Curse That Inefficient, Messy Federalism!

Jonah Goldberg: …like butterflies always looking for a prettier flower, these intellectuals keep flitting to the next “proof” of America’s shortcomings. For some, such as New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, the prettiest flower out there right now is China. For others, it’s France or Canada. For the truly demented, it’s Cuba. The problem with all such efforts is that they look … Read More

Senator Jim Bunning Asks A Reasonable Question

Last night, Jim Bunning was the only Senator with the balls to stand up and object to some more out-of-control spending in order to ask how we’re paying for it: …when no other Senator, including anyone in Republican leadership, would stand up, Senator Bunning took to the floor to object to a unanimous consent request to call up and pass … Read More

We Welcome Charlie Rangel To The Blog

So Charlie Rangel, the 20-term congressman, notorious tax cheat and one of the prime authors of our nation’s tax code, was kinda-sorta let off the hook for all his bad behavior by the house ethics committee yesterday, and now Nancy Pelosi is out defending him.  Yeah, I know there’s no real story here, but I really wanted to get that … Read More

Oh Great. April in the D. Wonderful.

Well, here’s the new “April in the D” song that we’re going to hear over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over on FSN Detroit this year.  I don’t think it’s going to be as annoying as previous versions, but talk to me at the end of April and … Read More


Power Line shared this video in a post yesterday on the Health Care “Summit” at Blair House, and it’s a fine example of Paul Ryan taking the Democrat attendees (including Obama) to school on why their proposal is a disastrous sham.  Ryan is absolutely correct to note that this “reform” is filled with cynical accounting gimmicks that are going to … Read More

Obama v. 1.0 not doing so hot these days

Maybe they should have completed the trial run before going for the whole enchilada: Before David Axelrod managed Barack Obama, he managed Deval Patrick. Before the senator from Chicago told adoring crowds, “don’t tell me words don’t matter,” the aspiring governor from Massachusetts told adoring crowds, “don’t tell me words don’t matter.” In Massachusetts, an electorate selected a charismatic African-American … Read More

Obamacare Continues to Stagger On…

…in the face of ever growing negative poll numbers and an increasing amount of procedural obstacles: Democratic Senator Robert C. Byrd warned Democratic senators not to use the Byrd Rule to shove Obamacare through the Senate. Via the Hill, a portion of a letter he sent to his colleagues: “I am sympathetic to frustrations about the Senate’s rules, but those … Read More