Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Required Reading 11/26

The Battle For Minnesota Is Just Getting Started
Al Franken demands to know the identity of every voter whose absentee ballot was rejected.

A Car Wreck In Washington
Can Democrats afford to let Detroit succeed?

Weis' Buyout Smaller Than Believed
The common perception of Weis' buyout is not accurate.

Sorry Charlie, You Gotta Go
It's about time Notre Dame faces the fact that Charlie Weis isn't what they thought he was.

The NCAA's Indiana Ruling Was As Favorable As IU Could Expect
Getting off easy.

Notre Dame Is Like Everywhere Else by Gene Wojciechowski
Irish Program Used To Be Special, now it just isn't.

The Story ESPN Doesn't Want You To Know by Jason Whitlock
No one cares about Ball State.

NFL Big Men Don't Always Fit In
Livin large ain't easy for an NFL Big Man.

Nutt Having Solid First Year At Ole Miss
Thanks to Ed Orgeron.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Required Reading 11/21

Home-field advantage Has Left The Building by Bill Simmons
The Colts willingly gave away the trump card of a deafening Hoosier Dome.

IU's Legal Tab Nears $500,000
School releases bills it had accumulated through July, including hearing in Seattle.

An Interview With Bob Ley by The Big Lead
One of the good guys.

Bail Out Capitalism, Not The Big Three
The pitative bailout of Detroit's Big Three is quite different from TARP, as it will only postpone the inevitable.

Bucket List Is Complete For A Regular Joe by Bob Kravitz
Thanks Joe.

Joe Tiller Ends Career In Fitting Fashion By AOL Fanhouse

ESPN Crew Has Fun With Big 12

Could Weis Be Cooked? By Dan Wetzel

Northwestern's Struggles Prove Tough To Overcome by Bob McClellan
Futility, thy name is Northwestern basketball.

Despite Bells And Whistles, "Office Of President-Elect" Holds No Authority
Obamaganda at its worst.

NPR Sends Wiccan Preistess To Public Prayer Booth
A pagan priestess runs into the president of the atheists in a phone booth in New York.

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Pat Forde
Dashing Through The Notre Dame Irish Snow.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Required Reading 11/20

The Obama Health Plan Emerges
Liberals think the political moment has finally arrived to achieve what has eluded every other Democratic President from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton.

Ignore The Stock Market Until February
The current volatility is less about fundamentals than forced selling.

Let's Have A Real Middle-Class Tax Cut by Newt Gingrich
Obama's tax credits won't stimulate the economy.

Now Obama Has To Govern
There may be more difficulties than he realizes in closing Gitmo.

Electoral Polarization Continues Under Obama
The truth about Obama's polarization.

GOP Voters Were Apathetic by Gary Andres
Turnouts hurt McCain and others.

Why Doesn't Liberalism Have To Change When Democrats Lose? by Rush Limbaugh

Bridge Loan To Nowhere by Jim Manzi
Bailout can't fix Detriot Woes.

Detriot DIP by NRO Editors
There is no saving GM in its present state and no good argument for trying.

Failure Is Not An Option by Victor Davis Hanson
Today it seems the grossly incompetent and inefficient must be preserved at all costs.

Familiar Faces by David Freddoso
The new House GOP Leadership.

Hoping For Change In Education? by Liam Julian
The early signs indicate Obama has sided with the public-school status quo.

Confirming Fears by NRO Editors
In choosing Eric Holder to be Attorney General, Obama has taken a step toward confirming his return to the September 10th mentality.

Obama's War by Clifford May
In Afghanistan, the change we need is a shiny new COIN.

Doc Daschle by James Capretta
One cook in the health-reform kitchen.

Better Together With Barack by Jim Geraghty
Obama and the dinner-party crisis.

Genius, Thy Name Is Obama by Ann Coulter
Historians have just named Obama the best president-elect ever.

Bush's Legacy: European Socialism by Dick Morris
Without a vote, we are suddenly members of the European Union.

Purdue's Outgoing Football Coach by Tom Kubat
Joe Tiller leaves lasting memories.

All Or Nothing by Eric Neel
The University of Buffalo has been invited to one bowl game in its 102 seasons. This is the story of why the players chose not to go.

For The GOP, A Page From Daniels' Playbook by Matthew Tully
Many in the GOP are looking to Indiana's top boss for clues on how Republicans can emerge from a nasty political slump.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Required Reading 11/19

Let Detroit Go Rankrupt by Mitt Romney
Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.

