I love it when liberals shoot down their own principles. That means, of course, I absolutely adore the organization known as ACORN. Read More
Alarmed by a tripling of obesity rates among U.S. children during the past 30 years — nearly one in five of today’s adolescents is said to be obese — the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council issued a report just before Labor Day recommending a series of policy initiatives aimed at trimming the flab from America’s youth. Read More
In Afghanistan, the Democrats now have an opportunity — which is also a problem — that their past objectives may let blow away. The opportunity is to reclaim their old role as a party of power, established in the last century by a cadre of center-left hawks. Read More
As any economist or ecologist knows, minor alterations in complex environments can cause drastic changes, something called the butterfly effect. Read More
Poor, sincere Jim Pouillon was sitting across from a Michigan school holding his posters protesting fetus-killing when a car passed by, shots rang out and life fled from him as surely as it flees from those aborted fetuses he worried about.
Some questions come to mind.
Will we have commentators suggesting that violence sums up a major portion of a largely maladjusted abortion rights crowd? Read More
“[We] have a choice to make,” President Barack Obama declared last March. “We can remain one of the world’s leading importers of foreign oil,” or we can “become the world’s leading exporter of renewable energy.”
Then he mentioned climate. The policies he’s implementing treat oil as just one target among many — the real enemy is carbon. Read More
President Barack Obama will not improve education by making speeches in front of America’s schoolchildren. A better approach would be to start a nationwide tuition voucher program that would enable low-income parents to afford the same type of education he’s able to provide for his own daughters. Read More
WHO: Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., a co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act (aka Card Check) Read More
In a new book, Sam Tanenhaus, The New York Times Book Review editor, proclaims the death of conservatism. Movement leaders’ devotion to “radical” anti-government ideology, Tanenhaus argues, has left them “trapped in the irrelevant causes of another day, deaf to the actual conversation unfolding across the land.” Read More
Imprudence got us into the financial jam we’re now in, and with all due respect for Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, President Bush and panicking multitudes, it’s likely not the best way to get us out of it.
Let’s slow down on this mammoth, $700 billion Paulson bailout package for buying up mortgages. Let’s give caution a chance. Read More