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The Suicide Pact

This is ironic. The states that most firmly supported Obama and his anti-rich rhetoric are the ones who will suffer the most under the Obama purges to come: The ironic geography of the Democratic drive can be seen most clearly … Continue reading

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Zero Sum

Charles Krauthammer: This is why he sent Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to the Republicans to convey not a negotiating offer but a demand for unconditional surrender. House Speaker John Boehner had made a peace offering of $800 billion in new … Continue reading

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All Throttle, No Brake

Daniel Henninger reminds us of how much deal-making skill Barack Obama has – that would be exactly zero: Presidents, kings, queens, generals all have accomplished a modus vivendi with their opponents and mortal enemies. Until now. What deal of Clintonesque … Continue reading

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What Can’t Go On – Won’t

Michael Goodwin sees the problems democrats have made for themselves: Deficits exceeded $1 trillion in each year of his first term, and his combined debt is a staggering $5 trillion. It brings the nation’s total to $16 trillion, and the … Continue reading

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Capitol Zone

Glenn Reynolds: So Washington gets fat, and it does so on money taken from the rest of the country: Either directly, in the form of taxes, or indirectly in the form of money that otherwise would have gone to that … Continue reading

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Jesse Jackson, Jr. Resigns

And he’s gone. Now we wait for the other shoe to drop. Notice the tone of sadness in the story. No howling outrage about the corruption that prompted the resignation. How different would it have been had an ‘R’ been … Continue reading

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Cliff Notes

“Fine, Obama, let’s go. We’re waiting for you to lead, and we can’t wait to hear your ideas.” Tweet

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Before Starting the Circular Firing Squad…

…It might be a good idea to look at the exit polling: Here is what the exit poll found. Mr. Romney’s personal image took a hard hit during the primary campaign and remained weak on election day. Just 47% of … Continue reading

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Not Quite Europe – Yet

Samuel Gregg at NRO: That said, I’m not one of those who, in recent days, have seemed inclined to indulge their inner curmudgeon, apparently convinced that it’s more or less game-over for America and we’re doomed to Euro-serfdom. Why? One … Continue reading

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An Old World Country

Janet Daley: So Europe got the American president it wanted – the one who would present no threat to its own delusions. The United States is now officially one of us: an Old World country complete with class hatred, ethnic … Continue reading

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Interactive Map

Sweet. Courtesy of Sister Toldjah on Twitter. Also RCP has a running tote board up. But the graphic one is cool. Tweet

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Have You Voted?

We have to make this large enough to beat the margin of fraud. And there is fraud and illegal electioneering going on right this moment. And to answer my own question, yes, I have voted. Tweet

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Time to Kill?

Here’s a game you can play while waiting for the polls to open: Pick the winner. Then you can vote to help make it happen. Tweet

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Signs and Portents

Maybe. Just maybe. But that is not a reason to sit back and hope for the best. Get your butt out there and vote. And bring friends and relatives. Tweet

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Americans Don’t Settle

We don’t have to settle for the new normal of Obama. We don’t have to have lower expectations, lower opportunities, lower Middle Class net worth, lower employment for college graduates. We are Americans. We don’t settle. Free people can decide … Continue reading

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