Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Cruising the Web

Jim Geraghty analyzes the Obama campaign announcement video. Notice that there is no achievement of the Obama presidency that they can point to. We're still being told to celebrate the idea of Obama rather than anything he's actually accomplished.

Niall Ferguson looks at the increasingly dark future of the European Union. If the German voters get sick of holding up the rest of Europe, the disintegration will accelerate.

Does a ruling by a Michigan judge
that Michigan educators can't be required to have deductions from their paychecks to pay for their retirement health care benefits is unconstitutional since the benefits can't be guaranteed mean that the Social Security deductions from our paychecks are likewise unconstitutional?

How typical that the criticism that Matt Yglesias would pull out for Ryan's Medicare reforms is that it's racist. Is it just reflexive with these people to cry racism when they don't like something or someone?

Now that Richard Goldstone, the former South African judge who voted to uphold apartheid with hangings and whippings, had weaseled out an apology for his blood libel report on Israel, will the United Nations follow suit? Just phrasing the question will evoke bitter laughter.

Could Israel become the newest energy giant? One can but hope.

Even John Kerry and Max Baucus would like Obama to be a grownup
and show leadership on getting the Colombia Free Trad Agreement approved.