Obama Administration Clears Way for Offshore Drilling. Eventually. Sort of. Maybe.


The headlines are splashy and sensationalized.  “Obama Clears Way for Drilling.” “Obama clears way for offshore drilling for oil and gas, including off Va. coast.” “Obama energy plan would open Atlantic and Gulf drilling.”
The headlines are also something else: misleading. No doubt the breathless media intend to tell the gullible reader (or casual passerby) [...]

Crunchy Conservative Parenting: On Co-Sleeping, and Actions vs. Ideology


Yesterday, Suzanne Venker had a post concerning co-sleeping that may have been well-intentioned, but spends a good deal of its time attacking the wrong target. We don’t disagree that our culture at large is too concerned with being PC, and often too sensitive to children’s self-esteem (see George Will’s excellent article in yesterday’s Washington Post). [...]

Breyer’s Twisted Anti-Gun Reasoning


A case currently being argued in the Supreme Court–McDonald vs. Chicago–seeks to further clarify the constitutional bounds of our Second Amendment rights. Specifically, this case deals with whether state and local authorities can impose more restrictions on gun ownership than are allowed by the federal government under the District of Columbia v. Heller decision of [...]

Meet the New UN Boss, Same as the Old UN Boss


The title of today’s post refers, of course, to the lyric from The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” Those of you who watched last week’s Super Bowl halftime show probably heard the preserved corpses of Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend perform it. Every person in the crowd seemed to know that line. And yet, the [...]

“Green Police” Super Bowl Commercial: Funny, and Maybe Just a Bit Frightening


If you were watching the Super Bowl last night, whether for the game or the commercials, you might have seen the little ad above by Audi. For those that haven’t seen it or can’t watch the video,  the ad featured the “Green Police” arresting people for “crimes against the environment.”
A man is arrested for choosing [...]

Space Travel: In Which We Admit to Agreeing With James Cameron and Barack Obama


The Falcon 9, a privately built rocket which will supply the International Space Station
We spend the majority of our time in opposition to the policies put forth by President Obama’s administration. Only one of us (Tim) has seen “Avatar,” but he can vouch that it’s a grab bag of leftist tropes wrapped in stunning visuals. [...]

WaPo Points Out Obama’s Two Faces on Senate Holds


President Obama has given us plenty of reasons not to like him — his penchant for redistributive policies, his love of increasing the power and scope of government, and his stances on terror and security that could at best be called ambivalent. But perhaps the thing that rankles most is his attitude. This is the [...]

The Media’s Unsurprising Rush to Judgement Against James O’Keefe


While the whole truth about the latest story surrounding James O’Keefe is not entirely clear, one thing is certain: he made a mistake. No, we’re not talking about whatever mistakes he may have made at Senator Landrieu’s (D-LA) office. We’re talking about the mistake of exposing the establishment media not only for being intellectually bankrupt, [...]

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George Will and the Left’s Hypocrisy over Citizens United


With the SOTU already well-covered here at NewsReal, we will take a narrower focus. George Will’s column in today’s Washington Post must have been written before the President’s speech, but it delivers a stinging rebuke to one of Obama’s talking points, as well as the leftist media’s phony outrage over the recent Citizens United v. [...]

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A Spoonful of Saccharine: Brown’s Victory Causes Temporary Memory Loss


If you went looking for comedy last night, you couldn’t have done better than tuning in to the Rachel Maddow show about the time that Scott Brown officially won last night’s election to succeed Ted Kennedy as Massachusetts Senator. Host Maddow and guest Chris “Shiver Me Timbers” Matthews were beside themselves, aghast at the results. [...]

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