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For once, Jim Hoffa is right.

I interviewed Teamsters boss Jim Hoffa at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last year. I disagreed with very nearly every word that came out of his mouth. So you know there has been a dramatic shift when I find myself suddenly agreeing with him.

For once, Jim Hoffa is right.
posted on: Jul 25, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

Premium cable or groceries? Why not both?

The food stamp program has gone from an emergency program designed to meet exigent need into a program in which just about anyone can enroll at his or her individual option.

Premium cable or groceries? Why not both?
posted on: Jul 17, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

What the iPhone teaches about Obamacare.

Your iPhone is a real-world exhibit on the futility of big-government as embodied in Obamacare.

What the iPhone teaches about Obamacare.
posted on: Jul 11, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

If he’s thinking 2016, he needs to be ready this time.

By all that’s right and holy in politics, Rick Perry has earned the right to run for president. But we all need him to think long and hard before he does.

If he’s thinking 2016, he needs to be ready this time.
posted on: Jul 9, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Texas does it again.

Texas does it again.

posted on: Jul 2, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

If Texas were a separate nation, it would be the 12th largest oil producing nation in the world, only slightly behind Venezuela and Kuwait. In just two and half years, Texas oil production has doubled and Texas is now on a pace to produce more oil than it did in the peak years of the 1970s.

When is it about the baby?

When is it about the baby?

posted on: Jun 27, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) succeeded in her effort to kill a measure that would have made it illegal in Texas to terminate a pregnancy after 20 weeks.

Regulation Nation

Regulation Nation

posted on: Jun 20, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

The permanent federal bureaucracy is cranking out rules in such volume that literally no one can keep up.

Barack, we’d like you to meet Lyndon and Dick.

Barack, we’d like you to meet Lyndon and Dick.

posted on: Jun 18, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

No president can be president without the trust of the American people. Just ask Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

“Just where in the world are these angels?”

“Just where in the world are these angels?”

posted on: Jun 13, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

With as much power over our lives as is now vested in the federal government, the virtue of its leaders and functionaries becomes a concern of much greater magnitude.

The bathroom door.

The bathroom door.

posted on: Jun 11, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

Does it matter, if you’re doing nothing wrong, that the government is collecting your emails, your Tweets, your Facebook posts and monitoring you web browsing?

Power: dispersed or concentrated? (<em>Big</em> difference.)

Power: dispersed or concentrated? (Big difference.)

posted on: Jun 6, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

Get a letter from GEICO and you most likely throw it away. But get a letter from the IRS and the room spins.

Texas: Good for Illinois.

Texas: Good for Illinois.

posted on: Jun 4, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

Republican Texas governor Rick Perry is good for Illinois despite what Democratic Senator Dick Durbin might think.

The fourth branch.

The fourth branch.

posted on: May 30, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

The fourth branch of government consists of about 50 federal agencies under various cabinet-level departments that have over time accumulated astonishing autonomy to write and enforce rules and regulations.

Re: Bob Dole on todays’ GOP.

Re: Bob Dole on todays’ GOP.

posted on: May 28, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

If today's GOP has no room for Ronald Reagan, today's Democratic Party has no room for John Kennedy, Daniel Patrick Moynihan or Joe Lieberman.

It’s not Obama we’re after. It’s big government.

It’s not Obama we’re after. It’s big government...

posted on: May 24, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

Some people believe that the trifecta of scandals now engulfing the White House affords an opportunity to impeach President Obama. Those people are...

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