Friday, March 25, 2011

Random Round-Up 03-25 Part 1 of 2


President Obama Job Approval

Is President Obama the weakest Commander-in-Chief in US history?

Why ObamaCare Remains Unpopular

The Speech Obama Hasn't Given What are we doing in Libya? Americans deserve an explanation.

Big Dollar Effort to Defend ObamaCare Comes Up Short

Jamie Gorelick Who ‘Helped to Bring us 9/11 AND Housing Collapse’ Is On Short List to Lead FBI



The terror continues

Groups say AT&T merger is job killer

Obama's Achilles' Heel?

Repeal Is the Ultimate Democratic Waiver

Claire McCaskill's "Damn Plane" Now For Sale on Craigslist

U.S. Economy: Goods Orders Unexpectedly Fall, Claims Drop



Union v House Republican Showdown Scheduled for Next Week

Energy Fantasyland

Simple Governance

Off to Mecca She Goes. With Eric Holder’s blessing

Optimism won't fix America's fiscal problems.

Racist Van Jones Rally Cheered 9/11 Attacks AND Van Jones IS a ‘Cop Killer-Supporting, Racist, Demagogic Freak’


When the Anticooperative Effect of Law Can Lead to Many Thousands Dead

A Grim Prognosis

Factory Orders Drop…Unexpectedly, Dashing Hopes For Rebound

Unsustainable budget threatens nation



UAW Plans Suicide Bombing of Economy

Dear Reuters, You Must Be Kidding

Headed for the Grand Canyon of budget shortfalls

Read more: http://newsok.com/paul-greenberg-headed-for-the-grand-canyon-of-budget-shortfalls/article/3550889#ixzz1HePlAWdp
Google, Wisconsin, and Distributional Coalitions

Year One of the Obamacare Era. look back, and a look forward



Anti-Union Push Picks Up Steam On Capitol Hill

The Power of a Cow

Biden Rails On

Critics: Iowa terror drill portrays immigration foes as killers

The worst homeland-security menace

MORE Acorn: Leftists Plot Squatting to Take Over Houses


ACLU: 'Communism is the Goal'

On Public Education

Behind the scenes with John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes at the White House

If Obama really was born in Kenya, right now we’d be talking about President Hillary Clinton



Corporate Welfare

Government Motors: The Coming General Motors Failure Will Be At Taxpayer’s Expense

You Wanna Know Why Detroit Is A Corpse?

The Professor’s War. erica is led by a man determined that it should not lead.

Piping Up: Do Waivers Make Way For A Single-Payer Health Care System?

Andrew Klavan: PBS Exposed! Hidden Camera Rocks Sesame Street


DA Chambers offers bonuses for prosecutors who hit conviction targets

Obama Disengages In defense of the nondefense of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Courts an Instrument of Leftist Thuggery

Worsening Our Fiscal Nightmare. need honest, fact-based budgeting.



The US: Massive energy resources and an incoherent energy policy

Investigate CARBifornia

Random Round-Up 03-25 Part 2 of 2


Jamie Gump For FBI Director?

Huge surge in Hispanic population in US

Obama fails to grasp the gravity of going to war



Obama makes another surprise phone call on health care

Economists Aren't As Clever As They Think They Are

“I Don’t Care, Obama Is Awesome”

Just when you think they finally get it

General Electric’s Jeffrey Immelt: “Looter” or “Producer”?

G.E.’s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether



Health Care Reform, a Year Later

The UAW’s Mid-East Model? UAW’s King Recruits Global Activists to Assault Foreign Automakers

Economic Illiteracy Has a Name: Keynesianism

Three states considering taxing electric cars to compensate for lost gas taxes

Choose Yourself

Issa wants details on FCC White House visits



"I need NOW’s defense, like a fish needs a bicycle." Sarah Palin's joke writers are better than Bill Maher's.

The ‘We’re Not In Charge’ Kabuki

A glimpse of a future with Obamacare

CBO: Taxing mileage a 'practical option' for revenue enhancement

The Black Middle Class Exodus from Detroit



Harsanyi: When can we call it terror?

The Weiner Waiver Wormhole

Wisconsin's anti-union bill headed to state high court

Palin on the Media: ‘The Truth is Always Worth Fighting For’



In Malawi, the toll of U.S. budget-cutting

Democrat Senator: Republicans "Don't Deserve" Constitutional Freedoms

Useful Idiots and the Last Refuge of Reactionary Environmentalism



Obama’s Anti-Energy Policy Is Destroying American Jobs

Antiwar Senator, War-Powers President Like all of his predecessors, this president has realized why the Constitution vested certain powers in the executive branch: Only it can act with dispatch.

