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Hail, crony capitalism: Taxpayers Lose Again

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While there are a number of examples which clearly demonstrate all that is wrong with American politics in the 21st century, perhaps none is so clear than the crush of bipartisan support on Capitol Hill for the Export-Import Bank, a taxpayer-financed boondoggle that essentially acts as a money conduit from Main Street to Corporate America. Constitutional conservatives, an operational minority at present, have long opposed ...

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IRS: Scandal Central under Obama

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With each passing week it has become more apparent that the Internal Revenue Service is being managed by bureaucrats who have a distinct anti-conservative, anti-constitutional mindset, and that does not bode well for the Republic. On Wednesday The Wall Street Journal reported that lawmakers investigating the IRS’ lopsided targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status prior to the 2012 elections released ...

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So Hillary’s rich – can Republicans talk about ideas instead?

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Bill and Hillary Clinton are wealthy, in case you didn’t already know that. Their combined net worth, somewhere around $100 million, puts them squarely in the 1 percent that Barack Obama and, ironically, the Democratic Party to which the Clintons belong, have successfully demonized among a certain faction of American voters. As she toys with the notion of running for ...

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Time for a second Declaration of Independence

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After being named House Majority Leader last month, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said one of his primary goals was to bring together a fractured Republican Party. Ho-hum. Heard that before. But McCarthy also made some comments that caused me to actually pay closer attention because he hit on a concept I think is vitally important for the future of liberty ...

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If Sarah Palin were in charge…

Sarah Palin, terrorism, religion

Does Sarah Palin sound like a Christian to you? Put Sarah Palin behind a mic and in front of a NRA crowd and this is what you will get. The former vice presidential nominee delivered an interesting metaphor regarding terrorists. “Oh, but you can’t offend them, can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in ...

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Young voters losing confidence in Democratic Party

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The Republican Party is the party of rich, old white men, and the Democratic Party is the party of young, hip, multicultural millennials – right?  Once upon a time, perhaps. But these political times are a-changin’.  According to a new Harvard Institute of Politics survey, there are a couple of takeaways that are going to be problematic for Democrats in ...

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