Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cruising the Web

Remembering the first World Trade Center bombing 20 years ago this week and where we've come in the fight against terrorism since then.

Conn Carroll explains how Jerry Brown is deceiving the public with claims to have presented a balanced budget with a planned billion-dollar surplus for California. Sure, anyone can balance the budget if you figure in fantasy revenue projections.

The GAO projects that Obamacare will add $6.2 trillion to the deficit over 75 years. While projections that far out are pretty worthless, the trend is clear and the exact reverse of what Obama promised us.

Sean Higgins explains how the provisions of the 1982 reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act killed Southern Democrats and created the GOP predominance in the House.

Ya think? The Politico concludes that President Obama is not telling the truth about the sequester.

Of course, it's hard for Obama to tell the truth when he's traveling around blaming Republicans for the sequester while, at the same time, saying that he isn't interested in playing a "blame game."

And he's certainly not interested in using his executive authority to avoid the supposedly draconian cuts to important government programs that he already has. All he wants to do is demagogue, not make any serious effort.

And how much is Obama spending touring around the country to protest the sequester instead of working with Senate Democrats and House Republicans to come to a deal?

The Washington Post gives us the story of how pork created local airports that are basically unused but taxpayers are still paying for.

Stuart Rothenberg is skeptical that Obama can lead the Democrats to take back the House in 2014. And Salena Zito reminds us that party dominance doesn't last.

Robert Samuelson writes of our new lost generation.