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Townhall: Hair on Fire

In case you didn’t notice, the world didn’t end on Friday. Oh, and Paul Jacob’s Sunday column on is up. Click on over, and come back here for more prophetic nourishment. “The Brutal Arithmetic of the Budget Deficit,” Businessweek “FAQ About Sequestration Under the Budget Control Act of 2011,”

Shooting from the Hip

Wearing his I’m-Not-Partisan-No-Not-Me hat, President Obama has again declared war on partisanship, telling congressional Republicans to “peel off the partisan war paint.” To be partisan in a bad way is not merely to belong to a political party and more or less support its program. It is to cling to

Death by a Thousand Non-Cuts

As I write this, the United States of America is $16,275,179,205,442 in debt. By the time you read this, we’ll have piled up millions more. Much debt is of recent vintage. When George W. Bush became president in 2000, the national red ink totaled $5.7 trillion. In eight years, Dubya

Let’s Jump!

When I was a kid, my mother would rhetorically ask, “If your friends jumped off a cliff, Paul, would you?” Moot question now. My friends don’t dare jump, nor do my political enemies. Face it, Ma, nobody wants to do a swan dive off the fiscal cliff. Except for me. It

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