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What to expect from the Republican-controlled Congress

In January, Republicans will run both houses of Congress — not that anyone is surprised. The Senate takeover was engineered by Mitch McConnell and was largely a campaign waged against…

Elizabeth Warren’s student loan refinancing plan won’t get Millennial’s to buy homes

Elizabeth Warren's plan to allow students to refinance their student loans is a grand scheme to get them to participate in the housing market, but Millennials aren't just skipping out…

Lack of establishment support for Patrick may mean Van de Putte win in Texas

It's becoming increasingly clear that Sen. Van de Putte has a shot if Patrick the runoff, which would lead to Texas's first divided government in a generation, as Davis will…

Blurred facts in Wendy Davis bio don’t make her less compelling

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis is an impressive woman. She is a charismatic Harvard-educated attorney and prodigious fundraiser with an ability to energize the state’s Democratic base better than anyone…

‘Nuclear option’ shows shameless hypocrisy on both sides

Harry Reid finally went nuclear. The filibuster may no longer be used for presidential appointments to the executive branch or courts other than the Supreme Court. This has been decried…

Ted Cruz’s debt-ceiling antics will hurt conservatives

As long as Ted Cruz is the standard-bearer of true conservatism, conservatism will suffer. And, believe it or not, we will all suffer as a result.…

Rand Paul’s libertarian budget may not survive scrutiny

Libertarianism seems to have gone mainstream this year, and true believers think we are in the midst of a Libertarian Moment. The philosophy seems to be gaining traction, especially among…

As Obama addresses economy, nation should take pragmatic path

President Obama returned to Knox College on Wednesday afternoon, where in 2005 he first outlined his collectivist “we’re all in this together” economic vision. In his second Knox address, President…

Senate leaders avert nuclear option

Senate leaders agreed today on a series of compromise measures that will avert a procedural “nuclear option.” The Democratic leadership was prepared to deploy a series of parliamentary tactics…

PRISM not shocking, still concerning

It is absurd that everyone is feigning shock over “recent” revelations that the national security apparatus acquires metadata from telecommunications companies and taps into the servers of internet companies. If…

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