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    @RepHalRogers thinks he is Jon Gruber

    @RepHalRogers thinks he is Jon Gruber

      In the classic television series, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Detective John Munch — played by Richard Belzer — confronts a murder suspect over lying to him. He isn’t upset about the lie, he expects that, what he’s upset about is that the lie is so implausible that it is actually an insult: As a prelude to Obama’s address last night declaring which laws | Read More »

    Dump Gruber Ally, Doug Elmendorf, as CBO Director

    Dump Gruber Ally, Doug Elmendorf, as CBO Director

    A critical decision facing the new Congressional majority is the appointment of a director for the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO acts, in the words of former Bush economic advisor and economics professor Greg Mankiw: Someone recently said to me that the CBO director is not really a player in the political game. He is more like the referee. That analogy sheds light on why Doug is the | Read More »

    Jim Webb throws his hat in the 2016 ring

    Jim Webb throws his hat in the 2016 ring

    Virginia Democrat and former senator Jim Webb has created an exploratory committee as the first stage in a 2016 presidential run. Via Politico: “I made this decision after reflecting on numerous political commentaries and listening to many knowledgeable people. I look forward to listening and talking with more people in the coming months as I decide whether or not to run.” The Vietnam veteran added, | Read More »

    Asian students sue Harvard for discrimination

    Asian students sue Harvard for discrimination

    In the 1920s many Ivy League schools faced a conundrum. Their admissions policy was based on how an applicant placed on an admissions test. If you scored high enough, you were admitted. Under that system the dimwitted scions of major donors were being turned away in favor of *gasp, horror* the sons of Jewish immigrants. According to Jerome Karabel in The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission | Read More »

    Will Lavender Nazis Kill a Reality Show?

    Will Lavender Nazis Kill a Reality Show?

    The one thing that we’ve learned in the ongoing war over homosexual marriage is that homosexuals are probably the most vicious and vindictive interest group in the nation. They are not content with mere equality but rather are obsessed with demanding that their particular brand of sexual deviance is not merely accepted but celebrated as something other that what it is. Writing in “One Nation, | Read More »

    Obama immigration actions to be announced tomorrow

    Obama immigration actions to be announced tomorrow

    Via Reuters: President Barack Obama is set on Thursday to outline a controversial plan to relax U.S. immigration policy and grant relief from deportation to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants in a go-it-alone move that will deepen a partisan divide with Republicans. Sources close to the administration said the rollout would include a televised speech by Obama on Thursday night laying out the | Read More »

    Gruber and Iraq WMD: a tale of two deceptions

    Gruber and Iraq WMD: a tale of two deceptions

    Okay, I admit it. My headline is a bit of a troll but now that you’re reading stick with me for a few minutes. The Gruber story continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. While Dr. Gruber has been prolific in puffing up his role, the administration has pulled out all the stops to deny Gruber was anything other than one of the | Read More »

    Rose Eveleth and the #Bossy Westboro Feminists

    Rose Eveleth and the #Bossy Westboro Feminists

    Having solved all the world’s real problems, the rabid feminists of the world are now on a jihad to eradicate wrong thinking. Over the past few weeks a few notable things have happened on this front. In late October, some chick in New York City tried to use street theater to make a point. She walked around downtown New York for allegedly 10 hours and | Read More »

    Obama looks to cut deals with McConnell: Presidential delusion or Senatorial duplicity?

    Obama looks to cut deals with McConnell: Presidential delusion or Senatorial duplicity?

    Politico has an interesting story titled Obama turns to McConnell to secure his legacy. The thrust of the article is that Obama has been reduced to depending upon the kindness of strangers: It’s not as if Obama and others in the White House have forgotten their history with McConnell, but he looks better than other potential partners. The president’s relationship with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s | Read More »

    Keystone pipeline vote will fail in the Senate: Mary Landrieu is toast

    Keystone pipeline vote will fail in the Senate: Mary Landrieu is toast

    …unless someone flip flops. Via the Washington Examiner: Retiring Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Carl Levin2%Senate Democrat Average29See Full Scorecard2% will vote against the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, the Michigan Democrat told reporters Monday, leaving Senate backers still a vote shy of passing a bill to green-light the Canada-to-Texas project. “I’m voting against the pipeline because it bypasses the environmental impact statement, which should not be bypassed,” | Read More »

    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 Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. John BoehnerN/AHouse Republican Average39See Full ScorecardN/A “has been a longtime proponent of the earmark ban,” reports The Hill, “having never requested any so-called ‘pork barrel’ spending | 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 »