If Gov. Palin is the Nominee, Will “Moderate Republicans” Support Her?
..And, of course, the answer is “No, they won’t”. The internecine struggle inside the bowels of the Republican ectoplasm is becoming increasingly fascinating to me. The taproot of the struggle would make for a jolly good Broadway play, entitled: “What Do We do With Sarah?”: Sarah Palin strides onto the stage, into Victorian Drawing Room, the patriarchs in tuxes, and white-goateed grandees stroke their beards | Read More »
A “Living Constitution” is Like an “Open Marriage” –and Just as Destructive.
My older brothers had a friend named “Doc”. Really: that was his given name. Doc was one of those kids that floated in and out of my childhood. He was an archetype from the early 1970′s, a young man who was filled with equal parts rage, drugs, brilliant creativity and shyness. His family was also enormously wealthy. Doc spent time in some exclusive prep and | Read More »
Mitt Romney’s Plan: The Graphics are Boffo, but I can’t get past Page One.
I really want to like Mitt Romney. Really, I do. He’s a wonderful man, a fellow of excellent experience, world-class education and business acumen, and has a terrific, terrific family. He is a solid American. Really, I keep hoping I can find something to hang my hat on the Mitt Wagon, even as its wheel-base seems to be shrinking a tad in recent days. So, | Read More »
Yep, “Social Conservatives” need to Sit Down and Shut Up. Maybe “FiCon Moderates” have a Solution Here…
New York, Thursday: Patience Boyd, 2, was shot in the head and is fighting for her life at New York-Presbyterian Medical Center and Jayla Rodriguez 6, was grazed in the neck. The intended target, Ricky Rodriguez, 20, (not related) was wounded in the torso. All three were rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital. Chicago, Friday: A 27-year-old man was ordered held without bond Sunday, charged with | Read More »
213 Days After Tuscon, Mo Dowd(y) Levels her Hatchet of Civility
Let’s pile into the time-machine, shall we? Law enforcement officials continue to piece together the facts in Saturday’s shooting rampage that left a federal judge dead and a congresswoman critically injured in Arizona, and some are questioning whether divisive political rhetoric may have played a role. -NPR, Liz Holleran, January 6th, 2011 It all now seems so quaint somehow, doesn’t it? Remember all that hand-wringing, all | Read More »
Do You Know the Way to Tampa Bay? (Or, with the Past as Prologue, Who Will Be a Great President?)
In a family-oriented take on a favorite aphorism: Like a nose, everybody has a political opinion. Actually, more like hairs, everybody has dozens (if not millions) of political opinions. Thank goodness for places like RedState, where these opinions can be given a good airing-out without having to call out the haz-mat team when it’s all said and done; political opinions can get a tad messy. For | Read More »
Sarah: Since Barack won’t visit our Inner Cities, Can you put it on Your Itinerary?
There is a societal melt-down occurring in the core of our major cities. Meanwhile, Barack Obama is eating Gelato and Kobe Beef in Edgartown. His silly, weird, notably un-Presidential camping trip through the Corn-Pone lands of Green Energy and Friendly Audiences couldn’t find the time to visit with even one of the 50% of young black adults currently unemployed. Evidently, the interstates and surface highways | Read More »
Making the Cut: The Conservative Team in the 21st Century, and the Question Reagan was Never Asked..
The argument for Tax Cuts goes always thus: “Tax cuts are good because they increase revenues to the treasury“. As arguments go, it is empirically true. Further, Arthur Laffer‘s curve is inarguable, as well: Somewhere between total confiscation of a man’s income, and zero collection of taxes on the same, lies the perfect point at which this man continues to create more wealth, which creates | Read More »
August 8th, 1974: Thirty-Seven years ago, a Troubled Man did an Honorable Thing– And How Political “Honor” has been AWOL ever since…
Euginio Martinez fumbled around in the dark. In his pocket was a notepad, with a little key taped to the cover. It was one of those small, sheet-steel keys, with only a tooth or two, and it fit the simple lock of a secretary’s desk. The desk belonged to Ida Maxine Wells, the secretary to R. Spencer Oliver. As the Chairman of the Association of State Democratic | Read More »
Cut, Cap, Nip, Tuck, Whisper, Dissemble, Knit, Purl and Fold.
By 2021, the accumulated National Debt of the United States will be $23,000,000,000,000. I fear there is no getting around it now. Our party Grandees are about to lock themselves away in perfect solitude, and come up with some asanine plan the contours of which no one will understand except the forty or so staffers that write the damned thing;– along with those that do the mind-numbing work on the endless | Read More »