Nanny State Gone Wild – by Michelle Malkin


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Defining dependency up.

Interview With Robert Morgenthau: Obama “smoking pot” if he thinks “being nice” to Iran is “going to get him anywhere” – WSJ.com


In the criminal justice system, the people of Manhattan have been represented for 35 years by New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. This is his story.Mr. Morgenthau, who inspired the original D.A. character on the television program “Law and Order,” will retire on Thursday at age 90. Much of the barely fictitious drama is […]

The “Science” Mantra – by Thomas Sowell


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Beware those who seize science for political ends.

How Obamacare Will Hurt Young People – by Dick Morris


Teenage Problems, Social Issues and Bullying

Under 30? Get ready to pay.

Christopher Hitchens: Arthur Koestler’s manic intellectual career – The Atlantic


I cannot recall a book title that was less well-shaped to its subject. Far from being a “skeptic,” Arthur Koestler was a man not merely convinced but actively enthused by practically any intellectual or political or mental scheme that came his way. When he was in the throes of an allegiance, he positively abhorred doubt, […]

Diana Furchtgott-Roth: The High Cost of Health Reform – RealClearMarkets


WASHINGTON-Last night, speaking about the health “reform” bill to ABC’s Charles Gibson, President Obama declared, “If we don’t pass it, here’s the guarantee….your premiums will go up, your employers are going to load up more costs on you. Potentially they’re going to drop your coverage, because they just can’t afford an increase of 25 percent, […]

Lieberman and Nelson Doubt Medicare Compromise – WSJ.com


WASHINGTON — Two key senators on Sunday raised concerns over one aspect of a proposed compromise on the health-care bill, putting up a hurdle to passage of the measure in the Senate.The proposal to open Medicare to individuals below the age of 65 was a crucial part of a compromise reached last week among senior […]

The Exit-Strategy President – by Alan W. Dowd


USA-POLITICS/OBAMA

Obama retreats from the freedom high ground.

At Power Line: Remembering Sarah


At Power Line Blog today:
I have had the sad task of writing a just-published book about my daughter Sarah who died at the age of 44 from complications related to a birth condition. No parent should have to bury his child, and the book I have written, which is called A Cracking of the Heart, [...]

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Is Bobby Wayne Woods too Stupid to be Executed?


It is Thursday, December 03, 2009, and as I write these words, Bobby Wayne Woods is alive. If you are reading this on December 4, 2009 or later, there is a strong likelihood that he will no longer be so, having been executed by the State of Texas for a grisly murder he committed in [...]