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  • A barrage of wedgies [Commentary]

    A barrage of wedgies  [Commentary]
    Social issues are labeled "wedge issues" for a reason. They appeal to emotion. They are easily communicated. They count when ballots are cast. Throw in poll-tested rhetoric and effective manipulation of facts, and there you have it: the capture of an important voting bloc.
  • The Republican's list of grievances grows long [Commentary]

    The Republican's list of grievances grows long [Commentary]
    I have developed a habit of noting things that annoy me, a not infrequent task for a Republican these days. When the grievance list gets long enough, I turn it into a Sunday column. Herein my latest list: 1. Eric Holder: In no particular order,...

    Teleworkers keep government open during snowstorms

    Teleworkers keep government open during snowstorms
    As heavy snow shut down businesses and federal offices again this month, liberated workers tweeted about sipping hot cocoa, lying under blankets and bingeing on "House of Cards." But Edwin Gotico spent the day reading and responding to emails and...

    Obamacare hurts more than helps [Commentary]

    Obamacare hurts more than helps [Commentary]
    There is a reason I have written about the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") more than a dozen times (and why it is the most extensive chapter in my new book): The law is the most hurtful legislation imposed on the American people in my lifetime. But...

    Obama never quite scratches the economy's itch [Commentary]

    Obama never quite scratches the economy's itch [Commentary]
    Those of us of a certain age recall the scene all too well: Lucy pulling the football away just as Charlie Brown was about to kick it, visions of football glory dancing in his head. Charlie Brown always fell for the prank, believing that Lucy would...