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 »
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: http://www.collateralmurder.com/ Worth reading WaPo’s original report 1st: http://is.gd/bfW5h http://twitter.com/benpolitico/status/11657189742 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 »