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Would Barack Obama Be Too Conservative For Today’s Democrats?

Election 2020: When Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday that he was running for president, the only surprising thing was how much competition he’ll have on the far left. The current crop of 2020 candidates is so liberal, in fact, that it makes the Barack Obama of 2008 look positively right wing. X When Obama first ran, he […]

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Elizabeth Warren And The False Promise Of Universal Preschool

Elizabeth Warren, one of the — what is it now, 211? — candidates for president, seems intent on proving that having been a Harvard law professor is no bar to fatuous policy prescriptions. She has endorsed the farrago of foolishness called the Green New Deal, promises to tax the rich to “make the economy work for […]

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Socialized Childcare: Elizabeth Warren’s Plan Means Soaring Taxes, Federal Control Over Your Kids

Socialist Goodies: Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has yet another bright idea to fuel her White House ambitions: A sweeping plan to provide free, high-quality childcare for everyone earning less than $50,000, and subsidized childcare for the rest of us. No one would ever spend more than 7% of income for childcare. What could […]

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Are Democrats Offering Economic Policies, Or Pipe Dreams?

As Democrats swing left, it becomes increasingly difficult to imagine what their triumph in the next election would mean for America. The presidential candidates endorse a variety of far-reaching proposals that, if adopted, would represent the largest expansion of government since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. The added federal spending, taxes or deficits could total hundreds […]

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Should We Fear Budget Deficits? Absolutely

In Foreign Affairs, economists Jason Furman and Lawrence Summers take on “deficit fundamentalists” and assert that “it’s time for Washington to put away its debt obsession.” X To which even casual observers may respond, “what debt obsession?” In the past two years, the President and Congress have enacted $2.5 trillion in tax cuts and another $2.5 […]

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How Does ‘Boss’ AOC Plan To Pay For Her $93 Trillion Green New Deal?

Environmentalism: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has declared herself “boss” of the “Green New Deal.” Maybe she can explain were the money will come from to pay its $93 trillion cost. Because taxing the rich won’t even scratch the surface. X At an event on Friday, Ocasio-Cortez complained about criticism of the Green New Deal — much of it […]

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The Social Security Fantasy

One of the great challenges of our time is to prevent Social Security and other programs for the elderly from taking over the national government. It may already be too late. Recently, the Congressional Budget Office reported that federal spending on the 65-plus population now amounts to 40% of non-interest outlays, up from 35% in […]

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Government, Not Its Shutdown, Is The Real Problem   

As the partial government shutdown continued, more and more people found themselves discomfited, inconvenienced or harmed in some way. With it came hope from the political left that those problems would convince people how central and valuable government is to each of us, moving people their way at the ballot box. X This was illustrated […]

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Democrats Revealed Their True Open Border Stripes

Border Security: Not only are Democrats opposed to a border wall, now they want to ensure that those who make it across the border can’t be returned. Tell us again how Democrats aren’t the party of open borders? X On Monday, talks between congressional Republicans and Democrats over funding for border protection had broken down. […]

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Could California’s Doomed Bullet Train Fund Trump’s Border Wall?

Infrastructure: California Gov. Gavin Newsom just pulled the plug on the state’s bullet train boondoggle. President Trump should demand the $3.5 billion the federal government dumped into this black hole back, so he can put it to better use building the border wall. X In his State of the State speech, Newsom said he was […]