Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy

    (H/T to Mitt Romney’s indefatigable fluffer at NRO, Katrina Trinko, for the transcript.) Today Mitt Romney delivered his views on foreign policy in a speech to the Corps of Cadets at The Citadel. When dealing with Romney you’re never quite sure if he believes what he’s saying but if this is what he believes then it is an impressive statement on America’s place in the | Read More »

    Herman Cain: Maybe Obama Is Better Than Rick Perry

    He didn’t say that exactly but that is what it boils down to. Last week I posted a story titled Herman Cain: I Endorse Mitt Romney. I engendered some lively discussion mostly from Herman Cain fans who insisted that they could parse hidden meaning into his “Today, I could not support Rick Perry as the nominee for a host of reasons” statement. To me, only | Read More »

    A Nobel Prize For Settled Science

    Today Dan Shechtman, Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an Associate of the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, and Professor of Materials Science at Iowa State University, received a telephone call that he didn’t expect. It was from the Nobel Committee which had taken valuable time out from awarding its Peace Prize to assorted crackpots, incompetents, | Read More »

    Romney’s Difficult Path To The Nomination

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook   Jon Stewart offers the critique of Mitt Romney that most of us at RedState have been offering since 2007. Politically, he was at home in Massachusetts and I believe if he wins the GOP nomination — and I take it as a given that | Read More »

    The Unprecedented Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki

    I’m not a lawyer and I don’t even play one after staying at a Holiday Inn Express or when posting on RedState so what follows doesn’t pretend to be a legal analysis but more of a historical perspective on what Mr. al-Awlaki’s untimely end may signify. I’ll preface this by saying that I think the killing of al-Awlaki to be right and proper. I’m not | Read More »

    Herman Cain: I Endorse Mitt Romney

    That’s not exactly what he said but that is what it amounted to. Yesterday, Herman Cain, a contender for the GOP presidential nomination, announced that he would not support Texas Governor Rick Perry for president. Herman Cain said Wednesday that he would be unable to support Rick Perry for president if the Texas governor were to eventually win the party’s nomination. “Today, I could not | Read More »

    On HPV and Virtuous Diseases

    One of the disadvantages of being a procrastinator is that sometimes you lose great opportunities. I started on this story last week and put it aside because of travel, In the meantime I find that Michael Gerson has hit the subject much better than I ever could. Though the kerfuffle concerning Michele Bachmann and the HPV vaccine from the Republican candidate debate in Tampa is | Read More »

    Michele Bachmann: Accidental Kamikaze

    I’ve been leaning towards Rick Perry for a few weeks with Michele Bachmann as my second choice if he implodes. My first preference didn’t change last night but my second place choice did. Last night Michele Bachmann lost my support. She not only lost it for consideration as a presidential nominee, she lost it period. Full stop. In my view she beclowned herself beyond redemption | Read More »

    Romney Never Met A Flip He Couldn’t Flop

    Last night in the debate, Mitt Romney went after Rick Perry over Perry’s characterization of Social Security as a Ponzi Scheme. I happen to agree with Perry. The payroll taxes of currently employed workers are used to pay beneficiaries and even the Social Security Actuary agrees that the current model is not sustainable more than 20 or so more years. Mitt Romney went on the | Read More »

    Ron Paul Is Crazy

    Until last night’s debate I’d never had the full Ron Paul experience. I’m not sure I want to again. Not only is Paul not very bright (no a dime at 2.268 grams is not worth $3.50, no the US is not spending $20 billion per year on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan) and exceedingly unpleasant (as a non-practicing MD who refused to take Medicare | Read More »

    House To Investigate Military Readiness

    Take some time to watch the video. It isn’t very often you’ll see one commissioned by the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. This one will make you cry with frustration. It is no big secret in the military. The force is worn down to nubs by a decade of war, the last two of which have been waged under the management of an | Read More »

    The Wadded Panties of Jonathan Capehart

    The kerfuffle over the scheduling of Obama’s re-election kickoff event continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. In the space of just a few hours on Wednesday, Obama demonstrated his pettiness and his weakness in a way the GOP could never have. What is so hilarious is watching the left change from cheering Obama on to whimpering in a dark corner as their | Read More »

    Krauthammer To Boehner: Give Obama The Time He Wants

    According to reporting by Allahpundit at Hotair, whom I have no reason to doubt, Charles Krauthammer believes Speaker Boehner should have acquiesced in Obama’s trolling of the GOP debate. Simple logic: When your opponent’s in the process of making a mistake, get out of his way. Krauthammer’s theory is that letting The One address Congress that night would have made him look petty (or rather, | Read More »

    Speaker Boehner Responds To Obama

    Kudos to Speaker John Boehner for his timely and appropriate response to a juvenile stunt pulled by the Obama White House. That the short notice demand for a Joint Session of Congress was anything other than junior high level one-upmanship was dispelled today when the zero gravity press secretary, Jay Carney, compared the scheduled GOP debate at the Reagan Library with a “wildlife show.” Speaker | Read More »

    Dana Milbank: Perry Is Not A Libertarian

    A few years ago NRO’s Jonah Goldberg coined the term Conservatives in the Mist to describe what happens when liberals set out to explain conservatives to liberals. Recently, we’ve seen The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza engage in egregious and hopefully painful self-beclowning while attempting to explain garden variety Christianity to his neo-pagan readership. Now the Washington Post’s one-man Fifth Column, the absurd Dana Milbank, undertakes | Read More »