January 31, 2012

The Washington Post: The President's Power Grab

Obama's decision [to force Catholic and other religious institutions to provide birth control and early abortion drugs or else drop insurance for their employees altogether] also reflects a certain view of liberalism. Classical liberalism was concerned with the freedom to hold and practice beliefs at odds with a public consensus. Modern liberalism uses the power of the state to impose liberal values on institutions it regards as backward. 

The President's Power Grab, by Michael Gerson

January 26, 2012

January 24, 2012

15 Questions

John Hawkins lists 15 Questions the Press would ask the President if he were a Republican, covering Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Union money, Health Cost 'miscalculations,' the Price of Gas vs Jobs vs the Keystone Pipeline decision, etc.

And regarding the questions being asked of Republicans in the recent debates, there was a great comment on Instapundit about that:

Reader John Williams writes regarding why the moderators are asking such pointless questions: "Because a serious moderator asking intelligent questions would make the candidates seem serious and intelligent. Add to that, it would connote that the presidential election is important and who we choose is a serious, if not vital, decision that must be carefully considered. As long as they can make the Republican debates look like a circus and the candidate chosen seem irrelevant, the better chance theircandidate has of squeaking out a second term."