Eliminate the Department of Education

Mona Charen argues that eliminating the Department of Education is a good idea: he Department of Education was created as a straight political payoff to the teacher’s unions by President Jimmy Carter (in return for their 1976 endorsement). According to the National Center for Education Statistics, DE’s original budget, in 1980, was $13.1 billion (in 2007 dollars) and it employed 450 people. By 2000, it … Continue reading Eliminate the Department of Education

World Cup

The world will be stopping down for World Cup football (soccer to US) tournament this month. Bob Sturm of The Ticket’s BaD Radio has a good strong preview. He sizes up the USA side and assesses their chances to advance. I don’t normally watch this football but might get drawn in to the rounds of 16, especially if we do advance. The Sturminator on that … Continue reading World Cup

Hezbollah stands behind Helen Thomas

Not a Parody. (from The Weekly Standard) “Respected American journalist Helen Thomas’s answer shows … a courageous, bold, honest and free opinion which expresses what people across the globe believe: that Israel is a racist state of murderers and thugs,” Hezbollah MP Hussein Moussawi said in a statement. Ugh again. As Dennis Miller said today in his show, Helen Thomas has enrolled in an immersion … Continue reading Hezbollah stands behind Helen Thomas

Obama promises Palestinian aid, $400 million

President Obama is now funding known terrorists in the so called Palestinian nation to the tune of $400 million bucks, per CNN. Washington (CNN) — The United States will contribute $400 million in development aid to the Palestinian territories and work with Israel to loosen its “unsustainable” grip on Gaza, President Barack Obama said Wednesday. Obama’s announcement came after White House talks with Palestinian Authority … Continue reading Obama promises Palestinian aid, $400 million

Liberalism Unbound

William Voegeli has written a book, Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State, arguing that the Left has a boundless appetite; absolutely nothing would satisfy its desire for redistribution and the restriction of liberty. Fred Siegel, reviewing the book, writes, Liberalism’s most acute critics such as University of Virginia political scientist James Ceaser emphasize the centrality of crises, real or manufactured, in expanding the size and … Continue reading Liberalism Unbound

The Big Lie

Let’s see: some groups with a history of supporting terrorism against Israel, and with close ties to Hamas (and maybe even Barack Obama, by way of Bill Ayers and Code Pink), organize a flotilla of ships filled with heavily armed “peace activists,” many of them members of terrorist organizations, who sing songs glorifying the slaughter of Jews, refuse Israel’s offer to be permitted to take … Continue reading The Big Lie