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    Obama Campaign: That Mitt Romney Comes From A Strange Family

    Last week we pointed out the Obama re-election strategy of criticizing his wealth and religion. After two false starts, one castigating Ann Romney for her decision to be a stay at home Mom — part of their War on Women theme — and another calling into question the reason there is a dog in the White House, one would think that the White House might | Read More »

    The Meme War We Must Win

    In the past week the presidential campaign has been hit by two events that many have termed silly. First there was the Hilary Rosen comment denigrating Ann Romney’s decision to stay at home and actually raise her children rather than elect to have a stranger do that. Second was the softer Seamus-on-the-roof story rolled out by the Obama campaign yesterday. Many, especially our own “smart | Read More »

    Thoughts on The Hunger Games

    My 12 year old daughter has been caught up in The Hunger Games craze. She went to see the movie with a dozen or so of her friends. So I haven’t seen the movie. But I am reading the books as an exercise in due diligence. I’m not going to review the books as that has been done by much more talented writers than myself, | Read More »

    Holy Saturday

    Image: Andrea di Bonaiuto (1346-1379), Descent of Christ to Limbo [He] suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell;

    Does Obama Know How the Supreme Court Voted?

    The storm that erupted yesterday when Barack Obama woke up and discovered the Supreme Court of the United States was not only not elected but it could overturn “duly passed” laws, even those passed in the dead of the night by the barest of purchased majorities, has been more than adequately covered on these pages and others by actual lawyers and those who think they | Read More »

    Mitt Romney For President

    This has been an extraordinarily difficult primary season for many conservatives, me among them. Against what is probably the weakest incumbent president since Herbert Hoover, we have managed to field an array of candidates worse than those we had in 2008 and perhaps worse than those competing for the nomination at our low point of 1996. Our best candidate, Texas Governor Rick Perry, was torpedoed | Read More »

    The Obama Administration Outlaws New Coal-Fired Powerplants

    Yesterday the Obama Administration effectively outlawed coal as a fuel source and it underscores the importance of Congress severely circumscribing the authority of regulatory agencies. The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants as early as Tuesday, according to several people briefed on the proposal. The move could end the construction of conventional coal-fired facilities in | Read More »

    Washington Post’s Lisa Miller Is An Idiot. Part 2.

    Earlier this month I posted on the attack by Lisa Miller, the Washington Post’s egregiously stupid religion correspondent, on Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney because they had large families. Miller found large families to be vaguely threatening to her self esteem and indicative of a “smug fecundity” and not valuing women for anything other than their ability to reproduce. Today Miller doubles down and accuses | Read More »

    Fairness Is For Suckers

    Every once in a while, despite our political differences, people of good faith can come together in agreement on major issues. Exhibit A is this New York Times op-ed by the unfortunately named Stanley Fish whom Wikipedia assures me is someone of some import though for what reason I really can’t tell. From Professor Fish: If we think about the Rush Limbaugh dust-up from the | Read More »

    The Obama Administration’s Assault on Religious Freedom

    Has the Obama Administration declared war upon religious freedom in the United States? This is not as extreme a question as it appears at first blush. What initially appeared to be a series of unrelated act is now taking on the color of a conscious strategy to eliminate the ability of religious groups to control any aspect of their lives outside the barest of liturgical | Read More »