Why Ricky Gervais is Wrong About Prayer
In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes which ripped vast swathes of Oklahoma from the earth and left almost two-score dead, folks across the nation have responded both by opening their wallets, and by lifting their hearts in prayer. Yesterday, almost 75,000 people used hastagged #PrayForOklahoma. Some of them were celebrities, but most were ordinary people who felt compelled to reach out and express their | Read More »
Democrat-style immigration reform? Not so fast!
After Tuesday’s national debacle, there has been much discussion about the future of our Party. On the right, there has been hand-wringing at demographics that seem to be slipping away from us; on the left, there has been much gleeful giggling at our expense. Clearly, there is reason for us to be concerned. The percentage of white men as a portion of the electorate is | Read More »
Cooperation or Capitulation? We Must Put The Speaker On Notice
Cooperation or Capitulation? We Must Put The Speaker On Notice Some months ago, before I began to see the election through red-colored glasses and began to believe that a Romney-Ryan victory was possible, I looked with worry over the political landscape that would greet us in Obama’s second term. More to the point, I cautioned that we would need to watch our Speaker very carefully, | Read More »
Ten (semi-serious) Silver Linings About The Election
I spent most of last night about one step away from being curled up crying in the fetal position while sucking my thumb under a blanket. It was brutal, folks. But, the sun is out, and in the beautiful phrasing of Psalm 31:24, “be of good courage.” In the spirit of good courage, here are my Ten Silver Linings (some serious, some not so serious) | Read More »
So Where Do We Go From Here?
So Where Do We Go From Here? Part One (The Presidency) By now, the shock has worn off. The horror of it all is only beginning to sink in, but mostly, I stand astounded at what has happened. How could I have predicted the electorate so badly? Nate Silver knows the Electorate better than I do, and that sort of world isn’t the sort of | Read More »
As we Battle for the White House, we should not ignore the Battle behind the Scenes.
As this election enters the home stretch, and (rightly) is the center of our actions and our attentions, we cannot forget that behind the scenes, another battle is being fought. And, right now, we’re losing. Some weeks ago, I noted that the Leftists, and their allies in the media, were laying the foundation for a capitulation on taxes, on spending, and on the deficit in | Read More »
The Mainstream Media Is Fully Exposing Itself
Respectfully, Mr. Erickson has it only half-right: The media is indeed working for the enemy. But, this week, we will watch them go from collaborators to full-on contributors. Of course, the JournoList crowd has long been in the tank for this President, taking their lead from the organizations and organs that print or publish their nonsense. Politico, for example, becomes less and less discernable from | Read More »
The Fiscal Cliff, the Bush Tax Reforms, and Thinking About the Unthinkable
Some weeks ago, the Congressional Budget Office- that venerable institution that was used to justify everything from Obamacare to John Boehner’s Pyrrhic victory on the debt ceiling- rolled out a dire prediction for 2013. The CBO addressed the possible consequences of the Hydra that is looming tax increases and mandatory budget cuts. In brief, they predict that if President Bush’s tax cuts are allowed to | Read More »