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    Looking Ahead – The New Senate Caucuses

    The new Senate will obviously be more conservative than the old. I began with the idea that, while the Republican (Rep) caucus would be more conservative, the Democrat (Dem) caucus would be more liberal. But I found I could not justify that idea. What are the likely changes and what does it mean for the ideology of the Senate? (Other Redstaters are far better qualified | Read More »

    This Is a Test – Please Ignore

    I am trying to figure out how to post tabular content. Tabs, spaces and “…”s don’t seem to work. This tries html. WallStJournal Townhall Columnists RealClear Volokh Taranto-Best techcentralstation Kling/Caplan The Right Coast

    Meek You, Charlie!

    A Recent Mason-Dixon poll on the Florida Senate race reports: Rubio 38 Crist 33 Meek 18 Rubio +5 Crist 39 Rubio 38 Greene 12 Crist +1 D Primary Meek 40 Greene 26 Meek +14 So (probably, in effect) 6 voters out of every 100 will vote for Meek if they can, else Crist. Fortunately for conservatives, Republicans, Floridians, Americans, and the world – they will | Read More »

    Haley Loses to Deal

    Disappointing, but Deal’s not OK.

    Bennet Wins Colorado and Buck Has a Good Lead

    – both good, no?

    It Is Vital That Republicans Take The House

    The bigger and more conservative the majority the better.  I am not a big fan of Boehner; I’d rather have Pence or Bachman or Ryan or no doubt others, but any R speaker would be a major step – a vital step – in stopping the destruction of the country. It is vital, but probably less so that we have a cloture-proof majority in the | Read More »

    It Is Vital That Republicans Take The House

    The bigger and more conservative the majority the better.  I am not a big fan of Boehner; I’d rather have Pence or Bachman or Ryan or no doubt others, but any R speaker would be a major step – a vital step – in stopping the destruction of the country. It is vital, but probably less so that we have a cloture-  proof majority in | Read More »

    Defund the Left

    This is an outrage.  From Taranto’s Best of the Web, 8-4-10 Meanwhile, Washington’s WRC-TV reports on how the local government in the District of Columbia is spending tax money: On Monday, District residents’ tax dollars went to pay Summer Youth Employment Program participants to attend a Council oversight session at which they lobbied for more funding for the program. </blockquote>[end blockquote, damnit] NOT ENDED

    The Consent of the Governed

    Rasmussen – “The notion that governments derive their only just authority from the consent of the governed is a foundational principle of the American experiment.  However, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% of voters nationwide believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Sixty-two percent (62%) say it does not, and 15% are not sure”. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2010/23_say_u_s_government_has_the_consent_of_the_governed So | Read More »

    The Consent of the Governed

    Rasmussen – “The notion that governments derive their only just authority from the consent of the governed is a foundational principle of the American experiment.  However, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% of voters nationwide believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Sixty-two percent (62%) say it does not, and 15% are not sure”. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2010/23_say_u_s_government_has_the_consent_of_the_governed So | Read More »