Castle for Congress: A Marine Aims to Change the Mission in Washington

June 1st, 2012

By Jan Barry Voters in northern New Jersey have a choice this year to elect a very different and refreshing member of Congress than the usual incumbents. Jason Castle is a Marine veteran of Iraq who wants to quickly wind down the war in Afghanistan and boost reinvestment and jobs at home. He is running […]


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What Will Happen with ObamaCare?

March 28th, 2012

By Dan Miller I don’t know and it is often foolish to predict results based on oral arguments. Still, here goes. The Supreme Court has been hearing oral arguments this week on the constitutionality of ObamaCare.  Although I have never argued a case before the Supreme Court, I have argued cases before the Court of […]


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Might President Obama Morph into an el Presidente Chávez?

January 12th, 2012

By Dan Miller President Obama ain’t no el Presidente Chávez.  Yet.  But what if he gets another four years in office and a compliant Congress? When el Presidente Chávez took office in 1999, he began only slowly to implement his “reforms.” To a casual observer, few changes were apparent in Venezuela between 1997 when my […]


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Supercommittee Deadlines

November 15th, 2011

By Tom Carter The Washington Post has published a series of charts showing the supercommittee’s deadlines and related actions and what happens if they’re all successfully met.  It also shows what will happen, as specified in the Budget Control Act, if the deadlines aren’t met.  This is the best brief summary I’ve seen. The Post […]


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Budget Myths versus Reality

November 7th, 2011

By Tom Carter Robert J. Samuelson has been thinking and writing about business and economics for more than 40 years, but he isn’t an economist.  That’s in his favor because he’s free to research and evaluate facts unencumbered by the vague theories and detachment from reality that plague economics, known for good reason as “the […]


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