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Illinois can't afford Barack Obama's presidential library

Chicago is where Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum should be. Nowhere else comes close to making a legitimate claim. Hawaii, Obama’s native state? Columbia University in New York City where he pursued his undergraduate degree? Not even close. Only Chicago and Illinois could have spawned the Barack Obama who today sits in the Oval... Read more »

Poll: Most Americans think race relations haven't improved since Obama became president

That’s according to a an Economist/YouGov Poll. Said the poll: As for current perception of the first black President’s impact on race relations, many see no change – and many think things have gotten worse. That is particularly true of white Americans, 45% of whom say race relations have gotten worse since Barack Obama became President.  Nearly... Read more »

Sequestration: It's Much Ado About Nothing

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On CNN: Ten questions that Obama needs to answer

I didn’t expect to see this on CNN, but contributor David Frum asks 10 questions that are penetrating and fair. They request President Barack Obama in his Wednesday debate with Republican Mitt Romney to explain such things as why Obama’s administration took so long to acknowledge that the raid on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi... Read more »

'When you run for president, you should be an open book.'

That’s Democratic Senate President Harry Reid talking about GOP Presidential candidate  Mitt Romney’s refusal to release all his tax returns. Reid said that while defending his accusation that Romney “paid no income taxes for years.” (Check in Politco for an analysis of Reid’s attacks.) I agree. Romney should release his returns, if not just to... Read more »

Fact checking Obama and Romney on Bain Capital

Most candidates — Republican, Democrat or Independent — inevitably say things during their campaigns that are wrong, stupid or deceptive. President Barack Obama, I’m sure, wishes that he could take back his boast during his 2008 run that he had campaigned in “57 states.” Former Vice President Dan Quayle’s “potatoe” misspelling plagued him the rest... Read more »
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Gov. Christie to Obama: 'What the hell are we paying you for?'

He also blames both parties for the super committee’s failure to solve the problem. Let’s hear it for the big guy.

Hot stuff about Herman Cain and the Chicago Way

Was the emergence of the sexual harassment allegations against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain spawned by the Chicago Way? The rumors have been hot on the Internet for days, and I’ve basically ignored them. But the rumors are getting more specific and conservative commentator Ann Coulter seems to have put some of the loose ends... Read more »

Obama's Justice Department's battle against transparency

Barack Obama made a big deal during his presidential campaign about how his administration will be the most transparent in history. Then why is his Justice Department making Freedom of Information requests all that much more difficult? Here is the take on it from the Sunlight Foundation: Obama’s Department of Justice has proposed a new set of... Read more »
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Hey, Liberal Denier: Fly free to Florida to see for yourself the corrosive impact of government over-regulation

My Sept. 13 column (“How to save a sinking business”), prompted nasty responses from folks that didn’t believe in the existence of the small businessman who complained about government regulations. So, my small businessman, Mike, has made a most generous offer: He will fly—at his expense—whoever first doubted him to his business in Jacksonville, Florida,... Read more »
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