If McChrystal is wrong, fire him; if not, shut up

Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory: (1) He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. (2) He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces. (3) He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks. […]

The Latest on Bush’s Third Term

In the latest effort by the Obama administration to continue the worst policies of the Bush administration, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announced increased tariffs on Chinese tires of an extra 35 percent in the first year, 30 percent in the second, and 25 percent in the third. The Bush steel tariffs of 2002 […]

Minirants: Congress, Jets and Townhalls

Every once in a while we get a stark example of how markets are simply much more efficient than government. The latest example: While Congress is being slammed for planning to spend $550 million for a handful of new jets, including $66 million a piece for three Gulfstream G550s with a sticker price of $49 […]

Jackson Browne truly running on empty

I used to like Jackson Browne back when he was still putting out good music… In sixty-nine he was twenty one and called the road his own… Lately the tired old liberal is out of creativity with nothing better to do than file frivolous lawsuits… I don’t know when that road turned into the road […]

Youth Service

Liberals (and, to be fair, some compassionate “conservatives”) like to tout the value of youth service. Youth service at McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell or Wal-Mart is worth roughly $8 an hour, depending on location. Unwilling service at the point of a gun (Obama and Rangel’s national service proposals) or service paid for by unwilling […]

The real CIA scandals

According to AP reports, the CIA program about which Dick Cheney supposedly kept Congress in the dark was an effort to gain intelligence and carry out killings of Al Qaeda leaders at close range, rather than through air strikes that risked collateral damage. Congress wasn’t informed because the program never got far enough to justify […]

It started with a tea party…

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and […]