Posts tagged "Weekly Standard"

Valerie Jarrett is the worst White House aide

Her perfect record . . . for giving bad advice. This a must read for Chicagoans. Matthew Continetti  in the Weekly Standard asks the question: What does President Barack Obama’s shadowy advisor, Valerie Jarrett, do to earn her the $172,200 that taxpayers give her every year. The answer is: everything and nothing good. According to Continetti:... Read more »

Obama's borrowing tops World War Two's

Writes the Weekly Standard: President Obama repeatedly insists that the debt ceiling must be raised by at least $2.4 trillion. Why this particular amount, rather than, say, an even $1 trillion or $2 trillion? Because $2.4 trillion is Obama’s estimate for what it would take to get him through the next election without needing to deal... Read more »

Media react to health bill passage

Some editorial writers and commentators stayed up late Sunday night to write their reflections  about the House passage of the health care legislation. Here is a sampling:  Chicago Tribune: Victory, but at what cost? Fix it.  Wall Street Journal: The Doctors of the House: A landmark of liberal governance whose price will be very steep.... Read more »
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NU prez can't face his children

Can’t face his children Thoughts I didn’t finish reading:* I’ve lived in this country all of my life and the environmental degradation that my generation has witnessed and implicitly approved sometimes makes me embarrassed to face my three children.” — Morton Schapiro, Northwestern University president at his inauguration Friday. (Tribune story is here.) Perhaps Morton... Read more »
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