Full-time husband and homeschooling dad. Political junkie when time allows. Ardent Reagan conservative. Constitutionalist. Believer in American exceptionalism. Fan of Madisonian democracy. Evangelist for limited government. Hopeful American. Christ follower.


    UPDATE 2: Infant Stem Cell Research and the Bucket Challenge

    Are any pro lifers bothered that the (for the moment) incredibly popular ALS Association embraces research using fetal stem cells? Here’s something fascinating to me—and a little mysterious. Yesterday, I found a page at ALS Association explaining their support of stem cell research, including fetal stem cells. I read the whole thing before sending the link to Carol. This morning I tried to share the | Read More »

    Rick Perry’s Rocket Fuel

    A Tale of Two Mugshots Earlier this afternoon Texas Governor Rick Perry had his mugshot taken. The person he’s accused of illegally threatening had hers taken earlier. So who do you like? This morning Perry’s people sent out this video: Which  leads me to ask this question: When they started this foofaw, did Dems not realize they were providing rocket fuel to Perry’s campaign? I | Read More »

    The Ham Sandwich Indictment

    Some of you may be familiar with Texas. If you’re REALLY familiar with Texas, you know that the lead prosecutor in charge of bringing corrupt officials to justice is the District Attorney of Travis County. Which is also about the only leftist enclave in the whole state. The sweet lady below is the Travis County DA. She was arrested for driving drunk and abusing the | Read More »

    Ron Fournier hopes for a left-right populist fusion. Can he have it?

    My friend*, Ron Fournier, longs for a new wave of populism and finds in me a sympathizer, if not yet an ally. The Establishment won Tues night and will win again, but barring big change, the future belongs to the Populists: — Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) June 25, 2014   @ron_fournier Just as long as you remember: @EWErickson and I re not going to get | Read More »

    (Still) Another False Equivalency Embarrassment

    (Still) Another False Equivalency Embarrassment

    Enter the Mental Midget How do people like Sally Kohn get a platform? She’s a ventriloquist’s dummy mouthing words she probably doesn’t understand. Like today: How can same people who believe Hamas violence justifies Israeli violence then disagree that Israeli violence justifies Hamas violence? — Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) July 22, 2014   It’s simple, really, Sally @sallykohn @guypbenson Because if Hamas leaves Israel alone, Hamas | Read More »

    How can a politician suck? Let us count the ways…

    People are all atwitter today over still another discussion of partisan suckery I think the situation calls for a timeout, amidst charges of false equivalence, etc., and ponder what this means. In other words, can we start separating the oranges from the apples from the bananas and make sure we’re all speaking about the same things? I love this tweet I just now read: You | Read More »

    How journalists have dumbed down the definition of analysis

    Ron has simple goals, really @ron_fournier You’re doing that thing again where you pretend to stand in the middle like you’re the only adult in the room. @jpodhoretz — Charles Flemming (@ChasFlemming) June 7, 2013 As a journalist, Ron Fournier has worked out a great formula that he goes to time and again. In today’s column (‘We Don’t Suck As Much!’ A Motto Your Party | Read More »

    What’s worse than a ‘do-nothing’ Congress?

    Which—frankly—is most Congresses Peter Orszag, veteran economics advisor in both the Clinton and Obama generations advances a view that is getting on my last nerve: Peter R. Orszag, Bloomberg View: Do-Nothing Congress Is Your Fault— The most important problem facing our national government is political polarization, because it makes governing virtually impossible — unless one party can dominate the House, Senate and White House. Notice | Read More »

    Greg Sargent and the Very Special Pig

    Greg Sargent is one of a legion of lefties… …decrying the amazingly awful, late-trending, headlong rush into national oblivion brought on by Republicans mysteriously refusing to be nice and compromise with compassionate, pure-hearted progressives. He just can’t understand the stubbornness, and who can blame him? @KatMcKinley In all seriousness, this is a very clear cut case where one side wants a compromise solution and the other | Read More »

    Matt Lewis is destroying the Republican Party

      ‘Go ahead and cower in fear while a Tyrant destroys America’ Such is the deep thought of a tweeter who agrees with Sarah Palin that we should impeach Barack Obama. It was in reply to  my own tweet, where I counted the political cost—and likely failure—of bringing such an effort to fruition. I mean, let’s be honest. If your very best, most successful resolution | Read More »