Why Won’t John Boehner Give HR 1297 A Vote?

    Editorial Note: As mentioned below, there is late breaking news that the GOP and Democrat may have reached a deal for $38 billion in cuts and another continuing resolution. No word yet on if the Defense budget will be fully funded in the deal.UPDATE: I’m told that the Speaker’s Office does not think there is a firm deal yet, which makes passage of HR 1297 | Read More »

    Why Won’t John Boehner Give HR 1297 A Vote?

    Editorial Note: As mentioned below, there is late breaking news that the GOP and Democrat may have reached a deal for $38 billion in cuts and another continuing resolution. No word yet on if the Defense budget will be fully funded in the deal.UPDATE: I’m told that the Speaker’s Office does not think there is a firm deal yet, which makes passage of HR 1297 | Read More »

    Barack Obama Takes Our Soldiers Hostage to a Shutdown

    Over at Big Government, Mike Flynn has a fascinating post on what Barack Obama is doing to our soldiers. In the past, American soldiers were classified as essential personnel. Therefore, should the government shut down our soldiers would keep getting paid. But Barack Obama has decided to hold our American soldiers hostage to a government shutdown. The Commander-in-Chief has, via the Secretary of the Department | Read More »

    Barack Obama Takes Our Soldiers Hostage to a Shutdown

    Over at Big Government, Mike Flynn has a fascinating post on what Barack Obama is doing to our soldiers. In the past, American soldiers were classified as essential personnel. Therefore, should the government shut down our soldiers would keep getting paid. But Barack Obama has decided to hold our American soldiers hostage to a government shutdown. The Commander-in-Chief has, via the Secretary of the Department | 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.

    Why a Government Shutdown is Not a Bad Thing

    The same media and Democrat communications apparati (but I repeat myself) that have been claiming that the Republican-proposed budget would kill 700,000 children are now wringing their hands about a looming “government shutdown,” which we may assume would be fictively responsible for an astronomically higher number of deaths than a federal budget that spends 98.4% of what was spent the previous year. If passing a | Read More »

    What is America’s *Goal* in Libya?

    Update by Jeff 3/20/11 22:15: According to Jake Tapper, it now appears that SecDef Gates is warning against setting any goals for this action whatsoever. How’s that for clarity and sound military strategy? Update by Jeff 3/20/11 18:10: The muddling continues, as it’s being reported that SecDef Gates, who initially opposed any action in Libya, is now opposing any action that would specifically target Qaddafi. | Read More »

    Protests Do Not A Democracy Make

    Sorry for trying to wax poetic and failing, but I couldn’t come up with a better title. Once a democracy is established, peaceful protests are a fine example of turning public opinion and influencing policy. We’ve seen that in the last couple of years with the Tea Party protests that continue to this day. But the key to creating a democracy doesn’t lie with protests. | Read More »

    Cutting the Troops

    I am not one of those who thinks the Defense budget is sacrosanct and cannot be cut. Even Governor Palin is on record saying we cannot spare the Defense budget from cuts in these times and she, unlike me, has a child in harm’s way.In any event, the Defense Department is out saying it will make cuts to the various branches of the military. Am | Read More »

    Cutting the Troops

    I am not one of those who thinks the Defense budget is sacrosanct and cannot be cut. Even Governor Palin is on record saying we cannot spare the Defense budget from cuts in these times and she, unlike me, has a child in harm’s way.In any event, the Defense Department is out saying it will make cuts to the various branches of the military. Am | Read More »

    The Repeal of DADT: To March or to Sashay into the Future?

    On December 22, 2010, President Barack Obama signed a law that repeals the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays wishing to serve in the military. DADT was enacted by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and was a considered by many liberals a compassionate turn from the military’s previous ban on gays’ serving in the military. In a somewhat ironic turn of fate, in order | Read More »

    Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – A Behind The Scenes Look

    By Dr. Jake Baker Sunday, December 19, 2010 Dr. Jake Baker     Until now I have been silent on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) debate.  I guess I figured that sanity would prevail.  Now we know that is not the case.  As a continued act of betrayal, eight Senate Republicans stood with 53 democrats and 2 independents to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, | Read More »

    Will Muslim countries want gay American soldiers/sailors on their soil?

    In the rush to bring sexual preference equality to our military it seems to have been overlooked that many countries in the world do not share our government’s liberal views on the subject, particularly the Muslim ones in the Middle East where we have a number of key bases to protect out vital interests. Some religious hardliners in the region are of the opinion that | Read More »

    Barney Frank’s Pink Bazooka Brigade

    Too many times we folks on the right let ourselves be forced to be either the straw man or part of the angry mob flogging the straw man.  Never is that more clear than when gay rights is the debate. A perturbed Anne Flaherty at The Associated Press has painted the fighting lines as best as she can see them from her undersized Upper East | Read More »

    Could China’s Instability Threaten America?

    China’s double-digit economic growth over the past thirty years has been breathtaking. Growth has limits, however, and China may soon be reaching them. With worldwide recession, and inflation coming to the yuan, a slowdown in China’s growth is increasing probable. If China experiences any let up in growth, the nation’s internal stability becomes a concern. The modern western trait of rising expectations has set in | Read More »