After the Storm

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Can we pause from our hypomanic poll checkups? Can we stop tweeting about the early vote? Is it possible in the final days of this close election to step back and reflect, if only for a few moments, on the challenges that will face whoever is elected president on Tuesday? I’m as guilty as the next pundit of obsessing over the fight between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. My nerves are fried. I’ve been freebasing poll crosstabs like an addict. But the fiscal, economic, and foreign policy crises that will likely unfold in the coming months cannot be ignored.

Man with a Plan

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Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan for his vice presidential slot sparked a dishonest smear campaign against the Wisconsin congressman and his budget proposals. Turn to the Washington Free Beacon for all the facts on Ryan and his plan to save America.

Obama Hearts Entitlement Reform

President Obama

The president has not always been so dismissive about efforts to save the country’s unsustainable entitlement programs. Both as a candidate for president in 2008 and at various points throughout his first term, Obama has highlighted the urgent need to reform federal entitlements.