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    Ezra Klein Defends the Congressional Budget Office

    In today’s Washington Post, noted poseur and presumed future WaPo editor Ezra Klein takes a shot at Republicans for daring to challenge the patently phony Congressional Budget Office scoring of Obamacare. For instance, Klein rails against GOP insistence that “doc fix,” that is, increasing Medicare payments to physicians, be considered part of Obamacare even though it is included in the bill because, he reasons, Republicans | Read More »

    Gun Control and the Tucson Shootings

    As we’ve witnessed over the past five days the left has pulled out all the stops to gain political advantage from the tragic shootings in Tucson. We’ve endured the spectacle of the leftist punditocracy shrilly blaming opinions opposed to the Obama Administration for the actions of an obviously schizophrenic young man who has been described by his friends as a left wing doper who was | Read More »

    Wikileaks on Iraqi WMD

    During the Iraq War much was made by the left of the failure to locate stockpiles of chemical agents or nuclear materials. Despite the obvious duplicity of the Saddam Hussein regime and the childlike incredulity and fecklessness of Hans Blix and his merry men we were supposed to believe that the failure to find these weapons and materials meant they didn’t exist. Now enters Wikileaks.

    Susan Collins Folds Like A Cheap Suit

    A week ago the Senate Republican caucus sent a letter to Harry Reid telling him that they would not support acting on any legislation until the Congress vital business had been taken care of: For that reason, we write to inform you that we will not agree to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to any legislative item until the Senate has acted to | Read More »

    Flashman on Obama

    But I still state unhesitatingly, that for pure, vacillating stupidity, for superb incompetence to command, for ignorance combined with bad judgement – in short for the true talent for catastrophe – [Elphinstone] stood alone. Others abide our question, but Elphy outshines them all as the greatest military idiot of our own or any other day Flashman George MacDonald Fraser I’m a fan of George MacDonald | Read More »

    Wikileaks and the Limits of Law and Patience

    The ongoing de facto declassification of hundreds of thousands of formerly secret documents by Wikileaks and it’s leader, the androgynous accused sex offender Julian Assange, has received a lot of attention in the past weeks. After being generally unconcerned when military secrets were revealed in the first document dump which was accompanied by the launch of the website Collateral Murder the press and the Administration | Read More »

    Stealth Tax Increase Fails

    From the New York Times WASHINGTON — The Senate on Saturday rejected President Obama’s proposal to end the Bush-era tax breaks on income above $250,000 for couples and $200,000 for individuals, a triumph for Republicans who have long called for continuing the income tax cuts for everyone. The Senate also rejected an alternative proposal, championed by Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, to | Read More »

    Stopping START. Part II

    MR. CHEREMUSHKIN (Interfax News Agency):  For a long time, U.S. and Russia were rivals.  Does United States view Russia as a continuing threat to its national security?  And are you concerned about Russian new build up of more powerful ICBMs? SEC. GATES:  No.  I think that we are — we have — I don’t see Russia as a threat.  I see Russia — Russian-U.S. relations | Read More »

    Stopping START

    Rarely in our nation’s history have we been in such peril both at home and abroad. The mid term elections of November 3 which culminated in a thorough repudiation of the Obama regime were rightfully focused on its thoroughly negligent financial stewardship. Left unexamined was its equally incompetent foreign policy. The disastrous faux diplomacy practiced by the Obama regime has increased the inherent instability along | Read More »

    Facts and Science and Argument

    Last month, as an electoral disaster of Biblical proportions loomed, Obama opined: “Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared.” It’s indicative of a very tiny man when one has to blame | Read More »

    A Blow Struck For Freedom

    A lot of very good things happened last Tuesday as Americans moved to reclaim the nation from the grasp of a kleptocratic Democrat party. But one of the big victories for common sense and the rule of law didn’t involve rival candidates. It didn’t gather the attention of Sarah Palin or the various Tea Party organizations. It didn’t happen in a state with a nationally | Read More »

    Send mbecker or Tbone to Vegas

    barackobama.com has a deal for you. On October 22 there will be a pep rally of sorts in Las Vegas headlining our president, Barack Obama. barackobama.com is raffling off the chance to meet the president backstage. Go backstage with the President Too much is at stake in the November elections for any of us to sit on the sidelines. The President is fired up — | Read More »

    “Peace Doesn’t Keep Itself” – Not a Rift, but a Rallying Call

    posted on behalf of John Noonan a former USAF ICBM officer who writes on defense policy for The Weekly Standard and other publications. He will be writing more on this initiative as it develops. In today’s Wall Street Journal, the chiefs of three major conservative think-tanks (the American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, and Foreign Policy Initiative) sound the trumpet on the importance of excluding the | Read More »

    Operation GOTHIC SERPENT. October 3-4, 1993

    Operation GOTHIC SERPENT. Blackhawk Down. The Battle of Mogadishu. They’re all the same. An attempt to turn around a deteriorating state of affairs, to the extent that anyone could really tell that Third World pest hole was deteriorating, in Somalia during Operation PROVIDE COMFORT, the CNN generated military operation/humanitarian relief campaign we found ourself embroiled in during the latter days of the GHW Bush administration. | Read More »

    Obama’s Generals

    “Obama had to do this 18-month surge just to demonstrate, in effect, that it couldn’t be done . . . the president had treated the military as another political constituency that had to be accommodated.” LTG Douglas Lute Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan as quoted in the Washington Post . The past three days the Washington Post has | Read More »