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Perry Indictment Could Boost White House Chances
Instead of being a millstone, the indictment may turn out to be a badge of honor
Four Reasons Rick Perry's Indictment Could Boost His Presidential Chances
Texas Governor Rick Perry’s indictment could help his presidential prospects if voters see his actions as an effort to stand up for principle and public accountability.
Gas Alert; Other Energy Business Developments
Calculating the Incalculable Cost of Iraqi Nation Building
As Iraq melts down it might be instructive, if painful, to remember just how much we have spent, and will spend, in blood and treasure nation building in that collapsing country.
These GOP Women, If Elected, Will Shake Up Congress--and Democrats
If these three Republican women win their elections in November, there will be a “war of women” when they start shaking up Congress. They are accomplished and knowledgeable in areas where our current president is severely lacking: the health care system, fiscal responsibility and the military.
Congress's Long and Sordid History of Handing States Money with Strings Attached
For decades Congress has taken the “carrot approach” to imposing mandates on them by making certain federal funds contingent on states agreeing to Congress’s demands.
What Else Are Obama's "Confidence Men" Not Telling Us?
President Obama expressed his “full confidence” Friday in CIA Director John Brennan, which follows yet again the president’s pattern of defending his “confidence men” against charges and revelations of incompetence, corruption and intentional misstatements.
Anti-Fracking Laws vs. Property Rights
The growing efforts by state and local governments to stop hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract natural gas could end up in the Supreme Court—because they may unconstitutionally limit property owners’ ability to profit from their mineral rights.
Public Policy Group Analyzes U.S. Corporate Inversions
Tax flight is a symptom of a larger problem: Tax rates that are out-of-line with other equally adequate locations.
Obama's Climate-Change Action Costs More Than Inaction
Obama will continue to spend significantly more than what he’s already squandered in the hope of avoiding a $150 billion economic hit that will likely never happen anyway.
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