Obama Campaign Numerically Challenged

In an appearance on MSNBC Obama spokseperson Stephanie Cutter asserted that job creation during the Obama “recovery” from recession that began 28 months ago has been better than either the Bush recovery or the Reagan Recovery.  As a service to Ms. Cutter and the Obama Campaign we compiled the data from the Bureau of Labor […]

Medicare: Democrats’ Perpetual Scam

Within minutes of Mitt Romney’s announcement that he had picked Paul Ryan for his running mate the Obama campaign launched a replay of Medi-Scare, the Democrats’ perennial election year strategy.  The usual tactic is to hold Medi-scare until the final weeks before the election and then tell seniors via sinister direct mail pieces that those […]

Campaigning on Principle (Finally!)

Shortly after Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan A friend sent me an email that opened with “You wanted an in-your-face guy, here he is.  You wanted an in-your-face debate, here it is.”   The following started out to be a private note back to him.  But I got carried away and turned it into a […]

The Ryan Effect: A Brand New, Volatile Campaign

Forget everything you thought you knew about the 2012 Presidential Campaign.  Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate turns a dreary, negative, small-ball campaign into a once-in-a-generation, articulate attack on the beliefs and assumptions underlying the Democratic Party’s core articles of faith. Predictably, a herd of smug liberals breathlessly share the news […]

America’s Comeback Team

Mitt Romney has signaled a significant change in campaign strategy. The Republican ticket is now complete.  Mitt Romney announced his running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan, who told a cheering audience he was proud to be on America’s comeback team. Mr. Ryan is the Republican Party’s most able budget and policy innovator and a passionate advocate […]

Worst Post Recession Job Market Since 1939

The latest jobs report was another disappointment.  In July:  Employers created 163,000 jobs in July, a welcome improvement over April, May and June, but still not nearly enough to both replace jobs lost in 2008 and 2009 and keep up with population growth.  The unemployment rate ticked up from 8.2% to 8.3%.  (Late in the […]

The Chicken Revolution Against Sneering Elitists

By now most readers are aware that Chick-fil-A appreciation day was a huge success, with tens of thousands of customers forming blocks-long lines to buy chicken sandwiches and show their support for COO Dan Cathy’s right to freedom of speech and religion.  It’s hard to imagine how the progressive elite that started this fight could […]