Friday, December 07, 2012

Cruising the Web

If we're so full of Clinton nostalgia, how about going back to Clinton-era spending?

John Podhoretz argues that, as long as Republicans are right on policy, but wrong on politics, they'll continue to lose.

I can perfectly understand why Jim DeMint would want to leave the Senate and why Heritage would want him as their leader. But I don't get how this would make all that much difference for the conservative movement. The problem with the conservative movement is not that we don't have think tanks putting out good policy ideas or that we don't have enough good conservative writers. The problem is in the politics, as Podhoretz writes. And successful politics aren't going to emerge from a think tank.

Jonah Goldberg argues that liberals are not rebels and they're just boring.

The British government is happy to subsidize a TV channel that features anti-gay religious fanatics. As long as they're the right type of anti-gay religious fanatics.

Kimberley Strassel recommends that the Republicans in the House give Obama exactly the "victory" that he's calling for.

Krauthammer explains how Obama's objectives in the fiscal-cliff negotiations is political, not economic. His real goal is to neuter the House Republicans so he can pass more of the agenda that he was careful not to tell the public about during his campaign.

Congratulations to Michigan to be about to become the 24th right-to-work state.

Why is the supposedly greatest Secretary of State in history excluding Israel from summit meetings of nations discussing counterterrorism?

Peter Schiff explains how hardly anyone paid the 91% top income tax rate of the 1950s.

"Where in his career did Barack Obama ever learn the art of the political deal?" Good question. He certainly is no LBJ when it comes to working with Congress. And that was in an age when the Democrats controlled both houses.