The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

James Fallows, Eminent Fool, and the Surprising Vindication of John C. Calhoun

“The necessary result, then, of the unequal fiscal action of the government is, to divide the community into two great classes; one consisting of those who, in reality, pay the taxes, and, of course, bear exclusively the burthen of supporting the government; and the other, of those who are the recipients of their proceeds, through […]

Ted Cruz Goes All Night; Vendors of Conventional Wisdom Say This Is Bad

Readers may have noticed that I have been ignoring the ObamaCare “Don’t Fund It” dramatics, along with the “government shutdown” threat and the punditry gabfest that have accompanied it. Depending on who you listen to, either Ted Cruz is the future of the Republican Party or else Ted Cruz is the harbinger of the final […]

Chicago School System’s $1 Billion Deficit Forces Layoffs for 850 Teachers, Staff

Is this the Hope or the Change? The worst fears of Chicago Public School teachers and staffers were confirmed Friday when district officials announced it was laying off some 850 employees. “Given the historic financial crisis facing our District, next year’s budget will not come without painful decisions, which is why we are making tough choices […]

President Finally Unites Americans: Everybody Hates Obama’s Budget

Let’s start with the most obvious signal of unity: If President Obama has lost a liberal like Taylor Marsh . . . President Obama is daring the right to blow this chance [to reach a deficit[-reduction deal]. Unfortunately, the game of chicken the President is playing with people’s only avenue to stay out of poverty […]

VIDEO: Dana Loesch on Sequestration

Dana Loesch was a guest on Sean Hannity’s show last night, engaging in the dangerous practice of telling the truth about Obama: “The House was discussing a proposal to give the Presidet the power of the purse, so to speak, and the he could decide where he wanted to cut, if he really did want […]

Lying by Euphemism: ‘New Revenues’

Journalism is supposed to be about truth. Jackie Calmes and Jonathan Weisman of the New York Times are engaged in deception: With Republican leaders in Congress forswearing budget negotiations over new revenues, President Obama has begun reaching around them to Republican lawmakers with a history of willingness to cut bipartisan deals. “New revenues” = INCREASING TAXE RATES. President […]

Narrative Control: Woodward Gets a Warning from Gene Sperling

“Woodward, I think, leans to the left, but he is unafraid to call out the President of the United States when he’s lied to.” – Stephen Dethrage, University of Alabama Obama has been lying about the sequester, and when famed Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward blew the whistle, this made Woodward the demonized enemy. Anyone […]

Preach It, Sessions

by Smitty What should Republicans be saying, more or less daily? Things like this: During my remarks today I have exhaustively documented the case against the confirmation of Mr. Lew. I have detailed his disastrous budget plans, rebuked by editorial boards across the country and unanimously rejected by Congress. I have discussed his repeated, knowing, […]

ObamaPhone Boondoggle Update

In October 2008, I was one of the first conservative writers to call attention to the government program to provide free cell phones to the poor.  This existed before Obama became president, but has since become known as the “O-Phone” program, because recipients mistakenly believe that this is a benefit provided to them by Obama. And […]

Obama ‘Has Brought Us to Our Knees. He Is Lowering Our Standard of Living.’

Jennifer Stefano of Americans for Prosperity was a guest today on Neil Cavuto’s show, and she wasn’t pulling her punches: “The president has lied on a number of issues. He promised not to raise taxes on the middle-class — he raised taxes on us today. . . . If any of us are stupid enough […]

The Demographics of Envy

“No one has been through the fire more so than our congressperson, and we in the district have sent him back because we have faith in him, and that he has our interests in mind, and quite frankly he’s one of us.” – Keith L. T. Wright, co-chairman of the New York Democratic Party, praising […]

House Passes Fiscal-Cliff Deal 257-167

Earlier today, it was reported that House Republicans would insist on adding spending cuts to the version of the fiscal-cliff deal that the Senate passed. However, faced with the likelihood that President Obama would denounce such a measure, and the Democrat-led Senate would reject the House version, the decision has now reportedly been made to […]

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