davidl on June 3rd, 2011

Hope has died, from Ben White, Politico: President Barack Obama is heading into his reelection campaign with a flagging economy that appears incapable of producing the sustained job growth needed to push unemployment below crisis levels. And there appears to be very little he can do about it, at least in the short term. The […]

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davidl on November 2nd, 2010

A requiem for a bitch *, the demise of Mrs. Pelosi’s career in national politics, by Hugh Hewitt, Washington Examiner: The epic loss on Tuesday will launch a thousand op-eds and who knows how many dissertations. But the explanation is very simple. Never have two modern American leaders been so utterly bereft of graciousness. Americans […]

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davidl on September 28th, 2010

‘Rats act scared, Jordan Fabian Hill: House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) warned Republicans will investigate President Obama’s birthplace if they take over Congress. Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House, said Republicans will grind the government to a halt by issuing subpoenas against the Obama administration over a number of issues if they take […]

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Brian Nygaard on April 6th, 2010

Brian NygaardToday we introduce our newest writer at The Conservative Reader, Brian Nygaard.  Brian and his wife Mary live in San Rafael, California. – Ed.

As the Healthcare debate in Congress was drawing to a close, Americans were asking themselves “Why can\’t we seem to make any progress on the healthcare issue?” We watch in disbelieving awe as we observe nothing getting done over seemingly very long periods of time.  We covet answers, but our perception is that what we are receiving from Washington is just gridlock and petty partisan politics.  We cannot even agree on such a simple notion as the need for the portability of individual insurance coverage.  Amazing, isn\’t it?  It looks like a mess, and it is.  But it is a mess for reasons completely separated from the issue of healthcare.  The problem with the healthcare issue is that the issue has never been about healthcare, or insurance companies, or patient\’s rights, or universal coverage.

Over the course of our American history, a small number of windows of opportunity have presented themselves to the radical leftists amongst us.  Andrew Jackson, FDR, Lyndon […]

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