Chicago makes Greece look like Switzerland: Do you know what “capitalized interest” is?
Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. Chicago’s finances are an absolute disaster. The city is bankrupt..it’s as bad as Detroit; the only difference is that it just hasn’t gotten around to, or been forced, to own up to the truth. City Journal has a superb analysis of Chicago’s fiscal woes, “Chicago’s Financial Fire” here. Aaron Renn does a superb job of dissecting | Read More »
If Biden runs, could Obama NOT endorse him?
Donald Trump has dominated the political news, yet there were multiple reports last week that Joe Biden is getting very close to jumping into the race for the Democrat nomination. The VP is still dealing with the tragic death of his son, and we heard stories that shortly before his passing, Beau Biden had uttered a “death bed” wish that his father should run for | Read More »
Maybe the CIA should hire Francisco Sanchez?
It’s fascinating to watch how the MSM, and yes, even the conservative media, focuses on the key issues that are developing in the murder of Katherine Steinle by Francisco Sanchez, an illegal, in San Francisco. In descending order, this seems to be the sequence of media attention: 1. The tragedy of this beautiful, innocent young woman murdered, in mid day, while walking with her father | Read More »
“Tail Gunner Trump”
Sen. Joe McCarthy is best known for attempting to make the case that the US government was riddled with Soviet spies and Communist sympathizers. McCarthy was of course, correct, ( just Google “Verona Project”) but was unable to successfully make his case to the American people, in part because of his tactics and his temperament ( no doubt fueled by his alcoholism) The left reacted | Read More »
The 2016 GOP presidential field needs a “rabbit.”
Most people can correctly identify Roger Bannister as the man who first ran a mile in under 4 minutes, in 1954. I expect nobody can recognize the names Chris Bracher and Chris Chataway. The two served as pacemakers, or “rabbits” for Banister’s accomplishment. They set the pace in the early laps, allowing Bannister to focus early on just the mechanics of running free and easy, | Read More »
“Race relations are better today than at anytime in my lifetime.” “We talk too much about race.” Guess who said this in 2001?
Guessed who yet? Why, it’s the self-styled “conscience of the Senate,” the senator in perpetuity from West Virginia, the darling of liberal Democrats, a former leader in the Ku Klux Klan, the man who once blamed racial problems on “white niggers”..Robert “Sheets” Byrd: It’d be fascinating to hear Byrd tell Obama that we “talk too much about race.” And about the same time that | Read More »
Ya gotta love Bernie!!! Sanders may well be the GOP’s secret weapon for 2016
It’s long been axiomatic in American politics that in the primaries, you run hard (left or right) to your base, then move to the middle for the general election. Right now, Hillary Clinton is pivoting hard to her left, attempting to lock down her base. There are many problems with her candidacy, and many flaws with her campaign, but right now she is driven by | Read More »
A new criteria for any GOP presidential candidate: an unequivocal pledge to abolish HUD
Obama yesterday released proposed new rules that would enable HUD to virtually dictate zoning and housing policy for nearly every local government. HUD would use housing grants to coerce wealthier cities and towns to construct affordable housing in their midst; harkening back to the tired old liberal shibboleths that everything is a function of race, and we can somehow eradicate poverty by redistributing income, and,oh | Read More »
Does Obama’s outburst against SCOTUS mean that the Obamacare decision has been leaked to the White House?
It’s been pretty much a universal article of faith in the country that Supreme Court decisions are absolutely secret until they are announced. No one knows the result, except for the justices, their clerks, and the few staff people who input the text of the decisions. And it needs to be that way, because advance knowledge of a particular decision can be a tremendous advantage | Read More »
Why is the GOP leadership rushing to a vote on the trade deal WITHOUT forcing Hillary Clinton to state her position?
Sometimes, you just want to go bang your head against the wall. The Democrat Party is engaged in an all-out civil war….or if you prefer, a major intramural dispute over the TPP legislation, with most House Democrats strongly opposed to granting Obama, who just happens to be the head of their party, the fast-track authorization to negotiate a deal. The GOP, ever the party of | Read More »