It’s been interesting hearing the details of the SEAL’s latest mission in Somalia. And it must have been fun for the White House to share them with us.
But not everyone is so pleased, according to an operator who has recently left the service:
Adm. William H. McRaven, America’s top special-operations commander, wrote in [...]
A quick status update to the “most transparent administration” evar meme, in which President Obama’s executive emissaries are alleged to be circumventing Congress, the U.S. Constitution and the EU parliament in order to protect the interests of Hollywood.
Writing in the WSJ, Bret Stephens pretty much wraps up my personal view of the GOP field’s readiness for the 2012 national election:
Mitch Daniels, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Haley Barbour. This was the GOP A-Team, the guys who should have showed up to the first debate but didn’t because running for [...]
Electoral news update from the Arab Spring:
The final results in Egypt’s first post-Mubarak parliamentary elections confirm an overwhelming victory for Islamist parties.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) won the largest number of seats under Egypt’s complex electoral system.
The hardline Salafist Nour party came second.
The liberal New Wafd and [...]
I don’t want to judge before all the evidence is in, but I think I’m on fairly safe ground when I suggest that President Obama may not be getting Karin McQuillan’s vote come November.
Probably because she’s some class of racist.
Oil pipelines? A wonderful idea, according to President Obama’s own job council:
President Obama’s jobs council called Tuesday for an “all-in approach” to energy policy that includes expanded oil-and-gas drilling as well as expediting energy projects like pipelines.
“[W]e should allow more access to oil, natural gas and coal opportunities on federal lands,” states [...]
Our current aircraft carrier force includes 11 big-deck flat tops, as mandated by Congress. The president’s pivot away from Europe and towards Asia and the Middle East envisions principally an air-sea dominance strategy, in which the carriers are Navy’s principal strike platforms.
So why is Navy quietly pushing to reduce the carrier footprint below [...]
It hasn’t been repealed yet, according to Reason‘s Peter Suderman:
In a Washington Post op-ed titled “The Affordable Care Act, helping Americans curb costs,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius touts ObamaCare’s alleged cost-control provisions, noting that “one of the major reasons we passed the Affordable Care Actwas to bring down costs…”
The knives are out for the defense budget, according to this New York Times article:
In a shift of doctrine driven by fiscal reality and a deal last summer that kept the United States from defaulting on its debts, Mr. Panetta is expected to outline plans for carefully shrinking the military — and in [...]