Sanitizing history in the name of patriotism

Conservative politicians across the country have spent much of the past few years attempting to remake public education in their image. It can be seen in policies that turn teachers into free market independent contractors competing with their colleagues and counterparts at other schools, because conservatives believe competition is better than collaboration in every situation. … Continue Reading →

James Melton: The war on poverty is winnable, if we change tactics

On Jan. 8, 1964, 50 years ago exactly, President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty in the United States. Anybody who thought the war would be won quickly was wrong. That does not mean we should give up. As we assess the war on poverty 50 years in, it’s important to note that the persistence … Continue Reading →

Bravo, Mitt! Bravo!

So the left is shocked and outraged over Mitt’s comments on the 47%’ers, eh? As the liberal/progressive element clings to their guns loaded with class warfare along with their religion of victimization, the statist blogosphere is all abuzz over some of Romney’s recent comments.  What is particularly comical is that I have heard nothing from … Continue Reading →

Forward leadership!

Four more years, huh? Remember the “Arab Spring” and the freedom and democracy it was going to bring? Remember the President Obama apology tour, where the strategy was to make America a more kinder, gentler and neutered place by telling other countries how wrong we’ve been? To recap the events of yesterday, the embassy in … Continue Reading →

The sad desperation of faux outrage

“No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.” – Mitt Romney, at a campaign stop in his home state of Michigan Yeah, Romney said it. It got a good chuckle, and I hope he says it again. Unlike fellow blogger Libby … Continue Reading →

Payne: Illiberal Obamacare

Why are liberals in favor of a federal mandate that forces people to hand over their money to private insurance corporations to buy their products? Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules (on Thursday, we’re told), liberal support for the individual mandate is a telling commentary on where the Democratic Party is today. The party … Continue Reading →

The real problem concerning Limbaugh's comments on Fluke

So, horror of horrors – Rush Limbaugh has committed the most egregious of crimes in this country – he hurt someone’s feelings.  Worse yet, it was someone championing the cause of entitlements.  A horrific attack on someone claiming oppression!  In an admitted abysmal attempt at a joke, Rush uses the word “slut” to describe the … Continue Reading →

The Emperor's Appeasement

Bad news for the president.  That little contraception controversy forcing Catholic employers to pay for birth control just doesn’t want to go away quickly and quietly.  Obama should have listened to the advice of his VP.  Yep, Joe Biden proved that even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and warned Obama of a … Continue Reading →