October 8, 2009
Michelle Obama brings change in artistic taste to the White House
Giles Whittell in Washington
“Maybe yes … Wait a minute … On second thought … Maybe no.” It’s art, not policy, but the indecision written across the blood-red canvas by Ed Ruscha that now hangs in the White House could not reflect more [...]
October 8, 2009
Oct 7, 6:04 PM EDT
CBO says health care bill costs $829B over decade
By DAVID ESPO
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care legislation drafted by a key Senate committee would expand coverage to 94 percent of all eligible Americans at a 10-year cost of $829 billion, congressional budget experts said Wednesday, a preliminary estimate likely to power the [...]
We cannot confront the fallacies of conspiracy thinking in our political culture if we do not understand it. In recent weeks Van Jones, the President’s Green Jobs Czar, lost his job because of his embrace of conspiracy thinking. More recently popular talker Glenn Beck has been smeared by his opponents as a conspiracy nut. We [...]
“I decline utterly to be impartial as between the fire brigade and the fire.”
–Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 1927
For the past 6 years, Chris Matthews has hosted a show in which guests gleefully reported the purported success of both indigenous insurgents and foreign al Qaeda fighters in Iraq. On his network, MSNBC, that became the [...]
The current chief organizer of ACORN, who was up to her eyeballs in the $1 million embezzlement scandal at the embattled radical leftist group, lied and lied and lied some more in an appearance at the National Press Club yesterday.
The contemptible Bertha Lewis, who now prefers to call herself “CEO” of ACORN, gave a “grand [...]
Those irony-deficient “senior fellows” at Media Matters are at it again. Today they’re pretending to be outraged by the Washington Time’s “fabricated” accusations of “racism” — which is a little like Vice President Joe Biden accusing someone of plagiarism.
“Did the WashTimes fabricate its latest ACORN attack?,” they ask readers this morning, helpfully answering: “Yep”.
Media Matters [...]
Twenty-five years ago, Romell Broom, a pedophile who had previously served time for the savage rape of a 12-year-old girl, abducted 14-year-old Tyra Middleton on the street at knifepoint, brutally raped her, and then stabbed her to death. Her body was found in a nearby abandoned parking lot.
At his trial, Broom received the death penalty, [...]
Reagan and Obama
Is America a city on a hill or a country in decline?
by Jean Kaufman
10/07/2009 12:00:00 AM
Ronald Reagan believed in America.
One way he expressed this faith was through the image of “a shining city on a hill,” a phrase Reagan uttered in one form or another in many of his speeches, including his [...]
October 07, 2009 Ayers admits writing “Dreams From My Father” By James Simpson Last Friday we posted an article on these pages asserting Bill Ayers’ authorship of President Barack Obama’s ‘Dreams From My Father,’ based on claims made by Obama biographer Christopher Andersen. It is possible that we have now gotten direct confirmation of this from Bill Ayers himself