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JONATHAN S. TOBIN: Note to President Obama: IRS Scandal Is Why We Distrust Government « Commentary Magazine

By at May 12, 2013 | 5:31 pm

JONATHAN S. TOBIN: Note to President Obama: IRS Scandal Is Why We Distrust Government « Commentary Magazine

Jonathan S. Tobin | 05.12.2013 While almost all liberals and Democrats are still in denial about the implications of the Benghazi scandal, none of them is choosing to defend the IRS officials who targeted Tea Party groups for investigations that would deny them tax-exempt status. Like the White House, the chattering classes are united in decrying the blatantly illegal ... Go To Article

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FEDERAL RESERVE: The Tett Offensive – TheNewYorkSun

By at May 11, 2013 | 12:55 pm

FEDERAL RESERVE: The Tett Offensive – TheNewYorkSun

Editorial of The New York Sun | May 11, 2013 “How the Fed lost its cred” is the headline this morning over Gillian Tett’s column in the London Financial Times. The rising FT scribe is praising a new book by President Reagan’s former budget director, David Stockman. The book argues that at the heart of “The Great Deformation,” which is the title of the tome, ... Go To Article

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HOUSE REPUBLICANS swiftly announce hearing on IRS targeting conservative groups | Fox News

By at May 11, 2013 | 12:30 pm

HOUSE REPUBLICANS swiftly announce hearing on IRS targeting conservative groups | Fox News

The IRS acknowledging that it targeted conservative political groups during the 2012 election season has sparked bipartisan calls for investigation -- with House Republicans already saying they will hold a hearing on the issue. House Majority Speaker Eric Cantor said Friday the Republican-led chamber would investigate the tax-collecting agency for flagging the groups ... Go To Article

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WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: The Jobs Crisis: Bigger Than You Think | Via Meadia

By at May 11, 2013 | 11:57 am

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: The Jobs Crisis: Bigger Than You Think | Via Meadia

May 10, 2013, WALTER RUSSELL MEAD Of the Big Five questions facing America today, the most pressing and urgent is the question of jobs. This is more than the problem of recovering from the last economic slump; it is more than the impact of globalization and automation on manufacturing jobs. The American economy is shedding jobs, especially long-term, well-paying jobs ... Go To Article

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JOHN STOSSEL:: Live Free or Move | RealClearPolitics

By at May 8, 2013 | 12:13 pm

JOHN STOSSEL:: Live Free or Move | RealClearPolitics

By John Stossel - May 8, 2013 Forty-three million Americans moved from one state to another between 1995 and 2010 -- about one-seventh of Americans. It's good that we can move! Moving provides one of the few limits on the megalomania of state bureaucrats. Americans have moved away from high-taxed, heavily regulated states to lower-taxed, less-regulated states. ... Go To Article

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VIDEO: MARINE SHAUN ADKINS Tells Sen. Joe Manchin: ‘Spending Is Going to Sink Us’ | Fox News Insider

By at May 7, 2013 | 9:19 am

VIDEO: MARINE SHAUN ADKINS Tells Sen. Joe Manchin: ‘Spending Is Going to Sink Us’ | Fox News Insider

The West Virginia Democrat responded this morning on Fox and Friends, followed by Marine veteran Shaun Adkins. BY FOX NEWS INSIDER// MAY 07 2013 A concerned Marine veteran took on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) at a recent town hall event in West Virginia. The video of his passionate remarks has since gone viral. "Right now in Washington, you guys are spending money at ... Go To Article

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THOMAS SOWELL: Bouncing Ball Politics – Page 1- Townhall

By at May 7, 2013 | 1:13 am

THOMAS SOWELL: Bouncing Ball Politics – Page 1- Townhall

Thomas Sowell | May 07, 2013 If you are driving along and suddenly see a big red rubber ball come bouncing out into the street, you might want to put your foot on the brake pedal, because a small child may well come running out into the street after it. We all understand that an inexperienced young child who has his mind fixed on one thing may ignore other things ... Go To Article

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TAXES: House Hits Brakes on Internet Tax Passed by Senate | WashEx

By at May 7, 2013 | 12:20 am

TAXES: House Hits Brakes on Internet Tax Passed by Senate | WashEx

May 6, 2013 | Susan Ferrechio The House was in no rush to take up an internet tax bill that senators approved Monday night. And even if the House takes up the issue, lawmakers said, it will be a bill very different from the Seante's. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said to expect “thoughtful” consideration in the House, which will ... Go To Article

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ROBERT SAMUELSON:: Employers lack confidence, not skilled labor – WaPo

By at May 6, 2013 | 1:40 pm

ROBERT SAMUELSON:: Employers lack confidence, not skilled labor – WaPo

By Robert J. Samuelson, Published: May 5 -- Are we missing a couple million jobs? These would be jobs that exist but lack workers to fill them. The notion that the recovery is being hobbled by too few skilled workers is seductive. It might explain today’s stubbornly high unemployment and why aggressive government policies to promote recovery have been so ... Go To Article

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CALIFORNIA & TEXAS: Review & Outlook: A Tale of Two Oil States – WSJ

By at May 5, 2013 | 5:41 pm

CALIFORNIA & TEXAS: Review & Outlook: A Tale of Two Oil States – WSJ

REVIEW & OUTLOOK, May 5, 2013, 6:51 p.m. ET While the shale boom lifts Texas, California sits on vast resources. Texas and California have been competing for years as U.S. growth models, and one of the less discussed comparisons is on energy. The Golden State has long been one of America's big three oil producing states, along with Texas and Alaska, but last ... Go To Article

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