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Raise My Retirement Age

Social Security is not in the same boat of trouble Medicare is, but it could still use some shoring up.

My Favorite Parts of the Ryan Plan

I’m glad Rep. Ryan put together his proposal. I agree with those who think it could lead to some serious conversation about our budget problems.

Not Everyone's Being Asked to Sacrifice

If you haven't gotten the chance to read the new NYT's profile on Chris Christie, you'll probably find it worth your while.

GOP Finally Taking a Stand on Entitlements?

The Republican leadership had to wait until the President’s budget was out before getting the courage to bring up entitlement reform.

An Energy Plan Republicans Should Love

It looks like the socialist, anti-American mastermind is at it again.  Just tens days after delivering healthcare reform, President Obama has surprised friend and foe alike with a plan to allow for offshore drilling.

Why is this a 'Jobs Bill?'

Both BigGovernment.com and The Drudge Report are referring to the $15 billion measure that was voted on yesterday as a 'Jobs Bill.'  They put those quotes around those words-- not me.

Conservative Praise for Nobel Speech

President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize speech today is already drawing praise from conservatives, including former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

NATO Bows to Obama. Pakistan, too.

The President has bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, the Emperor of Japan and others.  With all this international groveling, it's almost hard to believe Obama is being taken so seriously around the world.

Major Hasan is a Terrorist. So what.

For the past week we've all been trying to decide how to characterize Major Nidal Malik Hasan. Some want to paint him as a loner who's just generally upset at the world.  Others want to portray him as a military psychiatrist gone bad, unable to deal with the countless war stories he's heard.

Failed TARP Executives and Their Supporters

Last week, the administration cut executive pay at the seven largest TARP companies.  You can argue that this move is just symbolic and does nothing to address the need for more regulation, but most seem to agree that this was nevertheless a good idea.

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