The Right To Win by Thomas Sowell

Married To The Mob by Michelle Malkin
Insane same-sex marriage rage.

'No' To Obama's Experimental Government by Jonah Goldberg
Give it a rest.

The Great Right Hope
Hillary Clinton?

The Presidential Honeymoon?
Already headed for divorce.

The Case Against Early Voting
Making Election Day obsolete invites vote fraud and civic disengagement.

Party Of Privilege...
...Party of plumbers.

Iraq Pact
By the Editors.

Lungren's Run
For House Minority Leader, there's really no contest.

An Exercise In Leadership
Rejecting the status quo.

'A Matter Of The People'
Careening toward chaos in Caracas.

Auto-Bailout Mechanics
Industry insiders say "burn them down and start over."

It's Priceless by Thomas Sowell
The alternative reality of political rhetoric.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Required Reading 11/18

Tarp The TARP by Larry Kudlow
It's time for a reality check about what works and what doesn't in fighting recession and promoting long-term economic growth.

How Obama Got Elected
A 10 minute documentary showing how Obama voters' views were shaped by the mainstream media.

The Environmental Motor Company
Making Detroit a subsidiary of the Sierra Club.

'No Excuses' For LIberals
With the election of Barack Obama and huge Democratic majorities in Congress, liberals must now practice something other than the politics of mostalgia and what-if.

Iraq 'Fails' Upward
Iraq's security deal with U.S. shows gains amid 'failure' mantras.

Why GM Deserves Support by Rick Wagoner
Short-term government backing can preserve a vital industry.

Pirates Exploit Confusion About International Law
The connection between human-rights scolds and the rise of crime on the high seas.

Pirates' Delight
Other thugs will come if we don't punish the Somali pirates.

The Lieberman Pardon
Democrats decide they still need the Connecticut Senator.

I'm Still Inspired By John McCain
He was right to keep Rev. Wright out of it.

Obama Hears A Giant Sucking Sound
His legacy is spent before he gets his hands on it.

It's Time To Give Voters The Liberalism They Want
Don't believe pundits who say there's a centrist mandate.

Our Spendthrift States Don't Need A Bailout
Governors need to learn to use fat years to prepare for lean ones.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Required Reading 11/17

Why Bankruptcy Is The Best Option For GM
Chapter 11 would better preserve the valuable parts of the company than an ad hoc bailout.

Spitzer As Victim
This guy makes Bill Lerach seem remorseful.

Dodd's 'Democrat' Tightens His Grip
The next logical step in what is the Venezuelan president's drive to seize all power and silence all dissent.

The $639 Million Loophole
Obama's riches, and the humiliation of campaign reformers.

To Prevent Bubbles, Restrain The Fed
Obama would be a fool to trust his economy to the discretion of central bankers.

As California Neighborhood Burned, Two Little Houses Survived
Conejo Road homes cheated flames through flower power -- and sheer luck.

Fighting Traffic Jams With Data
Researchers develop ways for cars to 'talk' to each other and send warnings.

Ex-Rivals Stand To Gain From Meeting
McCain and Obama working together....scary.

George W. Hoover by William Kristol
A moment of opportunity for Republican governors.

Recession Will Be Less Damaging Without Bailouts
When times are bad, you find out who you are.

Republicans Ask: Just How Bad Is It?
Generational differences in the GOP.

Love In The Time Of Darwinism
A report from the chaotic postfeminist dating scene, where only the strong survive.

A Future For U.S. Conservatives
There's a great deal of stuffing left in the Reagan coalition.

SEC Charges Mark Cuban With Insider Trading
From the IU School of Ethics.

Charlie Weis Alienates Irish Supporters
Losses, criticism piling up for Irish's Weis.

Mark Cuban And The Insider-Trading Deal From Hell
Not even for a profit.

Cuban Wrongdoing Case Not What The NBA Needs Right Now by J.A. Adande
It would be easy for the NBA to downplay the insider trading allegation against Mark Cuban if not for that nefarious referee Tim Donaghy.

Is An MBA Worth It?
Taking shelter during the downturn.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Required Reading 11/16

The Surest Path Back To Prosperity by George W. Bush
If you seek economic growth, social justice and human dignity, the free-market system is the way to go.

