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$17 trillion or 205?

That’s not a Chicago song, it’s what our debt really is when you factor in “entitlements” and throw out our government’s wacky accounting method. [WSJ] Recent headlines say that President Obama succeeded in breaking the debt limit to allow federal borrowing beyond $17 trillion. But Stanley Druckenmiller, one of the most successful money managers of […]

So much for the “global test.”

Here’s another good take on Obama’s mishandling of Syria, this one from Bret Stephens: So much for John Kerry‘s “global test,” circa 2004. So much for Barack Obama slamming the Bush administration for dismissing “European reservations about the wisdom and necessity of the Iraq war,” circa 2007. So much for belittling foreign leaders who side […]

Is the enemy of our enemy really our friend?

From the top of Drudge today: Russia claims 100-page report blaming Syrian REBELS for chemical weapons attack… BRUTALITY REVEALED…. Al Qaeda ‘Highwaymen, Kidnappers, and Killers’… EXECUTING MEN ON KNEES… ‘We swear to Lord of Throne, we will take revenge’… Kerry claims ‘moderate’… AL QAEDA ATTACKS CHRISTIAN VILLAGE… U.S. Travel Warning: Rebels Have ‘Claimed Nearly 600 […]

Israel on Obama’s policy.

An interesting take from Joel Rosenberg regarding how Israel views Obama’s foreign policy weakness. If they’re this torn up over Syria, what would they ever do with Iran? Mr. Obama cannot even persuade former defense secretary Don Rumsfeld or former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton – two outspoken hawks, ready and willing to use […]

WSJ: Whose Red Line?

[WSJ] President Obama isn’t easy to follow up San Juan Hill, or for that matter even Capitol Hill. Rather than walk point on national security, he prefers to blend in with the enlisted men and women. Consider his astonishing statement on Wednesday at a press conference in Stockholm about his comments last year drawing a […]

Theophilus Lillie vs. Big Government

Earlier this month in a commentary for the WSJ, Daniel Henninger wrote, “Except at the far left and right, people believe security is government’s first obligation.” His context was to defend New York City’s stop-and-search measure, as well as the various NSA programs, but with that same argument persons could also defend all kinds of […]

FBI ignoring IRS misdeeds.

Angela Hunt makes a strong case that there needn’t be a “smoking gun” in the form of a White House memo directing IRS officials to target conservative groups for audits. Instead President Obama used words associated with conservative groups “in at least 33 separate public addresses to condemn conservative political advocacy groups before and during […]

Obama’s “MEOW.”

Here’s Jonah Goldberg from his Goldberg file. Obama has spent much of his presidency trying to gin up a moral-equivalent-of-war (MEOW) atmosphere in America. Personally, I find most of it pathetic and disgusting, as when he said in a State of the Union Address that America needed to become more like the military: “At a […]

Sequestration Nonsense.

While retorting an Ezra Klien column, Jim Geraghty provides a quick list of all the concessions the Congressional Republicans have already made in build up to the sequestration. Therefore the argument that they haven’t compromised is thin gruel. It’s particularly ridiculous that Obama Democrats offer the Hobson’s choice between no spending cuts or no fire […]

WH: Actually, drones strikes are legal and effective counterterrorism policy!

Remember the tried and true age-old adage: When Republican presidents use drones to kill terrorists they’re “shredding the constitution,” but when Democrat presidents do the same it’s “legal,” “ethical,” and “wise.” A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior […]