Pulse Opinion Research will conduct weekly surveys on the 2010 election for Fox News, and the latest Pulse Opinion Research survey covered five states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nevada, and California.
John Boehner, Republican Minority House Leader and very possibly the next Speaker of the House, called Wednesday for a freeze on all current federal tax rates, including those adopted as the Bush tax cuts.
George Washington was one of the greatest men in human history. This greatness had to do with his tenacity, his character, and his courage. But most of all, George Washington was a giant because he rejected power and set a precedent for American government that has been a crucial part of the goodness of America.
The “Restoring Honor” rally that Glenn Beck held in Washington this past weekend brought in huge numbers of people from all over the nation. Anyone who watched the coverage of the event could see that.
What happens when government tries to make things better? Usually, it makes things worse. Wind power sounded like a harmless enough idea.
Intrusive statism has many ways of harassing citizens. The most conspicuous, and in many ways the least dangerous, is by passing statutes. These laws, at least, are public and subject to debate before enactment. Laws, in theory, apply to all citizens equally.
During the last sixteen years, the leaders of majority parties in the houses of Congress have been defeated twice: Speaker Foley in Washington in the 1994 election and Senate Majority Leader Daschle in the 2002 election. Senator Reid from Nevada may be the next member of Congress to discover that clout in Washington does not reflexively translate into electoral victory back home.? “Bringing home the bacon,” the ability of senior members of Congress to raid the public fisc for dubious projects back home, has long been considered a key advantage of incumbency (regardless of whether the member of Congress is a Democrat or a Republican.)?
The natural yen of our government to collect information on its citizens and to create command centers to review that information has continued to grow since September 11, 2001. Some of these efforts focus purely on terrorism, but others extend broadly into every area of American life, and seldom are they efficacious.
The National Right to Work Foundation has aggressively pursued recusal motions against Craig Becker, a recess appointment by President Obama to the National Labor Relations Board. Becker had previously served as associate general counsel for the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union, an organization which has come under increasing scrutiny in connection to illicit activities by Obama and his supporters.
Charles Rangel, a longtime liberal Democrat from a northern industrial state (New York), a congressman who chairs the immensely powerful House Ways and Means Committee, faces almost overwhelming evidence of corruption and abuse of power. Although many of his constituents think of Rangel highly — because of all the favors he has been able to do for them over his long tenure in Congress, he faces a tough reelection fight. Still, Rangel intends to fight to keep his seat in Congress.