Taxing The Rich More About Scoring A Political Victory Than Avoiding Fiscal Cliff
President Obama has said he will not sign any deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff that does not raise tax rates for the top 2% of wage earners. Polls suggest his position has support which might help explain the willingness by several Republicans to go along. However, this “balanced approach” as it’s being called, will raise very little revenue. Ending the Bush tax cuts | Read More »
Georgians Have No Need To Fear Boycotts.
From an editorial column I wrote for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A widely reported study by the left-wing Center For American Progress suggests Arizona’s tourism industry suffered a $141 million loss as a direct result of the passage of its illegal immigration reform bill. No nonpartisan group has produced an economic impact study of the effect of these boycotts. What the Center for American Progress doesn’t | Read More »
‘Waiting For Superman’
This afternoon I had the pleasure of viewing the new documentary “Waiting For Superman.” The title refers to a comment made by Geoffrey Canada that he cried when his Mother told him Superman was not real. “…she thought I was crying because it’s like Santa Claus is not real. I was crying because no one was coming with enough power to save us.” Much like | Read More »
Rush Limbaugh: An Army Of One. An Interview With Zev Chafets
Below is an interview I did this morning with Zev Chafets, author of the new book Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One. Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore Limbaugh, nor can you ignore his impact on the American political landscape. You must also acknowledge Rush’s impact on radio broadcasting. As Chafets says: “political talk radio, on the left and on the right, is | Read More »
Erick’s not the only rising star of the VRWC in Georgia.
You need to get to know Jenny Beth Martin from Cherokee County, one of the bigwigs at Smart Girl Politics and one of the main organizers of next week’s Tea Party in Atlanta. Last night she was on Pajamas TV, with others, talking about the Tea Parties. If (thanks to people like Erick and Jenny Beth) Georgia becomes known as the epicenter of the Vast | Read More »
Is a terrorist attack on America imminent?
As I type, the death toll in the Mumbai attacks stands at 195 souls. The Mumbai terrorists have raised the stakes with these attacks, using well trained and coordinated attack teams to carry out their bloody mission. As Bill Roggio writes: The Mumbai attack is unique from past terror strikes carried out by Islamic terrorists. Instead of one or more bombings at distinct sites, the | Read More »
“the evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP”
To the victors may go the spoils, but misinterpreting the results of an election is always a danger. For example, in 1994 Republicans gained a majority in the Congress for two principal reasons: 1) the public was fed up with excesses of the Democratic Congress such as the Post Office Scandal and 2) Republicans, led by Newt Gingrich, proposed ten popular items called the Contract | Read More »
The ‘high-tech lynching’ of Sarah Palin.
In 1991 Clarence Thomas was nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court by then President George H.W. Bush. The attacks on Thomas that ensued were astounding and sought not only to defeat his nomination but to destroy his reputation and character. Never mind that the outrageous accusations were unproven, they were tools to try to stop Thomas from being on the Court. The ends justify the | Read More »