Things We Read Today (40), Weekend

By Justin Katz | December 9, 2012 |

What subsidizes green?; what the unions want the pension law to say; First Family Holiday Fame; America, the Special. Continue reading on the Ocean State Current…

The Philosophy of Noose Tightening

By Justin Katz | December 7, 2012 |

Providence Journal opinion columnist M.J. Anderson offers a fascinatingly candid look at the thought processes of those whose preference for expressing concern for people is through government programs, and at how it ultimately makes a cheap trinket of freedom. The bulk of her column describes the terrible dynamic of ObamaCare that is leading employers to…

Petraeus’ Resignation: What Changed? Why Is He No Longer Going To Testify Before Congress?

By Monique Chartier | November 10, 2012 |

Yesterday, David Petraeus resigned as Director of the CIA, citing an extramarital affair. General Petraeus was scheduled to testify before Congress about the Benghazi debacle. Except that, hours after the announcement of his resignation came the news, without further elaboration, that he was not going to do so. Why not? That he has now stepped…

Puzzling Inconsistency of the President Towards Retro Technology

By Monique Chartier | October 23, 2012 |

Last night during the debate, President Obama countered one of Mitt Romney’s criticisms of him by saying “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed,” Obama said, after Gov. Mitt Romney jabbed the president for, he said, overseeing a Navy that is smaller than at any…

The … Er, Evolution of the Obama Administration’s Explanation for the Attack on Our Embassy in Libya

By Monique Chartier | October 7, 2012 |

An illuminating (thought the Obama administration might not appreciate it) timeline presented by the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

President Obama’s Early Inklings of the Dependency Portal

By Justin Katz | September 25, 2012 |

In the battle of hidden video and archived recordings that is sure to characterize political campaigns during the digital age, audio emerged from a 1998 presentation by then-state-senator Barack Obama at Loyola University in Illinois.  The statement that made headlines (at least on the center-right side of the media) was now-President Obama’s belief in economic…

Things We Read Today (16), Friday

By Justin Katz | September 21, 2012 |

The narrative of the candidates; death panels and pension boards; the endgame of government debt; an enemies list. Continue reading on the Ocean State Current…

Pledge Allegiance

By Marc Comtois | September 20, 2012 |

Brought to you by the Obama for is America campaign: “After he was elected, Mr. Obama allowed himself to believe in his own legend, cheered on by the hundreds of thousands of adoring supporters who thronged his inauguration, by the sheer magnificence of the swearing-in of an African-American president. It was as though he concluded…

Things We Read Today (14), Wednesday

By Justin Katz | September 19, 2012 |

Why freedom demands father-daughter dances; the U.S., less free; PolitiFact gets a Half Fair rating for its Doherty correction; and the mainstream media cashes in some of its few remaining credibility chips for the presidential incumbent. Continue reading on the Ocean State Current…

Things We Read Today, 8

By Justin Katz | September 11, 2012 |

Today: September 11, global change, evolution, economics, 17th amendment, gold standard, and a boughten electorate… all to a purpose.