Archive for November 2011

Is Rep. Joe Walsh Going to Switch Districts? Or Not, as the Case May Be?

-By Warner Todd Huston Rumors are coursing through McHenry and Cook Counties that Representative Joe Walsh is going to switch districts for his upcoming re-election campaign… or keep the same one, as the case may be. And you can blame this mess on redistricting. You see, Walsh is currently the 8th District’s Representative but due... Read more »

Chicago Nativity Scene Returns to Daley Plaza

Press release… Tradition Continues, Despite “Political Correctness” To Eradicate the “Reason for the Season” Across the United States Chicago – The annual dedication of the Crèche in Daley Plaza will take place Saturday, November 26th, at 12:00 Noon. “The Nativity Scene has been an annual tradition in Daley Plaza since l985 when the beautiful life... Read more »

How Radical is Obama? This Radical…

-By Warner Todd Huston Barack Obama is very successful at one thing: the bait and switch. He stands before America presenting a picture of a hard-working moderate and claims that he wants to work with the Republicans to get things done. In reality he won’t even meet with them. He talks about compromise, but never... Read more »

Frank Rich: Obama's Just Like JFK Because JFK Was Killed With Hate, or Something

-By Warner Todd Huston It’s hard to believe but Frank Rich’s latest exercise in the fantasist’s art comparing JFK to Obama is a wonder to behold. It really is. One might think it satire if Rich had never been presented as a serious essayist by the New York intelligentsia. If this were to be his... Read more »

OWS Misfits, Drug Addicts, Rapists, and Unicorn Riders Go Home for the Holidays

-By Warner Todd Huston The anti-western, anti-capitalist group whose advertisement started the Occupy Wall Street movement has told its adherents to go home. The first phase of Occupy is over they said. Time to regroup, network, and try to finally come up with some sort of message besides an amorphous we-hate-whatever chant. Time to finally... Read more »

Union Boss Gets Free State Money for Kid's College Tuition

-By Warner Todd Huston You might recall in October when it was discovered that a few union bosses had paid off Illinois lawmakers to write a law that allowed union bosses to serve as a substitute teacher for one day in order to qualify them for state pensions for life. Well, apparently one of those... Read more »

What Is Constitutional Conservatism?

-By Yuval Levin, National Review (ED: I don’t usually repost an entire article from another site but this article is too important to just excerpt. I apologize to Mr. Levin in advance, but his essay is one of the best definitions of what American conservatism truly is that I’ve seen for a long time. It... Read more »

California: Death Valley Days All Over

-By Warner Todd Huston Death Valley is one of America’s most inhospitable places. These days it appears that there’s no accident that Death Valley is situated in California as the whole state is beginning to resemble a desert. More people are now leaving the state than are moving to it, taxes are driving businesses to... Read more »

The House Kills the Senate's $322 Million Climate Service

-By Warner Todd Huston Last week the House killed a new Senate approved, bureaucratic boondoggle that according to the House Appropriations Committee would have cost taxpayers a minimum of $322 million buckaroos, and good on them for it. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wanted to create a new division to be called the National... Read more »

Ill. Election Filings Pushed Back While Re-Mapping Fought in Court

-By Warner Todd Huston A federal judge in Chicago has put off the filing date for congressional candidates while a court case proceeds challenging the gerrymandered congressional district map created by the state’s Democrats. For most offices the filing date for Illinois candidates will start on Monday, Nov. 28. But a three-judge panel determined that... Read more »