McDonnell’s defense

January 22, 2014

Everyone does it: Confirming as much, Governor McDonnell’s predecessor, Democratic Governor Tim Kaine, likewise received substantial gifts while in state office. Mr. Kaine also served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and now represents Virginia in the United States Senate. The Virginia Public Access Project reveals that Mr. Kaine received $186,899 in gifts...

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It all starts so simply

January 21, 2014

“In or about March 2009, as a result of requests from ROBERT MCDONNELL’s staff to JW, ROBERT MCDONNELL began using a jet aircraft owned by JW during his campaign for governor of Virginia.”

Then, almost as soon as he was elected, his wife asked JW for a dress for the inaugural, and it spiraled downward from there. The indictment is a fascinating study in petty corruption, with McDonnell’s wife taking the lead.

How to kill a human being

January 17, 2014

Regarding that Ohio execution that took far too long: There’s a much quicker, painless, certain way to carry out executions. This BBC documentary explains it all.

The Congressman who went off the grid

January 5, 2014

2014: 10 critical Senate races

January 3, 2014

The GOP has a big advantage, but that was also true in 2012.

Pope Francis: All your base are belong to us

January 2, 2014

The Marxist Pope:

One also sees the need for policies which can lighten an excessive imbalance between incomes. We must not forget the Church’s teaching on the so-called social mortgage, which holds that although it is lawful, as Saint Thomas Aquinas says, and indeed necessary “that people have ownership of goods”, insofar as their use is concerned, “they possess them as not just their own, but common to others as well, in the sense that they can benefit others as well as themselves”.

Poll: Which Senate seats will switch parties in 2014?

December 31, 2013

Republicans need to pick up 6 to gain control of the Senate. The latest polls are here.

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Chart of the year

December 31, 2013

The people who put Obama in office are SO screwed!

Editing the wikilaw

December 27, 2013

Government by whim: No one can safely plan in this environment. Jay Carney’s declarations have a shelf life of hours, not weeks, but the more lasting damage inheres in the idea that the law can be dictated by the White House. The changes are not matters of implementation but structural elements going to the...

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“Merry Christmas” from a VERY unlikely source

December 24, 2013

A Republican president could simply waive taxes he doesn’t like!

December 21, 2013

Just like Obama is doing: Given that individual mandate was upheld as a tax, are there other examples of a president waiving taxes for certain groups? Goodbye Death Tax. President Rand Paul could simply waive it for everyone making less than $1 trillion a year. And how about waiving taxes over 25% of their...

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My word of the year

December 20, 2013


Obama has turned [Obamacare] into a constantly evolving wikilaw, with editing privileges restricted to himself and a few administration officials.

Obamacare will cost YOU another $7,500 per year

December 15, 2013

Using Obama’s own math: First, Obama promised on numerous occasions that the average family of four will save $2,500 a year in premiums. Where did that number come from? Three Harvard economists wrote a memo in 2007 in which they claimed that then-Senator Obama’s health-care plan would reduce national health-care spending by $200 billion....

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You get what you pay for

December 15, 2013

Why that Mandela funeral sign language interpreter didn’t know what he was doing: Mr. Jantjie was paid a grand total of $85 for his simultaneous translation of the speeches of the U.N. secretary-general, six presidents, the head of the African Union, and a dozen other dignitaries. Ms. Bogopane-Zulu notes that the going rate for...

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Jang Song Thaek, the Von Stauffenberg of North Korea

December 13, 2013

Looks like Kim Jong Un’s executed uncle/deputy was trying to stage a coup and reform the country. From the write-up from KCNA, North Korea’s “news” agency: As regards the means and methods for staging the coup, Jang said: “I was going to stage the coup by using army officers who had close ties with...

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