Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They’re wrong.
According to Israeli government documents, the former leader of South Africa was trained by Israel's intelligence agency in the 1960s; there are many parallels to be drawn between the Sochi and Berlin Olympics; meanwhile, a White House review panel member expresses his "surprise" in finding that the NSA's data collection has not stopped a single act of terrorism. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Here's a chance for all who think Obamacare is a socialist Big Government scheme to put their money where their ideology is: If you truly hate the Affordable Care Act, you must send back any of those rebate checks you receive from your insurance companies thanks to the new law.
Something interesting happens when hardworking, fiscally minded Americans find themselves on the public dole: They resent the government that lends a hand and feel guilty for accepting help. A major article from The New York Times documents the anxiety, frustration and confusion of a growing class of dependent Americans.Hardworking, fiscally minded Americans feel guilty when they land on the public dole. A New York Times article documents the frustration of a growing class of dependent Americans.
Don’t expect the present anti-government “consensus” to last. Global warming and the freaky, increasingly extreme weather that will accompany it is going to change all that.
Andrew Breitbart, founder and publisher of America's premier right-wing smear outfit, BigGovernment.com, has released yet another candid cam hatchet job, this one supposedly showing two professors at the University of Missouri instructing students on how to use violence to further the goals of the labor movement.
Ron Paul protégé Debra Medina is shaking up the Texas gubernatorial race, but scratch the surface of this rising tea party star and you'll find a Bush-style big-government hypocrite.
Here's a story you may have missed because it flies in the face of the dreary conventional wisdom: When advocates of public programs take on the right-wing anti-government crowd directly, the government-haters lose.
President Obama is gambling on America's readiness to embrace a larger, more comprehensive form of government, but will it take? "Recovering Republican" Arianna Huffington argues that the system Obama favors is currently working best for oligarchs, not those losing their homes or worried about their health care, while Tony Blankley thinks Big Pharma is pitching camp in the White House.