Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cruising the Web

David Hill, a GOP pollster, analyzes how much money Obama is spending on polling and he's just dumbfounded on how much money Obama has already spent. He figures that the campaign has already spent about 5% more than an average presidential campaign, especially one that didn't have primaries to worry about. His column is a fascinating look at what might be going on inside a campaign.

William Jacobson posts his favorite "You didn't build that" cartoon.

Every time we hear some story about how the state of California is being run, it becomes even more dumbfounding. Now we hear that the government had no system in place to keep track of $37 billion in special funds and were just basically relying on the honor system. Word to California: trusting, not verifying is no way to run a government!

The Attorney General of the most transparent administration in history scolds an intern for taking notes when Holder was speaking to congressional interns.

Here is a great story from an exciting race between Americans and Nazis at the 1936 Olympics. And it's not a track race.

William Galston has a perceptive column on why 2012's election is nothing like 2004.

Ramesh Ponnuru examines the trap that the Obama administration has put Democrats in by its unilateral, probably illegal, issuing of waivers to let states modify their welfare requirements.

It's pretty bad when even Andrew Sullivan is sadly commenting on Obama's biggest blunder yet.

Justice Scalia pooh poohs all the excitement about supposed leaks from the Supreme Court about acrimony stemming from any particular decision.

Ann Althouse notices that Obama is now trying to sound more moderate.

Explaining why gun sales rise after a mass shooting.

Is this the ad most dangerous to Obama's reelection?

Underemployment has increased so ridiculously in America that janitors, bartenders, truck drivers, and waiters now have college degrees.

David Remnick profiles Bruce Springsteen in his sixties and his life with his wife. Springsteen also says that he doesn't want to spend any more of his political capital on this year's election even though he supports Obama.

Are these elected officials so ignorant of the Constitution that they truly see nothing wrong with the government threatening building permits to a company simply because they disagree with the CEO's ideological positions?

Why David Frum is so wrong so often.

Someone who worked at Bain Capital refutes the hysteria on Bain and supposed outsourcing.

For a campaign that says it's not worried about Obama's "you didn't build that" speech, it sure is doing a lot of damage control.