Author Archives | James V DeLong

Tempest at a Tea Party

The goal should be to overturn the original regulation

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"House of Cards" as Reality TV

Were I in charge of grand strategy for the Tea Party, I would have one particular pipedream.

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Somebody Gets It

The establishment is regarded as sensible for supporting a continuing bipartisan bacchanal buffet of looting the nation.

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Civil Disobedience at Grand Teton National Park

Even the Bison are upset

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Defunding Obamacare

As Sarah Palin said last week, it is "time to bomb Obamacare," and PJMedia’s Andrew McCarthy makes a powerful case in support.

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New Conservative e-Mag: The Federalist

A new conservative journal hit the virtual newstands yesterday: The Federalist

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Palin & the Establishment

They "worked hand in hand with the left to destroy Sarah Palin, the most impressive natural politician in this country since Reagan."

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The Decline of Connecticut

Jim Powell has a fine article in Forbes

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"Detroit and the Special Interest State"

The future of democracy rides on the Tea Party. . . and on such principled political figures as Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Alan West, Nikki Haley, Tom Coburn, Bobby Jindal, Tim Scott, and some others who are coming up through the political farm-team system.

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George Gilder’s Knowledge and Power

George Gilder’s new book Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How it is Revolutionizing our World.

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House Tea Party Brigade is Washington’s most independent political force

The truth is there is only one genuinely independent political force in Washington these days, the Tea Party

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Arizona Voting Case: Hey! We Won!

"Arizona is still free to use the state form and require proof of citizenship.  They can hand out state forms and keep the federal forms in a dusty box in the back."

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"If Sarah Palin Had Become President"

It is amazing to realize just how many are the ways in which we would be better off with a President Palin.

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Libertarian Populism (cont’d)

"Where once the thread of American populism was about the redistribution of other people’s money, now it is about ending the government’s unfair redistribution of opportunity."

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Montana: "The Opportunity State vs the Welfare State"

Montana can be an Opportunity State. Instead, it is choosing to be a Welfare State.

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More Lies About Health Care Costs

"Essentially what is going on here is that Obama is touting a 5% drop in the price for a Ferrari, and hiding the fact that the Ford Taurus is going to double in price."

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More on Peggy Noonan

"It would be nice for Noonan to apologize to Palin and to also apologize to the country for being so gravely wrong on a matter so important to the future of our country."

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Welcome (Part-way) Back, Peggy

Noonan does not want to face the fundamental truth. The IRS, like almost every other government agency, has been captured by its staff and its beneficiaries.

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Understanding the IRS Scandal (It’s not the cover-up — it’s the crime)

My overall view of the legal professions these days is pretty sour, but every once in a while a lawyer steps up with fire and courage and renews my faith. So thank you Ms Mitchell.

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Congressional Tea Party Caucus (cont’d)

The Tea Party now has the approval of 40 percent of the voters, while 22 percent approve of Republican congressional leadership.

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Read It and Weep

In the past 20 years, 81,883 final rules have been issued

 

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IRS Scandal and Max Baucus

"Ever hear of the man who was being run out of town?"

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Deep Space IRS

" I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords"

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Back at the Congressional Tea Party Caucus . . .

If the current Congressional Tea Party Caucus cannot reform itself, and very quickly,then it needs to disband and stop playing the dog in the manger.

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Political Leadership, Romney, and Palin

"Romney’s top strategists saw the campaign not as a battle for the hearts and minds of Americans, but as a massive marketing and advertising challenge."

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Carbon Tax

The carbon tax is the proverbial Garden Path, or the road to Hell that is paved with good intentions.

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Reviving the Congressional Tea Party Caucus

An active and aggressive Congressional Tea Party Caucus is essential.

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Earth [Cult] Day

Doom, gloom, and apocalypse ad infinitum.

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Carbon Dioxide and the Supreme Court: Earth Cult Day

A very important Petition for Certiorari (in English, a request for review) was filed with the Supreme Court last Friday. It asks the Supreme Court to halt EPA’s use of its power over emissions of carbon dioxide to cripple the American energy system.

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EPA in Action: Crony Environmentalism

"This is crony phony environmentalism, and we all deserve better."

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