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If you were to rank the countries of the world in terms of economic freedom, where would the United States fall? First, or at least in the top three? The top five, surely.
If personal attacks are the last defense against a lost argument, the Tea Party should be appreciating its success these days. Union leaders, political commentators and even elected officials have with increased frequency and intensity resorted to name-calling and even consigning us to hell. We've been likened to terrorists, Nazis and the Klan. A new video game even challenges players to blow away well-known and anonymous Tea Party "zombies." So much for more civil discourse. But in all of this, where's the beef? Where are the rational arguments against the Tea Party issues?
When leaders of the world's No. 1 and No. 2 economies get together as they did in Washington this week, people increasingly ask which one is which.
Many members of Congress say they want to end the shotgun marriage between the federal government and mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which was arranged in the heat of the 2008 financial crisis. But breaking up could be hard to do.
It is that time of year when we depart for summer vacation. We head for the woods and mountains. Unless we planned to visit the Gulf, we head for the beach. Oh, what the hell. Even if we planned to visit the Gulf, let us head for the beaches. All the beaches I have seen there look pretty clean. So let us hit the beaches there, too. It is cheap! America is a vast continental country, and so we have various locales to infest during summertime vacation.
The financial reform bill expected to clear Congress this week is chock-full of provisions that have little to do with the financial crisis but cater to the long-standing agendas of labor unions and other Democratic interest groups.