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MALKIN: Back to our spending orgy

"The time has come," President Barack Obama told us in his Inaugural address, "to set aside childish things." He borrowed the line from Corinthians. With the Beltway bread-and-circus show over, President Obama will now get to work on borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars from you, your children and your grandchildren for a doomed fiscal stimulus. Published January 25, 2009

MALKIN: Goof right to the top

There's an old saying from the bowels of the Beltway bureaucracy — “Screw up, move up.” Rewarding failure is an immutable trait of the bipartisan Washington political culture. Just ask Barack Obama's Treasury Secretary nominee Tim Geithner and the Senate Republicans who are blindly standing by him. Published January 21, 2009

MALKIN: Tax-the-poor remedy

"Everybody's going to have to give," President-elect Barack Obama warned over the weekend. And some people will have to give more than others - starting with low-income smokers. Published January 18, 2009

MALKIN: Generational theft

President-elect Barack Obama has dubbed his behemoth fiscal stimulus proposal the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.” But if truth in advertising were required of White House plans, only one title would fit the trillion-dollar-plus-and-growing bill — The Generational Theft Act of 2009. Published January 11, 2009

MALKIN: UAW's corruptocracy

Nero fiddled while Rome burned. The United Auto Workers golfed. While carmakers soak up $17 billion in taxpayer bailout funds and demand more for their ailing industry, UAW bosses have wasted tens of millions of their workers' dues on gold-plated resorts and rotten investments. The labor organization's money-losing golf compound is just the tip of the iceberg. Published January 4, 2009

MALKIN: Two workout presidents

Ah, the perks of media affection. On Christmas Day, The Washington Post delivered a Page One paean to Barack Obama's workout habits. The 1,233-word ode to Mr. Obama's physical fitness read more like a Harlequin romance novel than an A-1 news article. Published December 30, 2008

MALKIN: God's gifts

The Wal-Mart stampede in Long Island, N.Y., last month exposed the ugliest side of the Christmas season. But not all Americans live by "The Blitz Line Starts Here" credo. Not all of us rush to store shelves in search of the greatest gifts. Sometimes, they can be discovered in the hearts and souls of total strangers. If only you look. Published December 26, 2008

MALKIN: No mercy for Jihad Johnny

If it's December, it's time for the left to throw another shameless pity party for convicted American jihadist John Walker Lindh (aka Suleyman al-Faris, aka Abdul Hamid). Every Christmas season for the past four years, the Taliban accomplice and his parents have asked President Bush to pardon him. This country should save its tears and mercy for the defenders of freedom. Published December 23, 2008

MALKIN: The real housewives of Crook County

The Real Housewives of Crook County, Illinois. The public may be wearying of indicted Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the Chicago boys' club, but the conniving and ambitious women behind the scenes of the corruption scandal are a must-see political drama all their own. Published December 20, 2008

MALKIN: A culture of corruption

Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi can stop clucking now. For the last three years, Democratic leaders cheered Republican ethics woes. Mr. Dean accused Republicans of making "their culture of corruption the norm." Mrs. Pelosi touted cleanliness as a liberal virtue. Published December 12, 2008

MALKIN: Theory cults, left and right

Did you know Sarah Palin-haters are still trying to prove she didn't give birth to her youngest son, Trig? These tinfoil hat-wearers are as obnoxious and unhinged as the Sept. 11, 2001, Truth cultists who insist America engineered the jihadi attacks on itself. Published December 10, 2008

MALKIN: No newspaper bailouts

It was supposed to be a joke. As an endless parade of corporate beggars marches to Washington in search of handouts for their beleaguered industries, some of us in the news business snarked that journalists would be next in line. I launched a Newspaper Bailout Countdown Clock on my blog after the New York Times Company's bonds plunged into junk territory in October. A few weeks later, columnist Jon Fine published a tongue-in-cheek memo in BusinessWeek outlining a federal newspaper rescue proposal. Published December 6, 2008

MALKIN: Gay movement shakes down eHarmony

Your shakedown of a Christian-targeted dating Web site worked. Homosexuals will no longer be denied the inalienable "right" to hook up with same-sex partners on eHarmony. What a landmark triumph for social progress, eh? Published November 24, 2008

MALKIN: Obama's aunt postscript

Putting politics above homeland security, the Bush administration ordered immigration authorities across the country to halt all deportation enforcement actions until the campaign season was over. Published November 15, 2008

MALKIN: And the winner is -- Peggy the Moocher

Sorry to break the bad news to Joe the Plumber. But the winner of Campaign 2008 is Peggy the Moocher. Peggy has good reason to do a happy dance. The plain, ugly fact is that both major political parties are committed to spreading the wealth in one form or another. It's all just a question of how much and how quickly. Published November 8, 2008

MALKIN: Where change is needed

A real referendum on hope and change is taking place in western Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District. If the change agent in the race were a Democrat and the status quo defender a Republican, this battle would be all over the nightly news. The challenger would be heralded as a maverick and photographed with halo effect and angel wings. Instead, the national media have ignored him. Published November 2, 2008

MALKIN: Obamedia moments

To paraphrase Queen Elizabeth II, 2008 is not a year on which honest journalists shall look back with undiluted pleasure. This has turned out to be even more of an annus horribilis than 2004, when Dan Rather's fake Bush/National Guard memo fiasco redefined the "BS" in CBS News. There were so many mainstream journalists swimming in the Democratic tank this year, the nation's newsrooms looked more like overcrowded aquariums at PetSmart. Published November 1, 2008

MALKIN: Ambushing Joe the plumber

Six-term Sen. Joe Biden's got some nerve going after citizen Joe the Plumber. But the entrenched politician from Delaware, who fancies himself the nation's No. 1 Ordinary Joe, had no choice. The Obama-Biden ticket simply can't tolerate an outspoken citizen successfully painting the Democratic candidates as socialist overlords. So a dirty, desperate war against Joe Wurzelbacher is on. Published October 21, 2008

MALKIN: Rage blind side

When a few unruly McCain-Palin supporters show their anger at campaign rallies, it's national news. It's an epidemic of "Weimar-like rage" and "violent escalation of rhetoric," according to New York Times columnist Frank Rich. It's the "re-emergence of the far right as a power in American politics," according to The Washington Post's columnist E.J. Dionne. It's a mass movement of Republican crowds "gripped by insane rage," according to newly minted Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman. Published October 17, 2008

MALKIN: Illegal immigrant factor

The Mother of All Bailouts has many fathers. As panicked politicians prepare to fork over $1 trillion in taxpayer funding to rescue the financial industry, they've fingered for blame regulation, deregulation, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Community Reinvestment Act, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, both Bushes, greedy banks, greedy borrowers, greedy short-sellers and minority homeownership mau-mauers (can't call 'em greedy, that would be racist). Published September 28, 2008