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Lame Ducks are quacking, but what's getting done?

The lame duck session of Congress is back in business as legislators return from the Thanksgiving holidays. Taxes, spending bills, and a host of other issues sit waiting to be addressed, but what's actually getting done? As the nation braces for a potentiall...

Earmark Ban is a Powerful Step in the Right Direction

One of the lessons learned in the 2010 elections was that voters distrust Washington politicians. Americans think congressmen and senators are in it for the perks and the power, but not the people, and that is why the proposed ban on earmarks is such an impor...

It's Time for a Little Common Sense with Airport Screenings

The travel season is upon us. As people get ready to see friends and relatives for Thanksgiving and Christmas (insert PC holiday of your choice), added attention has been focused on air screenings and the procedures of the Transportation Security Administrati...

Deficit Panel Offers Tough, But Misguided Medicine

The co-chairman of Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform released a preliminary report this week that has both Republicans and Democrats grumbling. Now there are some people who would probably say that if both parties are upse...

If Election Night Gives You Lemons…

One of the thrills (and not one running down my leg) of Election Day was to listen to the liberal "journalists" try to sit through the Republican wave that we were all witnessing. Ever since Barack Obama was elected, the left wing media have been accomplices ...

Tuesday 'Beat Down' and Obama Still Doesn't Get It

As Election Day approached and it became clearer that Democrats and the Obama agenda would be rebuked from State Houses all the way through Congress, I looked forward to two things. First, I looked forward to seeing the actual returns come in. Was that great...

Election Message: Let the Second Chance Begin…

When Senator-elect Marco Rubio from Florida took the stage following his victory on Tuesday night, he perfectly summed up the situation that faces a resurgent GOP: "We make a great mistake if we believe that tonight these results are somehow an embrace of the ...

Can we really shrink the size of government?

One of the core beliefs of the Tea Party movement is that the government is too big, too powerful, and costs too much money. Of course, this is also a core conservative belief that over the years has not necessarily been championed by the Republican Party. B...