Editorial Page Editor Mark Tapscott was voted Conservative Journalist of the Year for 2008 by the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and he was inducted into the Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame in 2006. Before joining the Examiner in 2006, he was director of The Heritage Foundation's Center for Media and Public Policy and founded its Database 101 Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting Boot Camps at the National Press Club. He's a former assistant managing editor and managing editor for two other Washington region daily newspapers. He is also proprietor of Tapscott's Copy Desk blog.
This can't be good news for self-proclaimed "sanctuary cities" like San Francisco and Montgomery County, Maryland, the suburban Washington, D.C. region jurisdiction that actively invites illegal immigrants to live within its borders, then resists enforcing federal laws against harboring such individuals.
Now Rasmussen Reports finds 59 percent of those surveyed in the pollster's latest national survey support cutting off federal funding for such santuary jurisdictions. Read More
Hoo boy, E.J. Dionne, the effervescent liberal optimist at The Washington Post, has pronounced it odd that opponents of President Obama's bailout of General Motors have not fallen to their knees and begged forgiveness for their opposition to the rescue of the United Auto Workers.
But let's let E.J. speak for himself. Here's how he put it in that Sunday column: Read More
So you filled up the ole family buggy and had to get a bank loan to pay for it, right? Only the bank wouldn't give you a loan because the banks still aren't making loans (unless you are a politically connected Wall Street investment house), which leaves you wondering what your next move is going to be? Read More
Dan McLaughlin at RedState.com notes an interesting parallel in acceptance rates at two of America's best-known institutions.
McDonald's recently received a million job applications during it's one-day application event, while Harvard completed consideration of applicants for its 2015 freshman class. The fast-food chain accepted 62,000 of those applicants, which means, McLaughlin observes: Read More
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will be at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce tomorrow morning to join Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-Sc, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN, and others to discuss the National Labor Relations Board's attempt to stop Boeing Aircraft Co. from putting more than a thousand of her constituents to work building 787 Dreamliners. Read More
Here's a morning must-read from The Weekly Standard's executive editor, Fred Barnes, writing in this morning's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Barnes lays out in stark fact the eight chances President Obama and c0ngressional Democrats have had since February to respond in a concrete fashion to the issue that most concerns most voters, out-of-control federal spending. As Barnes makes clear: Read More
This will undoubtedly come as a shock to some on Mother's Day 2011 but a clear majority of Americans continue to believe that motherhood is a woman's highest calling.
That's according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national survey, which found that 63 percent of its respondents rated motherhood at the top: Read More
Yes, President Obama showed guts in deciding to send in the SEALs instead of a B-2 or Predator to get bin Laden, but the trail that led to the al Qaeda leader's compound in Pakistan started with the determination of the guy in the cowboy hat.
A bit HT to NRO's Jim Geraghty, who received the motivational poster from a reader. Be sure and read Jim's accompanying commentary. Read More
This exchange actually occurred recently during a Cato Institute-hosted forum on the great Frederick Hayek. Yes, that's "Soros" as in "George Soros," he of every conservative activist's nightmares:
"Soros: Maybe we can find common ground. I think that we would all agree that government regulation is a necessary evil. I don’t know if we could agree with that –
"Epstein: Well, but the necessary evil means you set the presumption against it…. Read More
Not familiar with RDD? It stands for "Republican Defeat Disease" and its symptoms only appear on those rare occasions when congressional GOPers hold heavy leverage against Democrats in the public opinion war heading into the next election. Read More
Soon after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy began in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama imposed a moratorium on all off-shore drilling for oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico.
The moratorium was lifted, finally, after a federal judge twice ruled the administration's approach was illegal, but not soon enough to prevent thousands of jobs from being lost around the Gulf coast, and not just in the energy industry. Read More
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's 2012 federal budget proposal to cut up to $6 trillion in federal spending over the next decade while fundamentally reforming Medicare and other federal entitlement programs is generating a moderately stronger level of opposition, according to Rasmussen Reports. Read More
Think you know a lot about the nation's capitol, huh. Well betcha didn't know about that secret presidential theater deep down in the bowels of the White House. Only specially invited guests get to go down there.
So of course Politizoid wangled an invitation. Here's the result, viewed on Beltway Confidential for the first time ever right now:
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has terminated his office's relationship with King & Spalding, the Atlanta law firm that abrubtly dropped the U.S. House of Representatives as a client for purposes of defending the Defense of Marriage Act. Read More
Oklahoma is one of the nation's top energy states, so it's no surprise that its senators and representatives are opposed to President Obama's energy and environmental policies. What is surprising, however, is the intensity of their reactions to Obama's proposal to do away with $4 billion worth of energy industry tax breaks. Read More