Corporate Hell-Raiser
An interview with Carl Icahn.

Palin's Coattails
Her popularity saved Don Young.

The Meltdown That Wasn't
A primer on credit default swaps, the latest Beltway scapegoat.

Martian Triumph
A cause for hope in a year of uncertainty.

Stimulate Car Buyers, Not Car Makers
Government rebates would do less harm than a bailout.

The GOP Can Again Be A Power In Michigan
Low taxes worked for Obama. Why not for Republicans?

Don't Bail Out My State
South Carolina's governor says more debt isn't the answer.

Nightmare On Constitution Avenue
'Election Day' won't end until Democrats have 60.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Required Reading 11/14

Bush Shows Obama The Way by Larry Kudlow
The president reminds the president-elect that free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity.

GameDay Flag Relay Is Worth A Salute
The story behind the WSU flag.

Gingrich Says GOP Is Outmatched
The Republican Party right now is like a midsize college team trying to play in the Superbowl.

Biden To Meet Cheney At Vice President's Mansion
The 'most dangerous VP in history.'

Sometimes ESPN Just Can't Win by Le Anne Schreiber
ESPN has miniscule margin on mistakes, apologies.

The Healer: Tom Crean Wins Over IU Family By Honoring Past by Terry Hutchens
We've heard this before Terry.

Weis' Answers To Critics Should Be Alarming by John Walters
Notre Dame is getting better players, but the coaching is what's lacking.

Targeting Your 401k
Congress has an eye on the tax break for your retirement.

That G-20 Show
Obama is right to keep his distance from this photo shoot.

Stable Money Is The Key To Recovery
How the G-20 can rebuild the 'capitalism of the future.'

Nancy Pelosi's Motown Juggling Act
If there was a moment that highlights to what extent the Democratic Party has become captive to its special interests, this might be it.

How To Win In Afghanistan
A minisurge is not enough. We need more Afghan security forces.

Why Spending Stimulus Plans Fail
What Congress gives to some it takes away from others.

Zimbabwe Is On The Ropes
What the world can do to help.

Restoring Financial Stability
Use Japan's experience as a guide to near-term problems...then think bigger.

America Throws Long
If Obama doesn't connect, more than the game is lost.

Can Newt Save The GOP?
He may be the jolt of energy his party needs.

Palin, The Governors, And The New Power In The Republican Party by Byron York
After an across the board defeat, charting the future.

Barack The Youthful by Rich Lowry
Youthfulness is the idiom of the American politics.

Obama Lexicon by Mark Hemingway
Neologisms for the age of hope and change.

Keep Right by Jonah Goldberg
The GOP would simple cease to exist as a viable party without the support of social and religious conservatives.

Sanctimonious Stone Throwers By David Limbaugh
Speaking of elitists, its time to address their contempt for rural and southern America, particularly their ongoing smear of the South as racist.

The Encroaching Command Economy by Charles Krauthammer
Dems want you to subsidize an industry made unprofitable by Dem policies.

Hank Paulson, Naked Emperor by Michelle Malkin
The man who doesn't know what the hell he's doing.

Next Up For Nationalization: The Internet
Network neutrality means less technological innovation...and less freedom too.

Bailout To Nowhere by David Brooks
Granting immortality to Detriot's Big Three does not enhance creative distruction. It retards it.

Purdue Aims For The Top Of The Big Ten
3 years ago, Purdue was last in the Big Ten, this season its favored to win it.

History of NSA Leaves Out Its Successes
Agency tells story but keeps victories secret.

Couric Studied With Anti-Palin Advisors Before Palin Interview
MSM Malfeasance.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Required Reading 11/13

History Favors Republicans in 2010 by Karl Rove
The 2008 election numbers aren't as stark as the results.

A Barack Market
No President-elect in the postwar era has been greeted with a more audible hiss from Wall Street.

How To Put The Squeeze On Iran
Cutting off its gasoline imports may be the only peaceful way to get Tehran to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

Empire State Implosion
The financial meltdown and the welfare state.

MSNBC Retracts False Palin Story
Network runs correction on air after reporting an adviser to John McCain had identified himself as the source of an embarassing story about Sarah Palin, information stemming from a hoax.

Code Name Obama
Government trivia tidbits.

The Greens Get Harpooned
The Supremes save the Navy from the whales.

