Posts Tagged ‘ federalism ’

None Dare Call It Nullification

February 20, 2010
By John
None Dare Call It Nullification

The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that at least 30 states are working to pass legislation or launch ballot initiatives that would throw down a gauntlet before the Administration and Congress on ObamaCare.  The proposals vary a bit from state to state, but are generally called something like The Healthcare Freedom Act.  At...
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Key to Curing the Political Class: Take the Fun Out of Governing

February 17, 2010
By John
Key to Curing the Political Class: Take the Fun Out of Governing

Pollster Scott Rasmussen Discovers Cure for Rampant Mental Illness in Washington Ok, so I’m kidding.  But we did learn something interesting this week about the politician’s mindset.  Rasmussen has confirmed what could be the critical fault line in American political culture today.  And, by implication, his findings may help explain why it seems like nobody...
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Time Passes Bayh: Moderates Shuffling to the Door

February 15, 2010
By John
Time Passes Bayh: Moderates Shuffling to the Door

Senator Bayh Calls It Quits According to a report in the Wall Street Journal today, Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) is not running for re-election this year.  In explanatory comments made just a few moments ago, he claims it is because of the ‘excessive partisan gridlock’ that plagues Congress.   If that excuse rings hollow to you,...
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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Restoring Civil Government in the United States

February 7, 2010
By John
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Restoring Civil Government in the United States

Pollsters and pundits across the political spectrum tell us that the public is fed up with politicians, personal attacks and hyper-partisanship.  They tell us that we are being divided into camps by special interests and power hungry pols, and that the volume and intensity of their disputes could splinter the country.  Many make the...
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Progressive Economics, Jobs and the State of the Union: Fixing the Pipes During a Flood

January 26, 2010
By John
Progressive Economics, Jobs and the State of the Union: Fixing the Pipes During a Flood

President Proposes A Jobs Program to Nowhere According to several morning news reports, the President will offer yet more targeted relief to beleaguered middle class families during his State of the Union Address on Wednesday night.  Finally recognizing that we face an intractable unemployment rate of over 10% (almost 20% if you include underemployed and...
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Don’t Cry for Me, Massachusetts

January 19, 2010
By John

Whatever the outcome of today’s Senatorial election in Massachusetts, of one thing we can be certain.  Crocodile tears and delusions will surely follow. On the left, a loss of ‘Teddy’s Seat’ will be seen as an outrageous usurpation of power by an obstructionist right.  They will blame Coakley for having failed to make clear the...
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