Archive for March 2017

Rush Calls Foul on Trump Tweetstorm Against Freedom Caucus

Rush Limbaugh took Trump to task on laying the blame for the Ryancare bomb on the Freedom Caucus. Rush points out that when a football team loses a game the head coach doesn’t single out any particular players for the loss. Instead the coach usually takes the blame so as not to create discord in the locker room: So…

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Time for Republicans to deliver or face defeat in 2018

Former Republican Colorado State Senator Mark Hillman: Time for Republicans to suck it up and produce The repeal-and-replace debacle ought to be a cold shower for every Republican in Washington. It demonstrated that with so many Republicans advancing their own agenda, the party’s lawmakers can’t shoot straight – except at each other. Republicans of all…

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The spectrum on the climate change debate

We’re told that those who see things as black and white [what shrinks call “psychological splitting”] will tend to fall on one of the two extremes, believing either that increased CO2 has no effect or a catastrophic effect on the climate.  As the above image says, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. I’m on…

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The biggest broken promise in history

Philip Klein at the Washington Examiner: Broken promises are as old as politics itself, and there are many famous examples of them in modern history. President George H.W. Bush’s “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge comes immediately to mind, as does President Bill Clinton reneging on his middle-class tax cut, and President Barack Obama…

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Buffoons In Black Robes

Constitutional Buffoonery from the Federal District Courts [“Buffoonery” is not too strong a word for the two Federal District Court judges who think they have the power to dictate immigration policy to the President of the United States] American Greatness: Departing from Precedent… and Common Sense More than a century ago, the Supreme Court stated…

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Brexit lives — No turning back now

Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Brexit today starting the 2-year period of talks for the withdrawal from the EU. She said: “This is a historic moment from which there can be no turning back.” A majority of Brits support leaving the EU, an even larger majority today than the 53% majority that voted for it.…

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The real reason Ryancare bombed

Given a choice of whether to persuade or coerce, true believers opt for the latter. — Eric Hoffer Ryan and his buddies tried to shove their healthcare bill down the throats of other members. Bad process at the core of healthcare bill failure. The former chairman and a founder of the House Freedom Caucus emphasized…

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“Stayin’ alive” on the road

Stephen Green at Instapundit on surviving the drive in city streets: I’ve found that the best way to avoid an accident is to imagine the stupidest thing each driver around you could possibly do in each instant, and then to count on them actually doing it. I’ve never articulated it as well as Green does, but that…

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What is the Judicial Doctrine of Originalism?

The following are excerpts from the Statement of Lawrence B. Solum, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of  Law at Georgetown University Law Center, given at the Senate Hearings on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. [Bracketed and italicized text is added by me and is not part of Professor Solum’s statement] What is…

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The future of conservatism in America

Now that “liberals,” who are and always have been leftists, are trying to change their title to “progressive”, maybe conservatives can take back the name “liberal.”  Classical liberalism, the old time liberalism, is essentially what conservatives mean to describe themselves today. From David Boaz, 25 years later, is it still the Hayek Century? Reagan and Thatcher may…

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More guns, fewer fatal gun accidents

More Firearms, More Firearms Owners, Fewer Fatal Accidents The National Safety Council released the 2017 edition of its annual Injury Facts report this week, and it contains welcome news about firearm safety. The number of fatal firearms accidents dropped to the lowest point ever (since 1903, when the data was first tracked). There were 489…

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