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Archive for March 9th, 2013

Paul Takes on Crotchety GOP Establishment

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 9th, 2013 12:08 am by HL

Paul Takes on Crotchety GOP Establishment
John Kass, Chicago Tribune
Republican Sen. John McCain is pushing 80 now, but he still has those jaws and the Teddy Roosevelt teeth that look as if they could chomp through a baseball bat.Yet no matter how vital his bite, the Arizona Republican is getting up in years. So he can't help but add to the litany of stupid things he's said.We all say stupid things, but what came out of McCain's mouth the other day about fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul's heroic filibuster on the Senate floor wasn't merely foolish.It was Homeric in its stupidity. 

Why Obama’s Meet-Ups With GOP Matter
Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast
If you wonder why President Obama has changed course and is suddenly reaching out to Republicans in Congress, you need look no further than the recent wave of public-opinion surveys, which show his approval rating dropping precipitously, his reelection bump gone. Even though polls show the public is more likely to blame Congress for the obstruction that led to the sequester, and the hardship it causes, that doesn't mean Obama gets a free pass. Spokesman Jay Carney was at pains Thursday defending the decision to suspend White House tours in the face of a plea on Facebook from a group of…

Govt Continues to Gain Power at Expense of Individual Rights

Please God, Not an American Pope
Jeremy Lott, RealClearReligion
Let me begin with a necessary admission of ignorance: I have no earthly idea who will be crowned the next pope sometime next week. But then, most of the experts who are providing commentary about the closed-door, burnt-ballot papal elections that begin in the Sistine Chapel next Monday, don't either.Not a few of the men who emerged as pope caught the world largely unawares. John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in over 450 years. The Polish pontiff's shock election was made possible because his predecessor died after only a little over a month in the Vatican. When John Paul I…

Levin’s Integrity Will Be Hard to Replace