I am going to try this out for a bit. I obviously can’t post about everything that I’ve read, so I will post links with a preamble to the stuff I read and give you some clue in to my pattern.
Things I’ve read today:
Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s Ultimate Agenda
Five minutes of explanation to James Madison, and he’ll have a pretty good idea what a motorcar is (basically a steamboat on wheels; the internal combustion engine might take a few minutes more).
Michelle Malkin: Obama Census Plan: No Illegal Alien Left Behind
I have seen the electoral future, and it is rigged.
Oliver North: Et Tu, Barack?
It was a remarkable performance, worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy. In the space of 48 hours, the president of the United States seized control of one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies and fired its CEO.
David Limbaugh: Holder’s Injustice
Remember the cacophonous wailing of the left over the Bush administration’s alleged politicization of the Justice Department? We always knew they were just projecting, but now we have even more proof.
Jillian Bandes: Holder Politicizes Legal Decisions
The campaign for District of Columbia voting rights took an unexpected twist yesterday when it was revealed that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. brushed aside the opinion of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which had concluded that defending the District’s right to vote was unrealistic.
Perhaps it’s because I was summoned for jury duty a few weeks ago that I have been hyper-aware of criminal matters lately. My attention was particularly grabbed by a couple of news items.
Working late yesterday, the House and the Senate passed budgets which more or less follow Obama’s plan. We are now on the verge of seeing the largest budget in the history of the country signed into law. All that’s needed is for the House and Senate to iron out the differences and for Obama to sign the bill into law.
With passage, America will move one step closer to socialism, with taxes going up and freedoms going down. And what do we hear from the Democrats? The same tired line that they are doing this to fix the “mess they inherited” over the “past eight years.” It’s a line that plays well in the media and resonates with the American public. But, as usual, the phrase is not only misleading, it’s just plain wrong.
From The Heritage Foundation:
Title Page (.pdf)
Forrest McDonald, Distinguished University Professor
University of Alabama
Article I, Section I – Legislative Vesting Clause (.pdf)
Douglass Ginsburg, Chief Judge
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Article I, Section 10, Clause 1 – Obligation of Contract (.pdf)
Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law
The University of Chicago Law School
Has anyone ever seen Barack Obama publicly bow and bend his knee when meeting someone prior to yesterday? I don’t recall any photos of such a gesture of greeting, but I would be very happy if some of the President’s defenders on the left could provide such evidence that his striking body language yesterday before the monarch of Saudi Arabia and custodian of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina was simply a habitual gesture of warmth.
Thirty years ago, the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station had a partial meltdown. The Left in American had a total breakdown. We know today that nuclear power is very safe, very clean, and can provide a true “alternative energy” to fossil fuels, but the whipped up hysteria surrounding Three Mile Island has prevented America from using ending much of our dependence on foreign oil.
I know a lot of great State Department Officers. And just like the Army or other military outfits, there are some that just make you wonder how they keep their jobs.
“The only reason I am here today is because of Jasim,” said Elisabeth Keene, a U.S. Army specialist who serves in a combat unit. “He saved the life of everyone in my unit.
Mexico’s spike in violence can be rectified by taking a leaf out of Iraq’s book.
As government officials continue to debate whether Mexico is a failed state, the Obama administration and its allies in Congress and the media are using the dramatic spike in cartel-related violence south of the border to push for more extensive gun control in the United States.
Headlines and television commentaries about Mexico becoming a failed state as a result of drug-related violence have become a dime a dozen. Terms such as “criminal insurgency,” “narco-terrorism,” and narco-insurgency are all used to describe the widespread killings. The Joint Operating Environment Report of 2008 even suggested that Mexico, along with Pakistan, could suffer from a dramatic collapse of the state, with serious implications for U.S. national security. Former Drug Czar, General Barry McAffrey, published an after action report on a visit to Mexico in December 2008 which concluded that “Mexico is not confronting dangerous criminality-it is fighting for survival against narco-terrorism.”
I didn’t like his pretense that America is to blame for all the guns in Mexico. The author was obviously parroting the Democrat’s talking points.