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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Paging Lord Action: Teacher epitomizes Cult of Obama.

If you haven’t yet “seen” the video (which is really just audio) where the teacher goes off on a kid for criticizing President Obama, you can see it below. What was really galling — well, galling beyond the fact that this teacher apparently has no control whatsoever of her classroom — is when the teacher […]

The Left eat one of their own and misrepresent Bain.

[NY Times] Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark, a prominent Democrat enlisted as a surrogate for President Obama’s campaign, sharply criticized it on Sunday for attacking Mitt Romney’s work at the private equity firm Bain Capital. Mr. Booker, speaking on the NBC program “Meet the Press,” made his comments in response to a television advertisement […]

New Zimmerman case developments.

I’m no lawyer, have no legal training. But I think when you have a highly controversial and terribly politicized case such as the State of Florida versus George Zimmerman either legal team is best served by giving the jury a choice or set of options that they will be able to live with. When State […]

Bush secret prisons bad, Obama secret prisons okay.

Marc Thiessen has a list of great questions regarding the Washington Post story about secret CIA prisons. Here’s one: 1. The Obama administration has been openly critical of the Bush administration for its “secret detention” of captured terrorists. Now it turns out the Obama administration been conducting the “secret release” of captured terrorists. How long […]

Social Justice’s not-so inalienable rights.

Good stuff from Jonah Goldberg’s new book, The Tyranny of Cliches. The fundamental problem with social justice is that there are no limiting principles to it. It is an open-ended license for the forces of goodness to do what they think is right forever. … November 2007, the UN General Assembly declared that starting in […]

Liberals against liberty.

George Will comments below on the attempt by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) to re-define freedom of speech and fundamentally alter the First Amendment. You can’t make this stuff up. It stinks of your typical edicts from fascist, socialist, dictatorial states, and is wrapped in Orwellian language of “People’s Rights.” People, unless you’re assembling in a […]

The dangers of bureaucracies, continued.

Coincidental to previous posts quoting our founder’s emphasizing Separation of Powers, I found this interesting text in Jonah Goldberg’s latest book, The Tyranny of Cliches: With the arguable exception of the Civil War (and, of course, the institution of slavery), the lowest point in American civil liberties wasn’t during the Bush years, or the Nixon […]

Madison foreshadowed dangers of unchecked power.

But the great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of the others. The provision for defense must in this, as in all other cases, be made commensurate to the […]

Pelosi only lies when her lips move.

I suppose at least it made it to the WaPost opinion page, but it’s an indictment of our mainstream media that they simply refuse to ask Nancy Pelosi any hard questions regarding accusations that she flat-out lied to the American public regarding what she knew about enhanced interrogation, when she knew it, and what she […]

Rodriguez to 60-Minutes: You don’t know what you’re talking about.

A former CIA chief, Jose Rodriguez, lays the intellectual wood down on 60-Minutes’ Leslie Stahl. I love his point, which many others have noted before, that for some reason the mainstream media and many politicos curiously believe that the morally superior position is to kill terrorists rather than capture them and subject them to enhanced interrogation. […]