Brian Baird Returns Home, to D.C., After An Interesting August Visit To Washington’s 3rd Congressional District

    The Unanswered Question For Baird Remains:   “What have you learned from the 3rd district’s constituents this month that will cause you to behave differently in representing them when you return to DC?” According to an article in Thursday’s edition of The Columbian, “U.S. Rep Brian Baird closed out a tumultuous congressional recess Wednesday with a final town hall meeting before a capacity crowd at | Read More »

    News-Fast…You deserve a break today!

    Does anyone else just feel the need to take a break from the news now and then and tune out? Some days the news makes me feel like I am in a cage with 5 tennis ball machines all firing balls at me at top speed from all angles and there’s a hole in my racket. I mean could the folks in DC just give | Read More »

    Politico: D.C. Doing great during recession.

    I’d just like to make that clear. When Politico is writing things like: The rest of the country has a new reason to hate the inside-the-Beltway crowd: Our economy is better than yours. At 6.2 percent, the unemployment rate in the D.C. metro region is lower than in any other major metropolitan area in the country — and far below the 9.5 percent national average. | Read More »

    American Gas Association Enthusiastically Endorse Governor Palin’s Pipeline From Erick: Max, I’ve turned off your account. Email me if you want it back on.

    I guess Obama knows about the Tea Parties *now*.

    [UPDATE] “Say what you will about George W. Bush, he had a skin whose thickness wasn’t measured in Planck lengths.” I really wish that I had written that. Because he’s sounding just a little bit self-conscious on the subject: Obama targets tea bags at town hall At his 100th-day town hall meeting in St. Louis Wednesday, President Barack Obama took direct aim at the anti-tax | Read More »

    The GOP Should Keep the DC Voucher Program Going

    One of our correspondents sent a link to this post on the DC voucher program with a very brilliant idea: if the Republican Party is serious about doing something to reach out to the black community by making a gesture on behalf of the 1,700 minority kids Obama has consigned to the worst public schools in America, they’d spearhead an effort to revive the DC | Read More »

    (Cartoon) – The Party we all have to live with.

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    Some of the videos from the DC Tax Day Tea Party.

    I have a bunch more, and I will be putting them up, but four and I’m bleary-eyed. They’re also mostly after the fold. This is Rebecca Wales, one of the organizers of the event, and also affiliated with Smart Girl Politics. She had a busy day.

    Today’s Headlines — March 6, 2009 Jobless rate bolts to 8.1%, 651K jobs lost — ‘Angry’ Obama aides push Katrina recovery Cabinet officers take new administration’s promises to Gulf Coast — Senator: D.C. students ‘end up’ in gangs City officials lash out at voucher supporter — Clinton ‘testing waters’ with Iran, Russia — Senate delays spending bill vote New stopgap measure needed to keep government going | Read More »

    More on the Durbin Child Expulsion Amendment.

    Senator Durbin, why do you want to throw these kids out of their schools?

    Today’s Headlines — March 5, 2009 EXCLUSIVE: Big donors dominate Obama panel ‘Distinguished citizens’ include subprime banking executive — Foreign ties of nominee questioned Post handles classified data — Shell Oil exec sees ‘cap-and-trade’ win Wants to shape bill, not kill it — Gun planks stymie D.C. vote — Minor offenses trip up illegals ICE program meant to catch perpetrators of serious crimes — Rove, | Read More »

    Congress Letting Kids Fail In Bailoutville

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York has been a self-styled education mayor. He’s made all sorts of proposals and tried several different angles — some good some not so good — to improve the education of the kids of New York. He has, though, been a proponent of school choice and this advocacy looks to be a success, at least for the kids of Harlem’s | Read More »

    Today’s Headlines — Feb. 27, 2009 Obama to conclude Iraq mission by 2010 — Obama proposes sweeping, $3.6 trillion budget — Charity tax limits upset many — Obama’s intelligence pick linked to Saudi Arabia — Banned firms given millions despite fraud Loopholes used to gain contracts — Redskins sign Haynesworth — Nats sources say GM’s job in jeopardy — Poker industry woos CPAC | Read More »

    More on DC Voting – “Let’s do something” is the problem with Washington

    In response to my first post, there were too many issues raised to deal with all of them, but several merit a response. First, and most importantly – the phrase “let’s do something” raised in one comment is precisely the disease that too often engulfs Congress and the rest of Washington. It is almost never necessary to “do something.” It is almost always VERY BAD | Read More »

    Washington, D.C. 2.0: U.S. Capitol – the mobile version

    Cross posted to The Political Class. While I earnestly wish for President Obama to escape his leftist bubble I certainly applaud this sentiment: President Barack Obama said Tuesday that getting out of Washington, D.C., and hearing from the people reminds him how important his job is and, therefore, vowed to leave the nation’s capital once a week. Obama’s remarks came during an interview with ABC’s | Read More »