• Thomas Sowell: Guns and Pensions – Eventually, the truth will come out that there is just not enough money in the till to pay what retirees were promised. But eventually can be a long time. A politician can win quite a few elections between now and eventually — and be living in comfortable retirement by the time it is somebody else’s problem to cope with the impossibility of paying retirees the pensions they were promised.
  • Gregory Kane: One Gun Victim Obama Will Not Trot Out – Last week, the nation witnessed Obama trot out survivors of gun violence at his State of the Union address. He shamelessly used them for political gain. It was so cheap; it was so tawdry. In short, it was vintage Obama.
  • Armstrong Williams: Moving From “We the People” to “We the Government” – The president’s State of the Union was — to my pleasant surprise — not  partisan vitriol, but — to my unpleasant lack of surprise — a full-on liberal  call to action. I noticed that there was comparatively little applause or  enthusiasm for this State of the Union — sort of like the lack of enthusiasm for  the president around the country, as he was re-elected by just a 51 percent  majority. The president is out of ideas.
  • Mychal Massie: We Need a Movement – We need a movement of NO.  NO more Obama and No more government intrusion.  History shows that movements of the people to dethrone potentates and reclaim individual rights have succeeded.
  • Kathryn Jean Lopez: Rick Warren’s Shadow SOTU – “Freedom is fragile. It never, ever, ever lasts unless we protect it, preserve it, defend it,” Rick Warren said, sitting in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall, where the president of the United States once spoke on economics, his advance men having requested that the school remove the name of Jesus, with the Jesuit school inexplicably complying.
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Reaganism After Reagan – Today’s Republicans are very good at tending the fire of Ronald Reagan’s memory but not nearly as good at learning from his successes. It’s because Republicans have not moved on from that time that Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, in their responses to the State of the Union address last week, offered so few new ideas.
  • Herman Cain: Nice Try Democrats – We have a spending problem, Democrats! Not only do you spend too much, and borrow too much, but you are spending it in ways that are far less beneficial than what would happen if you just left it in the hands of the people who produced and earned it in the first place.
  • Lauren Enriquez: New York and Abortion: The Love Story Continues – While most abortion-related legislation the last two years has been aimed at protecting women and unborn children through pro-life efforts in state governments, a glaring exception illustrates the extent to which one state is willing to go to mitigate protections for the unborn. This state is New York, and its Governor Cuomo himself has headlined efforts aimed at legislation so brash, it would make some abortion rights advocates blush.
  • Alveda King: Philadelphia Board of Health Wants to Kill More Babies – The same Philadelphia Board of Health that ignored Gosnell’s House of Horrors is at it again! After ignoring several demands from local citizens and outraged prolife civil rights leaders calling to end the terrors of abortion in their city, the Board of Health has passed a new resolution last Friday, February 15, 2013 calling for the federal government and the state of Pennsylvania to fund all abortions for poor women.
  • Alberto Gonzales: Drones and the Power to Kill – There are two decision points the government must maneuver in the killing of  American citizens by unmanned aerial drones. The first is the government’s  determination that an American is an enemy combatant. The second involves the timing and manner of executing the kill order against  an enemy combatant according to the laws of war.
  • Alton Drew: On the Minimum Wage – Raising the minimum wage won’t lead to job creation; it won’t lead to capital accumulation on the part of labor; it won’t increase business profits either.
  • Alex Gonzalez: Texas, Follow the Florida Model of Redistricting – Texas will have to go through the painful process of redrawing its congressional districts and still show that it doesn’t not want to alienate Latinos and other minorities in the state. Perhaps it is time for Republicans in the Texas Legislature to try a different approach, the Florida approach—keep Latinos districts together and win over their vote and trust.
  • Angela West: The Party Most Vilified: The Tea Party Movement – As with all new organizations, which buck the establishment, you will find a great deal of opposition. Opposition from the Left is inevitable, but it has been the opposition from the right that is most perplexing.
  • Cristy Li: Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu District of Columbia Tax Deadbeat
  • Fox News Latino: Tea Party to Launch Its Own Latino Outreach
  • Politico: GOP Group’s Goal: Get More Minorities to the Hill

 

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