GOP Senators Agree to Push Balanced-Budget Amendment

More Make-Believe Right-Wing Extremism from DHS



The Debt Dilemma

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Politzoid Strikes Again!

Economic Jeopardy

Economic Jeopardy from RightChange on Vimeo.

Daily Round-Up 03-23



Former SEIU Official Details Plan to Crash Stock Market, Redistribute Wealth

DOJ Memo Confirms Terrorists Have Crossed the Border. PJM reveals a court filing showing that federal prosecutors have admitted a terror threat involving an Al-Shabaab human smuggler who claimed asylum.


THE GOOD NEWS IS...


Armstrong Williams - Race Relations Progress in America
Looking at today’s society, systemic racism within the American populace is largely dead. What racism remains is often fomented by government policies that, while well intentioned, have created resentment and threaten those it is means to help with the “soft bigotry of low expectations”. In the end, this can only prove destructive.

The Survival of Culture

Nine Out of Ten Isn't Bad






AND THE GOOD GUYS ARE...


Allen West Channels Harry Reid

Donald Trump To Obama: Show The Birth Certificate

Judicial Watch Goes to Court to Protect AZ Illegal Immigration Law

2012 GOP hopefuls meet with popular NJ gov






FIGHTING CORRUPTION/TEA PARTY NEWS

General Bad Behavior 03-23

GENERAL BAD BEHAVIOR


DOJ Memo Confirms Terrorists Have Crossed the Border. PJM reveals a court filing showing that federal prosecutors have admitted a terror threat involving an Al-Shabaab human smuggler who claimed asylum.

Gaffney Doesn't Buy Judge's Alibi in Shariah Case

The Cheek of Araby

Iran Orders Attacks on Saudi Interests Worldwide. Furious over Bahrain, Iranian leaders are openly recruiting suicide bombers to strike at the kingdom

13 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in California Wearing U.S. Marine Uniforms.” From the Halls of Montezuma, Update

Speaking of illegal immigration - Hispanics Now Majority In Texas Public Schools

We hate you. Now give us your kids so that we can turn them against you.

A neighbor who's family is in Egypt tells us his sister is in daily fear of being attacked for being Coptic. This really must stop. Egypt’s Islamist Equation Coptics have been in Egypt for 2,000 years and have every right to live there in peace.

Corporate Welfare

New Jersey court reverses Governor Christie’s budget cuts to public school aid

Failing Upward in Criminal Justice. The prosecutor who wrongly put a paraplegic in prison wants to be a judge.

Documents Reveal TSA Research Proposal To Body-Scan Pedestrians, Train Passengers

Shariah Law in America: The Islamists' Plan To Destroy Us From Within

Are You Kidding Me?!?

A ‘Unique’ Form of ‘Terrorism’

Bad Politician Bad 03-23


President Obama Job Approval

2012 Republican Presidential Nomination

Latest Polls - Elections

Has Obama Taken the Imperial Presidency to a Greater Height than Bush?

Remember when bombing Muslim countries was a BAD thing?

If Obama was just going to be Bush, anyway…

Fact: Bush Had 2 Times More Coalition Partners in Iraq Than Obama Has in Libya



Understanding Obama: His One-World View and Foreign Policy. Did Obama really dither indecisively over the Middle East crises, or were his delays all part of the plan?

Jon Stewart Skewers Obama on Libya

President Reticent

Let Us Count the Ways . . .

Obama’s quick trip from tyrant to weakling

The First Casualty of War

A STUDY IN CONTRASTS
Watching the Libyan conflict unfold is a study in contrasts. Consider the differences between the invasion of Iraq under President Bush and the attack on Libya under President Obama. The differences between the two presidents and the response to their actions has been rather stark.
The White House Guess List: How Obama Pulled a Fast One on the American People – in the Name of ‘Transparency’

Trump may not become President, but Romney, Huckabee, Gingrich and other GOPers can learn from him

Watchdog groups pressure ethics panel to move forward with Waters probe

Video: McCaskill Holds High Dollar NYC Fundraiser, Stonewalls on Tax Scandal AND McCaskill's final airplane bill could include $80,000 in interest AND Claire McCaskill’s Tax Problems Go Far Beyond ‘AirClaire’

Thomas Sowell - Obama Adminstration Is Following the 'Detroit Pattern'

PHOTO QUIZ: Who Looks More Comfortable With Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Obama Or Palin?



