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January 1 2012

Happy 2012! A Look Back at the Best and Worst of 2011

National Review Online
Carrie L. Lukas

The best political development in 2011 was the Solyndra bankruptcy. More than a run-of-the-mill scandal, it drew attention to the inherent corruption of federal corporate welfare and the particular folly of dumping money into economically dubious green-energy business models.

The worst political development was the explosion of Republican primary debates, which turned the process into a ludicrous, Dancing with the Stars–style competition. This is no way to identify the best candidate — much less the best future president.

What I’m looking forward to in 2012 is the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare in the spring, which — for better or worse — will significantly and permanently impact political and policy debates.

Carrie Lukas is the managing director of the Independent Women's Forum.  Read the rest of NRO's symposium here.

Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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