Obama And Missle Defense
On this critical issue, the president-elect is not off to a good start.

It's Time To Rethink Our Retirement Plans
Let's fix what isn't working, before the next financial crisis.

China Can Help
How else will the Dems finance their spending programs?

Obama's Second Thoughts On Iran
Obama appears to be having second thoughts about the wisdom of an idea announced largely as a means of strengthening his anti-Bush message rather than dealing with a dangerous foreign foe.

Reaching Hispanic Voters
Democrats' ground game paid off.

GOP Vote Declines Less Than NYT Profit by Ann Coulter
For the first time in 32 years, Dems got more than 50% of the country to vote for their candidate in a national election, and now they want to lecture the Republican Party on how to win elections.

After Taking Some Shots, She Fires Back
Palin aims at detractors in remaking her image.

Weis' NFL Experience Not Helping Him Now by Jason Whitlock

Willingham's Failure Doesn't Make Weis Better

Nice Time To Ride To The Rescue, Charlie

Obama & Gitmo by Andrew McCarthy
End the demagoguing and know the facts before making policy.

The Same Old Change by Victor Davis Hanson
And some of it, we weren't even waiting for.

Center? What Center?
The center is never a fixed position to move toward.

Entering Casablanca by Liam Julian
The hope and change candidate is now the president-elect of tempered hope and difficult change.

Bitterfest '08 by Jay Nordinger
Now is the time for graciousness, optimism, and all that jazz.

Will Republicans Learn? by David Freddoso
House leadership elections are one test.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Required Reading 11/12

Obama's Car Puzzle
If consumers really wanted green cars, no mandate would be necessary.

Obama's Lame Duck Opportunity
Let Bush take the free-trade heat.

Is Now The Time To Buy Stocks?
Here is what the historical evidence suggests.

Mischief In Minnesota
Al Franken's recount isn't funny.

Same Old Berlin Wall
In Germany, a limit to the change we can believe in.

Kurdistan Is A Model For Iraq
Our path to a secular, federal democracy is inspired by the U.S.

This Election Has Not Realigned The Country
What 2008 has in common with 1980.

Goodbye To All That
A cheap cynicism has brought us to disaster. Let's try a little audacity.

The Palin Factor
What the polls say about Sarah.

Win One For The Messiah by Victor Davis Hanson
Excuse me if I remain unmoved by the misguided religious fervor.

To Your Battle Stations by Tony Blankley
Calling all hearty conservatives.

Camille Paglia On Obama, Palin And The Next Four Years
I still like Sarah Palin.

Four More Boilermakers
Meet the 2009 Recruiting Class.

McCain Defends Palin In Post-Election TV Interview
'She inspired people. She still does.'

I'm A Strong Believer You Have To Obey The Law
A look ahead at Obama's immigration policy.

The GOP Looking Glass by Jonah Goldberg
Was George W Bush a conservative president?

GOP Comeback? Been There, Done That by Michael Medved
Drawing parallels to 1992.

Here Are Your Assignments by John Pitney
The road to political recovery.

Dubya And Zuni by Michelle Malkin
The rest of the story on Obama's illegal-alien aunt.

Yes, He Can! by Dave Konig
Celebrate Joe.

GOP Looking Glass by Jonah Goldberg
The Right future.

Broadcast Blackout Of Left's 'Fairness' Doctrine Push
The Censorship Doctrine.

'Why Believe In A God?' Ad Campaign Launches On D.C. Buses
There is a new combatant in the Christmas wars.

Detroit Comes Begging by Rich Lowery
Can we save corporate dinosaurs that have been mismanaged for decades? Yes we can!

Economic Change We Need by Iain Murray
Challenging Obama and Congress to demonstrate they're all about change.

President Palin? Alaska Governor Ponders Her Future
Palin moves deeper into the spotlight.

The New Face Of The Republican Party
Some perspective.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Required Reading 11/11

'Intellectuals' by Thomas Sowell
Ignorance has consequences.

Tiger Woods On Golf, Obama, And The Economy
"My father would have cried."

The Culture War And Barack Obama by Bill O'Reilly
You dance with the one who brung ya.

McCain Owes Sarah Some Straight Talk
Where is John McCain's honor when we need it?

Take Some Political Risks by Paul Ryan
The greatest threat to our nation's future prosperity is the explosion of entitlement spending.

