Friday, February 01, 2013

Cruising the Web

Things are looking increasingly ugly for Senator Robert Menendez as he's accused of using his ties with a major political donor to accept benefits and help that donor's business through Menendez's position on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Oh, and the FBI is investigating him for traveling with the donor to engage the services of underage prostitutes. If found guilty, he could face up to 30 years in prison. And, unsurprisingly, we are not hearing from the typical voices of liberal women to condemn a politician using his office to abuse women.

Robert Samuelson proposes a sequester that would really get the public's attention.

Just as predicted by conservatives, every promise made about Obamacare that it would lower medical costs, produce smaller deficits, allow everyone to keep their own health insurance, and increase productivity have been demonstrated already to be absolutely false.

Kimberley Strassel explains what labor unions want and don't want from any immigration bill and how the Democrats are dancing to their bidding.

Jonah Goldberg ponders why Republicans have been so successful at the state level, but not the presidential level and how the GOP can translate that success to the national stage.

Iceland has a law that allows the government to stop parents from giving their children names that they don't believe fit Icelandic grammar and pronunciation. So one girl had to go to court to use the name Blaer since the government didn't think it was a suitable name. Thus are rights lost one by one.