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January 30, 2013 |
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Many are arguing these days that President Obama has forged a new majority coalition of women, minorities, young people and upscale cultural liberals so large and durable that he can do what no president has done before—pursue a very liberal agenda withou...
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January 23, 2013 |
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President Obama's 15-minute, 2,108-word second inaugural address followed the old wedding advice to offer "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue."The "something old" was Mr. Obama's habit of serving up straw men before triumphan...
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January 21, 2013 |
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Though the public inauguration ceremony takes place Monday, President Barack Obama’s new term began Sunday, with his official swearing-in held in the White House’s Blue Room.Many of us hope his second term will be better than his first.  To understand why...
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January 16, 2013 |
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As President Obama prepares to be sworn in a second time, it's a good moment to consider the state of the union during his era.As of his first inaugural, 134.379 million Americans were working and unemployment was 7.3%. Four years later, 134.021 million a...
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January 09, 2013 |
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President Obama says he won't negotiate with Republicans over his proposed more than $1 trillion increase in the debt ceiling as a matter of principle because Congress "should pay the bills that they have already racked up."Set aside the obvious—that he c...
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January 06, 2013 |
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In the aftermath of electoral defeat, conservatives frequently question their philosophy’s appeal. So it is after this year’s presidential election.My view is that the future of American conservatism is bright. Its fundamental strengths remain. But refine...
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January 02, 2013 |
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A year ago, I offered political predictions for 2012. It's time to assess what I got right and wrong—and to make some predictions for 2013....
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December 26, 2012 |
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President Barack Obama wasn't in the Christmas spirit during recent discussions with Speaker John Boehner to avoid the fiscal cliff. According to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal, when Mr. Boehner asked what he would get for offering $800 billi...

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