Syria: Distraction From The Trainwreck Of Obamacare
The point of rattling sabers over Syria is to change the media narrative. Instead of talking about the weak economy and its cause, Obamacare and the other regulatory burdens the statists are creating, or the many scandals plaguing the White House to the point of impeachment talk, the President and his handlers want to focus on a convenient demon, King Assad of Syria. At the | Read More »
Lovers of freedom know that a limited government is the only way to achieve it. Limiting our government in the modern age means also limiting how it uses our personal data. If you want to keep a secret, don’t tell anyone. The only way to be sure data is not used improperly is not to allow them to collect it.
Who is Karen Lewis?
Karen Lewis is head of the powerful Chicago Teachers Union, currently striking against the Chicago Public School system. The strike is actually a power play for Lewis, who wants both to control how teachers are evaluated in Chicago and to extend her power in union circles — and probably in political circles, as well.
Category Error? Never Heard of Such a Thing
If this is the kind of dishonest political ad we can expect from the President, and it is, we bloggers are going to have a fun election season. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
Do Not Blame Newt Or Mitch
Politicians have been trained for decades to internalize a strategy. It is the essence of the conventional wisdom: we have our voters, they have their voters, and to win we need to convince those in between. But that strategy is flawed, and its faults have been revealed by the rise of Barack Obama and laid bare by the Tea Parties. The political environment, at least | Read More »
The Spending Code
Barack Obama yesterday introduced us to the notion that the failure to collect taxes is actually government spending. Tax cuts (or deferred increases) are just an alternate way for the government to spend money, because without the cuts it would otherwise get the added revenue. Actually the idea is as old as Caesar, but it was jarring to hear it so seamlessly encoded into the | Read More »
You Do Not Mess With Their Pay
Dear Mr. Obama: There are two basics you would have learned in even the lowest ranks of military leadership. Perhaps your generals have expressed this advice. When dealing with troops, you don’t mess their mail, and you don’t mess with their pay.
The 57 States Gaffe Was No Joke
Like Sarah Palin, I draw some amusement at presidential candidate Barack Obama’s famous mis-state-ment, thinking him insufficiently immersed in American civics as a child raised in Indonesia or wherever. When forced to think in an unteleprompted environment, his unfamiliarity shone through, I thought. OK, on some level I still think that. But then Brittany Cohan suggested that Obama was only joking about how long the | Read More »
I Know Who Will Be the Next President
Every presidential cycle we either re-elect the guy who’s in or we throw him out for his opposite. During the course of a presidential term, a consensus develops among the electorate about the fitness of the fellow they elected. We tend to choose the next officeholder as one who would fill the perceived void, or to counteract the personality flaws of the one of whom | Read More »
Good Ol’ Roy Barnes — Obama Democrat for Georgia Governor
Lower Taxes. Cut spending. Free the economy. Kill the unborn. Georgia’s Roy Barnes only favors the latter.
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White House to End Self-Imposed Media Blackout
Republicans across the country hailed a move by the White House to end its self-imposed media blackout. An administration press secretary close to the issue made the announcement off the record in response to widespread Tea Party disappointment with the President.
Obama’s Afghanistan Policy Is The Worst One Possible
What Mr. Obama has chosen to do takes the worst elements of both of his options and combines them in a way that will cause the maximum expense of life and treasure while providing minimum benefit.
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Not Even Wrong
Via a sympathetic Reuters reporter, President Barack Obama wants us to believe he is worried about the budget deficit: “It is important though to recognize if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point, people could lose confidence in the U.S. economy in a way that could actually lead to a double-dip recession,” he said. | Read More »
The Last Racist Post I Will Ever Be Accused Of Making
The true beauty of the race card is not merely its universality of application, but its flexibility. It is available as a standing argument on any issue, readily committed to memory.
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Early in his term, President Obama stressed shared sacrifice as a means to correct the various problems with which he said we were beset. He has shied away lately from that terminology. Why is that? Perhaps it is because having called for it incorrectly, and then been stung with his own blatant hypocrisy, he now also incorrectly reckons it politically damaging to call for sacrifice | Read More »
A Regifted Politician
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited Barack Obama in the White House. If that sounds like the opening line of a really funny joke, I have to apologize. I got nothin’. But via Ace we have: Mr Brown’s gifts included an ornamental desk pen holder made from the oak timbers of Victorian anti-slaver HMS Gannet, once named HMS President. Mr Obama was so delighted he | Read More »