The Circle of Protection, Poverty, Obama v. Romney, and Aaron Rodgers: The Morning Report

In the News 1.  “Christian Coalition Asks Obama to Protect the Poor During Meeting.”  There’s a lot to say about this.  On the surface it’s a simple matter: of course the budget should not be balanced “on the backs of the poor.”  Underneath the surface, it’s not so simple.  What if some programs designed to [Read More...]

Neville Longbottom, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, Nikki Haley, Joy Behar, and Jim Wallis: The Morning Report

Friday Morning Palate Cleanser: I don’t typically link to gossip articles, but…Pretty amazing that of all the young Harry Potter actors, the one that played Neville Longbottom has turned out to be the most handsome.  By far. In the News 1.  In debt and Election 2012 news, Governors Rick Perry and Nikki Haley argue that [Read More...]

Obama, the Arab World, Obese Children, Another Christian Kerfuffle, and Bristol's Memoir: The Morning Report

In the News 1.  I’ve been relatively pessimistic about Republican chances in 2012, but a GOP victory is increasingly plausible.  Pickups in Congress could be substantial.  From Rasmussen: A generic Republican candidate earns the highest level of support yet against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey [Read More...]

Debt Ceiling, Dan Savage, China on Human Rights, Singer and Lennox Debate, and More Mahaney – The Morning Report, 7/13/11

In the News 1.  To those who enjoy following the inside-baseball of the debt-ceiling wheeling and dealing, here are a couple links for you.  Mark Salter has an interesting take on Obama’s maneuvering.  Keith Koffler thinks the McConnell plan is a brilliant maneuver.  Michael Goodwin is growing weary of Obama’s half-truths.  And Larry Kudlow explains [Read More...]

2008 was "Change"; will 2012 be "Change it Back"? — The Morning Report, 7/12/11

In the News 1.  James Pethokoukis on what will, I’m quite sure, be the central Republican argument in the 2012 election battle: The Republican charge is a body shot aimed right at the belly of President Barack Obama’s re-election effort: He made it worse. No, not that White House efforts at boosting the American economy [Read More...]