When the FBI essentially creates a terrorist in order to arrest him, have we really accomplished anything?
Chris Christie’s weight has become a political concern, apparently.
My latest for The Atlantic, “The Thorniest Question: When Can a President Order an American Killed?” has been posted.
The Economic Cycle Research Institute is out with a very gloomy forecast for the U.S. economy: The U.S. economy is staring down another recession, according to a forecast from the Economic Cycle Research Institute. “It’s either just begun, or it’s right in front of us,” said Lakshman Achuthan, the managing director of ECRI. “But at […]
The reasoning behind those FBI search warrants of Solyndra offices and executive’s homes is becoming clear: The FBI is investigating Solyndra LLC for possible accounting fraud and the accuracy of financial representations made to the government, according to an agency official. The FBI is examining possible misrepresentations in financial statements, according to the FBI official, […]
And, the week closes out with another round of rumors about New Jersey’s Governor.
Some comments in a recent post sparks a question: do you consider Fox News Channel to be part of the “mainstream media”? Why or why not? Discuss.
Michele Bachmann has a rather bizarre view of the protests which swept the Arab world starting in January, and which so far have led to the downfall of three dictators: Michele Bachmann condemned the Arab Spring and blamed President Obama for allowing it to happen by “showing weakness” and by compromising the United States’ relationship […]
Well, they’re going to be hard-placed to blame this one on Republican obstructionism: Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said, at the moment, Democrats in Congress don’t have the votes to pass President Obama’s jobs bill, but Durbin added that that situation would change. “Not at the moment, I don’t think we do, but, uh, […]
Anwar al-Awlaki, a major al Qaeda leader and American citizen, has been killed in Yemem–almost certainly by an American Predator drone. BBC (“Islamist cleric Anwar Awlaki ‘killed in Yemen’“): The US-born radical Islamist cleric and suspected al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed in Yemen, the country’s defence ministry reported. US administration officials confirmed the […]
Via the BBC: Hugo Chavez denies media reports of health emergency Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has denied US media reports that he was rushed to hospital with kidney failure linked to his cancer treatment. "I’m fine, I’m having my first coffee of the day," Mr Chavez, 57, told state TV by telephone. Mr Chavez, who […]
Another entry in the ongoing follies of US border and immigration policy.
Despite what the media keeps saying, there’s no real evidence that GOP voters are dissatisfied with the 2012 field.
If the 2012 elections are going to be decided by voter turnout, then the Democratic base is going to need some prodding: In thinking about the 2012 presidential election, 45% of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic say they are more enthusiastic about voting than usual, while nearly as many, 44%, are less enthusiastic. This […]
A consultant for would-be academics, says she wouldn’t have a job if professors would do theirs.
Can someone who doesn’t look like a GQ model make it in politics anymore?
There is literally no interest in a Giuliani presidential bid outside of Giuliani and those who might be employed by his campaign.
Beginning with “BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building,” a series of tweets with the #CongressHostage hashtag have been decidedly unfunny.
Mitt Romney is still being dogged by charges of changed positions. Now, he’s trying to spin that as a good thing.
Rezwan Ferdaus, an American Muslim, has been charged with a major terrorist plot against his country.
Yet again, a state seeks to buck the primary calendar (and yet again it provides a chance to wonder why we have the nomination system we have).
The health care battle is formally joined in the Supreme Court.
