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Rubio Leads GOP Rebound in Fla.

If any state illustrates the screeching U-turn that American politics has taken in two short years, it's Florida. In the 2008 presidential election, Sunshine...

Could the Courts Outlaw the Minimum Wage?

John Raese, the Republican candidate for Senator in West Virginia, is running against the minimum wage. But he is not just saying it is a bad idea — he's arguing...

The Case Against Homeownership

Homeownership has let us down. For generations, Americans believed that owning a home was an axiomatic good. Our political leaders hammered home the point...

Texas Dems Grapple With Their Own Alvin Greene

South Carolina's unexpected Democratic nominee for the US Senate, mystery man Alvin Greene, says he wants to play golf with Barack Obama. But in Texas, another...

On With the Game

In the words of Franklin Roosevelt, sport "keeps our spirits alive." We sure need the diversion. But is sport keeping its end of the bargain? Immediately...

6 In Defense Of Failure

It sounds like a dubious aspiration, but one of the more pressing priorities for America this decade is to preserve our cherished freedom to fail in this...

The Loneliest Job.

There is a moment in every White House tenure when you can practically see the President walk away from everyone he's known, everyone he's been, because he now...

Black Friday

Here's hoping you avoided the food coma: you'll need your wits about you for Black Friday. The traditional day-after-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza has become a...

Some Schools to Big Brother Barack: Stay Out!

Correction Appended: Sept. 8, 2009When Barack Obama won Florida last November — the first northern Democrat to take the Sunshine State since FDR — many saw it as...

The Responsibility Revolution

We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals," FDR said in 1937, in the midst of the Great Depression. "We know now that it is bad economics."...

For American Consumers, a Responsibility Revolution

We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals," FDR said in 1937, in the midst of the Great Depression. "We know now that it is bad economics."...

The Relentless Mrs. Roosevelt

When Eleanor Roosevelt learned that her husband was going to run for President in 1932, she fell into a deep depression. "I knew what traditionally would lie...

The Minimum Wage

With the U.S. trillions of dollars in the hole, 70 cents an hour sounds like chump change. But it's a big boost for the millions of workers who earn that much...

The Fire This Time.

Economic crises come and go, but entitlements are forever. The Great Depression eventually dissipated, but Franklin Roosevelt's crown jewel--the Social Security...

Is the Party Over?

These days, Republicans have the desperate aura of an endangered species. They lost Congress, then the White House; more recently, they lost a slam-dunk House...

One Year Ago: The Republicans in Distress

These days, Republicans have the desperate aura of an endangered species. They lost Congress, then the White House; more recently, they lost a slam-dunk House...

The Rock Builder.

The President almost seemed apologetic. "This may be a slightly longer speech than I usually give," he told his audience at Georgetown University on April 14...