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Image of the Day: "Bidenomics" Crushes Consumer Confidence

Consumer spending accounts for approximately two-thirds of the U.S. economy, so Joe Biden's crushing impact on consumer confidence helps resolve his apologists' confusion over Biden's economic disapproval.  After inheriting an economy rebounding from the Covid shock, Biden's policies quickly drove consumer confidence back downward, where it continues to stagnate.  No wonder he finds himself in such electoral hot water.

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May 08, 2024 • 12:39 PM

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91 Democrats Abandon Working Class, Become Party of Freeloaders

The Democratic Party, long known as the party for working people, is now for freeloaders. Democrats want taxpayers to support people who refuse to get off the couch and get a job. That's the major reason Democrats and Republicans in Washington were locked in a stalemate for weeks over hiking the debt ceiling. The biggest sticking point was whether…

92 The Pregame Is Over for Trump vs. DeSantis

There's been a huge amount of commentary on former President Donald Trump's big lead over Gov. Ron DeSantis in national polls. In the current RealClearPolitics average of polls, Trump has a 30.8-point lead – 53.2% to DeSantis' 22.4%. That lead, while enormous, has been shrinking in the last week; on May 20, it was 36.9 points. Now,…

93 Jail the Shoplifters

Brazen shoplifting is hurting all of us.  I'm brushing with bubble gum-flavored children's toothpaste because it takes too long to get a clerk at the pharmacy to unlock the adult toothpaste. Before the shoplifting scourge, shoppers could actually browse and read product labels. Target, Home Depot and other retailers announced last week…

94 John Brennan, Enemy of the People

The just-released Durham report confirmed that the FBI not only failed to corroborate the Steele dossier, Hillary Clinton's oppo-doc against former President Donald Trump, but it regularly ignored existing, sometimes dispositive, evidence to keep the investigation alive. Some officials were credulous. Others were devious. But no one "stole"…

95 Professional Golf's Political Meltdown

For more than a year, professional golf has been engulfed in a civil war over money and politics. The cause has been the creation of a new tour, funded by the vastly wealthy government of Saudi Arabia, to challenge the dominance – some would say the monopoly – of the PGA Tour. The PGA Tour has reacted like any other…

96 The Green Movement Is a Jobs Killer. Are Unions Finally Figuring This Out?

Could it be that union bosses are finally waking up to the cold reality that the greatest threat to steel workers, the United Auto Workers, miners, machinists and the Teamsters is the radical climate change agenda of the environmentalists?  The green movement has taken the Democratic Party hostage – and President Joe…

97 The Democrats' Debt Ceiling Position Makes Zero Sense

"If you buy a car," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre explained the other day, "you are expected to pay the monthly payment. ... It's that simple." Is it? Now, obviously, those who argue that the president can cancel millions of student loans by decree aren't in a position to offer lessons on personal responsibility…

98 U.S. Score Falls to All-Time Low in 2023 Index of Economic Freedom

Economic freedom, which includes physical and intellectual property rights, made the United States the wealthiest, most innovative and most powerful nation in the history of the world.   Accordingly, when America’s economic freedom score falls to an all-time low in the latest Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom just as recession…

99 Most Americans Don't Believe Biden Fit to Serve – Now What?

President Joe Biden was born Nov. 20, 1942. That has been a well-known fact, or at least a widely available fact, since Biden entered national politics a half-century ago. The fact that Biden is 80 years old now, and that he will be 82 when the next presidential term begins, and that he will be 86 when that term ends – all that has…

100 Making Homelessness a Valid Lifestyle Choice Is Wrong

Americans must not surrender to the new normal of squalor and urban chaos – of tent encampments, public defecation, panhandling and shouting schizophrenics. In the aftermath of Jordan Neely's tragic death on a New York subway, advocates for the homeless and most Democratic politicians are demanding unfettered freedom for the homeless…

101 Instead of Smearing Justices, Senators Should Be Asking Them For Ethics Lessons

The concerted effort by the media and Democrats to delegitimize the Supreme Court is the most consequential attack on our institutions in memory.  Make no mistake. The "Supreme Court Ethics Reform" hearing this week was meant to discredit the high court and slander justices with innuendo. Nothing else. Democrats are angry because the…

102 Amid Record Economic Pessimism, Biden Asks for Six More Years

Two years into a presidency plagued by unprecedented depths of dysfunction, Joe Biden officially asked American voters this week for six more.   Most observers, of course, characterize Biden’s request as seeking “four more years,” perhaps best captured by Wall Street Journal columnist Gerard Baker’s commentary entitled…

103 The Hunter Biden Whistleblower

The Justice Department has been investigating President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden for a long time. The probe began in 2018, before the elder Biden even decided to run for president. It is now in its fifth year. Hunter Biden has not been charged with any wrongdoing. The investigation continues. What has taken so long? We've all heard about the younger…

104 When a City Plagued By Crime Votes for More Crime

It was another weekend of violence and disorder in Chicago. "At least 32 shot, 8 fatally, in weekend violence across city," read one headline on the WLS-TV news website. Another headline said, "15 arrested in connection with Loop chaos after 2 teens shot." That story went on to report that a "large disturbance" &ndash…

105 When Democrats Attack Democracy

The United States Constitution and all the state constitutions establish legislatures and give those legislatures the authority to set their own rules. The constitutions also give lawmakers the authority to punish members for violating those rules. Rules make a legislature run, which is why party leaders always stack their rules committees with lawmakers…

