Archive for May 2013

Special prosecutor to investigate IRS a good idea? Maybe not.

Republicans and some conservatives are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate criminal activity at the IRS.  Andrew McCarthy thinks that is a bad idea because it attempts to solve the wrong problem. The real problem is political accountability of Government regulatory agencies. Not that criminal activity isn’t also a problem but unless the out-of-control…

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Another Slate political reporter understands conservatism better than the GOP

Just four days ago I posted on a story from left-leaning Slate.com that made the case for conservatism and smaller, limited government (through the voice of one John Dickerson) better than Mitt Romney ever did.  Probably because Mitt Romney is not a conservative and never really believed in its principles.  Now Slate’s David Weigel has also written an…

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Judge Jeanine Piro — Americans Want the Truth

This is good, really good. When she said, “The system doesn’t need to be fixed, your administration needs to be fixed,” I gave her a big smile. She’s exactly right. Blaming “the system” is a typical cop out used by the very people who caused every aspect of whatever problem is at hand. Blaming the…

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Changing times and the “Living Constitution”

Changing technology presents a recurring problem for lawmakers. Laws are enacted with a background understanding of the facts. When those facts change, the effect of the old legal rules can change along with them. A law created for one world may have a very different impact when applied to the facts of a different era.…

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A welfare state is not a benevolent state

Obama’s massive expansion of welfare, food stamps, social security disability, free cell phones, and all the other government give-aways that we probably don’t even know about, are not done out of any genuine concern for the well being of the Americans and illegal aliens who are getting the benefits. To the contrary, these gifts and…

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The peculiar ironies of this world

This must be one of the most perplexing of such ironies, that the man who founded a company making some of the worst software in the world, a company whose profits and stock price have floundered for years because of that, but is nevertheless able to persuade the great masses of people on earth to…

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171 years ago today…the Oregon Trail began

On May 16, 1842, about 100 pioneers with 18 wagons set out from the Independence, Missouri, area in one of the first wagon trains to the Northwest. Over the next two decades, tens of thousands would follow on the Oregon Trail, the longest of the great overland routes to the western frontier. “Oregon or the…

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The Tea Party is Back!

From National Journal: Just months after President Obama’s reelection deflated conservative activists, a slew of rapidly unfolding scandals involving government malfeasance is giving the movement new life. “This is a defining moment for our movement, and it will test us and the country to make change,” said Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks. “Our…

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