Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Required Reading 3/3

The Obama Economy
The dismaying message here is that President Obama's policies have become part of the economy's problem.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Required Reading 12/19

Cinderalla vs. The Barracuda by Jonah Goldberg
A perfect example of the bowel-stewing self-indulgence of elite liberalism.

The Real Torture Disgrace
The left gears up to prosecute Bush officials for protecting the country.

Democrats Are The New Ethics Story
Blagojevich is just the tip of the iceberg.

Obama And The Rick Warren Flap
The president-elect needed someone to give the invocation. He wasn't going to pick Rev. Wright, was he?

'Tis The Season For Porn
Cultural Poison.

A Republican Stimulus Plan
Act now.

Caroline's Poll Fault
She skipped key elections, city files show.

Cronyism In An Era Of Change
The era of new politics is the same Vanity Fair as the old.

No Mercy For Jihad Johnny
A saboteur of American Freedom.

Power And Pedigree by Charles Krauthammer
If Princess Caroline wants a seat in the Senate, let her do it by election.

The Employee Free Choice Act Is Unconstitutional
Free speech and the takings clause are at stake.

Let's Restructure Washington While We're At It
Congress is at least as unresponsive to consumer demand as Detroit.

Who We (Still) Are
A little perspective for the pessimistic "age of the empty suit."

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Required Reading 12/18

Better Than A Bailout
Giving Americans two months off from paying federal income and payroll taxes would prove a far more potent "stimulus" than any plan dreamed up by Treasury aides and Capitol Hill bureaucrats. Anything a few hundred Washington operatives can do with that bailout money, 150 million American workers and entrepreneurs can do better, faster, and smarter.

To Catch A Thief
Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion fraud is giving politicians and investors who failed to diversify another excuse to blame too little enforcement in U.S. financial markets.

Players' Drug Use Wrecked IU season
Sampson 'tried to stop it' but was focused on wins.

The Madoff Inheritance
It's so nice Congress and Sheila Bair want to bail out these poor souls who knew so little about borrowing. Bernard Madoff's victims will get no such succor, even the most deserving.

Madoff Exploited The Jews
Networks of trust are vulnerable. No law can change that.

The Kennedy Entitlement
Can David Paterson say 'No' to Caroline?

Organizing The White House Is Obama's First Test by Karl Rove
All presidents come to realize how much structure matters.

Obama Should Forget About Energy Independence
The only way to get there is job-killing taxes.

Deleveraging Can Save Jobs
A simple change in tax policy would make it easier for companies to retire debt.

Ford's High-Stakes Gamble by George Will
Seeking A Ford In Our Future.

Playing Bridge
A conservative approach to infrastructure.

One Plus One Equals 20 Extra Votes For Franken
If the Republican Party can't protect an election won by the incumbent U.S. senator in Minnesota, there is no point in donating to the Republican Party.

Campaign Rhetoric and Presidential Reality by Victor Davis Hanson
Consider this brief history of foreign-policy posturing.

Court The Big Three
Paulson & Detroit.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Required Reading 12/17

Could The Blago Scandal Ensare Team Obama by Byron York
If you don't think it can, you don't know prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.

Bernanke Goes All In
If the current Fed believes there are limits to monetary policy, you can't tell from yesterday's Open Market Committee statement.

Put Madoff In Charge Of Social Security
Madoff's clients went on "reputation," which is to say they acquired their faith in Mr. Madoff more or less the way people acquire their faith in global warming and many other things, from people equally as ignorant as they.

Pyramid Schemes Are As American As Apple Pie
How President Grant was taken by the Madoff of his day.

Wait-Listed To Death
Improving incentives for organ donations.

Obama's Education Choice
A 'reformer' who doesn't bother the unions.

Defeat Malaria? Yes We Can.
Glaxo's vaccine shows promise.

Don't Pull Back
'Progressive' policies would cause economic regression.

Welcome To The Blagosphere
The governor practiced market-based management.

The Real Housewives Of Crook County by Michelle Malkin
First Lady by day, Dragon Lady by night.

Shock-And-Awe Easing by Larry Kudlow
Bernanke joins Team Obama.

Ghosts At Hyannis Port by Michael Knox Beran
Caroline Kennedy channels Grandpa Joe.

Postponing Reality by Thomas Sowell
The triumph of the non-judgemental philosophy of high-toned circles.

It's No Time To Panic by Jonah Goldberg
Let's take a national walk around the block.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Required Reading 12/16

Barack Obama-san
Not to spoil the party, but this is not a new idea. Keynesian "pump-priming" in a recession has often been tried, and as an economic stimulus it is overrated.

Let's Buy Pakistan's Nukes
If Pakistanis thought a bomb would be a net national asset, they miscalculated.

Condi's Korean Failure
Putting diplomacy above disarmament.

The Sole Of Liberation
Real change is afoot.

