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HUDSON: Democrats responsible for high prices

HUDSON: Democrats responsible for high prices

“Higher energy prices act like a tax.” Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow was exactly right when it comes to the burden high energy prices have on American families. Unfortunately, this tax is one that Democrats in Washington seem more than willing to pass on to you and your family. Gas prices have continued to soar because of President Joe Biden and Washington Democrats’ ongoing war on American energy. Last week, the national average price for gas hit a new record 10 days in a row. For the first time ever, the price of gas is now…
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MCCAUGHEY: Dems reject work ethic, embrace freeloaders

MCCAUGHEY: Dems reject work ethic, embrace freeloaders

The Democratic Party used to call itself the party of working people and hail the “dignity of work.” No more. Now Democrats want to guarantee people who choose not to work an income funded by the suckers who do the right thing by showing up for work, caring for their family and paying taxes.  Fortunately, these self-supporting Americans just dodged a bullet. The failure to pass Build Back Better in Congress, thanks to holdout Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) means that the monthly checks or automatic bank deposits to parents with kids, sometimes dubbed Biden Bucks, come to an end…
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BARONE: Republicans gain big in blue-collar elections but narrowly in affluent state legislative elections

BARONE: Republicans gain big in blue-collar elections but narrowly in affluent state legislative elections

State legislative special elections provide an interesting index of partisan sentiment these days. That wasn’t so in the late 20th century, when clever local candidates and notables often got voters to cross party lines. But in this century of increasing partisan polarization and straight-ticket voting, local special elections are a proxy for opinion on national issues. In that light, consider the results of the two special legislative elections that have resulted in a change of parties so far this year.  The first was in Connecticut’s 36th state Senate district on Aug. 17. This is the richest state Senate district in…
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GINGRICH: Youngkin’s parents vs. McAuliffe’s union bosses

GINGRICH: Youngkin’s parents vs. McAuliffe’s union bosses

The Virginia governor’s race may be developing into an argument with a clear choice that has real implications for campaigns across the country in 2022. Tuesday night’s debate clarified the dramatic gap between Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe. It is clear: Youngkin stands with parents who care about their children’s education, and McAuliffe stands with the union bosses who want total control of our lives. During the debate, McAuliffe made what may be an election-collapsing mistake. He spoke honestly about the degree to which he would exclude parents from their children’s educations. Consider this exchange: Republican Youngkin: “I…
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HUDSON: Democrats’ ludicrous claim that most expensive bill in history will cost $0

HUDSON: Democrats’ ludicrous claim that most expensive bill in history will cost $0

Freedom is under attack. Liberal politicians in Washington think they know what’s best for you when it comes to your health care, what your children are learning in school, what kind of car you should drive, and how you spend the money in your bank account. Their reckless spending has already led to skyrocketing inflation. Unfortunately, Washington Democrats are doing everything they can to advance trillions more in government spending and new taxes that will transform our society and only make inflation worse. Last week, Democrats worked to advance their $3,5000,000,000,000 infrastructure bill. Only 10% of this bill goes to…
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