Obama’s funny numbers

The Sumi Decision: A Closer Look

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Reveals Inadequacy At Debate AND Judge Sumi’s Husband Donated to Three of Badger 14 AND Does Wisconsin’s Judge Sumi have a conflict of interest? AND JoAnne Kloppenburg Accepted Donation From Judge Sumi’s Husband AND Scott Walker’s Day(s) in Court

Impeaching Obama

Where's Barack?

Takes one to know one? - Barney Frank Calls Republicans Morally Stupid Bigots

Voters Punish Local Officials for Escalating Property Taxes

The Bullies’ Many Pulpits

BIDEN FLASHBACK: Launching an Attack Without Congressional Approval is an Impeachable Offense

One World Government Obama

Reading The Palin Tea Leaves Is Likely A Futile Endeavor

In Economic Woes 03-23



Lower taxes and a strong dollar could spur growth once again.

Americans losing confidence in government debt

Collectivism and the GAO Report. Collectivism is accomplished behind the politician’s curtain, in the appendixes of contracts nobody reads, comprised of legalese nobody understands.

Government to Blame for Rising Gasoline and Food Prices

$461 million project will speed train trip to Raleigh by 13 minutes

Obama’s funny numbers

America’s secret entitlement program

Tax Foundation: No Country Leans on Upper-Income Households as Much as U.S. Does that make our taxation rates more "socialist" than other countries or simply stupider? (Or both?)

And Now House Prices Will Drop Another 20%

Inflation Threatens Economic Recovery. So does this administration.

Obama, General Electric, and Corporate Welfare

US Approaching Insolvency, Fix To Be 'Painful'

Uncle Sam shelling out big bucks for government jobs, GOP says time to cut

Carl's Jr. chewed up by California

The War on Saving

President Obama’s Crony Capitalism

Pension Funding Rules: How Far can They Stretch?

The Case Against Raising the Social Security Tax

Socialism (is) for dummies

Without serious welfare reform, America's debt will worsen and poor will suffer most

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110322/OPINION01/103220316/It’s-time-to-curb-welfare-growth#ixzz1HSC3rhPA
Democrats' Fiscal Watchdog West Virginia's Joe Manchin goes nuclear on his own party's profligacy.

New Home Sales Dive to Record Low

Support for Reagan-Era Tax Bill Grows in Washington

Stimulus Disconnect: White House (Again) Calls it a Success, yet There are 7 Million Fewer Jobs for Americans

Why Housing Is Going Through a Double Dip

Dems Dither on Entitlements

Texas Federal Reserve Chair: At this rate "we will become insolvent, the question is when"

USDA funds more fruits and veggies for school kids

America's Accelerating Downward Spiral

Government Treats the Taxpayers Like a Piggy Bank

Economists Warn That Fears of Higher Inflation Spreading

Treasury shoots down Cantor's push for a corporate tax holiday

Insolvency Looms as States Drain U.S. Disability Fund

The 99ers: Addicted To Unemployment

Portugal braces for govt collapse over debt vote. Portugal braces for minority government's collapse as lawmakers ready for key debt vote

Obamacare 03-23



Jindal: No Obamacare Exchange for Louisiana

Rep. Burgess: Obamacare Designed to Fail, Force Socialized Medicine

Majority of Americans Oppose Obamacare

From his lips to God's ears - Price Predicts Court Will Kill Obamacare AND Another Dem lawmaker says Supreme Court may nix individual mandate

America Waking Up to Perils of Obamacare

Obamacare One Year Later: Why America Needs Full Repeal Now

High-Profile Conservative Group Files Lawsuit Against Obama Administration Over Health Care Waivers

A year later, healthcare fight rages

Allen: Obamacare an Unconstitutional "Monstrosity"

ObamaCare and Carey's Heart My daughter probably wouldn't have survived in a system where bureaucrats stifle innovation and ration care. AND Carey’s Heart

Ron Johnson on Obamacare's Anniversary

ObamaCare: The Road to Rationing

How Obamacare repeal really happens

Boehner Vows to Euthanize Obamacare; Dem and White House Life Support Unplugged

Obamacare: One Year Later, Even Less Popular

Obamacare: So many promises, so little truth

Health Care Law Imposes Medicaid and Spending Burden on States

Why Mitt Will Never Be President, Exhibit A

What Does the FDA Avastin Decision Mean for Patients?