(D.) For Vendetta
The champagne is barely off the ice and Dems are already celebrating their new majorites by punishing a few heretical colleagues.

John Edwards To Reemerge At Indiana University
Go back in your hole.

Soldiers Of The Great War
Whether our costly achievement in Iraq will hold depends largely on our willingness to support the Iraqi government and steel it against its own fascistic challengers.

The Bailout Of The Bailout Of....
The rescue medicine was killing the patient.

Diversity Is Destiny
Targeting the hispanic vote.

Stay Faithful To Core Values
To regain a majority, Republicans must embrace core values with such conviction that Americans will welcome where Republicans will lead them in the future.

Listen. Adapt. Be Positive.
Words from the future leader of the RNC.

What Would Reagan Do?
This is not the first time that conservatives have stared into an electoral abyss.

Above All, Obama's A Pol
Barack Obama may be the King Of Cool, but his followers are afflicted with brain fever.

Liberal Censorship And Its Roots by David Limbaugh
Obama and the Censorship Doctrine.

Put California In Play
Hispanics show traditional values but pull the lever for Obama.

Is 2008 A Realignment?
Realignment is an overused term.

Obama Urges Bush To Help Auto Industry
A head start on socialism.

Obamas Depart White House After Meetings With First Couple
The Obamas get a tour.

Minnesota Ripe For Election Fraud by John Lott
There is nothing funny about Minnesota's recount.

Obama Victory Raises Social Significance Of Basketball by Scoop Jackson
What happens when ignorant people write.

Soldiers Win by David French
Post-election reflections on Iraq.

Pride Of A Nation by James Robbins
Vets Day.

GOP Gears Up For 2012
Looking at the future of the GOP.

Palin Allies: She's No Diva
'I never asked for anything more than a Diet Dr Pepper'

White House Kitchen Staff Prepares for Obamas
The First Family has the privilege of putting its own personal taste on the presidential mansion.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Required Reading 11/10

Five Days At The End Of The World by Andrew Klavan
My visit to Afghanistan, and the War on Terror movie that Hollywood would never make.

Why I'll Miss President Bush by Jim Towey
He had a charge to keep, and he kept it.

Crichton's Wisdom
He understood that even scientists fall to temptations of fame, profit, and power.

Ryan For Republicans
The party needs an economic spokesman.

Rahm Emanuel: "Do What You Got Elected To Do"
The incoming chief of staff says expect a pragmatic White House.

The Polls Show That Reaganism Is Not Dead by Scott Rasmussen
Mr. Obama ran like Reagan. Will he be able to govern that way too?

What An Obama Victory Means For Racial Politics by Juan Williams
Barack Obama's election is both an astounding political victory, and the end of an era for black politics.

Nationalizing Detroit
The irony of government stepping in to solve another crisis they created themselves.

Pay As You Go Is Gone
The double standard of government spending in an Obama administration.

Don't Repeat Errors Of New Deal by Amity Shlaes
The New Deal inspired but it is the wrong deal for the country, even now.

The Lost Art Of War by Andrew Klavan
Hollywood's anti-American war films don't measure up to the glories of its patriotic era.

First Bush-Obama Meeting: Hard Feelings And Hand Sanitizer
As President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama prepare for their post-election meeting at the White House on Monday, memories of their first encounter linger.

Obamas Arrive For Meetings At White House With First Couple
President-elect Barack Obama arrived early with his wife Michelle to meet with President Bush and first lady Laura Bush for a discussion about the transition of power.

Braggistan In The America Of The Imagination by Andrew Klavan
Why the military loses the information war.

GOP Dog Days by Bill Kristol
It could be a tough 8 years for conservatives.

Washington Post Concedes Bias For Obama
The WaPo ombudsman tells us what we already know.

America's True Genius
There goes that change word again.

Post-Racial Preference America by Ken Blackwell
Race is not an insurmountable obstacle to success in today's America.

Restoring Reaganism by Deroy Murdock
Tis the season for recriminations.

The Death Of The American Idea by Mark Steyn
An electorate living high off the entitlement hog.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Required Reading 11/7

Aliens Cause Global Warming by Michael Crichton
R.I.P. Michael Crichton

Palin And The GOP
Love Sarah Palin or hate her, there seems to be little in between, the Alaska Governor has become a national political figure.

Obama Needs A Strong Foreign Policy
Voters continue to harbor doubts about Democrats on security.

