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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/05/2012

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Worried. “Nearly six in 10 Americans are currently dissatisfied with the opportunity for the next generation of Americans to live better than their parents. Older Americans are particularly unhappy on this question, but on balance, the majority of young adults are negative as well.”

Democrats are nervous when headlines like this come from CNN, not Fox: “Obama’s attacks on Romney’s business record aren’t working.”

Troubling for VP Joe Biden. “Pelosi: Clinton ‘our shot’ in 2016.”

Why Big Labor is so panicky. “If Walker wins, it will encourage Republican governors around the nation to enact more laws that diminish the power of public worker unions. Those efforts usually involve stripping unions of collective bargaining rights in an effort to shut off the money flowing from unions to Democrats.”

President Obama isn’t fretful; he’s all about ending wars. “Iran has been the chief beneficiary of the Obama administration’s decision to throw in the towel on Iraq, and as Team Obama prepares to repeat its mistake in Afghanistan, Iranian authorities seek to make it two for two.”

Disappointing but hardly surprising for those who knew from the get-go that “you can keep your plan” was a lie. “Some colleges are dropping student health-insurance plans for the coming academic year and others are telling students to expect sharp premium increases because of a provision in the federal health law requiring plans to beef up coverage.” This is how conservatives are made.

Nanny-staters should be anxious that he is giving busybodies a bad name. “New York mayor Michael Bloomberg . . . just tweeted this logic-defying defense of his proposed soda ban: ‘Is purchasing two 16 oz sodas too much of an inconvenience to help reverse a national health catastrophe?’ ”

I’m afraid the Wisconsin recall race has gone to the dogs.

By  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/05/2012

 
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