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Do Most Americans Agree With Democrats on the Issues?

According to the many experts, Republicans are expected to hold the House and could even take the Senate. This seems to be a perplexing turn of events for many in the media. "Poll: Democrats' advantage on key issues is not translating to a midterm-el ...

Unemployment Is Freedom

Obamacare will reduce American workforce participation by the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs in 2017, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office. Work hours would be reduced by the equivalent of 2.5 million jobs in 2024, a t ...

Obama's Stumbling Bumbling Fumbling News Conference

We learned a few interesting things from President Barack Obama's rambling, analogy-filled news conference Thursday. We learned that there was a fumble. We learned that technology is hard. In fact, the president went on for an extended period of time ...

Harsanyi: Obamacare's Authoritarian Problem

You can't keep your insurance if you like it under Obamacare, because you're too ignorant to understand what's good for you. That's the argument we've been hearing from a lot of folks on the left -- an argument that pivots from "common good" to soft ...

Harsanyi: In Praise of Partisan Media

As much as it pains me, let me take a few moments to defend MSNBC. Media bias is a perpetual grievance of the right -- for obvious reasons. But maybe the only way to improve on the situation is to champion more openly ideologically driven political j ...

Harsanyi: Congress Is Doing Its Job

Liberal pundits and politicians like to refer to them as "hostage takers," "anarchists," "political terrorists," "lemmings with suicide vests" and so on. Grass-roots conservatives think they're a bunch of weak-kneed RINO defeatists. They have no char ...

Harsanyi: Democrats Created the Hostage Crisis

When Sen. Ted Cruz rolled out an epic 21-hour anti-Obamacare "filibuster," his efforts were ridiculed by journalists across the Twitterverse as a useless exercise in would-be obstructionism. No surprise there. The New York Times editorial board joine ...

Harsanyi: GOP Should Take a Stand on Debt Ceiling

According to reports, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has been urging his colleagues to back off on the budget fight and focus on a debt ceiling showdown. In exchange for an increase in the legal limit on federal government borrowing, Ryan ...

Harsanyi: Obama Hands Republicans an Opportunity -- And They're Already Blowing It

Barack Obama isn't pivoting to jobs; he's prepping for battle. What does a president in a perpetual campaign do when national disapproval rates start rising higher than 50 percent? He returns to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., the site of a Lincoln- ...

Harsanyi: Save the Filibuster!

You know what would make life a lot easier? A direct democracy. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the man who once argued that weakening the Senate filibuster would "destroy the very checks and balances our Founding Fathers put in place to prevent a ...


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