Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cruising the Web

In ridiculing an AP description of Dick Cheney as "among the most powerful and controversial of vice presidents," Jay Cost reminds us of some of the really controversial vice presidents we've had in our nation's history.

Jeffrey Anderson does the math to show how Ryan's budget saves a billion dollars a day compared to President Obama's budget. And that is even without including Ryan's reforms of Medicare which don't kick in until after the budget's 10-year window.

Why do gay leftists bash Israel which is friendly to gays but support Palestinians who treat gays with intolerance and violence? Of course, the same could be said of how each society treats women, yet that doesn't seem to be a deterrent to leftists who prefer to reserve their animus for Israel.

Daniel Henninger has some good advice
to RepublicansL "don't let the perfect become the enemy of the good" in considering the candidates for the GOP nomination. And let's slow down a bit instead of feeling that we have to be decided on the nominee 18 months before the election.

Stephen Colbert finds out that it is a lot harder to set up a PAC to criticize the Supreme Court than he thought. Oh, those pesky campaign finance laws.

George Will examines the dire state of California's budget and Jerry Brown's efforts to raise taxes to meet the shortfall. Things are so bad that the governor's proposal would lop five weeks off of the school year. Yet even with these problems, Brown is granting state unions more benefits necessitating more money than the state can fund.