Downgrade — so what else is new? Congress: take heed!

    I’d like to blame Obama … but the Constitutional experts around here (and “experts” all over the Media) seem regularly to forget that only Congress can raise money or spend

    Jefferson is spinning in his grave

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character

    Memorial Day

    I read recent posts, and I am impressed by the deep political discourse regarding my State’s “liberal media,” many States opposition to Obamacare, and the attention paid to a coed’s

    Wisconsin Recount

    Back in 2000, Billy Daley prolly had to sit at the Kids’ Table Christmas, ’cause he couldn’t steal enough votes in Florida to overturn an election. The US Supreme Court

    Letter to my Son

    Last year’s college graduate sent me a note. He achieved a job, but recently sent me a link he referred to as “not news.” He follows current events and had

    Big Deal … Deficit cut

    If your family were lucky enough to make $50,000 last year (about the average), in Federal terms, you spent about $88,000 and Republicans just saved you from spending about $1,033

    Libya — You Get What You Ask For

    The Pentagon is about to pull its attack planes out of the international air campaign in Libya, hoping NATO partners can take up the slack. –AP, 4/1/11 And in February,

    The Libyan Squirmish and Politics

    I think my favorite word for this decade will be “squirmish” … my favorite for the last was “strategery.” I am sorry, but our Republicans’ advocacy of Mrs. Malaprop is

    Supporting the President on Libya

    is not popular, but it ought to be considered. Strief has an excellent post, and many comments follow it. I considered adding my own, but thought they might be lost

    Good Night, Libya, we hardly knew ye

    As our President diddles and Europe dithers, Muammar Qaddafi is proving that the only thing a dictator needs to do to keep power is to slaughter his own people. It