How To Block The Liberal Agenda
Democrats won big on Tuesday, but not big enough.

The Children Are Watching
America makes history, but the mandate is for moderation.

Emanuel's Elbows
Mr. Emanuel is likely to be a restraining influence on the wackier members of Congress.

Cowards by Michelle Malkin
The character assassination of Sarah Palin.

Compassionate Conservatism Was A Mistake by Dick Armey
John McCain has long suffered from philosphical confusions about free markets, and his presidential campaign reflected as much.

Conservative Power Brokers Strategize
Obama untruthfully campaigned on traditionally Republican issues.

The GOP's Worthy Nominee by Charles Krauthammer
In the excitement and decisiveness of Barack Obama's victory, we forget that in the first weeks of September, John McCain was actually ahead.

Conservatives, Don't Be Hypnotized by David Limbaugh
Being gracious in defeat does not mean we should for one minute abandon the vigorous pursuit of our ideas. The left never does, and we cannot afford to.

Progressivism's Achilles Heel by Jonah Goldberg
Obama has some major unprogressive coattails.

Protect And Defend by Oliver North
Obama clearly intends to change the commitments, capabilities, and cost of America's military.

Mitt Romney On Obama's Challenges
Obama should forget entirely about reelection and focus solely on helping the nation at a critical time.

A Flag, On A Hill by Bill Whittle
We're gonna lick 'em out of their boots.

Why McCain Lost by Michael Reagan
Barack Obama is president-elect of the United States because the Republican Party and John McCain handed him the presidential election on a silver platter.

Palin's Tricky Path Back
'2012 sounds so far off that I can't even imagine what I'd be doing then.'

Thursday, November 6, 2008

2008 County By County Results

Required Reading 11/6

How The President-Elect Did It by Karl Rove
The new voters changed the game.

Great Black Hope
The reality of President-Elect Obama.

Make Haste Slowly, President Obama by Victor Davis Hanson
Your win over Senator McCain was not a mandate for radical change.

Obama's Paradox by Michael Knox Beran
His election vindicated America's ideal of equality. Will his policies promote a paternalism that erodes it?

Obama's Real Opposition
WSJ gets carried away with the theory of Obama governing as a centrist.

Preventing National Suicide
Tips on conserving and protecting from across the pond.

Republicans Look For Rising Stars To Shape Party's Future
The next generation of Republicans will have to steer the party back to its conservative roots.

Silver Linings, And More Dark Clouds by David Freddoso
Election surprises, pleasant and unpleasant.

The Obama Realignment by Lanny Davis
This could be the start of a lasting Democratic majority like that created by FDR.

The Treatment of Bush Has Been A Disgrace
What must our enemies be thinking?

Winning Proposition
Marriage success.

Obama's Dour Vision
How much change do we really need?

Pence Moves Up In GOP Shake-Up
Change I Can Believe In.

BBC Shunned Me For Denying Climate Change
'Consensus Science' strikes again.

Election Questions No One Ever Asks by Jonah Goldberg
Speaking of children, the national obsession with the 'youth vote' is one of the great embarrassments of deliberative democracy.

Obama's Post-Racial Promise
Barack Obama seduced whites with a vision of their racial innocence precisely to coerce them into acting out of a racial motivation.

From The Ashes Of This Election, A New Conservative Insurgency Will Arise
Over the years, America has experienced countless zigs and zags in economic and social policy, but has repeatedly proven its ability to right itself and avoid long-term damage.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Required Reading 11/5

Now Govern by Jonah Goldberg
Expect the Democrats to stream into Washington and dive into the federal treasury like giddy caddies cannonballing into the swimming pool in Caddyshack.

Obama Presidency Open Thread
Mourning with Newsbusters commenters.

Daniels Re-elected In Landslide
His victory is an exception to many Republicans' woes elsewhere in country.

What Sank McCain by Byron York
Could anything have prevented this defeat?

Hope Amid The Ruins
Liberals will shortly be in the driver's seat in Washington in a way they have not been since the Great Society.

The Possibilities Of A President Obama
In historic victory, he reaches out to the loyal opposition.

We Have A New President by Michael Novak
Sharing in hope.

The Children Gather by David Freddoso
Idealistic Obama fans celebrate a blank screen in Chicago.

