Karol Markowicz

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Obama's Relationship to Debt Reality? Downgraded

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What the S&P found was a president un-serious about reducing our nation's crippling debt. While Obama and his supporters seem to think his words have magical properties, the rest of us realize that they're just words, and not particularly effective words at that.

Karol Markowicz, says Obama being "out of touch with reality" on the federal debt.

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Obama's Speech: Do You Believe in Magic? Me Neither

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Two years into his presidency Obama still thinks it's 2008 and he's going to fix the world just on the power of his personality. His words, pretty and well-delivered though they may be, have ceased to have any connection whatsoever to the reality of most Americans.

Karol Markowicz on the 'outlandish things' President Obama has promised yet not delivered

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Birther Trump: The Latest in a NYC Political Tradition

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wanting to run for president on the Republican ticket and bringing up the dead-as-a-doornail story of Obama's birth certificate as his signature issue? This I cannot abide.
       - Karol Markowicz on Donald Trump's affiliation with the birther movement
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Gets? How About Earns

Thursday, March 31, 2011

These high-income people "claim", "receive" and "get" their money, according to the two examples above. It's like they're handed checks every week - *poof* - by magic.

-- Karol Markowicz on the unequal language we use to describe inequality

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A Convoluted Speech About a Convoluted War

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Obama timidly explained something he refused to call a war and gave an address on America's role in protecting the people of the world that was positively Bush-esque.

-- Karol Markowicz on Obama's Monday night address on the intervention in Libya

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Obama and Libya: Not Another Cowboy?

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Barack Obama wasn't going to be a cowboy president. He was measured, intelligent and peaceful. He would never get us mired in a war."

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Clarence Thomas and the Vast - Liberal - Conspiracy

Friday, March 11, 2011


When that line of attack would begin - that Republicans are super organized, with tight messaging, coordinated attacks and a top-down organization where we all follow the leader - I usually end up saying "I wish." Liberals, on the other hand, always seem all-too-willing to join together and do some dirty work in a very strategic way. Nothing is sacred from their attacks, not even the Supreme Court.

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A Free Middle East? Blame George W. Bush!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

With protests sweeping the Middle East from Bahrain to Yemen to Jordan and, of course, to Libya, and with the departure of long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak from Egypt, now seems like a good time to remind everyone: Bush was right.

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It's a Family Affair

Thursday, February 10, 2011


The worst part about the conservative rift within CPAC is the public way in which it has been handled. It's the information age, of course, and everyone wants to have their name mentioned as often as possible. Still, watching Heritage Foundation skip CPAC is like hearing mom and dad fight. It's not my fault, is it? The liberal glee over the whole thing is really annoying. Their coalition is held together by the loosest of principles and yet we've become mockable for falling out on one issue, an issue that divides Democrats just the same (let's not forget Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, and any other serious presidential candidate of both parties also oppose gay marriage).

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Some Conservatives More Equal Than Others? Think Again

Thursday, January 27, 2011

In the recent brouhaha over the gay group GOProud being included in the "participating organizations" for CPAC, and the resulting boycott by some social conservative groups and politicians, the idea that "conservatives don't *do* identity politics in this way" just can't be counted as a legitimate reason. I understand the wish to make it not so, but the "we don't do identity politics" ship sailed a long time ago.

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SOTU Analysis

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's A Free Country bloggers Jami Floyd, Karol Markowicz, Justin Krebs, and Solomon Kleinsmith join our listeners in reacting to last night's State of the Union address.

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Much Ado about Nothing

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"They say, 'What's your show about?' I say, 'Nothing.'"- Jerry Seinfeld

I was reminded of the Seinfeldian idea, the show about nothing, as I listened to the State of the Union. Don't get me wrong, President Obama said a lot, and some of the things he said I enjoyed hearing, but ultimately it was a speech about nothing.

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A Conservative View of the Last Six Days

Friday, January 14, 2011

Today, six days after the Tucson shootings, most of the liberals who hysterically pointed fingers at Palin are fairly quiet. Instead, there is a call for civility, to put all this behind us and to accept that we're all Americans and we're all in this together.

That's not going to happen.

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The Nonsense, and Danger, in Blaming Sarah Palin

Sunday, January 09, 2011

If there's one thing we learned from the awful shooting in Tucson on Saturday, in case we didn't know already, Sarah Palin makes some liberals completely lose their minds. It was about 10 minutes after the shooting was announced that Markos Moulitsas of the liberal website Daily Kos, last seen advancing political discourse by writing a book comparing conservatives to terrorists, linked to a map on the Sarah Palin website which featured crosshairs "targeting" Gabrielle Giffords' district in the last election. Obviously, then, Sarah Palin was responsible for the shooting.

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Pat Toomey = Genius

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

If Pat Toomey is a bipartisan compromiser, I look forward to six more years of Pat Toomey and his delightful compromising.

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GOP Victories Will Be Symbolic, Not Substantial

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The next session that Republicans in the House, more than anything else, will be tasked with setting a tone. Much as conservatives would like to see action on immigration, reform of bloated entitlement programs and more tax cuts, we should be prepared to win smaller battles instead of larger wars.

Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger

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It's A Free Country All-Stars: The Coming Political Year

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

It's a Free Country contributers dissect the new congress. Solomon Kleinsmith, founder of the political website Rise of the Center; Karol Markowicz, PR consultant and blogger at Alarming News; and Justin Krebs, founder of Living Liberally, talk about the prospects for Republicans and Democrats, and the country's political future.   

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It's A Free Country Blogger Roundtable

Monday, December 20, 2010

Bloggers Karol Markowicz and Jami Floyd, and Rise of the Center founder Solomon Kleinsmith, discuss the latest news and highlight new essays from It's a Free Country.

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Tax Cut Myths and Other Obama-Induced Fantasies

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

With his compromise on extending the Bush tax cuts, the president has admitted that tax cuts do stimulate the economy. After trying all the liberal solutions—which include spending, spending, and more spending—the president is turning to the only thing that works to get our country moving again: letting people keep more of the money they earn.

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A Gross Misunderstanding

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Daniel Gross, writing in New York Magazine, can't understand the Republican outrage over Ben Bernanke's latest tinkering with the economic markets. After all, Gross notes, Bernanke is himself a Republican! Oh, well then, we Republicans were not aware of that. Of course we'll all sit quietly now! As Sarah Palin said about John McCain: "You don't have to fall in love. You just have to fall in line." Oh wait, that wasn't a Republican leader. That was Hilary Clinton explaining to Democrats that you just pull the (D) lever for John Kerry in 2004 and keep your mouth shut.

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