Daily Archive: November 24, 2009


The Height of Disingenuity

As some of you know, Sen. Grassley has put forth an amendment to prevent a proposed panel on criminal justice reform from engaging in any discussion regarding the propriety of decriminalization or legalization of...


A Reminder

For our Canadian readers, please do read Scott’s follow-up post this morning on the Afghan detainee transfer scandal.  If you’re so inclined, you can sign (and/or link, if you’re a blogger yourself) Scott’s petition...


Glenn Beck – hero or villain?

Conor thinks it’s a good sign that “prudent conservatives and libertarians are growing uncomfortable with Mr. Beck’s rhetoric.”  I agree, but for entirely different reasons.


One green to rule them all…

I have been pondering the issue of global warming lately.  I generally take a cautious position when it comes to climate change.  I am first of all uncertain as to what portion of climate...


Jumping To Conclusions

Thanks to Jaybird, who pointed out this story.  After all the speculation that the death of a census worker was fueled by anti-government extremism


Can’t we all just get along?

A nice vignette from the Grizzlies-Kings game (via): Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi , the first NBA player from Iran, and Omri Casspi, the first Israeli player in the league, met at midcourt and shook...


Good thing we freed him

Ross Douthat has a smart post on why we shouldn’t opportunistically try terror suspects in civilian courts.


Andy McCarthy, just askin’ questions

Seriously, National Review. This is getting embarrassing: I didn’t suggest that Bill Ayers is the author of one of Barack Obama’s biographies — I reported that someone else had made the suggestion and had...


Fiscal Responsibility, part II

I don’t understand how Conor can say this with a straight face: You’d think after rightly complaining about the Bush Administration’s unprecedented irresponsibility for eight years, leading Democrats would understand that we’re trapped in...