Gadhafi’s departure has now gone from a want to a need. There is no turning back and no leaving this madman in power to breed terrorism around the world.
President Obama needs to coordinate policy with his wife. While Mrs. Obama is out toting eating vegetables, her husband’s policies have driven vegetables to such astronomical prices that restaurants have either taken them off the menu or are surcharging for switching to them. Welcome stagflation. Welcome back President Carter.
I met David Brooks when he was working with Bill Kristol at the Weekly Standard and preparing to make the transition to his current role as a columnist for the New York Times. I read his first two books, both of which express a thoughtful perspective about life in America. I’m sure his new book also contains some excellent insights.
But even reasonable people are allowed the occasional brain fart. His recent assertion that a taxpayer-funded, highly-partisan news operation should be retained because small-market Americans need educational programming and a centralized source of news only confirms what we all suspected: Working at the New York Times will melt anyone’s mind.
There is absolutely no rationale for the American people to fund either NPR or PBS. In fact, for the federal government to lubricate news organizations with borrowed cash is downright un-American. Out of respect for Mr. Brooks, I will forgive him this mistake. To err, after all, is human.
Many of us think that a huge part of our tax dollars is wasted on overpaid government workers and misguided programs. Nevertheless, there are certain aspects of government that we should all endorse.
It is always a proud moment when the first response to a major disaster – anywhere in the world – is the American military, usually followed by search and rescue teams from cities across the United States. These are expenditures I gladly support – brave Americans helping both friend and foe during an international crisis. This is the true heart of America.
Bill Maher is usually so spiteful and nasty that he makes the odious Michael Moore seem like a likable fellow. On top of that, he is generally not funny.