Monday, December 17, 2012

Cruising the Web

My heart goes out to the families of Newtown, Connecticut. I just can't imagine the horror of sending your child to school and then hearing this news. I can't add anything but my sympathy for those who are suffering.

Affirmative Action rules in medical school.

This is the state of anti-Semitism in Denmark: Jews are being advised not to wear any outside symbols in public.

George Will points to essential irony of liberals opposing right-to-work laws.
Many liberals who, with solemn self-congratulation, call themselves “pro-choice” become testy when the right to choose is not confined to choosing to kill unborn babies. They say the right to choose is not progressive when it enables parents to choose their children’s schools or permits workers to choose not to fund unions’ political advocacy.

Democrats who soon will celebrate two of their party’s saints at Jefferson-Jackson Day dinners should jettison either their opposition to right-to-work laws or their reverence for Jefferson, who said: “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
Don't expect any other states to be passing right-to-work laws any time soon. We'll have time to sit back and study the effects of the new law in Michigan.

Jonah Goldberg thinks conservatives should do more to look to federalism.

The real reason why Democrats are opposing Boehner's proposal to raise revenue by limiting the deductions an individual could take is because it would disproportionately affect residents of blue states that have higher state taxes that Democrats want to allow their residents to take the deduction for their state income taxes. So the federal tax payer is subsidizing those blue state policies of higher state taxes.

Why should one of Bashar Assad's most high-profile apologists become the Secretary of State?

GĂ©rard Depardieu speaks his mind on France's policies that punish "success, creation, talent."