Reform Articles

Ryan Speaks About Repealing Obamacare and Reforming Medicare to Seniors

4:39 PM, Sep 21, 2012

Addressing the audience at an AARP convention today, Paul Ryan declared, "The first step to a stronger Medicare is to repeal Obamacare." He explained to those in attendance how Obamacare would turn "Medicare into a piggy bank," while also putting "15 unelected bureaucrats in charge of Medicare’s future."  Ryan added, "The president doesn’t talk much about what Obamacare will really mean for seniors." Why? "People don’t like it."

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First Romney-Ryan Interview

6:23 AM, Aug 13, 2012

CBS's Bob Schieffer interviewed Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for last night's edition of 60 Minutes:

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Risky Romney Business

From the Scrapbook.
11:32 PM, Jun 22, 2012

Mitt Romney has a well-deserved reputation as risk-averse and cautious. His campaign team has made no secret of its strategy to have their man tiptoe to the presidency by focusing almost exclusively on President Obama’s stewardship of the economy. The execution of this strategy depends on Romney doing nothing to “distract” from the economy, meaning that Romney’s innate caution is being reinforced at every turn by those around him.

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Dodd-Frank Is Unconstitutional

8:54 AM, Jun 22, 2012

C. Boyden Gray and Jim R. Purcell, writing in the Wall Street Journal:

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The Scott Walker of Greece

9:45 AM, Jun 16, 2012

The New York Times profiles the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, the Scott Walker of Greece:

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Panel Plus: On Wisconsin

11:01 AM, Jun 10, 2012

The Fox News Sunday Internet-only after show Panel Plus, with Bill Kristol, Charles Lane, Liz Cheney, and Mara Liasson, on the Wisconsin recall election:

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Walker to Romney: Go Big, and Go Bold

5:00 PM, Jun 06, 2012

Less than twelve hours after he won the election to recall him from office, Scott Walker made a direct and forceful pitch to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: go big, and go bold.

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Illinois State Rep. Unleashes Tirade on House Floor

2:13 PM, May 30, 2012

Mike Bost, a Republican member of the Illinois general assembly from Murphysboro, unleashed an explosive tirade on the Democratic-led legislative body for repeatedly bringing pension reform bills to a vote before giving lawmakers a chance to read them.

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How Romney Should Respond to the JP Morgan News

11:07 AM, May 12, 2012

James Pethokoukis recommends that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney use the following response to the news that JP Morgan lost $2 billion in risky trading:

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Colson as Prison Reformer

3:45 PM, Apr 27, 2012

Fyodor Dostoevsky once purportedly wrote that the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.  As many in the mainstream media have reminded us since his April 21 death at age 80, Charles W. Colson first did so in 1973, as President Nixon’s “hatchet man” sent to prison for seven months after his role in exposing Daniel Ellsberg.  His subsequent contributions to improving the lives of prisoners—and to setting in motion entirely new prison paradigms—will endure for decades to come.

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The Psychology of Entitlements

Let's call Social Security what it is — a welfare program.
1:28 PM, Apr 09, 2012

Robert Samuelson has a strong column today on how one of the biggest obstacles to Social Security reform might be psychological. Though FDR's original vision for the program was a "contributory pension plan" and most Americans are still under the the impression that this is what it is, the reality is that it's structured much more like a welfare program:

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Jindal Reforms Education in Louisiana

2:17 PM, Apr 05, 2012

Governor Bobby Jindal brings hope and change to the education system in Louisiana. The AP reports

"The Louisiana House has given final passage to Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to make it tougher for teachers to reach the job protection known as tenure and to do away with the statewide pay scale for teachers.

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Ryan’s Tax Plan Moves the Ball

3:08 PM, Mar 21, 2012

While the spending side of the House Republican budget plan is getting most of the media attention, the revenue portion of the plan deserves just as much attention for what it achieves—the resumption of a healthy debate over just what tax reform should entail.

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Louisiana Teachers Cancel Class to Protest Education Reform Bill

3:08 PM, Mar 13, 2012

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is moving ahead with education reform--but it isn't without controversy.

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Good for the Country, Bad for Republicans

10:41 AM, Feb 03, 2012

Today’s jobs report is all good news for the country, and bad news for Republicans who are hoping that a failing economy is all they need in order to unseat President Obama.

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Obamacare Still Bad for the Rest of Us

8:12 AM, Dec 08, 2011

Spike Dolomite Ward’s op-ed in the Los Angeles Times has been getting a fair amount of attention.  Ward, a private citizen and an on-again, off-again supporter of President Obama and his party, is now thankful for Obama because Obamacare helped her get health coverage for cancer when she didn’t have insurance.

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Paul Ryan on Medicare Reform: 'Leaders Are Elected to Lead'

3:16 PM, May 22, 2011

Today, on Meet the Press, Paul Ryan responded to a question in which David Gregory asserted that the Medicare reforms proposed by the House are unpopular.

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Gingrich: Let's Try to Reform Medicare This Year

1:25 PM, May 17, 2011

On a conference call with bloggers and reporters from conservative media outlets today, Newt Gingrich continued to do damage control in the wake of his comments on Meet the Press, in which he used the terms "radical change" and "right-wing social engineering" when discussing the House Republicans' plan to reform Medicare.

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Boldness on Entitlement Reform Will Benefit Republicans

5:00 AM, Mar 29, 2011

As Republicans contemplate what sort of budget they should propose (real budget solutions, not continuing resolutions), it's important to realize that they are in a somewhat enviable position: What is clearly best for the country is also likely best for them politically.

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