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NRO: Governor Christie stands up to unions — and wins

April 23, 2010
NRO: Governor Christie stands up to unions — and wins

You haven’t made it in New Jersey until organized labor wants you dead. By that measure, Chris Christie is already one of the most influential governors in the Garden State’s — shall we say, colorful history.

LIMBAUGH: Conservative protest is motivated by a love for America

April 23, 2010
LIMBAUGH: Conservative protest is motivated by a love for America

Like the millions of citizens who've peacefully risen up and attended thousands of rallies in protest, I seek nothing more than the preservation of the social contract that undergirds our society.

STRASSEL: The real Republican civil war

April 23, 2010
STRASSEL: The real Republican civil war

The Florida Senate race symbolizes the rift between the reformers and the establishment in the GOP.

PEARSON: Illinois GOP closes fundraiser featuring controversial RNC Chair

April 22, 2010
PEARSON: Illinois GOP closes fundraiser featuring controversial RNC Chair

The state GOP’s decision to close the event to the press may raise more questions about the ideological and social direction of the Illinois GOP...

BARONE: Gangster Government becomes a long-running series

April 22, 2010
BARONE: Gangster Government becomes a long-running series

Gangster Government may look good to those currently in favor, but as some of Al Capone’s confederates found out, that status is not permanent.

HOTLINE: RNC spent $340K on Hawaii meeting

April 21, 2010
HOTLINE: RNC spent $340K on Hawaii meeting

The RNC spent more than $340K at a semi-annual meeting in Honolulu in January, the latest example of the party spending lavishly on itself while GOP officials worry they won't have enough money to take advantage of a promising national landscape this fall.

HUNTLEY: State should embrace Meeks’ voucher bill

April 20, 2010
HUNTLEY: State should embrace Meeks’ voucher bill

One argument opponents of school vouchers don't make is that letting the state help kids attend private schools will harm their education prospects. That's because study after study shows students escaping failing public schools thanks to vouchers record academic gains.

BARONE: Tea partiers fight Obama’s culture of dependence

April 19, 2010
BARONE: Tea partiers fight Obama’s culture of dependence

The Obama Democrats’ vast expansion of the size and scope of government — is not just about economics. It is really a battle about culture, a battle between the culture of dependence and the culture of independence.

WILL: The perils of the value-added tax

April 18, 2010
WILL: The perils of the value-added tax

When liberals advocate a value-added tax (VAT), conservatives should respond: Taxing consumption has merits, so we will consider it - after the 16th Amendment is repealed.

WSJ: Interview with NJ Governor Chris Christie

April 17, 2010
WSJ: Interview with NJ Governor Chris Christie

During last fall's campaign some Republicans worried that their candidate was squishy, that he wasn't serious about cutting spending and reining in taxes. Turns out they were wrong.