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    Nicholas Kristof “white-splains” what whites just don’t get

    Nicholas Kristof "white-splains" what whites just don't get

    In the new Nicholas Kristof, aka Whitey McWhitebread, essay, When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 4 (yes, terrifyingly, there were three earlier and very forgettable parts) he inadvertently lays bare the hard core Marxist position behind affirmative action. But we in white society should be equally ready to shoulder responsibility. In past articles in this series, I’ve looked at black/white economic inequality that is | Read More »

    Obama denies Gruber as yet another video surfaces

    Obama denies Gruber as yet another video surfaces

    At the G20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia, Barack Obama was finally asked a question about Obamacare guru Jonathan Gruber’s rather gleeful comments detailing how Congress, the CBO, and the American people on how Obamacare was intended to function (short story, it is performing exactly as planned): ED HENRY, FOX NEWS: At your Burma townhall a couple of days ago, you tried to inspire young leaders | Read More »

    The GOP punditocracy’s fear of winning

    The GOP punditocracy's fear of winning

    Yesterday, my colleague Aaron Gardner noted the proposal made by Townhall contributor Guy Benson that the GOP declare defeat on Obamacare and call it a day just in case the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies for most Americans. Aaron hits the main points cleanly, the 2010 and 2014 elections have been a clear indication from the American people have rejected Obama’s leadership, they have not | Read More »

    House continues ban on earmarks

    House continues ban on earmarks

    On Friday, the House GOP voted to retain the ban on earmarks. Via Speaker Boehner’s office: The House Republican majority in the House of Representatives has renewed the landmark ban on earmarks for the 113th Congress. Speaker “has been a longtime proponent of the earmark ban,” reports The Hill, “having never requested any so-called ‘pork barrel’ spending during his tenure in the House.” When House | Read More »

    Immigration Reform: Obama’s payoff to far left activists

    Immigration Reform: Obama's payoff to far left activists

    As Obama seems poised to, yet again, ignore the Constitution and usurp black letter Article 1 authority reserved to the Congress it is only fitting to take a moment to look at who is funding this rush to an ill conceived gutting of US immigration law, no matter how poorly that law is serving the nation. While the media has focused on immigration reform as | Read More »

    White Working Class Voters Bail On Democrats. Smart People Wonder Why?

    White Working Class Voters Bail On Democrats. Smart People Wonder Why?

    Every election begets postmortems and Monday morning quarterbacking. When an election has results as stunning at that of 2014, many navels are examined… some of them from the rear. At the New Republic, Noam Schreiber makes his contribution in The Big Question Democrats Need to Ask Themselves Before They Nominate Hillary: So Democrats need to find a way to appeal to an older, whiter electorate as | Read More »

    The denial of Jonathan Gruber

    The denial of Jonathan Gruber

    Well, Jon Gruber has been denied thrice… but it ain’t cock crow yet. In case you are wondering who Jonathan Gruber is and why we care about him it is because he was a consultant to the Democrats when Obamacare was being developed and the eminence grise behind the law. He has also been taped on at least four occasions saying untoward things which potentially affect Obamacare’s | Read More »

    The triumph of partisanship

    The triumph of partisanship

    In the 1967 move, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, liberal parents have the depths of their liberalism plumbed when their daughter brings home a black man as her fiance. According to Cass Sunstein, political identity is now a more potent organizing force in society than racism: Researchers have long asked such questions about race, and have found that along important dimensions, racial prejudice is decreasing. | Read More »

    Sexagenarian leftist thinks soldiers are tools

    Sexagenarian leftist thinks soldiers are tools

    Yesterday I posted about an essay written by the previously unheralded David Masciotra in which he excoriated American society for its penchant for calling soldiers (and I use this term generically to encompass sailors, airmen, and marines rather than the bureaucratic “servicemembers”) heroes rather than baby killers or something he’d prefer. I noted: Masciotra’s subtext is simply garden variety anti-Americanism that was the state of | Read More »

    Why I’ve given up on polls

    Why I've given up on polls

    There has been a lot of discussion over the past week on polls and why polling for the 2014 elections was so bad. As Sean Trende of RealClearPolitics said: As Tuesday night got going, most people suspected that Republicans were headed for a good night. This, after all, was what the polls strongly suggested.  Instead, they had a great night. What is odd is that, | Read More »

    Unaccomplished hipster explains why soldiers are not heroes

    Unaccomplished hipster explains why soldiers are not heroes

    Earlier in the week some guy named David Masciotra writing at the failed group blog, Salon, garnered a lot of attention and page views for himself and his employer by trolling the internet via a diatribe titled You don’t protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy. Once you dig through the obligatory, leftwing gibberish (stuff like “frightening cultural streak | Read More »

    Obama’s Libyan adventure continues to bear fruit

    Obama's Libyan adventure continues to bear fruit

    Via the Huffington Post: The mantra that we need to train the forces of friendly governments and, for that matter, rebel groups, may have become a staple of every 21st century Western intervention in the Middle East, but sometimes things just go wrong. Really wrong. A new generation of the Libyan army was supposed to be trained in the West as part of international efforts | Read More »

    Message to the GOP: Governing is not crony capitalism

    Message to the GOP: Governing is not crony capitalism

    As the new Congress sets its agenda, there will be an incredible amount of pressure put on the new GOP majority to pass bills, regardless of substance, with bipartisan support to prove it can “govern.” Yesterday Utah Senator Mike Lee posted a lengthy, by blog standards, essay at The Federalist, titled Mike Lee’s Plan to Fix Congress. It is a great read and deals in the | Read More »

    Obama’s press conference: a surly stew of delusions and insults

    Obama's press conference: a surly stew of delusions and insults

    Yesterday, in the aftermath of the trouncing the Democrats received at the polls Tuesday, Obama gave a press conference that was equal parts delusional and insulting. What it exhibited was a man so enamored with himself and so imbued with hubris that he is utterly incapable of conceiving of himself as anything other than a monarch. These are the key messages in his press conference | Read More »

    UK: Freedom of speech is very untidy. Let’s get rid of it.

    UK: Freedom of speech is very untidy. Let's get rid of it.

    The road to Hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. The government of British Prime Minister David Cameron seems poised, in the service of tolerance, civility, and comity, to make free speech extinct in the United Kingdom. A Conservative spokesman said: “Freedom of expression and freedom of speech are a vital part of a democratic society. “In Government, Conservatives have always tried to strike | Read More »