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$6.5 Billion Wasted

Many Americans are no doubt making resolutions to eliminate their bad habits in the New Year. The federal government would be well advised to do the same. President Obama and members of Congress could start by reviewing the jaw-dropping report put out …

Austerity, This Is Not

Given a lot of the rhetoric coming out of Washington and mainstream media outlets these days, one could be forgiven for believing that the United States has entered a new age of unprecedented austerity. This is hardly the case. Indeed, despite the best…

Obama’s Great Green Fleet

One might assume, or at least hope, that the fallout over the $535 million Solyndra loan scandal would make the Obama administration think twice before lavishing more taxpayer dollars on politically connected “green energy” firms. Not in th…

Cool the Third-Party Talk

Mitt Romney is sliding in the polls, Newt Gingrich is surging (at least for now), and neither candidate excites conservatives. A giant question mark hangs over the Republican-primary field. Washington Post columnist George Will and many others have spe…

The Hot Race Nobody Is Talking About

The Iowa caucuses are still weeks away, but those in search of a hotly contested GOP election need look no farther than the Capitol this Tuesday, when Senate Republicans will select a new vice chairman of the GOP conference.
What may seem like a relati…

Obama’s One-Percenters

Speaking at an event in Osawatomie, Kan., on Tuesday, President Obama decried the “breathtaking greed” of wealthy Wall Street executives that had “plunged our economy and the world into a crisis.” It was his most explicit effort…

The Solyndra ‘Business Model’

How does a fledgling solar-panel company with dim prospects for survival in the free market become profitable? Well, in the case of Solyndra, a good first step was to have the federal government put up a considerable investment — a $535 million l…

The Solyndra Scandal’s Key Players

House Republicans’ ongoing investigation into the Solyndra loan scandal has unearthed a wealth of e-mail evidence offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Obama administration’s ill-fated decision to guarantee a half-billion-dollar loa…