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Heartland Daily Podcast – Bette Grande: $1.6 Trillion Omnibus Bill and Lifting Oil Export Ban

Posted: January 21, 2016 at 2:23 pm   /   Politics

Fiscal conservatives had mixed emotions, to say the least, about the $1.6 trillion omnibus budget bill that was corralled through Congress by Republicans and Democrats alike. Among the few bright spots of this pork-laden spending package was a provision to lift the crude oil export ban which has been in effect since the Carter administration. […]

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Why weren’t there any Marines guarding the embassy in Libya?

Posted: September 14, 2012 at 6:08 am   /   Elections, Politics

While the media focuses on excoriating Mitt Romney for supporting freedom, they’re missing the point about the outrage many Americans are feeling right now about the situation in Libya:  there were no Marines guarding the embassy in Libya when the attack occurred.   From the Washington Times: A detachment of Marines typically guards the interior of U.S. […]

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Labor Force Participation Rate — An Indictment of Obamanomics

Posted: September 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Finally the media are beginning to report, regularly, the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR).  The LFPR is simply the percentage of the working population (age 16 and over) that is actually employed. The traditional “unemployment rate” is now widely acknowledged to have a weakness — namely, it does not reflect the number of people who […]

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Obama’s campaign needs a turnaround artist

Posted: August 24, 2012 at 11:23 am   /   Elections, Politics

President Obama’s campaign has been stumbling in the polls.  The gap is closing between Mr. Obama and his challenger, Mitt Romney, in almost every swing state. Which raises the question:  Mitt Romney is running for President as a successful former CEO, who was in the business of turning failed enterprises around.  He is someone who […]

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Presidential election dead heat may come down to turnout

Posted: July 13, 2012 at 10:45 am   /   Elections, Politics

It’s been a big week in polling, both in statewide elections as well as in the Presidential race. Noted practitioner of the dark arts Karl Rove released one of his Polling News & Notes documents yesterday analyzing Gallup polling trends for the month of July during a handful of relevant election cycles.  For example, in […]

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Politics 101

Posted: July 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm   /   Politics

I used to think that if the GOP could ever get a sufficient number of black Americans to leave the huge plantation known as the Democratic Party, liberals would never again win a presidential election.  After all, I knew for a fact that the last Democrat to garner a majority of the white vote was […]

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Video: Obama’s GSA Vegas Spending Spree

Posted: April 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm   /   Elections, Politics, Videos

This is a great video that begins to explore Obama’s leadership deficit.   The video closes with, “This is a big government but shouldn’t someone be in charge?” Good question. Here is an observation from Arizona’s own Noble Thinking. In February 2009, Obama said this about bank executives: “We’re going to do something to strengthen […]

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Election 2012: Conventional Wisdom, Voter Turnout, and the Independents

Posted: February 25, 2012 at 11:30 am   /   Elections, Politics

How many times have we all heard the conventional wisdom that the November election will be determined by the Independents? The standard TV talking-head mantra is that since the country is roughly evenly split, it is the 20% (or so) in the middle that determine election outcomes.  Makes sense, no?  Therefore the Republicans need to […]

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Pinning the Tail on the Donkeys

Posted: January 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm   /   Politics

There are so many bad things one can say about those on the Left, one hardly knows where to begin.  But one of their most annoying traits is that they absolutely refuse to acknowledge that they’ve ever been wrong even when actual events, as opposed to the fiction so often spun by liberal professors and […]

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