2008 record      

 


  • With the Muslim world reaching a boiling point, U.S. intelligence fears that the unrest could create a power vacuum exploited by al-Qaida and its parent, the radical Muslim Brotherhood.

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  • Labor: A standoff between Wisconsin's governor and public employees is billed as a battle for Americans' hearts and minds. On closer look, the real prize may be their pocketbooks.

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  • Consumer confidence plunged in early March amid soaring energy prices to the lowest since October 2008, according to the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index released Tuesday.

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  • The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index precipitously declined 7.9 points, or 15.5%, in March posting 43.0 vs. 50.9 in February.

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  • With the price of gas up 39 cents at the pump in a month and heading higher amid turmoil in much of the Middle East, Americans wonder why the U.S. isn't doing more to exploit its own oil resources.

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  • Americans are deeply split on the role of government, but the majority at this point think Washington should be smaller and provide fewer services, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll.

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  • Democrats favor "The King's Speech," while Republicans and Independents like "True Grit" for the best picture of the year.

    Checks And Balances: A federal judge has told the government it can't implement ObamaCare because it's unconstitutional. Has the White House complied? No, it's knowingly breaking the law.

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  • Our nation continues to be ideologically center-right, and Americans are not buying the view advanced in the media that the president has ideologically moved toward the center. The center-right country also sees the news media in the same vein as the president — as liberal.

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  • While our conservative friends take great comfort when they are able to support their positions with the wisdom of our nation’s creators, they tend to conveniently turn in the other direction when the words of our Founders cut against them.

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