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Photoshop: Reader Jimmy D. Yes, I’m still struggling. Like many of you, I am still carefully weighing all the costs and benefits of each declared GOP candidate. As the candidates continue highlighting each other’s unsavory left-wing alliances, I thought it might be helpful to compile a Hold Your Nose Tracker of the current top four […]
**Written by Doug Powers First the bad news: I lost a bet because Biden doesn’t think that Van Jones is a moving company. Now the good news: Joe’s being Joe again. From the Schnitt Show by way of JWF: Later in his response in talking about the frustration seen in the Tea Party and the […]
The Obama Culture of Corruption won’t be the same without her. But the question is: While lying, eco-radical czar Carol Browner may be stepping down (Politico has the scoop), does it really mean she’s stepping out of the inner circle? Word has it she may have lost out to health care czar Nancy DeParle for […]
Just one word: Evil. Pure, monstrous evil that was ignored for decades by state regulators: An abortion doctor killed hundreds of babies by cutting their spinal cords with scissors after removing them from mothers late in their pregnancies, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams charged Dr. Kermitt Gosnell, 69, and nine associates […]
The issue of the federal government’s exploding cadre of un-appointed, unconfirmed mandarins has festered since the nascent days of the Obama administration — and I remind you that opposition to Obama’s czar fetish was, ahem, bipartisan. Flashback September 2009: Doubts about “czarism” were expressed long before the Jones dust-up by [the late] Democratic Sen. Robert […]
**Written by Doug Powers People like the US De-Developer in Chief John Holdren certainly don’t seem to mind “political interference” when that interference is helping promote their cause and fleece taxpayers, but when the tables turn and some skeptics enter the scene, all of a sudden science is off limits to politics: John Holdren, director […]
Let’s briefly review the Obama administration’s unprecedented transparency record: *Loophole-ridden, special interest-pandering DISCLOSE Act *Backdoor kickbacks *Secret Big Labor deals *C-SPAN camera evasion *Disclosure-ducking coffeehouse meetings *Sunlight-shirking holiday and midnight floor votes *Behind-the-scenes recess appointments That’s for starters. And now, the White House is set to hold a new round of backdoor meetings with recess […]
I’ve been covering Loathsome Cowboy/job-killer Ken Salazar’s ongoing corruption of science and environmental policy at the Interior Department for you extensively here. He has largely escaped mainstream scrutiny. But with a new House GOP majority and independent watch dogs on his tail, he may finally get the lasting ass-kicking he deserves. As you’ll recall, Salazar […]
Anybody else dare question the mighty Gore?
**Written by Doug Powers (Alternate title: Is the Climate Disrupting in Here, or is John Holdren Crazy?”) The Obama Administration’s free-range uber-leftist psychopath “Science Czar” John Holdren, the same guy who wants to de-develop America (but in a “free market” kinda way) has obviously been charged with re-branding the foundering “global warming” movement: The White […]
“Special adviser” is the new czar. Facing stiff opposition and pointed questions about the left-wing, anti-business advocate that he wanted to nominate as chairman of the new federal consumer financial protection bureau, President Obama once again circumvented the Senate’ constitutional advice and consent role and installed Elizabeth Warren with a wave of his hand: Consumer […]
The Obamacare Inquisitions: A Brief, Brutish History by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2010 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is just the latest creepy keeper of the Obamacare enemies list. The White House has been keeping tabs on individual and corporate critics of the federal health care takeover for more than a year. […]
In his widely-panned, bloodless Oval Office address Tuesday night (did I call this last month or what!?), President Obama tapped his Navy Secretary Ray Mabus as the new oil spill recovery czar. Doesn’t he have enough to do leading the Navy? More to the point, as my latest column below points out, don’t we have […]
The Blog Prof has video of former green jobs czar/Valerie Jarrett’s favorite left-wing radical Van Jones hailing Michigan Democrat governor Jennifer Granholm’s abysmal clean energy economy. Watch here and consider the record of the governor Jones praises as a “gold standard” in leadership: Under Granholm, the #1 employer in Michigan is now the government. Coincidentally, […]
A Columbia U. alum sends along info about a Van Jones performance at the business school next week. If you are a current student or alum and can get to the event, be sure to RSVP and let us know what he’s up to: The Green Collar Economy: /A discussion with Van Jones, President Obama’s […]
The Obama administration’s eco-crats — who have had free reign in their war on carbon — are now getting push back from…Democrats. It’s about time: Three House Democrats are now pushing legislation that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating carbon emissions—a decision the agency announced in December — without express permission from […]
My column takes a look at a trio of under-reported stories of 2009. It was hard to pick just three, of course. FoxNews.com has its own list here. What’s on your list? Related end-of-year notes: A few of my Cone of Shame 2009 awards. *** Under-reported stories of 2009 by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright […]
The White House has named yet another unaccountable appointee to oversee information technology. We already have shady Vivek Kundra as Federal Chief Information Officer. Then we have Aneesh Chopra as US Chief Technology Officer. Now, meet the new Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt: Here’s the full-text of the announcement email sent to the White House email […]
Just in time for Christmas, pay czar Kenneth Feinberg has clamped down on the salaries of midlevel employees at bailed-out companies. But the broader targets are not just bailed-out firms, of course. The power-grabby pay czar wants his limits to be adopted industry-wide. Bah-humbug, via MarketWatch: The Obama administration’s pay czar announced on Friday new […]
Hollywood & Howard Zinn’s Marxist education project by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2009 The two most important questions for society, according to the Greek philosopher Plato, are these: What will we teach our children? And who will teach them? Left-wing celebrities have teamed up with one of America’s most radical historians to take control […]
Who’s funding GLSEN? Pt. 2: Corporate phone/e-mail contact list; Update: GLSEN gay bar guides for teens
Yesterday, I printed a list of sponsor companies and foundations that fund GLSEN, the radical gay rights group founded by Obama safe schools czar Kevin Jennings. The full list is here. A reader wrote to GLSEN sponsor Eastman Kodak about the group’s not-safe-for-school reading list and other explicit, extra-curricular activities. This is the response Eastman […]
Did you make sure to read the not-safe-for-school reading list of GLSEN, the radical gay rights advocacy group founded by Obama’s safe schools czar Kevin Jennings? If you missed it last week and you’re a parent, you better go read it now in my summary post from last week. You’ll also get a recap of […]
Eco-czars of the Obama administration, activate! Form of…a corrupted “scientific” finding on greenhouse gas “public endangerment.” Timed for maximum impact on the Copenhagen global warming treaty talks, the Obama EPA is set to announce that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare, paving the way for the green bureaucrats to radically regulate emissions. Keeping an […]
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