Elena Kagan: A Cookie-Cutter Leftist Nominee


It’s official: Solicitor General Elena Kagan is President Barack Obama’s second nominee to the US Supreme Court.  Today on the Daily Beast, Peter Beinart revisits Kagan’s anti-military zealotry over “don’t ask, don’t tell”—unsurprisingly, it doesn’t bother him enough to oppose her confirmation (though he does offer an intriguing nugget about administration allies offering to help [...]

David Obey Drops Out of Re-Election Race; Hoping for His 72 Virgins?


And yet another Democrat, who threw himself on the proverbial grenade by voting for the health care bill, drops out. David Obey (D-WI) is the latest health care suicide bomber to call it quits. I just hope he’s not expecting 72 virgins. This is particularly painful for the Democrats, since Obey’s name lent itself so [...]

Didn’t We Just Learn That Rushing Bills Through Congress Was a BAD Thing?


At the Daily Beast, Matthew Yglesias has a bad feeling about the way Senate Democrats are going about passing financial “reform” legislation—rushing it through in much the same way they rammed though health care “reform”:
It means we’re looking at a bill that punts on many of the biggest issues. It means that neither the broad [...]

Battlin’ Bachmann Worries the Left


Last night, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) joined Sean Hannity to talk about the hypocrisy of Tea Party demonization, the Democrats’ love affair with government intervention, and the Obama Administration’s support for net neutrality.  The segment was solid, but in my opinion didn’t offer anything out of the ordinary.  Mediaite’s Frances Martel, however, uses the interview [...]

Environmentalism: Anti-Capitalist Faux-Morality


We recently learned that a Texas high-school teacher was giving her kids biased handouts on the differences between liberals and conservatives, one of the biggest whoppers being that liberals have “a great deal of optimism” about human nature and trust people as basically good, while conservatives think people “must often be controlled for their own [...]

Thompson and Pataki Won’t Run but GOP Can Still Take Senate


In disappointing news for Republicans, Tommy Thompson and George Pataki have decided against running for Senate in Wisconsin and New York respectively. The latter appears to have turned down the challenge so he can lay the groundwork for a 2012 presidential bid—which shows that Pataki is so out-of-touch with reality that he did his party [...]

Amateur Hour in Left-Wing Activism


Leftist tea-party smears are getting desperate—so desperate, in fact, that they’re now deploying a crude variation of “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”  The other day, the world trembled in fear at the awesome might of Jason Levin’s “Crash the Tea Party,” a group of moonbats who publicly announced their intentions to infiltrate Tax [...]

See No Qur’an, Hear No Qur’an


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What the Associated Press won’t tell you about why the Chicago mass murder said he started to kill.

Reminder: Dependence Isn’t Compassion


If you didn’t have to work for a living, would you?
Obviously, many Americans would answer with a resounding “no,” but Washington, DC can’t seem to figure it out.  Reihan Salam has a Daily Beast piece about the “inconvenient truth” that doesn’t get enough mainstream discussion: “unemployment is higher in no small part because unemployment is [...]

The Weapons-Grade Stupidity of Obama’s Nuclear Policy


On “Hannity” last night, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich excoriated the Obama Administration’s announcement that nuclear retaliation is off the table against rogue states that attack us, as long as those states aren’t themselves nuclear, and that the United States will not develop any new nuclear weapons:

I think this is the most unrealistic [...]