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“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
**Written by Doug Powers If you’re on the fence as far as an opinion on a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, Steny Hoyer seems to be unwittingly trying to push you in the “pro” direction: (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D.-Md.) said on the House floor last night that if the balanced […]
Isn’t there a more recent scapegoat from the world of politics?
Yet Another Problem Obama Inherited From the Previous Administration: Sleeping Air Traffic Controllers
Yes we can!
Life imitates parody
To mark the centennial celebration of Ronald Wilson Reagan’s birth, here he is in his own inimitable words on our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: LIFE. “Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation,” Human Life Review, 1983, reprinted 2004: We must all educate ourselves to the reality of the horrors […]
**Written by Doug Powers After Obama won the election in 2008, Time Magazine, noticing that “New Deal II: This Time It’s Personal” was about to be released nationally, rode the wave: What a difference two years, some horrendously expensive spending (sorry: “targeted investment”) shams and pork orgies accompanied by the inevitable high unemployment, a sputtering […]
**Written by Doug Powers Yesterday, the New York Times, as a Christmas gift to those of us who enjoy laughing until pumpkin pie and egg nog shoots out our noses, published a piece about how President Obama has a natural penchant for humility: “I think it speaks volumes about the man’s temperament,” said Robert Dallek, […]
**Written by Doug Powers I thought for sure Oliver Stone would be the first to bring a film about Ronald Reagan to the big screen, but the fact that he’s not doesn’t mean the movie might not be Stone-esque in its approach to the movie: LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The story of Ronald Reagan’s […]
“This is no time to repeat the shopworn panaceas of the New Deal, the Fair Deal and the Great Society.”
Words of wisdom as relevant today as they were in 1975. Read ‘em. Savor ‘em. Live ‘em. Brand ‘em on your foreheads, Republican politicians. (Hat tip: Lisa)
The morning after.
Right turn. Plus: Happy Birthday, Ronald Reagan!
Right and wrong.
Compare and contrast. Class warrior John McCain Edwards at last night’s GOP debate held at the Reagan Library (transcript): I think that we’ve got to return to the principle that you don’t lend money that can’t pay it back. I think that there’s some greedy people on Wall Street that perhaps need to be punished. […]
Rancho del Cielo.
***updates*** John Hawkins at Right Wing News writes “In Defense of Matt Sanchez.” B. Daniel Blatt skewers leftist attackers and argues: Matt Sanchez is a part of all that he has met. His past figures into the man he has become. But, people do have a right to their own private lives, to deal with […]
Ronald Reagan, CPAC speech, February 2, 1982: We must ask ourselves tonight how we can forge and wield a popular majority from one end of this country to the other, a majority united on basic, positive goals with a platform broad enough and deep enough to endure long into the future, far beyond the lifespan […]
Bryan Preston, Ian Schwartz, Erick Stakelbeck, and I will be covering the 34th annual Conservative Political Action Conference for Hot Air. I’ll also liveblog events and photoblog here at mm.com throughout the 3-day conference. If you’re planning to attend, we’ll have a booth in the exhibitor hall that opens at 10am later today. In addition […]
***update: Dec 27 756am Eastern Bush speaks…Ford “was a true gentleman who reflected the best in America’s character…he commanded the respect and earned the good will of all who had the privilege of knowing him…for a nation that needed healing and an office that needed a calm and steady hand, Gerald Ford came along when […]
One of America’s greatest intellectual heroes of freedom passed away last night. Here’s the Friedman Foundation’s statement: Today, upon news of the death of Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Milton Friedman, Gordon St. Angelo, president and CEO of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation, offered the following statement: America has lost a true visionary and […]
Just when the MSM focus had fixed on the Democrats’ culture of corruption and business-as-usual, along come Beltway Republicans to remind us of how lame the GOP leadership is. Trent Lott is back. Flashback 2002: I called Trent Lott the Republican Party’s eternal Maalox moment. Nothing’s changed. Meanwhile, RNC chair Mel Martinez is demonizing grass-roots […]
Moonbats disrupt the Connecticut Senate debate. Three men (and one useless journalist wincing on the side) are on the stage. What do they do? Democrat Ned Lamont sits on his hands. Independent Joe Lieberman pouts. Moderator George Stephanopoulos wheedles. Republican Alan Schlesinger shows ‘em all how it’s done. Watch the video and learn. *** The […]