Pelosi gets religion. No, really…

    When conservatives talk like this, we’re religious zealots.  But apparently Pelosi has got herself some Jesus. At a May 6 Catholic Community Conference on Capitol Hill, the speaker said: “They ask me all the time, ‘What is your favorite this? What is your favorite that? What is your favorite that?’ And one time, ‘What is your favorite word?’ And I said, ‘My favorite word? That is really easy. My | Read More »

    Republicans ask for special prosecutor in Job-gate

    Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are requesting that Attorney General Eric Holder appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Job-gate. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that the White House offered a job to Rep. Joe Sestak to drop out of the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary. The Republicans, led by Sen. | Read More »

    And now, we must bail out the teachers

    I absolutely despise our public education system.  Despise it.  It is a bottomless pit of useless spending, and our kids are none the smarter for it.  Now, we’re being told that we need to spend another $23 billion in “emergency education funding.” Education Secretary Arne Duncan says President Obama “absolutely supports” a congressional proposal for $23 billion in emergency education spending in order to stave | Read More »

    Peg Luksik nails it on taxes

    For those of you that aren’t familiar with Peg, she is a long-time conservative activist not only in Pennsylvania, but nationally.  She ran for Governor in 1990 against Barbara Hafer in the Republican primary and garnered 46% of the vote in spite of only spending $45,000.  Most recently, she ran against Pat Toomey for the Republican nomination to replace Arlen Specter.  While she was defeated | Read More »

    America Speaking Out – Destroying the Bond of Trust

    Today, the House Republican Caucus launched a new effort dubbed America Speaking Out.  The premise of the effort is good.  Congress isn’t listening to the average American, and House Republicans want to give us a way to speak out and be heard.  So far, so good. However, the genius House Republicans for some reason decided that it would be a good idea to pay for | Read More »

    The watering down of religion (and politics)

    Ann Althouse points to a new study that says a large number of people are mixing various religious beliefs to come up with what is essentially their own, tailor made, religion. Entitled “Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths,” the report points out that many Americans are now choosing to “blend Christianity with Eastern or New Age beliefs” and that “sizable minorities of all major U.S. religious | Read More »

    Common sense and Obama’s problem

    Gregory Mankiw, writing in the New York Times, points out what most of us already believe.  It is tax cuts, not government spending, that are needed to stimulate the economy. My Harvard colleagues Alberto Alesina and Silvia Ardagna have recently conducted a comprehensive analysis of the issue. In an October study, they looked at large changes in fiscal policy in 21 nations in the Organization | Read More »

    Marriage benefits society

    Contrary to the claims by the forces seeking to fundamentally redefine the relationship that is marriage, marriage is not, in fact, a right. Society today (including many of our politicians) have begun to redefine the meaning of the word right to include any privilege that government conveys on the citizenry. That is not to say that marriage is a privilege granted to citizens. Rather, the | Read More »

    Bailed out banks seek foreign labor

    Once the media gets a hold of someone, they just won’t let go.  Now it’s more demonization of the banks. SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Banks collecting billions of dollars in federal bailout money sought government permission to bring thousands of foreign workers to the U.S. for high-paying jobs, according to an Associated Press review of visa applications. The dozen banks receiving the biggest rescue | Read More »

    It’s a trust thing

    Ramesh Ponnuru, writing in Time, does a pretty good job of assessing the current state of the Republican Party. Republicans are feuding in the wake of the November election. But they are not descending into civil war. That would be too tidy. What is unfolding instead is an overlapping series of Republican civil wars, each with its own theme. Ponnuru then goes on to explain | Read More »