Benghazi Does Make a Difference, Hillary

    During Hillary Clinton’s much delayed appearance before a Congressional committee to answer questions about the jihadist attacks on the eleventh of September last year, she snapped, “Four Americans are dead. What difference does it make?” Such a callous disregard for the search for the truth reveals Hillary Clinton’s desire to hide any incriminating evidence, which might sink her presidential aspirations in the coming years. Despite | Read More »

    The Last Word on Dithering

    Early into his presidency, the Beltway buzzword describing Barack Obama’s protocol of protracted reaction was dithering. Dick Cheney went one better, terming it waffling as Obama’s dawdling response to the role of American troops in Afghanistan facing an emboldened enemy. In Obama’s Keystone XL Dithering, US News and World Report columnist Mort Zuckerman wrote of the economic cost of non-implementing a transformative link to American | Read More »

    Battlefield 2012

    But as the happy feelings faded away, people began to see the grim reality: all leftist systems operate by sacrificing everything else at the altar of equality, which can only be achieved by hobbling the above-equal with regulations while simultaneously empowering the below-equal with welfare, subsidies, quotas and other “well-intentioned” social justice programs. LBJ’s “great society” ideas were re-created time and again in American and | Read More »

    Battlefield 2012

    But as the happy feelings faded away, people began to see the grim reality: all leftist systems operate by sacrificing everything else at the altar of equality, which can only be achieved by hobbling the above-equal with regulations while simultaneously empowering the below-equal with welfare, subsidies, quotas and other “well-intentioned” social justice programs. LBJ’s “great society” ideas were re-created time and again in American and | Read More »

    Political ideologies at war in SCOTUS pick

    As the speculation mounts on President Obama’s pick to replace justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, the New York Times last week showcased the spat between Chief Justice Roberts and the President that has grown markedly since the Citizen’s United free speech decision in January. Being that it’s from the Times, it’s not surprise that I missed it until now. Like most people, | Read More »

    The Legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens

    In a piece I wrote for The Daily Caller over the weekend, I outlined the reasons why Justice Stevens should be remembered, notwithstanding how well liked he may be as person, for his liberal activism and the damage that activism has inflicted upon America. Introduction and link below: The retirement announcement by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens brings about the usual speculation about his | Read More »

    Elections Have Consequences: Begich’s Staff Appointments

    From the diaries, by Erick. So, Alaskans made many here happy and defeated Ted Stevens, replacing him with a seeminly moderate Democrat, Mark Begich, Mayor of Anchorage.  Understand first, that ANC is a fairly conservative city that elects mostly Republicans in general elections.  Like many cities, ANC’s city elections are on the second Tuesday after the third Monday when the Moon is in Aquarius or | Read More »

    Turkey revelry in Washington: U.S. legislators give thanks

    Most of us will say abundant gratitudes on Thursday for family, friends and a roof over our heads, but our elected officials in Washington have some rather unique blessings to offer thanks for. Take Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) Rangel will probably say something like, ‘I’m grateful I’m not going to jail like Wesley Snipes for screwing up my own taxes. Or for helping a major | Read More »

    Observations from the Cheap Seats

    I turned the radio louder and louder. It can’t be true — but it was. In a brilliant stroke of comedic relief, Senator Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the Big 3 might get their desired bail-out, but they would have to present their business plans in early December to Barney Frank and Chris Dodd for their respective committees to consider. Are | Read More »

    The End of Ted Stevens

    Well, for all of those who hate him; be happy, Ted Stevens’ career is over. Mark Begich will be the first Democrat to hold a federal office from Alaska since 1980. The Democrats should give the Public Integrity Section and the SAIC their “Bureaucrat of the Century” award. The rest of us may be permitted to wonder just who GWB thought was supposed to be | Read More »

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    Alaska is Doomed…or maybe not

    I did some number crunching last night on the Alaska Senate race looking at where the remaining absentee ballots are vs the votes in the respective Alaska State House Districts and discovered much to my surprise that based on where the remaining 25,000 absentee ballots are located, there are more R leaning Districts than D. There are 5 ‘regions’ in the state and of those | Read More »

    Stevens’ Collateral Damage

    If there’s one person who’s likely to lose his job as a result of the indictment of Ted Stevens, it’s Congressman Don Young (R-AK). Young is under investigation by the FBI over his ties to Veco, as Stevens is. It would be no surprise at all if Young is indicted, too. And while Stevens is blessed to face a slew of challengers in the primary | Read More »

    In defense of Stevens

    I’m going to go against the prevailing wind here and give a futile explanation of why I think the witchhunt against Ted Stevens is an example of our worst self destructive tendencies. I know I’m going to convince no one, but writing this diary entry will make me feel better.