• The spending cut that wasn’t

    Anyone familiar with decoding Washington-speak knows that while sequestration is routinely described as a spending cut (usually with adjectives such as “harsh,” “deep,” or the ever-popular “draconian” attached) it’s not really a “cut” at all.  It’s a reduction in the | Read More »

  • New York’s soda ban: the Nanny State goes wild

    The detailed implementation of New York mayor/nurse Michael Bloomberg is under way, and the New York Post reports “merchants were shocked to see the broad sweep of the new regulations”: Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, | Read More »

  • Visceral ideology

    There’s a big push on the media Left to paint Senator Ted Cruz of Texas as some sort of loose cannon – “the second coming of Joe McCarthy,” as Dan McLaughlin of RedState puts it.  McLaughlin relates a snippet from | Read More »

  • Bob Woodward tells the story of sequestration

    One of the more inconvenient stumbling blocks for the President’s sequestration narrative is that Bob Woodward – the Spartacus of the Beltway journalistic arena – isn’t buying it.  He’s been consistently reminding readers of the Washington Post how all this got started, | Read More »

  • The minimum wage conundrum

    The latest Pew Research survey has produced all sorts of conflicting information about the attitude of the American public toward fiscal issues, but there are a few areas of fairly solid consensus.  One of them concerns raising the minimum wage: | Read More »

  • Sequestration: a crisis so awful the President won’t do anything about it

    Jim Geraghty at National Review checks on the current state of Obama’s traveling sequestration dramedy, and finds the latest off-Broadway production scheduled for Newport News, Virginia: He will presumably take Air Force One, which costs roughly $180,000 per hour to operate, to give | Read More »

  • Unreal. Obama to Bus In People for NRA Protest in Albany

    The never-ending campaign… The Obama campaign is going to bus people in for a protest in Albany. The campaign put a post up on its website advertising the event. Via Free Republic: ALBANY LOBBYING FOR “NY SAFE ACT” (Day of | Read More »

  • Michelle Obama Dances “The Sprinkler” While US Economy Burns (Video)

    It’s an Obama world. Back from her Aspen vacation, Michlle Obama does “The Sprinkler” while the economy burns. Of course, the Obama-mania-media loved it. Meanwhile in the real world… – The US is $16 trillion in debt – We’ve had | Read More »

  • Good Grief… Al Sharpton Gives Economic Advice to Obama

    Terrific… Obama’s getting advice from this doofus. Barack Obama is seeking economic advice from Al Sharpton. The Weekly Standard reported: Barack Obama met with Al Sharpton and other “African American leaders” to discuss the president’s “plan to strengthen the economy | Read More »

  • Half of Taliban Fighters Return to Terror After Release From Prison

    A Taliban prison in Afghanistan. At least half of the Taliban members in Afghanistan released from prison return to the insurgency according to a Pakistani official. 3News reported: At least half the Afghan Taliban recently freed from Pakistani prisons have | Read More »

  • Govs express differences on Medicaid waivers

    In expressing their support for states securing waivers from Washington to deal with the Medicaid crisis on their own terms, the Democratic chairman and Republican vice chairman of the National Governors Association voiced differing opinions on just how enthusiastic the | Read More »

  • Oregon Democrats Push Legislation to Ban Guns and Search Homes Without Warrants

    Constitution?… What Constitution? Democrats in Oregon are pushing legislation that not only bans guns but allows warrantless searches of your home by government officials. Oregon Firearms reported: Two days after Senate Democrats claimed they would not seek a ban on | Read More »

  • Sandra Fluke: “We Still Don’t Let Transgender Folks Join the Military, That Needs to Change”

    The genius of the far left in action… While not out vacationing in Europe or asking her fellow Americans to pay for her $9 a month birth control, liberal darling Sandra Fluke is out giving speeches on college campuses these | Read More »

  • Why Big Government spending is bad

    One of the points that should be clarified in the current fiscal debate is that Big Government spending is inherently bad, and not just because someone has to pay for it, or because the money must be conjured from the bowels of | Read More »

  • If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, unless you can’t, in which case we’ll see

    It is now commonplace for critics of ObamaCare – the most thoroughly vindicated critics of any legislative initiative in modern history – to recall President Obama’s false promise that everyone who liked their health insurance plan and doctor would be | Read More »

  • Consumer spending looks a bit shaky all of a sudden

    Writing at Breitbart News, Tony Lee notices a rather large flock of vultures circling in the sky above certain consumer-spending indicators: When President Barack Obama and Congress agreed to increase the federal payroll tax by two percent to temporarily avert | Read More »

  • Governor Bobby Jindal to address CPAC

    The American Conservative Union announced today that Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has been added to the roster of speakers at CPAC 2013, to be held March 14-16 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.  From the official press | Read More »

  • Fracking and wastewater

    Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a relatively new technology that has been delivering huge amounts of natural gas.  This has brought it under sustained attack by radical environmentalists, who have been willing to lie extravagantly in their crusade, including propaganda | Read More »

  • Get ready for your huge new ObamaCare health insurance tax

    Remember when Barack Obama claimed he wasn’t going to raise taxes on the middle class?  There were people that actually believed him.  It was grimly amusing. Back here in the real world, we’re getting ready for the biggest tax increase | Read More »

  • Univision beats NBC in the ratings

    It’s tempting to take this news from Deadline Hollywood as evidence of how badly NBC stinks… An already bad month is getting worse for NBC. For the first time in sweeps history, the network is projected to finish fifth in the | Read More »