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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cruising the Web

Daniel Henninger looks across the landscape to say that the building blocks are out there for a coherent GOP agenda in 2012.

Jay Cost makes the argument that, using Governors Pawlenty, Romney, and Huntsman as the topline GOP candidates, the Republicans actually have a formidable field for the nomination.

It's hard to argue with the results: "Texas adds 732,800 jobs in 10 years; no other state tops 100,000."

Stephen Rademaker explains in the Washington Post
why Congress isn't making a bigger fuss about the President's ignoring of the War Powers Resolution. Members of Congress don't want to have to cast a vote on Libya because they don't want to end up being on the wrong side of however that military action comes out.

More depressing news from California's prisons
- a computer error let about 450 prisoners with a "high risk of violence" out on release on a program that was supposed to choose nonviolent offenders.

This is a disturbing precedent: Italian prosecutors are charging Italian earthquake experts with manslaughter for failing to give sufficient warning about a 6.3 magnitude quake in 2009.

Benjamin Netanyahu seems to have gotten a bigger poll bump from his visit to the US than Obama got from the death of Osama bin Laden.

Elderly patients in British National Health service wards aren't even being given water to drink.

No Democrats voted for any budget proposal of the four put to a vote in the Senate yesterday. Zero Democrats voted for Obama's budget. It's now been 756 days since the Senate democrats have passed a budget. Such leadership, eh?


ic said...

"a computer error"

I love computers, they can't defend themselves.

Stan said...

re: the difference in poll bounces

Israeli voters understand the difference between a leader doing his job well and a leader claiming glory from the work of his subordinates.

John A said...

Budget? Los Federales need no steenkin` budget, they can always shear the rest of us, print more money, or borrow from somewhere else.
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The Italan prosecutors are probably just playing politics to be able to say they are doing something to the electorate, and trusting that by the time it gets into a court - if it does - noone will be paying attention. Otherwise, they would be in peril for not warning people that living may on occasion have unfortunate consequences such as being robbed or even killed.