Fire Virginia Heffernan

Fire Virginia Heffernan

Check out the collapse of the latest attempt to smear the principled, honorable, and...

Iowa GOP Debate: “From Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove”

Iowa GOP Debate: “From Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove”

Stephanopulous asks “What will you restore to the office of the President of the United...

Joe Bob's America

How CVS Invaded My Brain

How CVS Invaded My Brain

NEW YORK—There’s some guy at the world headquarters of CVS drugstores screwing with...

Economy

Freddie and Fannie—Too Big to Bail

Freddie and Fannie—Too Big to Bail

One amusing aspect of the New York Times’s coverage of the government takeovers of...

Vatican Intensfies Response to Security Threats

Vatican Intensfies Response to Security Threats

In response to security concerns arising from recent Al-Qaeda threats to the person of...

Dr. No Goes Negative

Dr. No Goes Negative

The real Ron Paul breakthrough I’ve been waiting for is this news item in the...

It Takes A Liberal (Part II)

It Takes A Liberal (Part II)

Is Matt Yglesias the conscience of the Right? In a piece published in response to Brink...

Politics

Crisis Mongering

Crisis Mongering

When President Bush sold the Iraq War to the American people, he claimed that refusing to act was unacceptable as the crisis of global terrorism required immediate action. Said Bush in 2002 “Some have argued we should wait - and that is an option. In my view, it is the riskiest of all options - because the longer we wait, the stronger and bolder Saddam Hussein will become.” Critics wailed that invading Iraq would result in a decades-long occupation, the exorbitant cost of which would be too high, plaguing this and future generations. To date, Bush’s critics have been proven right. When President Obama sold his recent stimulus package to the American people, he claimed that refusing to act was unacceptable as the economic crisis required immediate action. Said Obama in January, “we have to act and act now.” Critics wailed that the $787 billion stimulus package would result in a weaker long-term economy, and the exorbitant debt would plague this and future generations. Time will tell whether Obama’s critics are proven right. What time has already told us is that so-called government “experts,” who allegedly have some superior insight, often lead America hastily down disastrous paths under the auspices of averting some “crisis” that coincidentally, always deserves immediate and drastic attention. Given their frequent colossal mistakes and gross miscalculations, Americans would be wise to look upon any current or future crisis-mongering with an inquisitive eye. And the drama and theatrics that accompany these crises should make Americans skeptical of their leaders’ true intentions.

Paul Pulverizes Giuliani

Paul Pulverizes Giuliani

The Ron Paul campaign has faced its first test in Iowa. Score: B-minus. The hope was...

Department of Incurable Diseases

Department of Incurable Diseases

From the publisher’s blurb on Amazon.com for the new book by Jacob Heillbrun, They Knew...

Norman Podhoretz: Unknown Soldier of the War Party?

Norman Podhoretz: Unknown Soldier of the War Party?

How clueless is Rush Limbaugh? This clueless: “You know, when I talk about people who...

National Bankruptcy

Back in the U.S.S.A.

Back in the U.S.S.A.

Harry Browne, the former Libertarian Party candidate for president, used to say: “the...

Neo-Nazis ... in Israel?

Neo-Nazis ... in Israel?

A neo-Nazi cell in ... Israel? To which one can only add: Oy vey! Actually, this is...

Manhunt

Bill Keller Re-Unites GOP Coalition

Bill Keller Re-Unites GOP Coalition

The talk-radio and “conservative movement” Right hates the New York Times much more...

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