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McConnell Says ‘Very Close’ to Deal on Debt-Ceiling Agreement With Obama UPDATE: Reid’s Bill Fails Senate Vote

UPDATE 1:25 p.m. ET: The Senate just held a cloture vote on Harry Reid’s bill which, as expected, failed to get the 60 votes necessary to end debate and proceed. The vote was 50 “aye” and 49 “no.” So much for Reid’s bill being the “only game in town,” huh? UPDATE 2:15 p.m. ET: Here’s […]

Even Peggy Has Him Pegged. Finally.

by Smitty Joining the Formidable Ann Althouse in the self-identifying rube chorus is Peggy Noonan. Sort of. The [Republican] establishment was being conservative in the Burkean sense: acknowledge reality, respect it, and make the most progress possible within it. This has not always been true of them. They spent the first decade of this century […]

VIDEO: ‘You’re Gonna Pay’

The radical punk-rock anthem of our age: Via Powerline — anybody want to transcribe the lyrics in the comments? UPDATE: Thanks to the commenter who transcribed the first verse: Old people grumblin’ ’bout funded medications Subsidized housing in the capital of the nation 3 trillion dollar deficit on top of 15 trillion dollar debt Bullet […]

VIDEO: Harry Reid Exposed; Democrats Filibuster Their Own Debt-Ceiling Bill! UPDATE: Republicans Reportedly Reach Compromise Deal With White House

I could scarcely believe it when Michelle Malkin blogged this earlier: Democrats spent more than 24 hours refusing to call a cloture vote on Harry Reid’s own debt-ceiling bill. Cloture — the motion to end debate and bring a measure to a vote — requires 60 votes and, if such a vote falls short of […]

FMJRA 2.0: This Is Your Life…

— compiled by Wombat-socho Death Toll Now Reported at 91 in Norway ‘Christian Fundamentalist’ Terror Attack UPDATE: Video Added; Gunman Posed as Policeman and Boasted, ‘I’ll Kill You All’ Da Tech Guy Scared Monkeys 1389 Blog – Counterjihad! The Camp Of The Saints Instapundit ReligioPolitical Talk The Anchoress That Mr. G Guy Rhetorican From The […]

What’s Bigger Than the Cato Institute, Americans for Tax Reform and AEI? — at least according to The Top 150 Conservative Websites list compiled by Doug Ross, based on Alexa rankings. We’re at No. 68, ahead of the Web sites of those three think tanks, and closing in on such traffic monsters as (#64), (#60) and (#58). I’m also pleased to see that the […]

Go For The Trifecta

by Smitty Volokh has links to a debate on the repeal of the 17th Amendment. Let me take a broad, general swipe at lawyers and say that they often stand too close to the problem. If you consider the 16th & 17th Amendments, plus the Federal Reserve act in isolation, you can come up with […]

A. Single Moms

Q. Who could possibly think it’s harmless to provide pole-dancing classes for 7-year-olds? In her brilliant book Guilty, Ann Coulter called attention to how single mothers are celebrated by liberals as emblems of a form of saintly victimhood. (Somehow, Bristol Palin is exempted from this sense of sacredness, which goes to show how liberal “principles” become disposable when […]

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