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  • Mr. Malarkey, full of Baloney

    Mr. Malarkey, full of Baloney

    Human Events Debunker, Mark LaRochelle, finds lot of bunk in Joe Biden’s debate remarks.

  • Big Bird, just another corporate welfare queen

    Big Bird, just another corporate welfare queen

    Despite liberal furor over Mitt Romney’s statement that he would not continue public funding for PBS, the truth is that ending taxpayer subsidies won’t kill Big Bird.

  • Personal freedom tied to economic freedom

    Personal freedom tied to economic freedom

    It was in economic freedom that Americans showed the world what real equality looked like, when success spurred congratulations, not envy. To restore that uniquely American spirit of fairness we have lost, we must restore economic freedom.

  • Bush tax cuts vs. Obama stimulus

    Bush tax cuts vs. Obama stimulus

    By any metric, the Bush tax cuts were more successful than Obama’s policies have been. If anyone is pursuing “failed policies of the past,” it is Obama.

  • Are we really better off than four years ago?

    Are we really better off than four years ago?

    In this recovery, not only are food and gas prices up, but — according to two studies released in June 2012 — income and net worth are down.

  • Obama recovery produced more jobs than Reagan, Bush?

    Obama recovery produced more jobs than Reagan, Bush?

    In terms of raw numbers, over analogous periods, the Bush recovery generated 740,000 more jobs than the Obama recovery, while the Reagan recovery generated some 6.8 million more jobs.

  • Reality check: Taxes Up, Growth Down

    Reality check: Taxes Up, Growth Down

    President Obama believes tax hikes caused the 1990s boom, but The Debunker shows that it was Clinton’s tax cuts that animated economic growth in the latter half of the decade.

  • More guns = more murders, part II

    More guns = more murders, part II

    Some of our readers wanted more details from the Debunker after Part I; so, this week,
    he delves deeper into the notion that increased gun ownership causes increased gun murders.

  • Do more guns equal more murders?

    Do more guns equal more murders?

    The facts regarding background checks on gun purchasers and murder statistics are utterly devastating to the narrative propounded by the mainstream media and its favored politicians.

  • College: Best investment you can make?

    College: Best investment you can make?

    A good investment doesn’t require subsidy — yet Obama is demanding more subsidies for student loans, paradoxically insisting, “College is the best investment you can make.” Is it?

  • President Obama's trickle-down tyranny

    President Obama’s trickle-down tyranny

    President Obama uses the phrase “trickle-down” to belittle Republicans who want across-the-board tax cuts for all Americans. It’s not that radical of an idea, the Debunker says.

  • Romney no Outsourcer-in-Chief

    Romney no Outsourcer-in-Chief

    President Obama has charged in campaign ads that Bain Capital, under Romney’s leadership, was a pioneer in shipping jobs overseas. But, a review of the evidence shows that’s not the case.

  • Reduce government, expand the economy

    Reduce government, expand the economy

    If government taxes and spending were reduced to 1992 levels, the result would be a thumping stimulus of more than a trillion dollars. Jobs anyone?

  • Private sector doing fine?

    Private sector doing fine?

    More than four out of five jobs lost during the Great Recession were in the private sector compared with less than one in five in the public sector.

  • President Obama, spender in chief

    President Obama, spender in chief

    The president said that under his presidency, “federal spending has risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years.” The numbers say otherwise.

  • What did Obama promise?

    And, what actually happened during the nearly four years he has been in office? The answer is that America has fallen behind on the most pressing issues of the day. Maybe that explains why he is busy talking about Mitt Romney’s dog.

  • Fuzzy math on energy

    President Obama tells us the U.S. has only 2 percent of the world’s
    oil reserves, but the truth is that reserves are growing, and the U.S. produces more in goods and services than it consumes in oil.

  • Raising the capital gains tax will not lead to ‘fairness,’ but only slam U.S. job creation

    President Obama called for an end to the Bush capital gains tax cut, arguing it would be a step toward “fairness.” Not so. Real “fairness” is support of policies that promote opportunity. Here’s the real story on the capital gains tax.

  • Are Bush tax cuts behind the Obama malaise?

    Are Bush tax cuts behind the Obama malaise?

    The Bush tax cuts are President Obama’s favorite scapegoat for a weak economy and his “evidence” to justify higher taxes on the wealthy. There’s just one problem: He is wrong.

  • The Debunker: Why tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a bad idea

    The reserve should be used for emergencies, not to create a temporary decline in gas prices. Do Obama’s failing re-election numbers constitute a national emergency?