Archive for November, 2008

Public Disgrace


Should the Obama’s be criticized for putting their daughters in a good school instead of in the Democrats’ schools? No, says Rich Lowry, and he’s right. It would be negligent to send them to public school In Washington, we have these arguments every time a rich Democrat sends his kids to private schools, which is […]

Killing Hope


Barack Obama is the early-bird president, taking control of the government in a gradual transfer that predates his receipt of the actual authority. His folks don’t have the offices and the titles yet, but as his team forms around the economic meltdown, the Bush administration is slipping quietly to the background. …in doing so he […]

How would you like to have California in charge of the nation? Not only will House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco preside over a bigger Democratic majority with a friendlier president, but Californians will chair four House committees, more than any other state. We generally mock California as an oddity, as if its goofy […]

Thus far, it looks as if the government’s response has been running behind the economic crisis. Even the $700 billion bailout, as extravagant as it seemed when first proposed several weeks ago, underestimated the scope of the problem. Listen to economist Robert Kuttner talk about how deficit spending is not something we should be bashful […]

Success Or


Senator Robert Byrd is getting along in years. He’s also in line to become president if something were to happen to the President, Vice President and Speaker of the House. Which would be a scary thing. United States Senator Robert Byrd, (D-WV), will remain the President Pro Tempore in the next Congress. Byrd recently announced […]

Calm before…


…The storm. It is coming – you can feel it in the air. Yet, still, it’s not here – it is only coming. Peggy Noonan writes about the odd, ominous sensation.: …One of the weirdest, most perceptually jarring things about the economic crisis is that everything looks the same. We are told every day and […]

They’re wondering what Barack is up to. Not normal people, so much. It’s liberals, mostly, who are concerned about the direction that Barack is taking in forming his management team. “I’m not in the camp that says, ‘Give him a chance, because his vision will dominate,’ ” said Tom Hayden, a high-profile liberal and antiwar […]