Countering the Democratic Midterm Push

With an unpopular president in office and many congressional seats up for grabs, the Democratic high command is fundraising with a vengeance, hoping to swamp the 2014 midterms with dollars and attack ads to retain control of the Senate. So what should Republicans do? Here are some suggestions.

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Obama’s Fairway Fist-Bump Is In Good Company

Reacting in horror to journalist James Foley’s death at the hand of Islamic murderers was one of this summer’s bipartisan moments. A similarly party-blind reaction occurred to President Barack Obama’s hitting the links minutes after delivering a statement about the murder. Democrats and Republicans alike were stunned to see pictures of the president’s fairway fist-bumps, no matter the optics of such nonchalance.

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Income Inequality in America: Is It Rising and Is It Bad

For anyone following the media just now, it is hard to get through a week without hearing about income inequality in America. In case you missed it, it’s gone up in the last few decades and this, we are told, is a bad thing. On both accounts, I wonder.

The recent flurry of interest follows the publication of Capital in the 21st Century, by French economist Thomas Piketty. After laying out his data, Piketty calls for a cure of, yes, higher taxes and a variety of familiar left-wing policy elixirs. Paul Krugman loves him.

Maybe Mr. Krugman shouldn’t have chortled so quickly.

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