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Tax Facts
No Left Turn
July 12, 2011

According to the Congressional Budget Office, Schrag's last three contentions are, respectively, wrong, misleading, and wrong, at least as they pertain to federal taxation.

Days of Rage, Years of Lies
The Claremont Institute
July 12, 2011

The radical tip of the liberal spear.

Debt Ceiling Thoughts
No Left Turn
July 9, 2011

In politics it's better to be right than wrong, but it's imperative to be right shrewdly, in ways that attract allies and divide adversaries by presenting them with difficult choices.

Priuses: Battle Formation! The Implacable Left Reads Obama the Riot Act
No Left Turn
July 9, 2011

Liberals and conservatives remain disunited in many ways, but Barack Obama has helped more and more of them agree on at least one thing: he can't do the job during the daytime after a good night's sleep any better than he can at three in the morning.

Apocalypto
No Left Turn
June 30, 2011

I encourage readers to find other examples of routine, us-and-them campaign rhetoric that, turned to the proper angle, reveal a seething hatred of the nation's enemies.

With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Friends?
No Left Turn
June 24, 2011

When we were all reading about Laborgeddon in Wisconsin, a prominent argument was that the Republican proposals to curb unions were gratuitous, since public employee unions understood clearly the gravity of the fiscal situation, and were fully prepared to responsibly negotiate the kinds of concessions necessary to help the state remain solvent. A reasonable guess would be that Gov. Malloy now considers such arguments to be as much of a travesty as the Wisconsin legislation he disparaged.

Aim High - But How High is Too High?
No Left Turn
June 20, 2011

I'll note for the record that even though there's no record of sustaining a 5% growth rate for anything close to ten years, there is a political precedent in calling for one.

You Won't Have Anthony Weiner to Jerk Around Anymore
No Left Turn
June 16, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) will resign from his seat in Congress, heeding calls from President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and dozens of other congressional Democrats, sources confirm to POLITICO.

Democracy and the Welfare State
No Left Turn
June 7, 2011

So, am I a squish on the question of the welfare state? I prefer to think that I am restating the fundamental facts about how the question will and should be considered and settled.

Further Thoughts on Taxes and Spending
No Left Turn
June 5, 2011

Harold Meyerson recently set out to sneer, in the pages and pixels of the Washington Post, but succeeded more decisively in refuting himself. It's always a bad sign when a writer introduces statistical evidence that weakens the argument he's trying to make.