Tag Archive for Politics

Stat of The Day: NYC & The Labor-Electoral Complex

I wonder if Bloomberg only recently discovered this? The ‘Labor-Electoral Complex’ – WSJ.com: “New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is on a valedictory tour as he prepares to leave office at the end of the month, and it’s too bad he…

The Constitution, When Convenient …

An example of using the Constitution (and alleged principles) as an a la carte menu. This one from the GOP. Time to think about privatizing the TVA – Washington Post: The chilliest responses to Mr. Obama’s idea came from Republican lawmakers…

Can You Guess Who Said It?

Ouch. #Awkward. Via the WSJ. See the numbers he mentions below, and as of this writing it looks as if the debt ceiling is currently $16.4 trillion. Notable – WSJ.com: Then-Sen. Barack Obama, in a speech on the Senate floor,…

Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

Nothing to see here, move along. Critics Decry Looser Rules For Inauguration Fundraising : It’s All Politics : NPR: A week from Monday, President Obama is to take his public oath of office for a second term. The inauguration will…

How Quickly Our Principles Are Lost …

How quickly our principles are lost once “our” guy is in office. I’ve been saying this for three years. Fantastic column, absolutely read the entire thing. The Death of Principle – Bleeding Heart Libertarians: Four years ago, President Obama won the presidency while promising…

A Look At Runaway Entitlements & The GOP

Some interesting numbers from George Will. And be very leery of promises from the GOP. They’ve given us reason not to trust them. George Will: Mugging our descendants: Beginning two decades after the death of Franklin Roosevelt, who would find today’s government…

So Some Won’t Be Eligible For ObamaCare?

It appears so. Quite a sordid little story. Politics and money over people? Limits Placed on Immigrants in Health Care Law – NYTimes.com: WASHINGTON — The White House has ruled that young immigrants who will be allowed to stay in…

The GM / China Double-Standard

More good work from David Harsanyi. This is legendary chutzpah. Harsanyi: Obama’s Bailout Hypocrisy: The Wall Street Journal reports today that General Motors executives have asked the Treasury Department to sell its stake in the giant automaker. The administration has…

U.S Air Force Tests Biofuel At $59 Per Gallon

Remember this post from a week or two ago? “The right/neo-cons are keeping the Navy active in empire-building around the world instead of defense … and the political left is making sure the war machine is using green fuels that…