Starbucks CEO rethinks health law

President Obama’s Health Plan at Year One -- What’s to Celebrate?

America loses under health spending law

Junk Science 03-23



I think my head just exploded - Why Fukushima made me stop worrying and love nuclear power. Wow, from Moonbat this is astonishing (in a good way).

Too Much Green For Green

Thinking Local

EPA’s Greenhouse Power Grab: Baucus’s Revenge, Democracy’s Peril. Adopting the Baucus amendment would put Congress's legislative stamp of approval on EPA's end-run around the legislative process.



Krauthammer’s Take

Drilling Ken Salazar

Bastard won't drill here but... Obama: Drill, Brazil, Drill!

The Evil Empire Strikes Back: Google ‘Flags’ Website Skeptical of Global Warming

Media Bias 03-23



A STUDY IN CONTRASTS

NYT Conservative Book Ban Backfiring, Huckabee Best-Seller Reinstated

David Weigel smugly mouths a most despicable theory of presidential power.

A degenerate lack of interest.

Looking at the Beeb
Our reader further writes, “The people who claim to be feminist and pro-gay” — i.e., the crew at the BBC — “oppose the one country in the Middle East that does not subjugate women and persecute gays. What does that tell you?” Plenty
CITIZEN JOURNALIST CONFRONTS McCASKILL – Air Claire Takes Flight (Video)

USA Today Rewrites Strategy to Cope with Internet

Media Matters boot camp readies liberal policy wonks for the camera’s close-up

MSM Ignores Palin’s Successful Israel Trip, When They’re Not Digging Her for It



Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Editor On WI Union Violence: ‘You Reap What You Sow’

Union vs. Union? LA police union wants San Diego Union-Tribune editorial writers fired

Andrew Sullivan, Predictable as Clockwork

Beware Social Media's Dark Side, Scholars Warn Companies

But why would you want to get your news from them in the first place? That was quick: Four lines of code is all it takes for The New York Times’ paywall to come tumbling down

Dear Media Matters: Get A Clue

Big Union/Leftie Groups 03-23



Organized Left Plan Massive Protests for April 4th

Putting the Left’s Ethics Smears in Perspective—Part 3

Former SEIU Official Details Plan to Crash Stock Market, Redistribute Wealth

“We Are at War” – NEA’s Plan of Attack

Union vs. Union? LA police union wants San Diego Union-Tribune editorial writers fired

When Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says that “card check”–organized labor’s proposal to let union organizers avoid secret-ballot elections– is dead, “card check” is dead

‘Organize Or Die’ in Florida

Exactly what "expertise" will we be losing? Public Employees Rush to Retire Pay Cuts, Fear of Losing Benefits Trigger Exodus; Governments Save Money, but Lose Expertise.

How the Left Got Libya Wrong

Consumer advocates: FCC should require more disclosure on political ads You know, I would LOVE to know where all the money for all those left-wing based attack ads come from.

Planned Parenthood/Abortion Scandal 03-23



Caught in the Planned Parenthood Trap

72-hour wait between consultation and abortion, just enacted in South Dakota. Instapundit says he considers this as reasonable a waiting period as that for buying a gun and far be it from me to argue with Mr. Reynolds. (Although the first preference would be deciding against an abortion right away.)

Limits protect the unborn

Monday, March 21, 2011

Afternoon Update 03-21



Who Runs the Democratic Party? I know, I Know!! Tax Cheats

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Failed to Pay $287,000 in Property Taxes on Aircraft

Democratic Heavyweights Shun Pelosi’s Obamacare Event

Gas tax increase or budget gimmick?

Lugar’s Sugar Fix

Liberal Media Stunned: Analysis Shows Emails to Governor Walker Favored His Bill

WATCH: SEIU Protesters Take Over Bank Headquarters


Governor Caught Using State Jet for Campaign Events

Poll: Economy, deficit top US worries

The Struggle to Sell Obamacare

Obama Gets a ‘Failing Grade’ on Transparency

E-Verify Yourself


Existing-Home Sales Plunge, Setback for Housing Recovery

Autopilot Programs Will Squeeze Out Everything Else
Obama: Consistently Anti-American

Righthaven lawsuits backfire, reduce protections for newspapers

Do a Majority of Americans Support Gay Marriage?

