Thursday, July 31, 2014

Perry, We Hardly Knew Thee

Posted by The Editors On January - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Back in December, when he was just one more Republican running for his party’s presidential nomination, Rick Perry condemned the Obama administration for its “war on religion.” Days later, Barack Obama’s loyal aide Valerie Jarre...

Inside the Obamacare Spin Zone

Posted by The Editors On January - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Last week, the White House issued a new “study” on the supposed progress states have made in implementing the “health exchanges” that are central to constructing the Obamacare system. According to the administration’s spin...

Right to Work — for Less

Posted by Gordon Lafer, The Nation On January - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Gordon Lafer, The NationFor the past year, public employees around the country have been under attack. With collective bargaining cast as a fiscal issue, private sector workers are encouraged to vent their economic frustrations at lazy government cler...

Why Is the Establishment So Worried?

Posted by Erick Erickson, RedState On January - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Erick Erickson, RedStatePeter Hamby from CNN notes what is going to be a recipe for disaster for Mitt Romney as he tries to relate to the Republican base.In South Carolina exit polls, Romney wins only the “moderate or liberal”, tho...
Daily Caller - The assistant Democratic leader, South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn, accused former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich of “appealing” to the racist tea party “element” of the Republican Party in his camp...

Mitt’s Attack on Crony Capitalism

Posted by The Editors On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Let me build on Charles Krauthammer’s great Friday column, “The GOP’s Suicide March.” Krauthammer argues that just as President Obama’s class-warfare, soak-the-rich mantra started lagging in the polls, some Republicans on ...

The College Racket: The Bubble Needs to Burst

Posted by Linda Chavez, NY Post On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Linda Chavez, NY PostWhen President Obama gives his state of the union address next week, you can count on his making a big pitch for education. In last year’s speech, he said, “Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in inn...

Newt Was Right

Posted by The Editors On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Newt Gingrich’s ardent admiration for Franklin Delano Roosevelt owes more to the latter’s unflinching wartime leadership than his welfare-state policy prescriptions. This week, though, the former Speaker is also undoubtedly in accord with F...

In South Carolina, Santorum is in love with the ’90s (Daily Caller)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Daily Caller - GREENVILLE, S.C. — Bruce Barron has Santorum cred: a faded white T-shirt advertising Rick Santorum’s run for Congress in 1990. It’s like something hipsters would buy for $25 at a vintage clothing shop. The tag line, stamped in ...

The Obillionaire Candidate

Posted by Thomas Schaller, Salon On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Thomas Schaller, SalonThis year, Barack Obama may become America’s first billion-dollar candidate. Funds he raises for either his own reelection campaign or for the Democratic National Committee, or that “unaffiliated” fr...

Why Do Obama Officials Get Rich?

Posted by The Editors On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Stephanie Cutter, an adviser to the Obama reelection campaign, wrote a scathing memo the other day about Mitt Romney’s experience at Bain Capital, subtitled “Profit at Any Cost.” Cutter sounded like a sworn enemy of private equity. Ex...

Romney: Hot and Cold on Global Warming

Posted by The Editors On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Willard Mitt Romney these days could not be more explicit about abandoning President Obama’s carbon dioxide restrictions. “Irresponsibly,” Romney wrote in an August 28 op-ed for the Foster’s Daily Democrat in New Hampshire, &ldq...

The Return of the Weak Horse

Posted by The Editors On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
If you wish for peace, prepare for war. — Latin adage In the immediate aftermath of September 11, a rough consensus emerged about the messages the Clinton administration was sending to potential adversaries. The failure to respond to the attacks ...

GOP candidates all oppose SOPA (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Politico - Gingrich jokes about “asking a conservative about the economic interests of Hollywood.”

Marian Wright Edelman: Derrick Bell: Changing the Odds for Others

Posted by Marian Wright Edelman On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Throughout his storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well-known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him, even when it cost him his own positions.

Sebelius on Health Law: "A Make or Break Moment"

Posted by Sahil Kapur, TPM On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Sahil Kapur, TPMPresident Obama’s health secretary Kathleen Sebelius made a spirited defense of the health care reform law Thursday — one of several signs that Democrats are stepping up their defense of the law ahead of a 2012 elec...

Santorum: Romney ‘too timid’ on entitlement reform (Daily Caller)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Daily Caller - SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Rick Santorum called Mitt Romney “too timid” on his plan to reform Social Security and compared the former Massachusetts governor with President Obama’s positions on the issue.

Newt on ex-wife: 20-year-old story (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Politico - “I’m not going to say anything negative about [ex-wife] Marianne,” he says.

Ron Paul: Wrong on the Taliban

Posted by The Editors On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ron Paul knows even less about the history of our enemies than he does about their proper treatment under the Constitution. He actually interrupted Monday night’s Republican candidates’ debate so he could interject the following: I would ...

Santorum Soldiers On in South Carolina

Posted by Katrina Trinko On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Columbia, S.C. — Fighting to regain momentum in the South Carolina primary, Rick Santorum has shown little of the pizzazz that has characterized so many of the poll frontrunners this cycle. “I may not be flashy and have a bunch of applause ...

Militant Islamism, Islamism, Islam

Posted by The Editors On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has described the Muslim Brotherhood as “secular.” Vice President Joseph Biden recently said that the Taliban “is not our enemy.” According to John Brennan, assistant to the presid...

Brown: I’m not a ‘rock thrower’ (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Politico - “I’m the most bipartisan person by far in the delegation,” boasts the Massachusetts senator.

Taxing Romney

Posted by The Editors On January - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
During Monday night’s debate in Myrtle Beach, Mitt Romney was compellingly and cogently pushed — by Rick Perry, no less — on the issue of releasing his tax returns. The former Massachusetts governor sputtered. “I have nothing in...

Gingrich Calls for Commission on Gold

Posted by Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard On January - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Daniel Halper, Weekly StandardThe boss, who’s something of a gold standard enthusiast, is excited: Newt Gingrich called this morning for a Gold Commission, like the one Ronald Reagan set up in 1981, to consider how to get back to hard money ...