Scott Galupo


September 2010


How Income Gap Ignorance Will Hurt Entitlement Reform

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A number of liberal writers have fastened onto survey data, forthcoming in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, showing public perceptions about wealth distribution that diverge significantly with economic reality.

Matt Yglesias worries about the “extent to which the public vastly ...

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New Deal
Clinton, Bill
Reagan, Ronald
deficit and national debt
poverty
health care reform
health care
taxes
Medicare
social security
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Beck, Palin, O'Donnell, and the Tea Party Are the New Buchanans

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Last month’s “Restoring Honor” rally (“America today begins to turn back to God”) and the Delaware GOP primary victory of Christine O’Donnell (“We’re not trying to take back our country; we are our country”) reveal that the Tea Party movement isn’t really a revival of Goldwater Republicanism.

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tea party
Obama, Barack
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Palin, Sarah
Gingrich, Newt
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unemployment
economy
Bush, George W.
Beck, Glenn
Buchanan, Pat
O'Donnell, Christine
Reagan, Ronald
2010 Congressional elections
Republican Party
immigration reform

The Difference Between the Tea Party and the GOP Establishment

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Reason magazine’s Matt Welch asks a good question: What did Delaware’s GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell actually run on?

In a campaign that was long on anti-establishment, I’m-no-RINO pique, and short on policy specifics, Welch concludes that O’Donnell mostly emphasized that she’s ...

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O'Donnell, Christine
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health care reform
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Castle, Mike

What If the Tea Party Gang Really Is Crazy?

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Here’s the question that keeps me bolt upright in bed: What if, as I suspect on good days, the Tea Party isn’t just a bloc of conventional conservatives in anti-authoritarian drag who, when tempers cool, will retake possession of their senses?

What if they’re really crazy?

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Schlesinger Jr., Arthur
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Will, George

How a Republican Majority Should Govern After the 2010 Election

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