To Conservatives Who Are Thinking About Tomorrow
Conservatism always has been and always will be a force to reckon with because it most closely approximates the reality of the human condition based on the cumulative judgment and experience of the people.

The Democrats' Shadow Party by Tom DeLay
What Republicans need to do to win in 2010.

Exit Polls Show Huge Increase in Incomes Since 2004, Will Media Care?
The percentage of poor voters showed a huge decrease since 2004, while the percentage of folks making over $200,000 doubled. Yes, doubled.

And The Winner Is.....Peggy The Moocher by Michelle Malkin
Obama effectively channeled Oprah Winfrey's Big Give.

A Funny Thing Happened by Matthew Tully
More on Daniels landslide victory.

Can We Agree by Gerard Alexander
Post-election issues.

Five Myths About The Great Depression
Herbert Hoover was no proponent of laissez-faire.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Required Reading 11/4

What We're Fighting For by John McCain
Protectionism and tax hikes are wrong for the economy.

Leap of Hope
Sometimes the gambles pay off, sometimes they don't.

The Change We Need by Barack Obama
I will run the country into the ground.

Are Obama's Friends Fair Game?
Prof Khalidi thinks your associates matter.

What If Wright Played A Bigger Role?
It was the dog that didn't bark.

Predicting Tonight
Hope and change.

Vote Today
Today is election day. Unhappily, that fact matters less than it once did, since Americans now have been voting for weeks.

Where Was The Ad by Bill Whittle
And there must be some excellent reason we didn't see this from the McCain campaign, right?

Soldiering Suffrage by Mark Hemingway
Fighting for their votes.

Why The Polls Overstate Obama's Lead
His best and worst demographics are notoriously difficult to predict accurately.

United States Of France
The same policies that have failed in Europe won't work here.

Will Americans Really Vote To Fundamentally Transform America?
Today, Americans decide on whether, in the words of Obama, to fundamentally transform the United States of America.

Sorry, But Obama Scares Me by David Limbaugh
Obama's entire campaign has been based on the need for radical, transformational change, which implies there is something very wrong with America.

Voters Think Obama's The Ronald Reagan Tax-Cutter Of The 2008 Election by Larry Kudlow
Wouldn't it be the height of irony if Barack Obama wins this election as the Ronald Reagan tax-cutter? His tax plans are severely flawed and his campaign narrative to support them is all wrong.

A Sound Economy by Thomas Sowell
The truest thing that Senator McCain said during this election campaign is what got him in the most trouble.

Where The Polls Went Wrong
Flashback to the 1980 Election.

Professor Brags About Stealing GOP Signs
Liberal coward.

Affirmative Action And Gay Marriage by Thomas Sowell
None of us has a right to other people's approval.

Who Failed The Right The Most Tonight?
A poll by Newsbusters.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Required Reading 11/3

What We Know About Obama by Stanley Kurtz
The illusion of pragmatism advances far-left goals, in baby steps.

My Heart And My Values Didn't Change
In Bush, loyalists see a good and steadfast man who has gotten a bad rap.

The Morning After: Half Of Us Will Be Disappointed
In a deeply divided nation, every ray of victory's sunshine brings a corresponding thundercloud of defeat and bitterness.

Fighting To Hold Down Congressional Losses
Competing in in districts George Bush carried by large margins in 2004.

Upsides, Down The Ballot
States set to vote on gay marriage bans among other things.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Required Reading 11/2

Obama Says He Didn't Know Aunt's Illegal Status
The Illinois senator's aunt has been residing in Boston public housing since her request for asylum was denied four years ago.

A Cut For Life by Stephen Spruiell
You can never be reminded often enough of what does really matter, and for that, I probably owe that barber more than $17.25.

Loving Sarah In Middle America by Byron York
With the vice-presidential candidate in must-win Ohio.

Gap Gets Serious About Vote Fraud by Deroy Murdock
The company says it will no longer sell "Vote Twice" buttons.

McCain's Honor
The John McCain of this campaign is the same as he ever was.

I Haven't Always Just Toed The Line
An interview with Sarah Palin.

Why Obama Is Competitive In Indiana by Matthew Tully
Confused & ignorant Indiana voters.

John Kerry's "Understanding"
Will Obama tap him for the 'no preconditions' portfolio?

Obama vs. Clinton by John Berlau
Running against prosperity.

SNL Skewers Olbermann As A Pompous Dishonest Buffoon
Hilarious video.