Ross Mackenzie

Posted June 24, 2010

Does the Constitution authorize the federal government to compel you -- or anyone -- to buy an electric toothbrush? What about a hula hoop? Rutabagas or Twinkies? A robotic vacuum cleaner? No? Then where do Congress and the Obamians get off saying the Constitution authorizes them to compel everyone to buy health insurance?

Posted June 17, 2010

The great, now late, Art Linkletter was widely appreciated for the humor he saw, as catalogued in, for instance, his book "Kids Say the Darnedest Things." So do grown-ups -- particularly if they hang out in the fever swamps of the left.

Posted June 03, 2010

If you were running Israel, what would you have done about the flotilla of "peace activists" organized by a Turkish "philanthropic" and "humanitarian" entity closely tied to jihadist terror groups such as al Qaeda.

Posted May 20, 2010

President Obama has nominated Elena Kagan to succeed to the Supreme Court chair occupied by the retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. The Senate will hold confirmation hearings beginning next month. Who is Elena Kagan -- and on important questions, what does she think?

Posted May 13, 2010

In precisely the Europe for which Barack Obama and his cronies hunger here, America may be able to see glimpses of its future in 3-D.

Posted May 06, 2010

Question: Is would-be Times Square terrorist bomber Faisal Shahzad talking to federal authorities because he was water-boarded? If not, would (should?) those authorities have water-boarded him had he otherwise refused to talk?

Posted April 22, 2010

How do you know when you're part of a revolutionary movement? A possible partial answer: When they -- critics, opponents, the nameless they who seem to rule -- start trying to define you, as opposed to letting you define yourself.

Posted April 15, 2010

This week included Tax Day (April 15) and a lot of local Tea Party rallies drawing thousands of primarily middle-class citizens protesting the growing role of government in their lives.

Posted April 08, 2010

Oh, to be Tiger Woods. Here's a guy with just about everything.

Posted April 01, 2010

While many were gawking at the ObamaCare train wreck, other things were happening. Herewith, briefs about some of them....

Posted March 11, 2010

Why the mounting public opposition to ObamaCare? Because, among other reasons, adoption of Obamacare would make Americans more reliant on the federal government, not less.

Posted March 04, 2010

More items from the realms of the bizarre -- beyond any humorist's abilities to make them up....

Posted February 18, 2010

A brew of oddities from the news columns...

Posted February 11, 2010

It's only mid-February, but major stories are running hot. Here's one list of astounding items that, come year's end, may rank among 2010's most significant news developments....

Posted February 04, 2010

Mr. President, we haven't talked in a while -- not since Massachusetts and the State of the Union. A lot has gone down.

Posted January 28, 2010

Quotations on topics currently in the news....

Posted January 21, 2010

Who could have imagined a month ago, when polls had Martha Coakley leading Scott Brown by more than 20 points, that a massive earthquake was in store not only in Haiti -- but also in Massachusetts?

Posted January 14, 2010

The foremost dictum of arguably the 20th Century's foremost economist holds, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." Nobel economist Milton Friedman meant that somewhere along the line somebody pays for everything.

Posted January 07, 2010

Brief items showing more or less (usually more) where we are....