I've been commenting on the President's State of the Union address on and off for a few years now. I do it for three reasons: (1) to force myself to read the actual speech so I feel more involved in the civic process, (2) to pad out the blog, and (3) because everyone else is doing it (probably for reason 2). I've never bothered to look at the opposition response before, but … [Read more...] about The Republican Response – 2010 – For Real This Time
Mary Beth Buchanen resigns. Radley Balko explains why she was one of the worst prosecutors in the country. This was one of the items on my Obama freedom scorecard, although I don't know how to tell if he gets full points for forcing her out or if she's just preparing her inevitable run for office. … [Read more...] about It’s About Damned Time!
Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Brian Tannebaum asks us "Why do conservatives apologize for the government?" But there is a more disturbing trend in conservative thought when it comes to criminal justice. Maybe it's not a trend, just more visible with the advent of blogs and online comments on newspaper websites, but it appears that conservatives have abandoned their desire for … [Read more...] about Small Government v.s. Law Enforcement
The lights went out around 12:15 last night. Some people talk about how nice it is to relax and do nothing while the power is out, but for me, losing electrical power is like losing a limb. When the power failure hit, I was sitting in front of the computer working on a couple of things I wanted to finish by tomorrow. I'm staring straight at the monitors, so the first sign … [Read more...] about Lights Out
You've been hearing about it: Democratic representatives, home on the August recess, are -- at least some of them -- holding the traditional "town hall" meetings to hear from voters in their districts.And some of them are hearing yelling. Lots of yelling.The folks on the left have a simple explanation: this is a well-funded conspiracy, powered by gazillion … [Read more...] about Obama’s Getting Alinskied