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Happy Reagan Day

Feb 6, 2013 6:41 AM PT

40 state governors have proclaimed Feb. 6 "Ronald Reagan Day," in honor of his birthday.  (The supporters are a bipartisan group, but all of the governors who refused to join in the proclamation are Democrats.)  

Grover Norquist has a grim comparison between Obama malaise and Reagan prosperity that begins and ends with Reagan-style optimism, suggesting today is a good time to "look forward and realize how bright our future could be."  But then he wraps it up with this, and I don't think he meant it sarcastically:

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The sequester and our opposition government

Feb 6, 2013 5:44 AM PT

We live in a leaderless country governed, in effect, by two opposition parties: the anti-war movement in the Senate and the Tea Party movement in the House.

With a normal government--with a president actually interested in performing his duties rather than destroying his opponents, for instance--we would have avoided the sequester.

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Why Is Obama's IRS Crushing Tax Exempt Charities?

Feb 5, 2013 1:53 PM PT

While more and more Americans find themselves mired in the current economic morass, the Obama IRS is auditing tax-exempt charities at an alarming rate. Research conducted by the Government Accountability Institute found that "under Obama, IRS audits for tax-exempt organizations have jumped 79 percent over what they were were under George W. Bush." 

From Fox: 

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