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NEW! on The Daily Mail: Obama Rex may have regained the political initiative, but he has done so by abusing his powers

Last year, the received wisdom was that Washington DC was paralyzed by gridlock. The President and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, were locked in an unending struggle that would only be broken when the American people pulled them apart in November 2012, deciding which direction the country would take.

In the last few months, however, the President has pushed forward his agenda in uncompromising fashion, regaining much of the political initiative. The only problem is that he has done so in a way that abuses his powers. 2012 may therefore prove to be the high water mark of the Imperial Presidency. > Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2089209/Obama-Rex.html

> Read more by Iain Murray, Director of CEI's Center for Economic Freedom


PJ Media: Can America Turn It Around? 
History proves we can, but we are saddled by a new caveat.

Lethargy has replaced liberty as the animating spirit of the Greek and Italian people. Those who once fought for their freedom are now fighting for their handouts. It just goes to show how far the mighty can fall, and how seductive and poisonous are the fruits of government dependency. We ignore the lesson at our peril. Read More at PJ Media

> Read more by Matt Patterson, CEI Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow

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