The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Law? What Law? “We have now in our four-year history, and over 100 legal attacks of various kinds, been victorious in all of those matters.” He added, “It’s very important to ... [More]


Some thoughts on the tired arguments and conventional “wisdom” we’ve heard surrounding Tuesday’s elections so far: 1. Voters threw a temper tantrum. This comes usually from an... [More]


Juan More Time In her defense of NPR’s decision to fire Juan Williams, NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard said this: “I can only imagine how Williams, who has chronicled and championed the Civil... [More]


Juan Williams Did NPR really just fire Juan Williams? There can be no doubt that the comments he was fired for were incidental to the decision. In other words, the decision had clearly been in the w... [More]


Sep
07

Come on Gridlock!

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This is an excellent column by Thomas Sowell. He hits two prevalent conventional wisdom myths. First: “No president of the United States can create either a budget deficit or a budget surplus.... [More]


This Newsweek segment is so extraordinarily absurd, it’s going to take two posts to sort through it. Let’s start with Iraq though – since Newsweek’s amnesia seems to be partic... [More]


Aug
23

Conservative My Arse

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Loathsome “Ultimately, as a matter of principle, it would not make sense for us to have Ann speak to a conference about ‘taking America back’ when she clearly does not recognize that... [More]


Jul
21

Commulism

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Jonah Goldberg’s take “He says he received the video in its edited form and I believe him. But the relevant question is, Would he have done the same thing over again if he had seen the ful... [More]


Jun
01

Mass Hysteria

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Carla Salazar “Daisy’s parents are fearful of U.S. anti-immigrant sentiment, which for many Latin Americans is epitomized by an Arizona law taking effect in July that gives police the righ... [More]


Mar
31

Race to the Bottom

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Unsightly “‘We received many strong proposals from states all across America, but two applications stood out above all others: Delaware and Tennessee,’ Duncan said in announcing the ... [More]