Gruber and Iraq WMD: a tale of two deceptions
Okay, I admit it. My headline is a bit of a troll but now that you’re reading stick with me for a few minutes. The Gruber story continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. While Dr. Gruber has been prolific in puffing up his role, the administration has pulled out all the stops to deny Gruber was anything other than one of the | Read More »
The Diluvial Effects of Sin
I’m studying for my Seminary exam, which is two weeks away. One of the things I keep coming back to is how, once you dig in, so much of the rich tapestry of the Bible is connected. Consider, if you will, sin. “In the beginning, God created the heaves and the earth.” We know that part, but go down a bit to verse six and | Read More »
While You’re Distracted, Humanum is Happening
There are more important things in life than politics. One of those things is happening as I write. Most of the world is oblivious to it. The press corps has completely ignored it. But it may be one of the most consequential events in the early twenty-first century. It is called Humanum. In Rome, at the Vatican, an interfaith gathering is occurring to discus marriage. | Read More »
Keystone: Failed. LA-SEN runoff: …DOOM.
Yup. ‘s last, desperate leap for safety came up short: the Keystone Pipeline bill that championed in the House went down in the Senate. 59-41, of course: ends his career as Senate Majority Leader as he began it. Which is to say, by toadying to the rather disassociated, yet hardcore partisan, establishment figures that run the Democratic party these days.
Rose Eveleth and the #Bossy Westboro Feminists
Having solved all the world’s real problems, the rabid feminists of the world are now on a jihad to eradicate wrong thinking. Over the past few weeks a few notable things have happened on this front. In late October, some chick in New York City tried to use street theater to make a point. She walked around downtown New York for allegedly 10 hours and | Read More »
All of #GruberGate, Explained in 2 minutes
Our own Ben Howe made this video for the folks at American Commitment that explains the entire #GruberGate kerfuffle in 2 minutes. The video is damning and really explains what ought to be page A1 material on every newspaper in the whole country. Check it out: Visit the American Commitment webpage for more great material. Keep up the good work, Ben!
A Loss For Cruz and a Win For Texas
Three years ago my friend Chip Roy was in a bed at MD Anderson in Texas fighting cancer and undergoing chemo. He was constantly on my prayer list. Employed by Governor Perry, Chip had helped Perry write his book and struggled with the effects of his cancer treatment. From there, Chip went to work for . I wrote at the time that this was the | Read More »
Obama looks to cut deals with McConnell: Presidential delusion or Senatorial duplicity?
Politico has an interesting story titled Obama turns to McConnell to secure his legacy. The thrust of the article is that Obama has been reduced to depending upon the kindness of strangers: It’s not as if Obama and others in the White House have forgotten their history with McConnell, but he looks better than other potential partners. The president’s relationship with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s | Read More »
The right to work helps the poor in Virginia and Maryland
A dozen commenters are all poised, seeing this headline, to rush in and say in the snottiest voice possible “But Maryland is a forced unionism state. How can the right work help them?” As it turns out, since the launch of WMATA’s Metro Silver Line train running toward Dulles Airport in Virginia, many people stuck in forced-unionism Maryland are finding work in Virginia, which is | Read More »
Mike Rowe Has Some Advice for the Internet
I’m a huge fan of Mike Rowe. Admittedly, not as huge of a fan as my wife (for some reason), but every time I’m flipping through the cable guide and I see that Dirty Jobs is on, I inevitably stop and watch the whole episode, due primarily to Rowe’s obvious and genuine enthusiasm for the salt-of-the-earth people who make this country go (not to mention | Read More »
Shutting Down The Circus
I don’t know how many of you recall the Disney animated film “Dumbo,” but there is a scene that I think is really fitting. Dumbo, the little elephant with the big ears, is written into a brand new act that involves all the grown elephants balancing on a ball (how that ball held their weight, I’ll never know). Dumbo’s job was to launch himself to | Read More »
Against Being A Yutz: What was Jonathan Gruber Thinking?!
Jonathan Gruber’s new role in Washington, DC could be described by a recent hit song from Gotye. Now he’s just somebody that they used to know. It wasn’t always that way…. It was 5 April 2006. The Jolly, Old Brookings Institute gathered their Illuminati to discuss how they would save us all from our own, self-imposed inadequacies. The line-up went as follows: Moderator: Peter Orszag | Read More »
Shut. It. Down.
Yes, yes, yes, let us concede up front that the GOP will always get blamed for a government shutdown. Yes, yes, yes, let us concede that, in fact, polling for the GOP declined after the 2013 shutdown. But, we must caveat, some of their decline was from Republicans who decided their side had caved and were unhappy. Now let us also concede this: many Republicans | Read More »
Keystone pipeline vote will fail in the Senate: Mary Landrieu is toast
…unless someone flip flops. Via the Washington Examiner: Retiring will vote against the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, the Michigan Democrat told reporters Monday, leaving Senate backers still a vote shy of passing a bill to green-light the Canada-to-Texas project. “I’m voting against the pipeline because it bypasses the environmental impact statement, which should not be bypassed,” Levin said, ending speculation that he might give | Read More »