How the Left Keeps Drones In Line: the Origin of Fox News Attacks

Daily Round-Up 03-21



Holder Must GO! - The Justice Department Fix Is In. The long-awaited internal report on the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal is done, and sensible Americans aren’t going to be happy.


AND THE GOOD GUYS ARE...


Marco Rubio continues to impress

Honoring all our World War I heroes

Otter signs Idaho teachers union, merit pay bills

Ron Paul to highlight pet themes with US Mint program hearing


PLANNED PARENTHOOD/ABORTION SCANDAL


Reid: Rider on Planned Parenthood won't be included in budget deal

No Compromise on Defunding Planned Parenthood

Fighting Corruption/TEA Party News 03-21



SEIU Hit With RICO Lawsuit, Blames Hunton and Williams and…Koch Brothers

Tea Partiers don’t care about race

The Democratic Party Versus the Tea Party. The Democrats consider the Tea Party and its grassroots activists to be on another planet, and bitterly oppose everything they believe in ... like balancing the budget.



The Right’s Divide Is the party leadership wimping out? Or should the Tea Partiers calm down a bit? It's the party not the partiers.

Alert the Media: This Tea Party Ain’t Over Yet

Obamacare 03-21



Year 2 of Obama's health reform promises more political fights

Nothing short of repeal will save the states

Health Entitlement Spending 2010 - 2021

Health Law Waivers Draw Kudos, and Criticism Mostly critisicm.

Reforming the Reforms: Why the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Will Require Substantial Reform

Waivers: ObamaCare’s Worst Feature?

How to Speed Up the Drug Approval Process. America can’t afford to have a health care system where it is acceptable to let people suffer or die due to delay in receipt of drugs.

Attempting to defend the indefensible - Health reform backers ready defense

Obama's health care reform is unhealthy for hospitals

Failing to Protect Our Own in America's Nursing Homes

The Obamacare Legacy of Centralization and Bureaucracy

The Good News Is 03-21



Otter signs Idaho teachers union, merit pay bills

Tiger Mother, Meet Lion Dad!

Welfare reform plan aims to cap spending

Supreme Court Lets Fed Bailout Records Release Stand

Sarah Palin In Jerusalem

SEIU Hit With RICO Lawsuit, Blames Hunton and Williams and…Koch Brothers



Now Saudis take to the streets to demand the release of prisoners held without trial

Priebus: GOP’s Debt in Decline

Are Charter Schools the Education Solution?

Canadian gas technology goes global

Why Obama Went to Brazil There's a chance to build a new foreign policy alliance that disdains dictators like Hugo Chávez Yes, but is that likely?

What a God-inspired foreign policy looks like

Righthaven loses second fair use ruling over copyright lawsuits

Senators Hold Key To Stopping Obama Attack on For-Profit Schools

General Bad Behavior 03-21



Civil Rights for Me, But Not for Thee

China Takes Hard Line on Activists, Many Missing

Voluntary Nutritional Labeling on Alcohol Is the Best Recipe

Socialist Thought Has Crippled Black America

J'accuse The "Libya Lobby" and "Libya Firsters"

Is There an Arab Spring?

Critics contend Assistant Attorney General Loretta King guided more by racial politics than the law

Only Their Parents Can Save Black Children.

Saturday Night Card Game ("I didn't call you racist, I just pointed out you're white")

Feds, teachers to stalk your kids on Facebook now?

Little-Known Colleges Exploit Visa Loopholes to Make Millions Off Foreign Students

Board of Aldermen Candidate Alleges Wrongdoing, Calls for Investigation of Missouri State Trooper (Part 2)

Diversity or Safety? Justice Dept. Orders Lower Standards for Police Exam. The DOJ ordered the Dayton Police Dept. to lower the passing score for an entrance exam when not many minorities passed. As a cop, I know what happens next and the consequences could be deadly.

Wisconsin Judge Maryann Sumi and Her (SEIU, AFL-CIO) Political Operative Son

How Political Lies Spread

Bad Politician Bad 03-21


President Obama Job Approval

Top Dem Strategist: Soaring Prices Will Sink Obama in 2012

Obama’s ‘Openness’ a Transparent Lie. The media and Congress finally discover the truth.

The Great Barack & War Swindle AND What I like about Obama

Megalomania The comments are awesome.