Via CNN’s Political Ticker: Cain: Black community ‘brainwashed’ into voting for Dems: "African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view," Godfather’s Pizza executive Herman Cain said on CNN’s "The Situation Room" in an interview airing Wednesday between 5-7 p.m. ET. "I have received some of that […]
Via the BoGlo: Setti Warren said to be quitting US Senate race Newton mayor Setti Warren, whose US Senate campaign has been short on cash and eclipsed by the emergence of Elizabeth Warren, plans to announce tomorrow that he is dropping out, according to an early supporter who received a phone call this afternoon. […] […]
Via the Des Moines Register: Rick Perry’s wife says scrutiny faced during presidential campaign has been ‘intense’ “I thought I was pretty seasoned, but I’ve never seen anything like this,” she said. […] “Rick’s been running for office since our son was three years old,” said Anita Perry, his wife of 28 years. “There is […]
Via the NYT: Alabama Wins in Ruling on Its Immigration Law The decision, by Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn of Federal District Court in Birmingham, makes it much more likely that the fate of the recent flurry of state laws against illegal immigration will eventually be decided by the Supreme Court. It also means that Alabama […]
Rick Perry’s slide in polls seems to be accelerating.
A town clerk in upstate New York is trying to argue that she should have the right to refuse to comply with the state’s law legalizing same-sex marriage: Rose Marie Belforti is a 57-year-old cheese maker, the elected town clerk in this sprawling Finger Lakes farming community and a self-described Bible-believing Christian. She believes that […]
Sarah Palin apparently thinks having an actual job would be too confining.
File this one under there’s a market for everything: Greeting card companies have taken a cue from the nation’s 9 percent unemployment rate. In a six-by-four inch envelope, someone can send a friend who lost his or her job a pre-printed message of encouragement and sympathy. Though not available at every corner store, layoff greeting […]
Another state poll out today has more good news for the Romney campaign: Rick Perry’s led the Republican field in every Southern state that we’ve polled since he entered the Presidential race…until now. Mitt Romney continues to lead the way in Florida with 30% to 24% for Perry, 10% for Gingrich, 8% for Ron Paul, […]
In a shot across the bow of the current publishing model, Princeton is requiring professors to retain rights to their published work so that it may be freely distributed.
Some of the biggest donors and fundraisers in the Republican Party have been sitting on the sidelines while they and others try to get Chris Christie to change his mind about running for President: Chris Christie has, essentially, frozen the race. The most important Republican moneymen in the country, Paul Singer and David Koch, are […]
Previous polls of likely Iowa caucus goers had Michelle Bachmann, and then Rick Perry in the lead but a new poll from American Research Group has some very interesting results: Mitt Romney — 21% (up three points from July 2011 ARG poll) Michele Bachmann — 15% (down six points from July 2011 ARG poll) Rick […]
Why didn’t the government simply stop printing new dollar bills, making transition to coins non-optional?
More news about Solyndra and the apparent favoritism it received at the behest of the Obama Administration: Solyndra LLC had such steep financial problems in late 2010 that the company violated terms of its loan-guarantee agreement with the Department of Energy and technically defaulted on its $535 million loan, according to people familiar with the […]
Dick Morris has a penchant for counter-intuitive analysis. And for being wildly wrong.
Florida is days away from making a decision that could throw the GOP primary calendar into chaos and have candidates stumping in Iowa and New Hampshire over the holidays once again: Florida is now expected to hold its presidential primary on the last day in January 2012, a move likely to throw the carefully arranged […]
Last night’s speech at the Reagan Library did nothing to stop people from speculating about Chris Christie’s Presidential plans.
The conspiracy by grocery store owners to turn us all into unpaid cashiers may be ending.
North Carolina Bev Purdue (D) has come up with what may be both the most ridiculous and the most outrageous idea ever: North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) proposed suspending congressional elections for a cycle so legislators could focus on fixing the economy. “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two […]
Neither political party is resonating with the public right now, and neither is acting in the manner the public would like.
House Energy and Commerce Committee “is investigating Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, requesting lots of docs.”
It looks like another round of Christie for President speculation has, unsurprisingly, been for naught: Chris Christie say he has finally made a definitive decision, once and for all, not to run for president in 2012, sources close to the New Jersey governor told Fox News on Tuesday. Despite the intensity that has heightened in […]
Despite all the negatives going against him, Mitt Romney may yet be the inevitable Republican nominee.