"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams

Friday, July 24, 2009

Why Obamacare is Sinking
by Charles Krauthammer
What happened to Obamacare? Rhetoric met reality. As both candidate and president, the master rhetorician could conjure a world in which he bestows upon you health care nirvana: more coverage, less cost. But you can't fake it in legislation. Once you commit your fantasies to words and numbers, the Congressional Budget Office comes along and declares that the emperor has no clothes...
More: Common Sense May Sink ObamaCare
The Danger of Bad Foreign Policies
by Peter Brookes
...All that Obama hopey-changey, blame- America-first, anything-but-W stuff hasn't restored, much less advanced, America's position in the world as was promised. In fact, quite the opposite: Weak-kneed, apologetic "Obama-plomacy" is already being exploited across the globe -- at great expense to our national security...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Take Two Aspirin and Call Me When Your Cancer is Stage 4
by Ann Coulter
All the problems with the American health care system come from government intervention, so naturally the Democrats' idea for fixing it is more government intervention. This is like trying to sober up by having another drink...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Collapse of the President's Health Care Plan
by Bill O'Reilly
...the feds need to provide strict oversight on the health care industry. The price gouging, sleazy lawsuits, insurance cons and the like need to be policed. Guidelines for fair medical treatment need to be established so the folks can catch a break. But President Obama and his gang cannot run the health care industry, and they will create chaos if they try...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Americans Are Beginning to Understand the Left
by Dennis Prager
...It is dishonest to argue that the right wants to impose its values to anywhere near the extent the left does. This can be demonstrated to a fifth-grader: Who wants more power -- those who want to govern a big state or those who want to govern a small state?...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Major Victory for Soldier Chalenging Obama's Birthplace
by Chelsea Schilling & Joe Kovacs
A U.S. Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders revoked after arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Democrats' War on our Spies
by Jed Babbin
In their zeal to punish Bush administration officials -- and protect House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) from publication of the facts showing her complicity in then-legal waterboarding of terrorist prisoners -- the Democrats have again accused the CIA of lying...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Why I Came to Honduras
by Dennis Prager
...When the world's governments isolate a country, with few exceptions, that's all you need to know about who the good guys are.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Reporter: 'We Took Sides, Straight and Simple' Against Palin
by Tim Graham
...What I am saying is that we simply didn't hold Joe Biden to the same standard as Sarah Palin, and for me, the real loser in this sordid tale is my chosen profession. Cannon suggested female journalists failed to make up for male sexism in Palin coverage because she didn’t match the kind of Hillary Clinton candidate they wanted to represent women in politics..

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Forgetting Sarah Palin
by Ann Coulter
Sarah Palin has deeply disappointed her enemies. People who hate her guts feel she's really let them down by resigning. She's like the ex-girlfriend they're SO over, never want to see again, have already forgotten about -- really, it's O-ver -- but they just can't stop talking about her...

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Obama Holds Fire Sale of America's Nuclear Defenses in Moscow
by Gerald Warner
...For Obama, success is not the delivery of watertight nuclear security for America; it is a feel-good news conference and photo opportunity that will create huge approval ratings on liberal campuses where the delusions of 1968 and the anti-Vietnam war movement still linger on in these isolated Jurassic Parks...

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Obama Is in Russia, but Honduras Is Where the Action Is
by Dennis Prager
...Whether or not the United States and Russia reduce their nuclear arsenals is ultimately meaningless. But whether Hugo Chavez and Raul Castro are victorious in Honduras or whether the movement toward left-wing authoritarianism is finally defeated in a Latin American country is extremely significant...

Monday, July 06, 2009

Palin: Cutting Bait
by Mark Steyn
With respect to many of the Palinologists below, I think they're getting way too hepatomantic over the entrails. As a political move for anything other than the 2010 Senate race, today's announcement is a disaster...National office will dwindle down to the unhealthily singleminded (Clinton, Obama), the timeserving emirs of Incumbistan (Biden, McCain) and dynastic heirs (Bush). Our loss.
Hospital Patient So Shocked at Dirty Ward She Climbed Out of Bed to Clean it Herself
by Andrew Levy
...The Patients' Association yesterday said what Miss Tosbell had experienced was 'nothing unusual'...
Flashback: It's Not Just Walter Reid
So is this what government health care has in store for us?

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Founding Skeptics
by Rich Lowry
"In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."
Compare & Contrast: The Never-Ending Pork Parade: Stimulating Everything But the Economy

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Missing the "Freedom Agenda" on the Fourth of July
by Kori Schake
...We are a country founded on the belief that people have rights, and they loan them in limited ways for limited purposes to their government. We were made great by distrust of a largely beneficial British government, and we remain great by distrust of our own...
Our Judeo-Christian Nation
Congressman J. Randy Forbes
Forbes addresses the House on the legacy of Judeo-Christian values from the time of the Founding Fathers and subsequent presidents, affirming that we are a Judeo-Christian nation, in reaction to President Obama's recent comments abroad.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Helen Thomas: Not Even Nixon Tried to Control the Media Like Obama
by Penny Starr and Fred Lucas
...“What the hell do they think we are, puppets?” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them”...“It’s blatant. They don’t give a damn if you know it or not. They ought to be hanging their heads in shame”...

Thursday, July 02, 2009

So Much for Wise Latinas
by Ann Coulter
...liberals think other people's jobs are a joke, so the testing must also be a joke. That is -- other than their preferred test: "Is the applicant black, female or otherwise handicapped?" There is no test that can prove all things about an employee and so there is no test that can't be derided by the race-mongers. Which is exactly the point...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Justices Reject Sotomayor Position 9-0 -- But Bigger Battles Loom
by Stuard Taylor Jr.
...The broader questions lying behind the New Haven case are whether this nation will ever get beyond racial preferences and quotas such as those encouraged by both the Sotomayor and the Ginsburg positions, and whether it will ever realize Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of a nation where people are judged not by the color of their skins, but by the content of their characters...
Related: On Race, The Slog Goes On