Tom Davis Shows His True Colors. Part 27.
There is nothing like a coordinated message to demonstrate the effectiveness of a well-oiled political machine. From today’s Washington Post: But Obama’s strategists also note that special House elections have repeatedly swung their way, and that could make a much more material difference keeping control of the House. On Tuesday, hours before the polls closed, administration officials were observing how close the Pennsylvania House race | Read More »
South Korea Blames DPRK For Ship Sinking
At approximately 9:30pm local time on March 26 a ROK Navy Pohang class, the Cheonan, corvette was patrolling off Baengnyeong Island when it was torn in half by an underwater explosion. The explosion killed 46 ROK sailors and a diver died during subsequent recovery operations. Suspicion immediately focused on the rogue regime now ruling North Korea, the DPRK. Today that suspicion was borne out.
Blumenthal Supported By A Fraud
Yesterday Connecticut Attorney General, the aptly named Dick Blumenthal, tried to unscrew the damage caused by some decades of lying about his service in Vietnam by trotting out a handful of supporters who happen to be veterans. In the process, Blumenthal scored a notable first: a hat trick of own goals.
Elena Kagan and the Politics of Diversion
I’ve long ago given up trying to divine what this particular White House is up to. There was a time when I thought they were just stupid. Then I thought they were evil. I’m slowly coming around to the all embracing power of “and”. But right now I can’t figure out what the game is.
The Tea Party Movement as a Libertarian Mob
With an update There is an apocryphal story, truth be told it is more closely akin to a parable than a story, that tells much about the American character. As the story goes, an English nobleman is in America at some point in the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries, depending upon when you find the story, and he’s seeking directions or a room for the night | Read More »
British Election Results
Today Brits go to the polls to elect either a leftist or a leftist as Prime Minister. Follow the results as they come in. Want to know what’s scheduled to happen when (remember all times are in GMT)? Which leftist do you think will run Britain farther into the crapper quicker?
Jesus Legal Again In Virginia
Virginia state troopers can again refer to Jesus Christ in public prayers. Republican Gov. Robert F. McDonnell late Wednesday lifted a restriction imposed by former Democratic Gov. Timothy M. Kane in 2008. Previously, troopers involved in a volunteer chaplain program had been able to invoke Jesus or otherwise pray according to their respective religions. But Mr. Kaine restricted them from doing so on the grounds | Read More »
Desert One–April 24, 1980
On April 24, 1980 our nation suffered one of the most humiliating military debacles in its history. The event, itself, was brought on by a series of turf battles, miscalculations, and garden variety incompetence. The event is less important than the zeitgeist. America, at the time, was held in disdain by its president, a self-important little man of overweening ambition and meager talents who was | Read More »
Iran To Have a Nuke in Two Years
New York Times December 3, 2007 WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 — A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains frozen, contradicting judgment two years ago that Tehran was working relentlessly toward building a nuclear bomb. New York Times April 15, 2010 WASHINGTON — Two of the nation’s top military officials said Wednesday | Read More »
Tea Party Express Endorses Walt Minnick (D-ID)
Top Democratic leaders and Democrats in conservative districts are among the names the tea party movement hopes to defeat this year. At the last stop of its nationwide tour in Washington this morning, organizers of the Tea Party Express revealed their list of 2010 “Tea Party Targets,” a list that includes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Rep. Barney Frank and Rep. Alan Grayson. Others | Read More »