D’oh! Stupid S&P Downgrade
There’s an early episode of The Simpsons where Homer, vexed by a flashing “check engine” light on his vehicle dashboard, “fixes” the problem by laying a strip of electrical tape over the light. To his mind, if there’s no warning, there’s no problem. The same mentality is on display by President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and leftist commentators in the press and blogosphere. | Read More »
The Democratic Governor Who Prevented Democracy
It’s fascinating to consider the irony infused within the closing days of Governor Mark Dayton’s shutdown of Minnesota. The resolution, such as it is, pleases no one. The rabid anti-capitalists on the Left didn’t get their coveted tax increase. The fiscally sane did not see a reduction in spending. In fact, the resolution is the worst of both worlds – increasing spending beyond projected revenue | Read More »
Tea Party Confronts Gov. Dayton in Rochester [Minnesota]
The following is a press release from North Star Tea Party Patriots. ROCHESTER, Minnesota (July 14, 2011) – The Tea Party rallied dozens of protesters to an event attended by Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday. The roundtable forum held at the Rochester Senior Center provided an opportunity for voters to confront the governor about the ongoing state government shutdown, now the longest of its kind | Read More »
The Moral Stakes of Dayton’s Shutdown
Everything happens for a reason. In the wake of Minnesota’s state government shutdown, many reasons have been offered to explain the impasse between Governor Dayton and the Republican-led legislature. Most seem to center around the notion of compromise. On Friday’s Almanac, DFL party chair Ken Martin sparred with MN-GOP vice chair Michael Brodkorb over which party was to blame. Each accused the other of refusing | Read More »
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Why Are Conservatives Supporting the National Popular Vote?
The notion of a state compact to affect a national popular vote for President of the United States is a controversial issue among conservatives and libertarians. It’s worth debate, but we must first disabuse ourselves of the notion that it is an attack upon our Founding Fathers, our Constitution, the Republic, and Mother’s apple pie.
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