Andrew Sullivan famously spent the length of a book openly wondering about what had, or had not, sprung from the fecund loins of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
Because of the investigative journalism that was in it.
But now that Breitbart has offered a reward for the contents of the journolist listserve?
Alexis de Tocqueville was an apt, if early political scientist who chronicled the rise of the uniquely American body politic in his seminal 1835 book, “Democracy in America,” contrasting it to the fading aristocracy of continental Europe:
The uniquely American morals and opinions, Tocqueville argued, lay within the origins of American society and derived [...]
Allan Meltzer of Carnegie Mellon and AEI makes the argument that the president’s economic policy has failed to generate the kind of recovery that its proponents had hoped for:
Two overarching reasons explain the failure of Obamanomics. First, administration economists and their outside supporters neglected the longer-term costs and consequences of their actions. Second, [...]
Stan McChrystal will be allowed to retire with four stars according to the White House, although he had not yet served the three years customary in that grade:
“The president believes and has talked with Secretary Gates about this, and we will do whatever is necessary to ensure he, somebody who has served the [...]
For most of my active flying career, Navy hemorrhaged pilots to the airlines as soon as their obligated service was complete. Accession of new aviation officers was structured with relatively low retention rates in mind, even after the payback period from winging was increased from five years to eight. Guys couldn’t wait to get [...]
The Terrafugia got a light sport aircraft weight exemption from the FAA, meaning that the person who is now swerving into your lane while texting on her cell phone may soon be landing at an airport near you:
The Terrafugia Transition is designed as a ‘light sport’ aircraft, the smallest kind of private aeroplane [...]
NASA needs to work on theirs:
Commanders do not allow sexual intercourse on the International Space Station, it has been disclosed.
“We are a group of professionals,” said Alan Poindexter, a NASA commander, during a visit to Tokyo, when asked about the consequences if astronauts boldly went where no others have been.
“We treat [...]
Harry Reid, the clownish Senate Majority Leader, was ripe for retirement before Tea Party activists in Nevada promoted an almost certainly unelectable Sharron Angle to be his opponent this fall. The selection of General David Petraeus to replace his subordinate, the retiring Stan McChrystal, as top military commander in Afghanistan may not change any [...]
The wheel keeps turning:
An investigation that found wide-ranging misuse of money at the U.S. Naval Academy was a factor in curtailing the tenure of its outgoing superintendent, the Navy’s chief spokesman said Monday.
The investigative report released Monday found that an improper, off-the-books slush fund was used to pay for tailgate parties, luncheons [...]