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Chicago gun violence may cost ‘Rahmbo’ his job

 A particularly violent July in Chicago – following years of staggeringly-high numbers of homicides in the city – has drawn attention to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election campaign, raising questions about his chances of surviving a challenge in 2015. Polls out this month show “Rahmbo,” the famously audacious former congressman and chief of staff for President Obama, significantly […] Continue reading →

Over A Third Of Americans Want Obama Impeached

Even one in five Democrats favors impeaching President  A new CNN/ORC International poll released Friday indicates that over a third of Americans wish to see President Obama impeached and thrown out of office for consistently acting beyond his authority. Overall, 33 percent say they want Obama impeached, with 57 percent of Republicans backing the move. Over a […] Continue reading →

Battleground Poll: Obama Disapproval Climbs to 57 Percent

Guy Benson  Politico’s latest public opinion survey of competitive 2014 states and districts is reminiscent of NPR’s similarly-designed poll released a month ago. President Obama’s job approval rating is underwater by double digits (43/57), while the GOP owns a two-point edge on the generic Congressional ballot (which typically favors Democrats), and a seven-point lead on […] Continue reading →

Libertarianism and the Proper Meaning of Patriotism

Daniel J. Mitchell  Since we’re enjoying a long holiday weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, let’s take a moment to ponder patriotism. I’ve always been inspired (in more ways than one) by this t-shirt. My patriotism is for American principles, not the federal government. Indeed, I’m very proud that a Clinton Administration official once […] Continue reading →

Despite Academia’s Best Efforts, Reagan Tops in Poll of Modern Presidents

Matt Towery  In past columns, I’ve mentioned some teachers and professors that I’ve known who bluntly said that Ronald Reagan was the nation’s worst president. It has become rather common in academia to describe the Reagan years as being filled with greed, and later, with deception in the Iran-Contra matter. Ronald Reagan’s “trickle down” economic […] Continue reading →

Jackie Gingrich Cushman: Responsibility and Freedom

 We declared our independence from Great Britain 238 years ago this week. It was a declaration long in coming, brought about by the overreaching rule of King George III and Britain’s insistence on taxation without representation. The taxation began in the 1760s, the Boston Massacre occurred in 1770, the Boston Tea Party in 1993 and […] Continue reading →

The government decides that ‘Redskins’ bothers you

George Will  Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team’s name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School Redskins. She opposes this name; the Native Americans who picked and retain it evidently do not. The U.S. […] Continue reading →

Obama Hits Record Lows On Foreign Policy Approval

 Support for a Rand Paul-like non-interventionist stance now at a half-century high Fresh surveys released today indicate that most Americans have finally realised that the Obama Administration’s foreign policy really doesn’t differ all that much from that of the interventionist Neocons that proceeded it. A New York Times/CBS News poll finds that 52 percent of […] Continue reading →