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 »

    We Have Some Bad News And Some Good News

    During the so-called debate on the federal takeover of the American system of health care, Senator Tom Coburn offered an amendment that would have prohibited federal funds from being used to purchase Viagra, Cialis (as well as presumably matching clawfoot bathtubs in scenic locations), etc for rapists and child molesters. (I’m not sure if Enzyte is covered under ObamaCare but it would be surprising if | Read More »

    Politico Editor Hails Cheap Slander As “Heroic Internet Journalism.”

    I was intrigued benpolitico RT @gabrielsnyder: Heroic internet journalism: Worth reading WaPo’s original report 1st: What could Politico’s Ben Smith have found that was so courageous?

    The Administration’s Attack on American Business

    Yesterday the White House went bonkers when several large corporations announced via their SEC filings that they were taking about $1.5 Billion in losses this quarter because of one provision in the health care takeover bill Obama signed into law last week. The Wall Street Journal estimates Obamacare will cost the Fortune 500 some $14 Billion in this single provision. They trotted out the hapless | Read More »

    On Teaching Lessons

    Back in 2006 and again in 2008 we were beset by morons who insisted they had to “teach Republicans a lesson.” That a time in the “wilderness” would make Republicans return to their roots as “real conservatives”. The imbecility of that notion is legion. It not only ignores the fact that the Republican party is a coalition party with different parts having very different DNA | Read More »

    Time to Face the Facts

    I know Ace is still running his whip count but it’s time we all faced up to the fact that the socialization of 1/6th of the US GDP is virtually a fait accompli. The House leadership would never have introduced the patently unconstitutional deemage bill if they didn’t have enough votes to pass it. The fact is that once the Democrat leadership was within 20 | Read More »

    On the Census

    Reading our site here and the right-leaning blogosphere there is a lot of anxiety out there about the 2010 decennial census. During the 2000 decennial I was an employee of the Census Bureau, I don’t put that out as a boast or qualification but rather in the interests of full disclosure, and I’d like to give you my perspective.

    David Broder: Dana Milbank Is A Tool

    There is trouble in River City. Today the supposed dean of the liberal Washington commentariat, David Broder, took a swipe at his colleague and well known twit, Dana Milbank: In the space of 10 days, thanks in no small part to my own newspaper, the president of the United States has been portrayed as a weakling and a chronic screw-up who is wrecking his administration | Read More »

    Joe Biden Cuts To The Chase

    Vice President Joe Biden, America’s Rain Man, cut through the dross in today’s health care summit and made this cogent observation: Vice President Biden: "I’m always reluctant after being here 37 years to tell people what the American people think. I think it requires a little bit of humility to be able to know what the American people think, and I don’t, I can’t swear | Read More »