Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cruising the Web

Ah, if only Supreme Court hearings went like this.

Robert Tracinski asks a very intriguing question: "Why do the young vote for dependency—when the essence of youth is a quest for independence?"

Here's one place to cut some federal spending - sell off all the vacant properties that the federal government owns. One problem is that no one seems to know how much property the government owns. Maybe this is something the GSA could take care of instead of spending close to a million dollars on training conferences in Las Vegas, the GSA could work on tallying up all that federal property.

We're seeing a true test of the laboratories of democracies as we compare the economic growth rates and policies in red and blue states. Differences in tax policy, government regulations, oil and gas drilling regulations, and right-to-work laws are giving us demonstrations of which policies are better for states' economic growth.

Noemie Emery exposes how the federal government in an alliance with California politicians are scheming to bypass the original ballot initiative that authorized the construction of a supposedly high-speed train in California.

Slate reminds us of when Democrats swore that they would never back gay marriage. Some of them were saying so just last year as they ran for reelection in red states.

George Will looks at an article by former Senator James Webb about how Congress has abdicated its responsibility by allowing the president to decide when and where the U.S. will intervene militarily around the globe.
The question, Webb says, is whether in “a world filled with cruelty,” presidents should be allowed to “pick and choose when and where to use military force” by merely citing the “undefinable rubric of ‘humanitarian intervention.’ ”

Imperial presidents and invertebrate legislators of both parties have produced what Webb correctly calls “a breakdown of our constitutional process.” Syria may be the next such bipartisan episode.
One Democratic state representative exposes how he really thinks of his fellow Alabamans.