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HENNINGER: Would the Founders love ObamaCare?

April 1, 2010
HENNINGER: Would the Founders love ObamaCare?

The left-wing critics are right: The rage is not about health care. They are also right that similar complaints about big government were heard during the New Deal and the Great Society, and the sky didn't fall. But what if this time the sky is falling—on them.

CARLSON: In strip flap Steele has no clothes

March 31, 2010
CARLSON: In strip flap Steele has no clothes

Bondage clubs, chartered jets, a lavish office re-do, winter meetings in warm places -- such is life at the Republican National Committee since Michael Steele took over as chairman in 2009. In the world of fundraising scandals, this one makes former Vice President Al Gore’s visit to a Buddhist temple look as quaint as...

Spending and Strippers: RNC Spree Raises Questions

March 30, 2010
Spending and Strippers: RNC Spree Raises Questions

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is in the hot seat after reports of a spending spree on the organization's payroll, including a controversial fundraiser at a Hollywood strip club. It's the sort of lavish spending that sounds as though it would have taken place in better economic times -- $17,000 for private jet...

WSJ: Tea Party candidates face hard reality of campaigns

March 29, 2010
WSJ: Tea Party candidates face hard reality of campaigns

Jason Meade of New Franklin, Ohio, is among hundreds of political hopefuls looking to ride the "tea party" wave to Washington this year. Like most, he's finding it a tough go. Mr. Meade is running in the Republican primary in Ohio's 13th Congressional District against five candidates while juggling a 50-hour workweek at a plastics...

STELZER: Transforming America

March 29, 2010
STELZER: Transforming America

The fiscal train wreck is happening sooner than we thought, a leading bond market trader says. Which is why investors are now telling the U.S. government it will have to pay more to borrow money. Not as much more as Greece, but enough to constitute a shot across the Obama bow by what we...

VOGEL: Face of the tea party is female

March 27, 2010
VOGEL: Face of the tea party is female

When the tea party movement burst onto the scene last year to oppose President Barack Obama, the Democratic Congress, and the health care legislation they wanted to enact, some liberal critics were quick to label its activists as angry white men. As the populist conservative movement has gained a foothold over the past year,...

SPRUIELL: Health-Care Time Bombs

March 26, 2010
SPRUIELL: Health-Care Time Bombs

If the past few days are any indication, activists will find plenty in the health-care bill to keep them motivated for the next eight months.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES: Obama’s Big Labor payback

March 26, 2010
THE WASHINGTON TIMES: Obama’s Big Labor payback

Big Labor played such an essential role in delivering the White House to President Obama that the head of the influential government workers union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, told The Washington Times after the election that the union was expecting "payback."

MCQUEARY: Is Kavanugh the Mike Madigan of Will County?

March 26, 2010
MCQUEARY: Is Kavanugh the Mike Madigan of Will County?

In a move that can only be described as heavy-handed, Will County's Republican chairman hand-picked a fellow Republican official to serve on a committee over the objections of precinct committeemen who voted for someone else.