From the “Most Transparent Administration Ever,” a Request that the Press Not Do Its Job

No, seriously: First lady Michelle Obama appeared with [Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary] Burke later Monday in Milwaukee, praising her for starting a program to help students get to college, before recalling the challenges President Barack Obama faced when he took office. The crowd cheered as Mrs. Obama talked about restoring the economy and overhauling the …

Good News and Bad News for Republicans

First, the good news: A New York Times/CBS News poll shows that President Obama’s approval ratings are similar to those of President George W. Bush in 2006 when Democrats swept both houses of Congress in the midterm elections. A deeply unpopular Republican Party is nonetheless gaining strength heading into the midterms, as the American public’s …

Remember How Obamacare Is Supposedly No Longer a Campaign Issue?

Sure you do. Of course, the facts show that Obamacare remains very much a campaign issue--the unsubstantiated claims of Greg Sargent and Paul Krugman notwithstanding--and now, via InstaPundit, we have an indication that if anything, not enough is being made about the deleterious effects of health care "reform":Institutions say complying with the Affordable Care Act has caused …

This Blog Post Is Dedicated to Stephen Bainbridge

The "moral outrage over tax inversions" is feigned outrage. It is ginned up, fake, astroturfed outrage that will go away as soon as the midterm elections are over. It currently commands (too much) attention because President Obama and the Democratic party are worried that they might lose the Senate in the midterms, because they have no genuine …

Some Common Sense on Corporate Tax Inversions

Courtesy of Greg Mankiw:“Some people are calling these companies ‘corporate deserters.’ ”That is what President Obama said last month about the recent wave of tax inversions sweeping across corporate America, and he did not disagree with the description. But are our nation’s business leaders really so unpatriotic?A tax inversion occurs when an American company merges with …

Integrity Inverted

Anyone really surprised by this?President Barack Obama won’t return campaign donations to executives, advisers and directors who have profited from offshore mergers that reduce corporate taxes using a technique he has called “unpatriotic.”Responding to a Bloomberg News report that described connections between more than 20 Obama donors and the tax-cutting transactions, White House Deputy Press Secretary …

If Only We Had Some “Economic Patriotism” in the White House

To wit:President Barack Obama says U.S. corporations that adopt foreign addresses to avoid taxes are unpatriotic. His own administration helped one $20 billion American company do just that.As part of the bailout of the auto industry in 2009, Obama’s Treasury Department authorized spending $1.7 billion of government funds to get a bankrupt Michigan parts-maker back …

About Those Racist Attacks on Elaine Chao

I covered them here. Note that this isn't the first time such attacks have been leveled. So, I may have had reasons for writing, as I did, that "I wouldn’t be in the least bit surprised if Groob was told to make the statements and take the professional hit in order to make racism work …

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