Monthly Archives: May 2009

Murder Is Murder

A late-term abortion provider has been murdered in Wichita, Kansas. George Tiller was murdered in the church he attended. A suspect is in custody. The assumption in the blogosphere – and the media – is that he was killed because … Continue reading

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Pro-Gun Sentiment Rising

It’s almost a throwaway line, yet Newsweek used it in the title to this short piece: Bredesen’s handling of the Tennessee gunfights-signing one bill, vetoing another, keeping his options open on still others-offers a window onto the surprisingly scattershot nature … Continue reading

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No Fundamental Right To Possess A Gun

Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s stance on gun ownership: Judge Sonia Sotomayor could walk into a firestorm on Capitol Hill over her stance on gun rights, with conservatives beginning to question some controversial positions she’s taken over the past several years on … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies And Roland Burris

So much for the mad interviewing skillz of Chris Matthews: Sen. Roland Burris played Hardball today, and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asked the junior senator from Illinois if he had tried to “squeeze” former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for appointment to … Continue reading

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Growing Tired Of The Drama?

Parents of teenage children often get tired of the “drama” their children routinely drop on them. (I speak from experience here). Could it be that China is growing tired of its tiresomely “dramatic” stepchild, North Korea? Bloomberg reports that maybe … Continue reading

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California Scheming

Or where the (ugly) rubber really meets the (really ugly) road. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a starter list of cuts to California’s bloated budget. Is it meant to be theatrical? To incite public frenzy and fear? To soften the public … Continue reading

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If You Find It Offensive…

…Go somewhere else. Seriously, this is disturbing . A hospital supervisor was ordered to take down an American flag displayed in her own office for Memorial Day. Is it okay to show your patriotism at the office? For one Arlington … Continue reading

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Political Office And The Highest Bidder*

It seems that Roland Burris offered to write a personal check to Rod Blagojevich in return for his appointment to the US Senate. Moreover, he thought it best to “launder” that personal contribution by having his law partner write the … Continue reading

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Is There An Echo In Here?

Marc Ambinder publishes the not-for-publication talking points that the Obama White House sent out to back Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. If you go over to Memeorandum, you can play along at home in a rousing … Continue reading

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Fleecing Fleeing (Of The) Rich

The Wall Street Journal notices a strange phenomenon: raising tax rates on the “rich” has a negative impact on tax receipts. Maryland couldn’t balance its budget last year, so the state tried to close the shortfall by fleecing the wealthy. … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Across The Pond

There’s a scandal of near biblical proportions: Britain’s biggest-ever political scandal began when The Daily Telegraph acquired a disk listing the expense-allowance claims of all “honorable members” (as they used to be called) of Parliament. Details of what every MP … Continue reading

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Fudging It

Something you are generally not reading in the mainstream American media right now: criticism of Barack Obama’s handling of – well – pretty much everything. A week ago, Barack Obama spoke at the graduation ceremony for students at the Roman … Continue reading

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North Korean Nuclear Test Draws Global “Tsk-Tsks”

Slightly altered from the NYT headline. SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea’s announcement that it had successfully conducted its second nuclear test on Monday drew condemnation and criticism around the world, including the United Nations Security Council. The dimensions of … Continue reading

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Art For Art’s Sake

Gimme your body Gimme your mind Open your heart Pull down the blind Gimme your love gimme it all Gimme in the kitchen gimme in the hall Art for arts sake Money for Gods sake Art for Arts sake Money … Continue reading

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Ok, so, the President of the United States has just admitted that we – as a nation – are broke, busted, out of cash. What’s his solution? Spend more. In a sobering holiday interview with C-SPAN, President Obama boldly told … Continue reading

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