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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.