Monday, December 13, 2010

Cruising the Web

George Will reminds us of what a mess the Florida State Supreme Court was making in its interference in the election counting in 2000 by rewriting laws after the fact. The Supreme Court got it right back then in Bush v. Gore.

Philip K. Howard makes the push
for one common-sense change to how we run our government; he advocates that every law have a sunset provision requiring that it be re-approved every 10 or 15 years. It's an interesting proposal; I just worry that such fights over re-approval will just be opportunities for more pork and more regulations to be added to every renewed bill.

Joseph Lawler takes note of the fact that oil prices are moving up again. He then argues that the real reason why McCain's momentum in 2008 stalled out was because gas prices came down and the American people turned to worrying about the economy more than they worried about high gas prices.

Mona Charen makes the argument for Mitch Daniels to run for president by explaining why he's the best executive in the country. After a couple of years of having over the keys to a guy who had never run anything more than the Harvard Law Review, it would be a nice change to have someone with successful executive experience.

Seth Lipsky ponders what we are to make of the recently released tapes from the Nixon Library demonstrating what bigoted anti-Semitic things Richard Nixon said in private. The important thing is what he did in public. And for his support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War, any supporter of Israel must be grateful.

Michael Goodwin bemoans the disillusion that he feels for Barack Obama and which so many others are now confronting.

Any fan of Duke basketball will enjoy this profile of the private Coach K. Apparently, he's known as the "Black Mamba of Beach Bocce!"

Paul Gigot celebrates the sight of two Democratic presidents endorsing Bush tax cuts.

Tom Maguire crushes the silly argument made in the NYT that President Obama, as a black man, can't afford to show anger.

A good trend - denying public employees the right to collectively bargain. As the WSJ says, this is a reform that will make the more necessary reforms possible.

The newest Palin scandal
- she lets her daughter fix up her hair for her.