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Why Latinos Should Resist Big Government

Israel Ortega | Posted 02.06.2012 | Latino Voices
Israel Ortega

With the Hispanic population poised to continue growing, it would be an awful irony to recreate the very same economic conditions we sought to escape from Latin America.

Is The Bible A 'Small Government' Book?

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

The Bible is not a partisan document that calls on us to become Republicans or Democrats. What it offers is not a political platform but an ethical framework to guide us in our political thinking.

Pantyhose and Patriots: The Big Government Time Machine

Tanya M. Acker | Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy
Tanya M. Acker

During WWII, the government asked women to turn in their hosiery, which was used to make powder bags in naval artillery guns. Here are a few possible responses to such a hosiery drive today.

Tea Party America

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

In Tea Party America, you have to take personal responsibility, which means you pay most of your increasingly expensive medical costs, you put out your own fires, you inspect your own meat and you rebuild your own house after a natural disaster.

Support for Big Government Jobs Program Has Evaporated

Chriss Street | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Chriss Street

In a stunning reversal of voter opinions since the first weekend in August, the Rasmussen reports national telephone survey reveals that "Likely U.S. ...

Ron Paul Versus Government

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ron Paul has a philosophy of government. He sticks to it, even when it would quite obviously be convenient for him to downplay this position or that.

Own It, Obama!

Lucia Brawley | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Lucia Brawley

You actually heard me, President Obama. You used "Obama Cares," which I've been saying ever since you proposed your historic health care plan and whi...

Tea Partiers: Populist Corporate Camouflage

Ben Tripp | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Ben Tripp

Think about that. The original Boston Tea Party was an action against a compliant government working in the interests of a massive corporation. The corporate wing of the American government today is doing exactly the same thing, and using the Tea Party as cover to do it.

Big Government's Real War on Marriage

James Peron | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
James Peron

The power of the State to tear loving couples apart is indeed a frightening, intrusive one. It is one that is still being used to destroy loving, married couples, simply on the basis that both are of the same gender.

From Doomsaying to Damage Control

Daniel Dowd | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Daniel Dowd

The truth is no one can really know what a negative economic outlook for a historically dominant superpower means, because we are in uncharted waters.

Jon Ward

War Of Words Between Pawlenty And Bachmann Shows Importance Of Upcoming Straw Poll | Jon Ward | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sniping between Republican presidential hopefuls Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann erupted into a fully public brawl on Sunday, as the t...

Debt Ceiling Just as Predicted! Now, Critical Next Steps

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now that the Republicans have heeded their Wall Street paymasters, there is even more reason for the Senate to pass its original Senate Budget Committee plan.

So You Like Big Government, Do You?

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Some people like a government that is big and does everything for its citizens. I do not.

Jon Ward

There Is No Tea Party: FreedomWorks CEO On The Movement's Evolution And Its Role In 2012 | Jon Ward | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One thing is certain. There is no Tea Party. There are only tea parties. In other words, two years after the birth of a new force ...

Stay Classy, Politicos

Edward Headington | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

Careers built over a lifetime can be ended in the amount of take it takes to hit "upload" or click "comment." Given that realization and Rep. Weiner's Twitter travails, here are five rules for aspiring politicos.

Top Five Life Lessons for Congressman Anthony Weiner

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

If you really want this whole story to go away, you just have to have your people find a better story that will draw more ratings and leak that to Chris Matthews or Sean Hannity. It's like tossing a nice, fresh steak into the lion's den.

Jon Ward

Ron Paul Tells Iowans The Paul Ryan Budget Does Nothing to Dethrone Big Government | Jon Ward | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul (Texas) on Monday panned Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget proposal, telling a crowd...

Watch: Demos and The Ayn Rand Center Debate "Government: What Is Its Proper Role?"

Miles Rapoport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

After the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath a great political divide emerged among many Americans reexamining the direction of our country.

Winning the Present

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

How lunatic-fringe do the House Republicans have to be before President Obama starts calling them out? These cuts have nothing to do with reasonable fiscal policy -- they are pure ideological retribution against government.

Be Like Ike, Wisconsin

Tom Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Silva

For those who may associate collective bargaining with the left wing of the Democratic Party, it may be valuable to know that people of impeccable Republican credentials supported it.

The Founding Fathers Were Not Libertarians

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

While I strongly disagree with the modern libertarian movement, I understand why my government-averse friends believe the things they believe, as opposed to, say, my friends who are Yankee fans.

Beyond Left And Right: Glenn Greenwald On The Tea Party And Civil Liberties

Salon | Glenn Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's long been clear that the best (and perhaps only) political hope for civil liberties in the U.S. is an alliance that transcends the standard Democ...

Get The Federal Government Out Of Education? That Wasn't The Founding Fathers' Vision

Jack Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

Increasingly conservatives are raising the question: What -- if any -- should be the federal role in education?

Regulators May Force Wall Street To Defer Half Of Executives' Bonuses, Wall Street Journal Reports

Reuters | Ben Klayman and Will Dunham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators will propose that major financial firms defer at least half of bonuses paid to top executives for at least three years, th...

Beware the Big vs. Small Govt Trap: It's Only About 4%. Yes, 4%

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

That is, there just is no big government versus small government debate. Just some differences along the spending continuum between 18-19 and 22-23% of GDP. But, watch the Democrats get snookered into it.