Monthly Archives: March 2010

What Was That Line About the Tree of Liberty and the Blood of Tyrants?

Today’s big news story, along with the epic debate on health care taking place in the Senate, is the Democrats’ claim that some of their Congressmen have been threatened with violence after voting for the government’s takeover of health care. Steny Hoyer claims that more than ten House members “have reported incidents of threats or other forms of harassment.” He also admits that figure is “just an estimate,” which I »

Correcting Biden

What Joe Biden should have said, according to »

Spinning harder: A report from the field

A New Hampshire reader and constituent of Rep. Paul Hodes writes: in Hanover this evening our home phone received a robocall with no identification of its source, only an assertive recorded female voice imploring us to call Democratic congressman Paul Hodes’s Washington office to “thank him for standing up the to the insurance companies who only care about profits and denying coverage when people actually need assistance. Those no-good insurance »

Spin Harder!

In the aftermath of the House’s vote on Obamacare, the Democrats and their media enablers have been furiously promoting the idea that now that government medicine has become law, voters who have hated it until now will start to come around. Perhaps so. After a few weeks we can look at the polls and see where they have come to rest, at least for the time being. Meanwhile, though, there »

God heals, and the IRS takes the fee?

At No Left Turns, the pseudonymous Richard Adams asks: “Should Christian Scientists be exempt from the requirement that all American citizens buy government-approved health insurance?” A commenter answers: “I thought there were religious exemptions; maybe this will boost their membership.” As they say, it only hurts when I laugh. »

Parade’s end

Last week the British Embassy announced that British, French and American troops would march with Russian soldiers on Red Square to mark the 65th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. The Brits said in a statement that the parade may mark the first time British troops have marched in Red Square; I believe the same observation applies to the American troops that will join the parade. The AP helpfully »

Take the Pledge

Go here to pledge to support only candidates who promise to vote to repeal Obamacare. »

Senate Republicans Highlight the Disaster That Is Obamacare

The Senate’s version of Obamacare was passed by the House on Sunday and signed into law by President Obama today. Now the action has shifted to the Senate, which will consider the package of amendments that the House adopted after passing the Senate bill. The House’s amendments are ostensibly intended to do away with some of the most notorious defects in the current law, e.g., the Cornhusker Kickback, although many »

Krugman Embarrasses Himself, Again

Former economist Paul Krugman, who now makes a living by mailing in Democratic Party talking-points to the op-ed page of the New York Times, made a fool of himself once more in his latest column. He joined the chorus of Democrats trying to advance the ludicrous claim that opposition to Obamacare is “racist.” What opposition to government medicine has to do with race is anyone’s guess, so Krugman and his »

You Thought You Were A Citizen? Think Again

It is the Age of Obama, which is to say the Age of Government. You are now, in other words, a subject. Michael Ramirez sums up the disaster that has befallen us. Click to enlarge: »

Minnesota Women Aren’t Stupid

My son tells me that the most frequent Google search in Minnesota today was, “Is Joe Mauer married?” The answer, for what it’s worth, is No. »

What will Professor Liu give up?

President Obama has nominated Professor Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Both Paul (here and here) and John (here) have posted comments related to Liu’s nomination. Among other things, Liu is a left-wing flake. Verum Serum shows that Liu is also a race man; he is a fervent believer in reparations for slavery. Verum Serum posts a 2008 video showing Liu’s contribution to a panel discussion of »

Reflections on the Revolution in Europe

Just in time for spring, the winter 2009 issue of the Claremont Review of Books (subscribe here) has been published. Taken as a whole, this may be the richest issue of the magazine yet published. RealClearPolitics has already posted editor Charles Kesler’s editorial on the Tea Party movement. Our friends at the CRB have given us the opportunity of selecting three pieces to preview here for our readers. We’ll be »

Don’t leave it to Cleaver

Democratic partisans and their mainstream media adjunct have sought to brand the Tea Party resistance to the Obama administration as racist and bigoted. Democratic congressmen alleged over the weekend that they were subjected to racist and bigoted epithets at the Tea Party-inspired rally protesting Obamacare at the Capitol. Fox News reported the allegations as facts, even though not a single video documenting the rally supports the allegations. Fox News took »

20 ways of looking at Obamacare

There are many good pieces out on the Obamacare legislation, but one that covers a lot of territory in a short space is David Hogberg’s 20 ways Obamacare will take away our freedoms. Our friends at Investor’s Business Daily, on whose site Hogberg’s post appears, tell us that it’s one of the most highly trafficked items they have ever posted on the site. The fiscal and accounting frauds upon which »

The french connection

French President Sarkozy’s party has suffered a severe defeat in regional elections, losing in 21 of 22 mainland regions. The rival Socialist party and its allies captured 54 percent of the vote. Sarkozy’s coalition finished a distant second with 35 percent. The offices at stake, regional assemblies, have essentially nothing to say about national politics. However, the results are a good indication that Sarkozy and his party are in trouble. »

There’s no part of “fake” that Lindsey Graham doesn’t understand

This Wall Street Journal criticizes Sen. Lindsey Graham for offering the White House a deal whereby it would send Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to a military tribunal instead of a New York courtroom, and Graham, in exchange, would rally Republican support for closing the prison at Guantanamo. The editorial notes that KSM isn’t going to be tried in New York in any event, and concludes that the administration is playing Graham »