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“Recovery Summer,” Episode V – New Government Report Shows U.S. Economy Stalling Five Years into Recovery
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, August 01 2013
Three long years ago this week, on August 2, 2010, former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced unambiguously in The New York Times, “Welcome to the Recovery.”  That was during the second of the Obama Administration’s so-called “Recovery Summers.”  Now into our fifth such summer, Americans still await an actual recovery.  That unfortunate reality was reinforced this week, when the U.S. Commerce Department announced second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth of just 1.7%.  That follows first-quarter 2013 growth of just 1.1%, and…
 
Obama Gripped by Intellectual Exhaustion
There are certain surefire signs that you’re losing in politics. Foremost among them: You spend…
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Detroit’s ObamaCare Bailout Could Bankrupt the Young and Healthy
With the Obama administration gearing up to spend $700 million on an advertising blitz to convince the…
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Detroit vs. Houston: Laboratories for Liberalism, Conservatism
Liberals incessantly claim fealty to “science,” while falsely caricaturing libertarians and…
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ObamaCare’s “Data Hub” Should be Its Death Knell
With a string of controversial policy decisions, ObamaCare’s Federal Data Hub is shaping up to…
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Why Character Still Matters
In economics, they call it the principal-agent problem. When someone else is entrusted with carrying…
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Obama Ties Nixon for Lowest Public Approval at This Point in Presidency
In 2008, Barack Obama immodestly cited Ronald Reagan as the type of “transformative” president…
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After Zimmerman: In Defense of “Stand Your Ground” Laws
Since its earliest days, the Obama administration has been guided by the mantra, “never let a crisis…
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The Next President: Who Best Compensates for Obama’s Failings?
The American electorate has a reliable propensity to behave like a spurned lover. Just as a heartbroken…
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Cutting a Check Vs. Cutting Costs: How Government Mismanages the Economy
The federal government has constructed a virtually perfect system by which to create a dependent class.…
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Illinois Joins the Other 49 States, Finally Ends Blanket Prohibition on Right to Keep and Bear Arms
This week, Illinois ended its dubious distinction as the final state prohibiting citizens from carrying…
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Question of the Week   
Voters in how many states will be asked in the November 2014 mid-term elections to accept or reject state-wide ballot measures to legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"In an effort to keep the public calm, the CDC pretended to know more about Ebola than it actually does.First, the CDC insisted that Ebola is very difficult to transmit from person to person. But, that is clearly not true. This particular Ebola strain appears to be more infectious than others. ...Second, the CDC insisted that Ebola is not airborne. That is probably mostly true, but it may not be entirely…[more]
 
 
—Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
— Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
 
Liberty Poll   

Thinking only about voting procedures and requirements in your state, how much confidence do you have that voter fraud will be kept to a minimum in the 2014 midterm elections?