Obama's Debt

According to numbers published yesterday, the federal debt has increased by over $4.2 billion for every single day that Barack Obama has been in office, or $3 million per minute.  In Obama’s 945 days in office, the federal debt has grown over $4 trillion.  As a criticism of President Obama, it’s a bit of a statistical [Read More...]

Morning Report, August 24: Maybe Bush Wasn't the Problem, the Dangers of Public Employee Unions, Super-Rubio, Complementarianism, Evolution and Mahaney

In the News 1.  OBAMA: THE MAN WITH THE PLAN?  Although it contains a generous helping of the usual Obama-adoration (“He’s Tiger Woods — a natural who’s lost his swing”) from someone whose own sensibilities align with the President’s in almost every particular, Thomas Friedman’s column today is worth reading if only for this point: [Read More...]

Morning Report: The "Socialist" Early Church, Not Supporting Rick Perry, Washington Wealth, and "Submission"

In the News 1.  Important pieces on “twin killings” or (more euphemistically) “reductions” — in which a twin, or two out of three triplets, are killed in the womb so that a mother can have only one child — from William Saletan and our own Nancy French. 2.  Phillip Klein at the Washington Examiner on [Read More...]

Political Quotes of the Day: British Criminality, China's Winter of Discontent, the Koch Brothers, the Debate, and the Vanity (?) of Obama

Key quotations from both sides of the aisle: Theodore Dalrymple (no relation): The ferocious criminality exhibited by an uncomfortably large section of the English population during the current riots has not surprised me in the least. I have been writing about it, in its slightly less acute manifestations, for the past 20 years. To have spotted [Read More...]

Political Quotes of the Day: Sacred Spending Cows, Rick Perry's God, and Blame the Tea Party

Quotations are offered not because I agree or disagree with them, but as points of departure for continued reflection. Ed Morrisey (a couple days ago): There is a lot of anger at the moment in the US over the embarrassment of the downgrade, as well as shock.  I’m most amused by the shock, to tell [Read More...]