State of the Race: Mike Lee (R CAND, UT-SEN).

    The UT GOP primary’s in three weeks: Mike’s one of the candidates who made it past the convention. He checked in with us today to keep us apprised of what was going on. Mike’s site is here . Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane .

    Obamacare revisited: Sir Donald’s Medicare czar nomination fight.

    Sounds like a fun way to spend the summer, doesn’t it? President Barack Obama spent the last year insisting he doesn’t want to turn the American health care system into a carbon copy of the government-run British system. But Obama’s pick to run Medicaid and Medicare — Donald Berwick — is a pediatrician and Harvard University professor with a self-professed “love” of the British system. | Read More »

    The Breakdown of Montgomery[*] County.

    The Washington Post can be amusing, sometimes.  In this article (via Instapundit) they provide a comparison of two counties – Montgomery County in Maryland, and Fairfax County in Virginia – to the former’s distinct disadvantage.  The short version: Montgomery County is stuck with an elected Democratic leadership that is beholden to public sector unions*, spends in a fashion that insults drunken sailors, and… actually, those | Read More »

    Meet Elizabeth Emken (R CAND, CA-11).

    The district is listed as competitive by Cook (R+1, Leans Democratic) and is one of the districts threatened by the infamous delta smelt.  Elizabeth recently also made a Daily Beast list of 11 GOP women candidates to watch. Elizabeth’s site can be found here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.

    I sort of agree with Eleanor Clift.

    (H/T: Hot Air Headlines) On at least one passage, at least. She wrote an article for Newsweek (yeah, it’s still publishing! Good show, that) where she assured her readers that of course they don’t need to worry about the 2010 election shellacking that the Democrats will be getting in the Senate, because a lot of those elections will be one-offs: This is an off-year election, | Read More »


    Obama’s America.

    (Via @thebcast) Personally, I get a Not-My-Kind-Of-People vibe off of the British Petroleum protesters, and I’m pretty sure that most of them would look at me and cordially hate my guts. Doesn’t mean I like seeing ‘em get kicked by the LAPD. Or seeing somebody filming the kicking go get tackled and arrested by the LAPD. Hey! Was this the change that you were waiting | Read More »

    Israel intercepts Gaza blockade runners: 14 dead.

    The Israelis are very, very serious about maintaining said blockade: At least 14 people were killed and 50 were injured early Monday as the Israeli Navy took over the ships taking part in the aid sail to Gaza, Arab and Turkish media reported. The IDF reported that four soldiers were injured during the takeover from live ammunition and knife stabbing. One of the troops was | Read More »

    State of the Race: Rick Barber (Al-02).

    The primary for Alabama is Tuesday, so we checked in with Rick Barber to find out the state of the race: I also asked Rick (like Hot Air Greenroom’s Laura Curtis) why Alabama’s commercials have been so memorable this cycle.  Listen for the answer, of course. Rick’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.

    ‘He was supposed to be competent.’ Wait, what?

    That’s the title of a Peggy Noonan piece, and Joy McCann (Little Miss Attila) has some comments about the stars – or scales – falling from Peggy’s eyes: …she, Ann Althouse, and Megan McArdle will have to deal with it for the rest of their lives. Those three women have all been an intellectual blessing to public discourse in this country, but they all succombed | Read More »

    An interesting column from Byron York.

    What?  No, not this one.  Not that it isn’t interesting, or that I have anything really to add to it except that I read it, disagreed with its conclusion, and yet retained my respect for Byron York as a columnist and conservative.  We try to leave obsessive own-goal feuding to regional bloggers: like, say, South Carolina’s.  If it weren’t for the fact that I’ve been | Read More »

    Le Affaire Sestak: It’s the he-campaigned-on-it, stupid.

    (H/T: Hot Air Headlines) I refuse to believe that Eric Alterman is dumb enough to not know the answer to the questions: Why in the world did he go blabbing about it? What did he possibly think he had to gain? …if only because his essay* rather conspicuously danced around even trying to work out a rationale – which is odd, because said rationale is | Read More »

    Meet Ilario Pantano (R CAND, NC-07).

    Ilario Pantano has had his primary, so he’s the official GOP candidate against Mike McIntyre. You probably remember him for (while serving in combat in Iraq) being falsely accused of murder – a statement that will hopefully infuriate quite a few antiwar types out there. Ilario’s site is here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.

    ‘Sarah, John! Sarah… from the *ID*!’*

    (Via Ed Driscoll) Yes.  This is precisely how it comes across. Oh hi there! I was out shooting caribou on the Arctic Cat and saw your synapse lights on, and so I said to myself, “now, gosh darn it, Sarah, you’ve been living inside this nice person’s cerebral cortex for, what is it, almost two years now? By golly, it’s about time you dropped in at their | Read More »

    QotD, Hobgoblin of Little Minds edition.

    It comes from Ace of Spades: They say the Constitution is not a suicide pact. Neither is consistency a suicide pact. If Bush and Obama were competing in the Olympics in the high jump, and the liberals set the bar at 9 feet for Bush, we cannot permit them to set the bar at three feet for Obama. Nine feet is the mark. I didn’t | Read More »

    Gov. Brewer removes AG Goddard from immigration law defense.

    Let me put it a different way: Gov. Jan Brewer (R, AZ-GOV) removes AG Terry Goddard (D-CAND, AZ-GOV) from the defense of the illegal immigration law that the former supports and the latter opposes. Late Friday night as the Memorial Day weekend began, Arizona’s Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, in effect, suspended the state’s Democratic attorney general from defending the new law in upcoming legal challenges. | Read More »