politicians delude themselves into thinking that the only pain that they really need to concern themselves with is the pain that will come [...]

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Judicial Activism?

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In a lawsuit brought by 26 states, a Florida judge ruled President Obama’s health care law unconstitutional.  A post by Stephanie Cutter, Assistant to the President and Deputy Senior Advisor, quickly labeled the ruling an act of “judicial activism.”  For many conservatives, this sounds very strange, yet this is a perfect example of the difference [...]

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State of the Union

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Obama’s State of the Union speech while delivered well was a triumph of symbolism and platitudes over substance, which was mirrored in the seating arrangements of the members of Congress.  It may have been all nice, warm and fuzzy, but ultimately it was meaningless.   The seating arrangements were supposed to reflect the new civility and [...]

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Following the Jimmy Carter example, yet again

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The No-Labels crowd is back with a major push, which is not too surprising.  The more Democrats and/or liberals reveal their true nature, thereby damaging their brand, the more they seek to avoid labels that would identify them for who they are.  Obama, Reid and Pelosi have really made a mess of things this time, [...]

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