It was only a living room conversation. But: this living room conversation, earlier in the month, was between two clashing political titans: the co-founder of MoveOn.org, Joan Blades, and the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, the largest and most authentic of the Tea Party groups, Mark Meckler.
Honestly, it’s difficult for me to be so disrespectful to two people of such prominence; I prefer to simply express an opinion regarding public policy and then make the case for my argument. But neither of these two esteemed gentlemen has a clue about how our tax system operates, nor the history and consequences of changes to the nation’s tax laws.
It’s September, so it’s back-to-school for American kids and other children around the world. Many families pack away the swimsuits and beach gear, unpack the notebooks, lunch bags, brand new shoes, and look forward to the regular routine.
"There is a vast machinery of selective liberal outrage, fueled and lubricated by the media, universities and celebrity entertainment."
The debt limit battle is heating up, the second of three 2011 heavyweight budget fights whose outcome could have a major impact on the 2012 presidential election.
OSU tries to expel PhD candidate-children of the scientist who ran against Congressman Peter DeFazio.
To succeed in America - to truly succeed in America - you have to be more than excellent at what you do.
By bombing Libya, President Obama accomplished some things once thought absolutely impossible in America. One of these is war-mongering liberals.
Perhaps we all looked away too quickly in Wisconsin. The two sides in Wisconsin did not drop their weapons. They just settled into high-stakes trench warfare.
Barack Obama's new era of civility was over before it began. You wouldn't know it from reading The New York Times, watching Katie Couric or listening to the Democratic manners police.
The liberal group Moveon.org has been sending out e-mails to warn that Republicans are back in control of the House and to ask recipients to sign a petition that states, "Congress must protect NPR and PBS and guarantee them permanent funding, free from political meddling.
The conventional wisdom of the media establishment that strident and outspoken political debate catalyzes violence is an absurdity. Telling people to "kill pigs" -- as the '60s radicals did -- in fact, encouraged violence. But vigorous political debate and strongly or even passionately held views have nothing whatever to do with the decision of some nut to kill a congressman or a president.
Liberalism was running at full throttle in the Age of Obama until it collided with the 2010 midterm elections.
It's that time of year when we are reminded just how indebted we are to the left's mega-tolerant cultural warriors.
Have you noticed among the Obama-supporting elite a desperate agony upon realizing that he is not quite the messiah he made himself out to be and as which they willingly embraced him?
This failed Congress needs to close up shop and go home. They have become the unwelcome house guest, staying and staying and indifferent to every hint the host can give to clear out.
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