The Weekly Standard: The bottom line? Despite the liberal pushback, Ryan’s arguments remain compelling. (The Journal has more on them here.) Which shouldn’t come as a surprise. When a politician finds his moment, everything breaks his way.
With the “temporary leave of absence” that Charlie “Exonerated” Rangel has embarked upon due to the fact that he’s, well, corrupt as hell, we just about got saddled with this arrogant ass as chair of Ways and Means. Instead we get… oh lord it’s Carl Levin’s older brother Sandy. Faaaan-tastic.
I don’t make a habit of calling congressional offices outside my district; especially not Democrat congressional offices outside my district. But I made an exception for Bart Stupak today. Now, I hadn’t seen this coming. The backstory is this: Stupak is one of the ostensibly “pro-life Democrats” in congress. Now, I’m very skeptical about the idea of “pro-life Democrats,” because … Read More
For all his flaws, and he did have flaws, Bush was an honorable guy. And he still is: When George W. Bush heard about Fort Hood, he and Laura got in his car without any escort, apparently they did not have time to react, and drove to Fort Hood. He was stopped at the gate and the guard could not … Read More
It is rare for me to run across an interview that is powerful enough to raise a lump in my throat, but today I’ve found one. William Stuntz is a Professor at Harvard Law School and a Christian who has lived for the last decade with excruciating pain, and was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and is not expected to … Read More
I know I know I know, I’m just posting YouTube videos like mad lately, but this is too awesome not to post:
Politico: Health care: Pelosi and other top House Democrats say publicly that they have the votes to push through a comprehensive package, but privately, they know they don’t. Pelosi must balance the diverging interests of her own members while simultaneously satisfying Senate Democrats and working with President Barack Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, a former House colleague … Read More
Tom Maguire on President Supergenius and the case of the rapacious insurance company: This is classic, generic Democratic paternalism – people can't be trusted to make their own decisions and they certainly should not be expected to endure the consequences of those decisions.