"[I]f Bush should have been impeached, Obama should be impeached." Says Ralph Nader.

The Assault on the Law in Wisconsin

Critics contend Assistant Attorney General Loretta King guided more by racial politics than the law

Ummmm.... "Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?" Farrakhan Blasts Obama For Calling For Qaddafi to Step Down (Video)



A staggering absence of leadership

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Enters Third War

Obama Rex

Left wheel of Obama bandwagon falls off

Civil Rights for Me, But Not for Thee

Supreme Court Lets Fed Bailout Records Release Stand



National Sunshine Week: New Report Shows How to Bring More Open Government to California

Some Obama Milestones

Socialist Thought Has Crippled Black America

Andrew Sullivan: 'I Don't Know Why Anybody Voted for Obama in the Primaries - It's a Clintonian Mess' AND So, How Did Rube Andrew Sullivan Really Do?

Good Lord he is such a tool - At campaign event Biden mentions rape in criticizing Republicans And then... "President Obama has tapped Biden to be his lead negotiator with congressional Republicans on the budget."



Nine states expected to be central to battle for Senate, presidency

America Through the Looking Glass

Diversity or Safety? Justice Dept. Orders Lower Standards for Police Exam. The DOJ ordered the Dayton Police Dept. to lower the passing score for an entrance exam when not many minorities passed. As a cop, I know what happens next and the consequences could be deadly.

How Political Lies Spread

Obama the Appeaser


Shailagh Murray latest journalist to join Obama administration

House, Senate Dems break from Obama's tax policy for wealthy

With Obama in Brazil and Biden fundraising, U.S. voters give them record low approval on the economy

Obama vs. Obama on War Justification
Wisconsin Judge Maryann Sumi and Her (SEIU, AFL-CIO) Political Operative Son



The Big Dither. Obama was right to back a no-fly zone over Libya. But he should have done it weeks ago.

Like that's a bad thing - Dem senator breaks with his party and Obama, again

U.S. ambassador to Mexico resigns after WikiLeaks revelations

Barney Frank: Obama might not have stomach for fight over Elizabeth Warren

If the Founding Fathers could see Obama now The President's reluctance to act over Libya signals a new worrying direction for the United States, says Janet Daley.

In Economic Woes 03-21



U.S. May Lose AAA Rating In '18

Cost of Living Hits Record, Tops Pre-Crisis High

The Anemic Recovery Continues Who can blame consumers for holding back when 50 million Americans depend on taxpayer-supported programs? The modern-day soup line is a check in the mail.

Few Angels in the Budget Brawl

House, Senate Dems break from Obama's tax policy for wealthy

Millions of Jobs at Stake If Congress Fails to Block EPA Efforts to Regulate Carbon Dioxide, Says New National Center for Public Policy Research Paper

Raise Rates to Boost the Economy Oil and wheat and commodities will see a 20%-30% drop in price as speculators run for the hills. This will be a de facto tax cut for consumers.

The NLRB's Threat To An Economic Recovery



Help Housing? Dump Uncle Sam

Entrepreneurialism missing from policy debates: Cantor

More Hypocrisy from Backers of California Internet Sales Tax?

GOP seizes on CBO budget analysis

Employment (March 2011) AND Job Creation (March 2011)

Pension Reformers Shift Focus to Current Employees. New tiers for new hires don't move the dial enough on trillion-dollar deficits.

Budget Nuclear Option: Shut Down Obama Until the Election. It's time for Republicans to go on the offensive.

State Bankruptcy: The Worst Idea Yet

End the Fed: More than Just a Bumper Sticker Slogan?


On Hedge Funds and Their Managers

Inventors: Patent Reform Could Stymie American Ingenuity. The Patent Reform Act was passed last week by the Senate, and a similar bill is being considered in the House. If it passes, it will fundamentally alter the country's patent system, changing how patents are granted and what those patents cost. We asked several inventors and frequent PM advisers to tell us their thoughts on how the bill could change the culture of creativity and ingenuity in the U.S.

Play to Win High-Tech Freedom

America Through the Looking Glass

Raises Don't Make Employees Work Harder. But pay cuts make them slack off



States' Deadweight Ratios

Democrats Split on Social Security

Supreme Court Lets Fed Bailout Records Release Stand

Home Mortgage Modification: Slamming Lenders, Slowing Economic Recovery

Manchin: No to upping debt limit without a fix for 'fiscal mess'