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Monday, November 15, 2010

Cruising the Web

Damon W. Roon argues at Reason Magazine that federalism is still alive when liberals want it to be. Now why can't they extend that thought to more cases?

Here's an easy one
for politicians of both parties: cut and freeze federal workers' salaries.

The Holder Justice Department
is worse even than you think it is.

Chris Horner reports
on the push by the Democrats to lock up even more land under federal ownership.

The brouhaha over an Indonesian minister's handshake with Michelle Obama after he denied that he'd willingly shaken her hand demonstrates how a strict, yet hypocritical Wahhabism is creeping over Indonesia, supposedly one of the more moderate Muslim countries.

Just in case you had any doubt, the National Journal has a nice pictorial display of how the election last week resulted in the Democrats losing the political middle. What is left of their party now is much further to the left of what they had prior to the election. It's basically the mirror image of what happened to the Republicans after the 2006 and 2008 elections.

Politico points to how the Democrats used abortion as a wedge issue in states like Colorado and California to maintain those seats.

The Democrats solved their looming House leadership battle between Steny Hoyer and Jim Clyburn by simply expanding the positions in leadership. When in doubt, expand the size of government - even if it's just their own caucus. Meanwhile, who pickes up the tab for the perks for the new member of the leadership team?

If a school was willing to forbid a student
from flying an American flag from his bicycle because of the threats made against him by other students, what other constitutional freedoms are they willing to sacrifice to the hecklers' veto?

George Will details the lies that lie behind GM's ballyhoo about the Volt.


ic said...

" the Democrats used abortion as a wedge issue in states like Colorado and California to maintain those seats."

In these days and age when the Supreme Court has a final say and abortion is the law of the land for 3+ decades, the Californians and Coloradoans still believe their so-called representatives can do a thing to overturn abortion proves how "reality-based" and stupid they are.

lorraine_lanning said...

I agree. Ken Buck would have won except for his stupid statements about abortion, including a ban on IUDs.

Why can't social conservatives just say that they are personally opposed to abortion in any circumstances but that it's the law of the land and they are instead focused on limited, constitutionally conservative government?