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To hell with comprehensive solutions in general and Obamacare in particular

To hell with comprehensive solutions in general and Obamacare in particular

By Sol W. Sanders Lost in the political fracas in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision, but emeshed in the still expanding bureaucratic jungle — and cost — of Obamacare is a fundamental issue: it is another failed attempt at “a comprehensive solution” to complex problems. It‘s not a new phenomenon. Since the French […]

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Obama's chilling war on the U.S. Supreme Court

Obama's chilling war on the U.S. Supreme Court

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is undermining the rule of law. On Monday, he openly attacked the Supreme Court. He fears that the high court will overturn Obamacare. It is the president’s signature domestic achievement – the jewel in his socialist crown. To repeal parts or all of it would be a humiliating repudiation. […]

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Tough choices, no easy fixes on health care and energy

Tough choices, no easy fixes on health care and energy

By Sol W. Sanders Like death and taxes the conundrum of short term advantage versus long term gain is always with us, in public as well as private life. Somehow, just now, it seems to be more than usually evident in political-economic decisions before The Republic. Here are two: The Supremes, as I write, are […]

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The ideological revolution against our constitutional republic

The ideological revolution against our constitutional republic

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Is America sliding toward autocratic rule? This is the essential question of Barack Obama’s presidency. Mr. Obama vowed to “fundamentally transform” the United States. Despite his incompetence and economic failure, the president is making good on his central promise: the destruction of our constitutional republic. He is trying — piece by […]

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Opposing Obama is not racist

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner The Democrats are settling on one major election strategy: Portray opposition to President Obama as a form of racism. In a nutshell, the liberal argument is that conservative dissent from Mr. Obama’s social democratic agenda — Obamacare, the nearly $1 trillion stimulus and Dodd-Frank — is driven not by the color of the […]

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Bloodbath: Only winner in GOP struggle over nomination is Obama

Bloodbath: Only winner in GOP struggle over nomination is Obama

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner The White House is popping champagne corks. President Obama got what he wanted from the Iowa caucus: a fractured Republican Party racked by bitter internal infighting. This is the real news of the Iowa results. Unless the GOP can unify around a single candidate soon, the primary threatens to get bogged […]

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Get real: If Mitt's the one, conservatives should back him

Get real: If Mitt's the one, conservatives should back him

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Mitt Romney is on the verge of delivering a knockout blow. The former Massachusetts governor leads in the polls heading into the Iowa caucuses. If he wins, especially by a large margin, he almost certainly will capture the New Hampshire primary on Jan. 10. Mr. Romney will have all the momentum, […]

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The GOP's Bill Clinton: Wrong for conservatives, wrong for America

The GOP's Bill Clinton: Wrong for conservatives, wrong for America

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Republicans have been casting about for a viable alternative to Mitt Romney. Many now believe Mr. Gingrich should be the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee. They are wrong. Mr. Gingrich has excellent qualities. He is a formidable debater, articulate and possesses a strong grasp of policy. In fact, the Georgia Republican has […]

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A populist, black Goldwater lights a grass-roots prairie fire

A populist, black Goldwater lights a grass-roots prairie fire

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Herman Cain continues to soar in the polls. In some, he is leading the presumptive front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney. What accounts for Mr. Cain’s meteoric rise? He is the anti-Romney. The media class despises Mr. Cain. The establishment GOP and some neoconservatives dismiss him as a lightweight. […]