Bill Moyers – No Choir Boy

Interesting post on the Chronicle of Higher Education's blog by one participant in the "skirmish" between Mark Bauerlein and Bill Moyers concerning the latter's (well-known?) dirty tricks.  Here is one segment: The skirmish began when I cited current discussions in early 2009 of a dirty trick Moyers had played while serving in LBJ’s administration, specifically, a search for any homosexual … Continue reading Bill Moyers – No Choir Boy

Romney Win a Dangerous Signal to Supreme Court on ObamaCare?

Many political scientists believe, following Mr. Dooley, that the Supreme Court is impacted by election results and public opinion.* For example, Roy Fleming and Dan Wood find in an American Journal of Political Science piece “that public opinion directly affects decisions by individual members of the Court.”  Moreover, they “show that the result holds across … Continue reading Romney Win a Dangerous Signal to Supreme Court on ObamaCare?

Gary Johnson – LP Member (or, “I am Libertarian, Hear Me Roar”)

Former governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson is still running for President but has bolted the Republican Party for the Libertarian Party.  If Johnson is running for the sake of principles rather than ego or other self-interested motivations, this decision is a wee-bit premature.  Sure, Johnson was treated horribly by the Republican establishment and the media.  And if he gets … Continue reading Gary Johnson – LP Member (or, “I am Libertarian, Hear Me Roar”)

Brooks: Why the Progressive Era Offers Few Historical Parallels

David Brooks has an interesting piece in today’s NYT (I must admit, he has written more than a few fine columns this year).  He notes that the Obama administration assumed office drawing on parallels to the Great Depression and FDR. It has since abandoned this historical analog and turned, instead, to the Progressive Era. The … Continue reading Brooks: Why the Progressive Era Offers Few Historical Parallels

A career in the toilet

Noticed the following groundbreaking story from The Hill today: Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) has proposed legislation that would let fire stations around the country apply for grants of up to $100,000 to build women's restrooms, showers and changing facilities. The Fairness in Restrooms Existing in Stations (FIRE Stations) Act, H.R. 3753, says these grants would … Continue reading A career in the toilet

Christmas Story Politics

It is difficult to be surprised anymore when you see politics seep into every nook and cranny of our lives.  However, it was still a bit jarring when my wife showed me a Christmas children's story that revolves around politics.  The book in question is David Davis' Librarian's Night Before Christmas.  I highly recommend against indoctrinating your children … Continue reading Christmas Story Politics