106 The Left Has Killed Our Great Cities

Mark down Tuesday, April 4, as the night Chicago died.  That's when we learned that Second City voters narrowly elected Brandon Johnson as their next mayor. This is a city that was flattened during the reign of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who lost in the first round of voting for Chicago mayor because she didn't finish in one of the top two spots.…

107 No One Is Above the Law? Give Me a Break

Lock Donald Trump up, or don't lock him up, but don't tell me that "no one is above the law." It's one of the most ludicrous fantasies peddled by the left. Plenty of people are "above the law." James Clapper, who lied under oath to Congress about spying on the American people, is above the law. John Brennan, who lied about a domestic…

108 More Entitlement Red Flags as Politicians Tout Inaction

Republicans and Democrats have been tripping over each other to tell voters how committed they are to making zero changes to Social Security and Medicare. Meanwhile, the Social Security and Medicare Trustees just confirmed yet again that within 10 years the programs' funds will be insolvent. It's hard to forget the scene during the most recent State…

109 Hey, Uncle Sam: Stop Paying People for Not Working

A policy question these days that has befuddled federal lawmakers is why so many millions of people have not returned to the workplace in the post-COVID-19 era. The labor force participation rate among employable adults is near a record low today. There are at least 2 million to 4 million employable adults who could and should be working but aren't…

110 Latest IRS Intimidation Reaffirms Need for Protections

Imagine your reaction if Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents showed up unannounced on your doorstep.   The IRS typically contacts taxpayers via mail, and what sense does it make to waste agents’ time by sending them out for home visits when the occupants may not even be home?   Now imagine their stated reason was that…

111 Are we the Byzantines?

When Constantinople finally fell to the Ottomans on Tuesday, May 29, 1453, the Byzantine Empire and its capital had up to that point survived for 1,000 years beyond the fall of the Western Empire at Rome. Always outnumbered in a sea of enemies, the Byzantines’ survival had depended on its realist diplomacy of dividing its enemies, avoiding military…

112 Joe Biden and Democrats' Chronic Crime Problem

What's one good clue that President Joe Biden really intends to run for reelection in 2024? He is trying to distance himself from the Democratic Party's soft approach to crime. The president, who in 2020 distanced himself from Democrats who advocated defunding the police, stunned many in his party recently when he announced his opposition to a lenient…

113 The Price of Eliminating Consequences

Recently there were some remarkable online videos of a Portland, Oregon good Samaritan confronting shoplifters and forcing them to dump loads of their pilfered goods. More stunning, however, was the sheer outrage – of the thieves! They pouted. They screamed. They resisted. How dare anyone stop them from stealing anything they wished. The criminals…

114 The Peter (Buttigieg) Principle

In the 1960s, there was a professor and business analyst named Lawrence J. Peter. He became famous for coming up with something called the Peter Principle. The informal way to describe it was this: In a business hierarchy, an employee does well and is promoted. He does well in his new, higher-level job, and is promoted again. He does well in that position…

115 Scholars Rank Biggest Spending Presidents as the Greatest

Before President Joe Biden entered the White House, he consulted with several prominent historians about how to be a great commander in chief. Their answer: Grow government. Spend, spend, spend. Don't worry about blowing up the debt. It was the worst possible advice, and that meeting no doubt contributed to our economic calamity. So, I wasn't surprised…

116 Biden's 'Migrants First, Americans Last' Policy

President Joe Biden's "Put Americans Last" policy is on full display at the chemical spill disaster in Ohio. Fearing for their lives, local residents of the small town of East Palestine, Ohio, have been forced to evacuate their homes, their eyes burning, their skin mottled with rashes, their drinking water suspect – yet the…

117 The Fetterman Dilemma

John Fetterman was sworn in as senator from Pennsylvania on Jan. 3. On Feb. 8, after 36 days in office, Fetterman was admitted to George Washington University Hospital in Washington after experiencing symptoms he and those around him feared might indicate a stroke. Tests showed he did not have a stroke, and Fetterman was released after two nights in…

118 James Clapper Can't Stop Lying

In an interview with The Washington Post's "fact-checker," former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper contends that Politico misled the public about a letter he and 50 other former intel officials signed during the 2020 presidential campaign warning that the New York Post's Hunter Biden laptop story could be Russian deception. &…

119 Justice for George Santos

Some Republicans have entreated House GOP leaders: Can't we get rid of this guy? Can't we just kick him out? The guy, of course, is Rep. George Santos, the GOP freshman who won election in the 3rd District of New York by lying about virtually everything in his life. His campaign also operated on what appears to be a very shady financial basis. But…

120 The Mess of an Address

After listening to the State of the Union address, Americans know why the latest Reuters poll has President Joe Biden at 41 percent approval. Vice President Kamala Harris polls even lower – despite the obsequious efforts of the most biased media in history that has, in effect, merged with the Democratic Party. The nation was reminded again…

 
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"I didn't expect debates in 2024. It seemed to me that there was too much risk involved for both Biden and Trump. Nor is there a mandate of heaven for presidential debates. But the two candidates calculate risk differently -- that's probably why they are presidents. In their view, the potential upside of watching your opponent melt down is greater than the risk of tripping up. If you do implode, you…[more]
 
 
— Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon
 
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