Democrats love to dream that the "tea party" - in all its inconvenient truth - will suffer a "Sarah Palin meltdown," to use this week's partisan patois of choice. Well, dream on.
Whether by design or incompetence, the Cloward-Piven Strategy lives. Named after two leftist professors at Columbia University, the scheme calls for overwhelming government obligations to the point of collapse, therefore providing an excuse for a radical government takeover of the whole economy. Three news stories yesterday show the Cloward-Piven day of reckoning is creeping perilously closer.
''I am not going away," 40-year veteran Rep. Charles B. Rangel told House colleagues Tuesday. "You're not going to tell me to resign to make you feel comfortable," the 80-year-old New York Democrat added in an unfocused jeremiad in which he defended himself against the House ethics committee's 13 charges. It said Mr. Rangel's "pattern of indifference or disregard for the laws, rules and regulations of the United States and the House of Representatives is a serious violation."
If pumping money into people's pockets stimulates the economy, vacuuming money from their pockets should depress the economy. Given how sad today's economy is, depressing it even further may make it leap out a window.
Almost 1 1/2 years into Barack Obama's pres- idency, we're still waiting for that mid-dle-class tax cut that he promised during the campaign. "Here's what I can tell the American people: 95 percent of you will get a tax cut," Mr. Obama said in the first presidential debate. "And if you make less than $250,000, less than a quarter-million dollars a year, then you will not see one dime's worth of tax increase."
After a series of public statements and YouTube speeches in which New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie excoriated teachers unions and made refreshing comments about the failure of big government
Presidential adviser Karl Rove today announced that he will resign at the end of this month.
The United States needs a new foreign policy that uses military force as a last measure, not as a way of exporting democracy to Iraq and other nondemocratic nations, Doug Bandow says.
Free-market economists and public-policy analysts gathered in the District last week to discuss the next steps for fiscal conservatives in the wake of a recently defeated Republican Congress and a big-spending Republican administration.