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  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: Running on the low road

    It should be clear by now that Barack Obama will not be running for a second term based on his record over the past four years. After presiding over the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression, with a wreckage of still-high unemployment, reduced incomes, increased poverty and continuing home foreclosures in his wake, Mr. Obama's re-election campaign won't be running "morning in America" ads this year.


  • Protesters gather Saturday near the Capitol in Washington during a rally against the president's health care plan and out-of-control spending. (Associated Press)

    RAHN: Growing the economy for dummies

    Did you know that in Denmark, the poorest 30 percent pay 14.1 percent of all taxes and the richest pay 48.7 percent, while in the United States, the poorest 30 percent pay just 6.1 percent of all taxes and the richest 30 percent pay a whopping 65.3 percent? The surprising thing is not that the richest pay most of the taxes but that the U.S. has nearly the most progressive tax system in the world, while the Scandinavian countries have about the least progressive tax systems, contrary to commonly held belief.


  • BOOK REVIEW: Confronting national debt now

    The timing for release of this book could not be better. The debt ceiling's claimed deadline approaches as Congress wrangles over how or whether to confront the consequences in a meaningful - if politically risky - way or take the easy course of running up the national credit card yet again.


  • Fiscal conservatives consider next half-century

    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.


  • Fiscal conservatives consider next half-century

    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.


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