Last week in Wired.com’s Danger Room, David Axe gave a USAF mishap investigation team a harrowing over their report of an Elmendorf-based F-22 crash. The mishap report itself seemed to me fair, factual and rational. Mr. Axe’s response, less so. This week he has the Marine Corps MV-22 in his cross-hairs in a post [...]
Christopher Hitchens stepped into the clearing at the end of the path.
He was dying, when he wrote this. Better than anything I’ll ever do.
For the benefit of Nobel prize winning economist and former Enron adviser Paul Krugman, Krauthammer runs down the timeline:
(The) available evidence dates Loughner’s fixation on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to at least 2007, when he attended a town hall of hers and felt slighted by her response. In 2007, no one had heard of [...]
One intuits that Michael Kinsley had a lot of lunch money taken from him during his high school years. This election year the pundit is offering tough love to the American electorate, telling them – explicitly – that the US is not the greatest country ever.
It’s all a part of shattering the “myth” [...]
Everything you’ll need to know about Richard Cohen’s latest WaPo column is to be found in the first paragraph:
I still ride a bike. I do 12 miles, several days a week, and as I do so I listen to music — the Pandora service on my iPhone. I have created a station that [...]
Competition doesn’t work apparently. Because the American people are too stupid to make informed choices for themselves in a nationwide health insurance market that would serve to ensure their own well-being.
Having the federal government make those choices for them is wiser.
Where does it end, this brand of do-gooder paternalism?
The president’s people are floating a new idea for tonight’s State of the Union Address – a freeze on elements of the discretionary non-discretionary spending that makes up nearly a third of government outlays.*
While willing to suspend my disbelief, to me it seems like the move is almost purely political theater:
The payoff [...]
Maureen Dowd examines the Joe Wilson outburst and realizes that, ZOMG!!1! He’s from South Carolina!
Which if you didn’t know, is the same state that started the Civil Fricken’ War!
Surrounded by middle-aged white guys — a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men’s club [...]
Sure, both sides of the political spectrum have their kooks, but the other side has guns.
Oh, and have you heard? Oklahoma City!!11!
No doubt the country would be safer if all the firearms were in the hands of wise government bureaucrats, and their minions.
The notion has quite a track record.
Roger Kimball almost feels sorry for the mercurial Frank Rich. Because of all the hate:
Obama’s deficit in his first year is nearly 5 times the enormous deficit bequeathed us by the Bush administration. And that’s after only his “scant 145″ days in office. Just wait till he sinks his teeth in health care, [...]