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    Washington Post Story On Romney Begins To Unravel

    So this morning the Washington Post runs a story detailing what kind of a jerk Mitt Romney was in high school. This is a surprise, right? A high school kid being a jerk. This has never ever happened before. Why, you might well ask, would the Washington Post devote valuable time and space to writing about this event? And why, you might well follow up, | Read More »

    Obama: Troops Are Fighting On My Behalf

    When Barack Obama made his unsurprising announcement today that he has finally evolved far enough to endorse homosexual marriage, ironically an evolutionary dead end, he made two other interesting statements. First, he attributes his evolution to his Christian faith. This is sort of odd, speaking as a Trinitarian Christian, because it puts Christ in the position of disavowing himself. This is not surprising. Anyone who | Read More »

    Dispatches From the Meme Wars: Part III

    While many of us would prefer that political campaigns were run on issues, the fact is that most are won or lost based on imagery. What do we remember from the 2008 campaign beyond “hope and change?” Was the deciding event in 2004 the policy differences between George Bush and John Kerry or was it the Swiftboat Veterans? Other than the recount, what do we | Read More »

    Barack Obama: A Legend In His Own Mind

    In terms of iconography this photo is destined to rival that taken of FDR on D-Day.* With some trying to turn bin Laden’s death into a campaign talking point for Obama’s reelection, it is useful to remember that the trail to bin Laden started in a CIA black site — all of which Obama ordered closed, forever, on the second full day of his administration | Read More »

    Obama Administration Hails Its Own “Gutsy Call.”

    The newest Obama campaign video highlights the killing of Osama bin Ladin. This video is hardly surprising. http://www.gutsycall.com takes you to https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/o2012-donate-main. So it isn’t like this move hasn’t been telegraphed for a year. It is notable for a few things.

    Obama Campaign: That Mitt Romney Comes From A Strange Family

    Last week we pointed out the Obama re-election strategy of criticizing his wealth and religion. After two false starts, one castigating Ann Romney for her decision to be a stay at home Mom — part of their War on Women theme — and another calling into question the reason there is a dog in the White House, one would think that the White House might | Read More »

    The Meme War We Must Win

    In the past week the presidential campaign has been hit by two events that many have termed silly. First there was the Hilary Rosen comment denigrating Ann Romney’s decision to stay at home and actually raise her children rather than elect to have a stranger do that. Second was the softer Seamus-on-the-roof story rolled out by the Obama campaign yesterday. Many, especially our own “smart | Read More »

    Holy Saturday

    Image: Andrea di Bonaiuto (1346-1379), Descent of Christ to Limbo [He] suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell;

    Does Obama Know How the Supreme Court Voted?

    The storm that erupted yesterday when Barack Obama woke up and discovered the Supreme Court of the United States was not only not elected but it could overturn “duly passed” laws, even those passed in the dead of the night by the barest of purchased majorities, has been more than adequately covered on these pages and others by actual lawyers and those who think they | Read More »

    Mitt Romney For President

    This has been an extraordinarily difficult primary season for many conservatives, me among them. Against what is probably the weakest incumbent president since Herbert Hoover, we have managed to field an array of candidates worse than those we had in 2008 and perhaps worse than those competing for the nomination at our low point of 1996. Our best candidate, Texas Governor Rick Perry, was torpedoed | Read More »

    The Obama Administration Outlaws New Coal-Fired Powerplants

    Yesterday the Obama Administration effectively outlawed coal as a fuel source and it underscores the importance of Congress severely circumscribing the authority of regulatory agencies. The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants as early as Tuesday, according to several people briefed on the proposal. The move could end the construction of conventional coal-fired facilities in | Read More »

    Washington Post’s Lisa Miller Is An Idiot. Part 2.

    Earlier this month I posted on the attack by Lisa Miller, the Washington Post’s egregiously stupid religion correspondent, on Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney because they had large families. Miller found large families to be vaguely threatening to her self esteem and indicative of a “smug fecundity” and not valuing women for anything other than their ability to reproduce. Today Miller doubles down and accuses | Read More »

    Fairness Is For Suckers

    Every once in a while, despite our political differences, people of good faith can come together in agreement on major issues. Exhibit A is this New York Times op-ed by the unfortunately named Stanley Fish whom Wikipedia assures me is someone of some import though for what reason I really can’t tell. From Professor Fish: If we think about the Rush Limbaugh dust-up from the | Read More »

    The Obama Administration’s Assault on Religious Freedom

    Has the Obama Administration declared war upon religious freedom in the United States? This is not as extreme a question as it appears at first blush. What initially appeared to be a series of unrelated act is now taking on the color of a conscious strategy to eliminate the ability of religious groups to control any aspect of their lives outside the barest of liturgical | Read More »

    Milblogger Neptunus Lex Killed In Plane Crash

    One of the amazing things about the Internet is the way people you barely know can affect your life. One of those guys was Captain (ret.) Carroll LeFon who blogged at the eponymous Neptunus Lex. Back in 2004, when the Iraq war was running hot and I was new to the idea of having actual people read what I’d written, Lex lent his help, good | Read More »