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| Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010

National Review Online cites four newly elected Republican governors (in Maine, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin), and with legislatures to be fully controlled by the GOP, as "four to watch" for their success or failure and the national implications thereof. Not mentioned is Pennsylvania, which falls into the same total GOP category. Here's hoping Gov.-elect Tom Corbett and the Republican General Assembly can give NRO ample reason for future inclusion. ... Count us among the thrilled that Carnegie Mellon University economics scholar Allan Meltzer suddenly is back in vogue now that Republicans have regained control of the U.S. House. And credit incoming House Speaker John Boehner for assembling what The New York Times calls a "kitchen cabinet," Mr. Meltzer included, to serve as a "sounding board" for GOP proposals. Perhaps economics sanity no longer will be in short supply. ... And what is the good Professor Meltzer's strong prescription for getting America back on the right track• In addition to reining in entitlement spending, he calls for eliminating taxation uncertainty and a moratorium on new regulations, which stifle business investment and the economy with it. Here's to seeing a light at the end of the tunnel and it not being the headlight of an oncoming train.

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