The Lessons From 30 Years Of Chinese Reform
One of the greatest economic booms in history, but an emerging turn back to the left.

How Blackwater Serves America
Think of our staff as soldiers who re-enlist.

Bankruptcy Is The Perfect Remedy For Detroit
Washington hates the idea because it would lose leverage.

Google Wants Its Own Fast Track On The Web
The celebrated openness of the Internet -- network providers are not supposed to give preferential treatment to any traffic -- is quietly losing powerful defenders.

Gitmo Lawyers Are The Latest In Radical Chic
How about some pro bono work for the government.

The Shoe 'Nuf Truth
On Sunday, President Bush ducked two shoes hurled towards him in Baghdad. But he never ducked his responsibilities in Iraq.

The Bush Legacy
It will take historians years to sort out the president's mixed record.

Dittohead Nation by Jay Nordlinger
Colin Powell, as you may have heard, has pronounced that, in order to rebound, the Republican party needs to stop listening to Rush Limbaugh. I say: The Republican party would be better off not listening to Colin Powell.

Paulson's Pliable Plan by Rich Lowry
In retrospect Paulson's conduct verges on bad faith.

Free Two Shoes by Mark Hemingway
Some may not have noticed, but the Zeidi incident demonstrates the success of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Good Obama Can Do by Mona Charen
Imagine him lecturing young people about the need to get married before having babies.

What's In A Middle Name by David Limbaugh
Surely, after Obama's acolytes scolded commentators for using Barack's Muslim-sounding middle name during the campaign, the president-elect himself wouldn't so quickly reverse course. But, in fact, he did.

Democrats Risk Losing Hispanics
One of the big bonuses Democrats enjoyed this year was a surge of support among Hispanic voters, a surge larger than the party would have dared to dream of just a couple of years ago.

Rush Responds To General Powell
The Republican Party is in the situation it's in precisely because of the people like Colin Powell and John McCain and others who have devised this new definition and identity of the party which is responsible for electing Democrats all over this country.

Keep Fitzgerald On The Job
Whether the case involves Mafia bosses, international terrorists or public corruption, Mr. Fitzgerald views bringing criminals to justice as a kind of moral imperative.

Making It
How Chicago Shaped Obama.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Required Reading 12/15

Fund Fraud Hits Big Names
Madoff's clients included Mets owner, GMAC chairman, country-club recruits.

Bush Blinks On The Auto Bailout
Now Barack Obama will have to face the UAW.

Innocents Die In The Drug War
Of all the casualties claimed by the U.S. "war on drugs" in Latin America, perhaps none so fully captures its senselessness and injustice as the 2001 CIA-directed killing of Christian missionary Veronica Bowers and her daughter Charity in Peru.

Disarming Ourselves
A new report warns Obama about our aging nuclear weapons.

Iran's YouTube Generation
Defiance on display.

Internet Attacks Are A Real And Growing Problem
A new report says cyberway isn't science fiction.

The Blago Scandal: What's The Rush? by Byron York
Are Obama allies stoking a crisis to push an embarrassing scandal offstage?

Dubious Dialogue by Amir Taheri
Obama has been toying with the idea of dialogue with the Islamic world for two years now - but he has yet to approach the idea of actually saying anything meaningful.

Sinise: A Man For All Services
Since war became a geographically distant but very real way of life after Sept. 11, 2001, no Hollywood star has stepped up to support active duty U.S. military personnel and wounded veterans like Gary Sinise.

Scientists Denounce AP For Hysterical Global Warming Article by Noel Sheppard
Scientists from around the world are denouncing an Associated Press article hysterically claiming that global warming is "a ticking time bomb" about to explode, and that we're "running out of time" to do anything about it.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Required Reading 12/14

Mitch McConnell's Finest Hour
By refusing to write a blank check to Detroit, Senate Republicans have started to reclaim some credibility on fiscal policy and the role of government in the economy.

Even Chicago's Crooks Are Appalled By Blagojevich
Extorting Children's Hospital is a new political low.

The 'Certified' Teacher Myth
It doesn't help classroom performance.

Bush Was No Unilateralist
The president's longest serving senior diplomat says conventional wisdom is wrong.

Media Mistakes On Detroit's Dive
Why is there no shame in helping to sell Toyota's p.r. campaign?

Obama's 'My Pet Goat' Moment
You'd have thought the Bears had failed to make the playoffs.

Bush Signs Security Deal In Iraq
President Bush signed a milestone security pact here Sunday during a surprise farewell visit to Iraq, followed by a trip today to Afghanistan to rally with troops.

Separating The Terror And The Terrorists
When 10 young men in an inflatable lifeboat came ashore in Mumbai last month and went on a rampage with machine guns and grenades, taking hostages, setting fires and murdering men, women and children, they were described by many labels.

Who's Losing The U.S. Car Business? by Larry Kudlow
Look no farther than the UAW.