The Other McCain

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

The REAL Budget Battle (UPDATED)

Yeah, I know everybody’s riveted by negotiations between Republicans and Democrats over the federal budget, but what is far more urgent — at least to me, personally — is the battle over my own budget, which involves negotiations with Mrs. Other McCain. If you think this is leading up to me asking you to hit the tip […]

LIVE AT FIVE – 03.31.11

TOP NEWS CIA Officers In Libya Aiding Rebels Every promise from the President has an expiration date. Libya’s Foreign Minister Resigns, Arrives In Britain Rebels forced to retreat to Benghazi Obama Renews The Call For Energy Independence; Analysts & Energy Companies Dubious About Energy Policy Oppenheimer’s Fadel Gheit: “You want a partnership with the industry […]

New Motherf–g Tone, Libya War Edition

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say, we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.” — Hillary Clinton, April 2003 “Republicans are attacking the Commander-in-Chief during […]

At Least He Didn’t Call Sheen, Green

by Smitty The hyper-critical Vodka Pundit takes Silvio to task for calling on George Clooney as a character witness. Burlesconi is older than two and a half men, in some countries, and he’s far less ugly than his neighbor to the south. Get yourself some cold Stoly and go easy on the man, Stephen.

In Case You Missed It: Democrats Waving White Flag on Taking Back House in 2012

Thanks to Moe Lane for pointing this out. In the immediate aftermath of the mid-term GOP tsunami, Democrats were boasting about how many of the Republican freshmen they were targeting for 2012. In the past few months, however, these boasts have been significantly downsized. Jim Geraghty at National Review reprints this e-mail from the National Republican Congressional […]

Homo Bureaucratus: A Goal Set Is Essentially A Goal Achieved

by Smitty Via SOL/PuffHO: Seeking to show the public he understands the burden of rising gas prices, President Barack Obama set an ambitious goal of reducing U.S. oil imports by one-third by 2025, and vowed to break through the political gridlock that has stymied similar initiatives for decades. So, yeah, Jimmy C. made the DoE, […]

Random Freaking Adults (Again)

From time to time, I find myself obliged to give this little lecture. I get tired of repeating myself, so listen up: LEARN TO READ POLL DATA PROPERLY OR STOP TELLING ME ABOUT POLLS Every two years from 1998 through 2006 (five consecutive elections), my job at The Washington Times required me to compile a weekly […]

Should Justice Kagan Recuse Herself From Deliberating ObamaCare Suits?

by Smitty CNS News has some DOJ insight: “Brian, Elena would definitely like OSG to be involved in this set of issues,” Katyal told Hauck in his 1:05 p.m. email. “I will handle this myself, along with an Assistant from my office [name redacted] and will bring in Elena as needed.” In February and March […]

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