Another Healthcare Charade

    Congressman Ted Poe has today’s top story at Human Events. Today, the administration will put on another show for the American people. The nationalized healthcare naysayers have been summoned to the White House to give their ideas on healthcare reform. Yet, the President announced his newly packaged plan days ago. So what’s the point? Is this a meeting to exchange ideas and move forward in | Read More »

    New Help For CIA from Pakistan

    Rowan Scarborough has the top story at Human Events today. The CIA has established a well-functioning spy network in Pakistan, providing tips that have lead to stepped-up drone attacks on suspected militants.Sources tell HUMAN EVENTS that the cadre of Pakistani informants was years in the making. The U.S. had to convince them to trust Americans on one key issue: protecting their identity.There is another component | Read More »

    Conservatives for 2010

    Jed Babbin has the top story at Human Events today and previews a number of races around the country.I’ve got to take issue with one though. Jed writes: “Retired Navy pilot Mike Lee is challenging Sen. Bob Bennett for the Republican nomination this year. Lee seems like a great guy and some day may be a great candidate. But Bennett’s conservative credentials — though imperfect | Read More »

    M&M Republicans

    Jed has the top story today at Human Events. As they ponder President Obama’s invitation to the February 25 Blair House “summit” on health care, the GOP leadership can save themselves a lot of time and money. Instead of commissioning expensive polls or seeking advice from their Gucci-shod consultants, they can get all the advice they need in an M&Ms commercial that ran during the | Read More »

    Code Pink Ruined My Wardrobe

    Here’s today’s top story at Human Events. The best thing about my job is attending Senate and House Armed Services hearings. The worst thing about my job is attending Senate and House hearings. On the one hand, the rights we have as Americans to freely observe our government in action should be reason enough for us to daily fall prostrate and thank God above we | Read More »

    Fire John Brennan

    Amen to this. Even before he accepted the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama proclaimed he wanted to appoint a Lincolnesque cabinet, a “team of rivals.” Lincoln, as ABC’s Jake Tapper reminded us way back in May 2008, appointed three of his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination to his cabinet, people who disagreed with him and at least one — Edward Stanton, who became Secretary | Read More »

    Obama’s Expensive Trainset (open thread)

    Great post by Donald Lambro today at Human Events. Well worth reading.Consider this an open thread.

    Ryan’s Roadmap

    Jed Babbin has the top story at Human Events today. Yes, George W. Bush spent too much and proved redundantly that the term “big government conservative” is an oxymoron. And yes, when Bush left office our economy was in trouble.  But how long will Obama claim that the only way for our economy to recover is to continue a spending spree that will leave us | Read More »

    Ryan’s Roadmap

    Jed Babbin has the top story at Human Events today. Yes, George W. Bush spent too much and proved redundantly that the term “big government conservative” is an oxymoron. And yes, when Bush left office our economy was in trouble.  But how long will Obama claim that the only way for our economy to recover is to continue a spending spree that will leave us | Read More »

    McCain and Hayworth Faceoff – HUMAN EVENTS

    We’re going to be hearing a lot about this race. It’s Human Events’ top story today. Those who believe only Democratic incumbents are at risk in the 2010 election need look no further than Arizona.Republican Sen. John McCain, the man who might have been president, suddenly appears vulnerable in his bid for a fourth term. A recent statewide poll conducted in January by the Behavior | Read More »

    3.8 Trillion for What?

    Here’s today’s top story at Human Events. Despite President Obama’s feigned concern about sky high federal spending, escalating budget deficits and mounting government debt, all three are expected to grow much worse under his new budget proposals.Overall spending will be approaching a record $4 trillion in fiscal 2011, which begins this October, the deficits will still be in the trillion dollar range by the end | Read More »

    Is Boehner Helping Obama’s Second Coming?

    This is an interesting column by Jed Babbin. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) popped a surprise on the Republican Conference in their January 20 meeting.  President Obama had accepted his invitation to appear at their Baltimore retreat scheduled for January 29, two days after the State of the Union speech. According to several dismayed conservative members that attended the meeting and sought me out | Read More »

    Sparks Fly as ‘Courting Disaster’ Author Clashes with CNN’s Amanpour

    I wrote about this last night, but I wanted to highlight it again. Instead of me recreating the wheel, jump over to Human Events where you can read key bits of the transcript between Thiessen and Amanpour. This is powerful stuff. Thiessen really did well defending the CIA and enhanced interrogation. It was delightful watching him make everyone one else eat their words.Example: Thiessen told | Read More »

    EADS = Corruption

    Kansas’s next Senator, Todd Tiahrt (who I still think needs to buy an extra vowel for his last name from Vanna White) has a very interesting column at Human Events today. It’s well worth considering. Washington is full of hyperbolism. We often talk about something being the best, the worst, or the most scandalous. Some of these statements are true; most are not. So when | Read More »

    Obama, the Weak Horse

    Jed Babbin has the top story at Human Events today. Soon upon us will be the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s inauguration.  It’s time to ask, are we safer or in more danger than we were a year ago?   By every objective measure — what we know about Islamic terrorism, its intentions and capabilities — the answer is no. We are far less safe | Read More »