The Cult of Rick Perry

Disheartening.  Profoundly disheartening. That’s the word I would use to describe the kerfuffle over Robert Jeffress and his comments on Mitt Romney and Mormonism, as well as the strange, confused, often-angry conversation that has followed.  I’ve been too buried in diapers and onesies to participate, but now that I sit down to write, I feel only [Read More...]

Rick Perry: The Middle Finger of the Right

The Presidential primary pains me to watch.  Not because the candidates are atrocious — I don’t think they are, and regular readers will know that I think highly of Mitt Romney — but because I don’t enjoy arguing with my fellow conservatives.  Actually, I really don’t enjoy arguing at all.  I could once argue for [Read More...]

What's So Scary About Rick Perry?

Douglas MacKinnon writes at Investor’s Business Daily: Beyond the usual suspects in the far-left media, many in the GOP establishment such as Karl Rove, are doing all they can to derail the Perry campaign. Again, why? Erick Erickson, in an excellent horse race summation in Red State, nails the answer: “So you have these guys [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: 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...]


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