Scott Brown’s stunning Senate victory proves that the people are not powerless against bad policies.
Freedom has had its best week in many years. On Tuesday, Massachusetts put a Senate check on a reckless Congress, and yesterday the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision supporting free political speech by overturning some of Congress’s more intrusive limits on election spending. In a season of marauding government, the Constitution rides to the [...]
An update on yesterday’s post regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on campaign finance reform:
UPDATE: Victory for the First Amendment!
The Supreme Court has today removed the spending limitations on corporations who wish to spend on federal campaigns, so long as it is done independently of candidate organizations’ control.
“The censorship we now confront is vast in [...]
This week, President Obama finds himself facing his first public opinion crisis as several different national surveys showed his job approval below 50% over the past 10 days. The Marist and Quinnipiac surveys both put his job approval at 46%. CNN had it at 48% while Ipsos/McClatchy had it at 49%. But it was the [...]
In response to a softball question from his adoring fan Oprah Winfrey , who declared him “The One”, President Obama gave himself a “B+” for his first year in office. Winfrey then nearly did her own version of the Obama bow when she asked him why he was being so hard on himself!
Karl Rove, appearing on “The [...]
The December 7th edition of PBS’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook is devoted t0 Climategate, public opinion on global warming, and the Climate Change Conference taking place in Copenhagen. Ashbrook’s guests included Juliet Eilperin, an environmental reporter at The Washington Post.
Ashbrook skewed the entire segment at the very beginning of the broadcast by musing
“Will Climategate derail Copenhagen? [...]
Slowly and mostly unnoticed by the major news media, the air has been going out of the global warming balloon. Global temperatures stopped rising a few years ago, much to the dismay of the climate campaigners. The U.N.’s upcoming Copenhagen conference–which was supposed to yield a binding greenhouse gas emissions reduction treaty as a successor [...]
So now two presidents in the space of less than three years have bucked overwhelming conventional wisdom, as well as public opinion, and decided that they did not want to lose a war. And what lonely decisions these have been. Perhaps the most disturbing thing about the last few years has been the stunningly large [...]
The conviction that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are illegal is now so commonly accepted, it hardly seems as though the matter is even open for discussion. But it is. Decades of argument about the issue have obscured the complex nature of the specific legal question about which a supposedly overwhelming verdict of guilty [...]