Big Revolutionaries Don’t Cry

Of all the responses to Joe Biden’s alleged comparison of Tea Party Republicans to terrorists, I like Rand Paul’s the best. The Kentucky senator tweeted: “I would prefer to be known as a freedom fighter.” That’s my idea of taking ownership. Under scrutiny, the truism that one nation’s terrorists are another’s freedom fighters turns out [Read More...]

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Obama’s Base Boos

Ross Douthat is a good sport. In today’s column, he dissects President Obama’s mistakes with an objectivity, even a sympathy, that few conservative commentators would bother to muster. Indeed, the project doesn’t seem to have taken much brain sweat at all. In each of the year’s crises, from Libya to the debt ceiling, Douthat sees [Read More...]

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Despite Government’s Best Efforts, Unemployment Stinks

According to the New York Times, the federal government’s programs to save unemployed homeowners from foreclosure are failing. Somehow “no income” and “mortgage payments” just don’t mesh: Critics of the Obama administration’s approach to preventing foreclosures have pressed for two years to get officials to focus more of their attention on unemployed homeowners, with meager [Read More...]

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