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Another Day, Another Outcry Over Sequester Cuts

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on February 28th, 2013 12:08 am by HL

Another Day, Another Outcry Over Sequester Cuts

Romney Good, Christie Bad: Is CPAC Insane?
Robert Schlesinger, US News
I'm sorry, why exactly has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie been banned from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC to its friends and attendees)? Why would CPAC want to exclude him? Could it be that the right has gotten so weirdly, short-sightedly venal?There have been a couple of explanations. First the National Review's Eliana Johnson quoted a CPAC insider as saying that “Christie has a "˜limited future' in the national Republican party given his position on gun control,” and that given that this year's focus “the future of…

Sequester: Good for America, Bad for D.C.
John Tamny, RealClearMarkets
This Friday marks the day that automatic federal spending cuts will take place thanks to an incompetent political class willfully blind to constitutional limits. Though reductions on the order of $86 billion are truly microscopic, politicians and their media enablers are predictably predicting economic Armageddon thanks to a tiny cut in planned spending increases.As USA Today put it on Monday, “Coming soon, the lines at airport security might get longer, the hours of service [horrors!] at Head Start centers might get shorter and the FBI might have fewer agents tracking down bad…

Celebrity President Faces Real Tests
Howard Fineman, Huffington Post
WASHINGTON — Ladies and gentlemen, the envelope please. The Oscar for best performance in the role of Mainstream Cultural Icon goes to … first lady Michelle Obama.With the practiced ease of an old Hollywood hand, Mrs. Obama presided Sunday night, by live remote from the White House, over the Best Picture Award ceremony in the Oscars' finale. It was just the most recent and most glitteringly dramatic example of how the Obama administration has conquered the world of celebrity and social communication.