Obama on Syria: “Being President is Boring and Hard”
The New York Times has an article out now laying out the White House’s approach to the decision-making process on Syria, and the picture it paints, whether the Times wishes to admit it or not, is not pretty, to put it mildly. It acknowledges that the Obama administration knew it was staring into the depths of what would almost certainly be a quagmire, and yet that still | Read More »
As the astonishing TV show “Breaking Bad” reaches its conclusion, there have been many fine efforts to dissect the morality and philosophy of the show, with Jonah Goldberg’s lengthy dissertation at National Review a standout. It’s a testament to the brilliant writing and acting on the show to find so much thoughtful commentary. The main character, Walter White – as masterfully portrayed by Bryan Cranston – | Read More »
Some Syrian Chemical Weapons Have Gone Missing
As the world watches the goings-on in Syria, one of the most pressing fears is that its stock of chemical weapons might go missing and fall into the wrong hands. Today, we find that our nightmare is coming true. We heard in late August that Syrian rebels claimed to have taken over a base with chemical weapons. Now, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has admitted that some of those weapons have gone missing
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Secretary Sebelius, Meet The Anti-Deficiency Act.
It is “unacceptable that HHS fails to maintain accurate financial records and fails to adhere to federal law designed to protect taxpayer dollars from mismanagement and waste,” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., wrote in a Monday letter to the department’s secretary, Kathleen Sebelius. (HT:Federal Times) The USG may not appear to have a very tight wrap on how and where it’s | Read More »
Ron Johnson’s Blue-Slipping of Joe Biden’s Victoria Nourse.
Let me tell you a tale of the incompetence of Vice President Joe Biden. Trust me, this one is even better than usual. Once upon a time, back in the days when Joe Biden was a bad Senator instead of a bad Vice President, he had a staffer named Victoria Nourse. Ms. Nourse’s major claim to fame was ‘helping’ to write the (later deemed partially-unconstitutional) | Read More »
The White House *has* been stumbling, Politico.
Well, this is rich. In the process of complaining about how the White House seems to be a combination of Mayor Daley and Barney Fife – no, really, that’s explicitly the two figures that they used – Politico reports: One senior House Democrat said it is baffling “how one group of people can be so good at campaigning and so bad at politics” — a | Read More »