Monday, August 27, 2012

Cruising the Web

Jonathan S. Tobin warns against anticipating much of a convention bounce for Romney.

Ross Douthat has a good discussion of why Todd Akin was talking about abortion and rape in the first place as well a warning to the Democrats of the risks of focusing too much on abortion at their convention.

I see that the Republicans are going to follow the advice of Dennis Miller to have a debt clock running at their convention.

Robert Costa has an interesting article on the history of dropping "Gs" in American dialects. Apparently, dropping a "G" when "talkin'" was the original English tendency and it was a later development to pronounce that final "G." I'd never known that and thought it was interesting.

Here's some good advice for students entering college of how to build up skills and a resume as they go through those four years.

Matthew Continetti has a very good column explaining how "the biggest myth of 2012" is that liberal donors don't ask for anything of politicians while conservative donors are greedy rich guys out for what they can get from the government. Guess what? Liberal donors are also looking for handouts from their donations to Democrats.

The Bush administration's goal on climate emissions has been met. Who knew?

James Lileks pays tribute to Neil Armstrong, not just for his moments on the moon, but for the grace in which he lived his life after that heroic event.

Jay Cost has a typically astute analysis of the state of the race now going into the conventions.

Keith Hennessey responds to Obama's fallacious claims on Medicare.

In a chart of the week, check out how entitlement spending will be crowding out anticipated revenue by 2045.

Jennifer Rubin has ten predictions for the GOP convention and how the media will spin such moments.

Isaac is putting a damper on the GOP convention and it's also thwarting the Democrats counter-bashing plans.

Michael Barone has an interesting look at how GOP voters have changed over the years.

Ruth (sorry, I had that wrong earlier) Wisse, a professor at Harvard, notes how universities have given up any attempt at intellectual diversity among their students or faculty.

The WSJ explains the dangers of Obamacare's top-down management of health care.