The State of the Union: a Hollow Speech


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The era of big speeches is over.

Obama Defiant


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Unchastened and unbowed, the president doubles down on the Democrats’ agenda.

Sunrise votes nudge health care bill forward Tues. – AP


Two down, one to go. President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul cleared its second 60-vote test in the Senate early Tuesday morning — moving it a step closer to passage by Christmas. Senate Democrats remained united behind their compromise bill, over steadfast Republican opposition. The motion, to shut off debate and move to a vote […]

Stimulus 3.0? – by Jacob Laksin


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President Obama promises to spend the country out of recession – again.

Matthias Küntzel: The West goes wobbly on Iran, The Weekly Standard


On November 18, Iran’s foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki rejected a proposal that his country should export some 70 percent of its low-enriched uranium for further processing abroad. On November 20, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany met in Brussels and urged Iran to reconsider. “I continue to hold out the […]