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JAY COST: Permanent Gridlock | WeeklyStandard

By at December 9, 2012 | 12:30 am

JAY COST: Permanent Gridlock | WeeklyStandard

DEC 17, 2012, VOL. 18, NO. 14 • BY JAY COST The showdowns on spending won’t end until the voters make up their minds. As the nation heads ever closer to the so-called fiscal cliff—​the January 1 deadline at which, absent congressional and presidential action, taxes will go up and (on January 2) spending will go down— ​both sides are bandying ... Go To Article

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ECONOMY: Why Apple and GE Are Bringing Back Manufacturing – Forbes

By at December 9, 2012 | 12:25 am

ECONOMY: Why Apple and GE Are Bringing Back Manufacturing – Forbes

LEADERSHIP | 12/07/2012 -- One way President Obama acquired a reputation for being “hostile to business” was his propensity to pose awkward questions to business leaders. In February 2011, for instance, in the middle of a breakfast with the titans of Silicon Valley, President Obama declined to offer the kind of adulation to which these warrior gods of the C-suite ... Go To Article

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TAXES: Give Democrats tax hikes, good and hard – Conservative News

By at December 9, 2012 | 12:20 am

TAXES: Give Democrats tax hikes, good and hard – Conservative News

By: Doug Graham, 12/8/2012 -- With all due respect to Grover Norquist, my former boss, Saxby Chambliss (I was a speechwriter in his office for one short year) is right. Republicans should consider raising taxes. But they have to do it intelligently. Simply raising taxes in return for solemn promises by Democrats to cut spending, the way George H. W. Bush did, is a ... Go To Article

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STANLEY KURTZ: Obama and Your Child’s Mind – NRO

By at December 9, 2012 | 12:15 am

STANLEY KURTZ: Obama and Your Child’s Mind – NRO

By Stanley Kurtz, December 5, 2012 -- Why does President Obama want your child to read “Executive Order 13423: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management” in school? It’s not the business of a president to shape your local school’s reading assignments. The Constitution and several federal laws prohibit it. Yet by conditioning ... Go To Article

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GOP seeks to up its online game – POLITICO

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GOP seeks to up its online game – POLITICO

By EMILY SCHULTHEIS | 12/8/12 3:22 PM EST Updated: 12/8/12 6:18 PM EST -- Republican digital gurus are starting to chart a path forward for 2014 and beyond after conceding that they were badly outgunned by Barack Obama’s campaign in cyberspace this past November. About 50 top Republicans, both staffers for the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee ... Go To Article

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EGYPT’S MORSI Plans Form of Martial Law, State Media Report – WSJ

By at December 9, 2012 | 12:05 am

EGYPT’S MORSI Plans Form of Martial Law, State Media Report – WSJ

By MATT BRADLEY, Dec. 8, 2012 -- CAIRO—Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi may empower the country's military to arrest civilians, according to the country's state-run media, as hopes dim for a negotiated resolution to the country's extended constitutional crisis. The state-run Al Ahram daily newspaper reported Saturday that Mr. Morsi was preparing to institute a ... Go To Article

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GREENFIELD: How the EPA is Making it Harder for You to Afford a Burger

By at December 9, 2012 | 12:00 am

GREENFIELD: How the EPA is Making it Harder for You to Afford a Burger

December 8, 2012 By Daniel Greenfield Corn prices are the key here. Corn prices affect the price of meat and milk. And we’re in a drought so the price of corn is already climbing through the roof. Consumers can expect to pay more for beef, poultry and milk, as the worst drought in 50 years spreads across the Midwest, destroying crops and sending corn and soybean ... Go To Article

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MARK STEYN: The Royal Presidency – NRO

By at December 8, 2012 | 11:06 am

MARK STEYN: The Royal Presidency – NRO

By Mark Steyn, DECEMBER 8, 2012 -- Great! Maybe Kate could return the favor and give Snooki and her fellow Americans some advice. About fiscal prudence, for example. Say what you like about a high-living, big-spending, bloated, decadent, parasitical, wastrel monarchy, but, compared to the citizen-executive of a republic of limited government, it’s a bargain. So, ... Go To Article

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ANDREW MCCARTHY: Egypt’s Predictable Unraveling – NRO

By at December 8, 2012 | 11:00 am

ANDREW MCCARTHY: Egypt’s Predictable Unraveling –  NRO

Andrew C. McCarthy, Dec. 8, 2012 -- The Brothers are playing for keeps. As Egypt under the heel of Mohamed Morsi unravels, here’s the late-breaking news: The Muslim Brotherhood is the enemy of democracy. This has always been obvious to anyone who took the time to look into it. Nevertheless, it has not been an easy point to make lo these many years. Even as the ... Go To Article

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CALIFORNIA: Despite Tax Increase, California State Revenues in Freefall

By at December 8, 2012 | 10:59 am

CALIFORNIA: Despite Tax Increase, California State Revenues in Freefall

by CHRISS W. STREET 8 Dec 2012 -- California State Controller John Chiang has announced that total state revenue for the month of November 2012 fell $806.8 million, or 10.8%, below budget. Democrats thought they could hammer “the rich” by convincing voters to pass Proposition 30 to create the highest state income tax in the nation. But it now appears that high ... Go To Article

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