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Proof: the Republican Party Doesn’t Care About Fiscal Conservatism. Quo Vadis, Tea Party?

When Barack Obama gave a speech in Columbus, Ohio last year, I turned out to protest Barack Obama’s surveillance practices. The other protesters who I met outside the speech, part of a small grassroots Tea Party presence, didn’t care so much about Barack Obama’s big brother spying powers; they’d supported George W. Bush after all. [...]

Judd Gregg Wants Loopholes for Ski Poles

There’s one bit of legislative action by Senator Gregg that you won’t be able to read about in any press release from Senator Gregg’s office. It has to do with ski poles. [...]

Daniel P. Coughlin Is The Establishment of Religion in Congress

The office of the Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives is not merely a position of government-established religion. It appears to be particularly a Christian position. There has never been a non-Christian religious official who has held the position of House Chaplain. Women may be interested to know that a woman has never served in the position. [...]

Big Brother Spying Is Wasteful Spending

Those Americans who truly value fiscal discipline cannot support the continuation of rampant, inefficient, misdirected government spying programs against Americans citizens. It’s not just a matter of right and wrong. It’s also a simple matter of dollars and cents. [...]

Whose Fault is the Budget Deficit?

It’s been the Republicans who have slashed revenue, and it’s been Republicans who have engineered big spending programs like the Iraq War, the Department of Homeland Security, and missile defense. [...]