While some of the points made by Lawrence Henry are valid — especially regarding the breakdown of each county’s voting record — the one point he failed to hit upon is the massive subsidization of Red States by Blue States. Let’s consider the fact that for every dollar the Midwest and northeast pay in taxes those regions average a $0.90 return for a net loss of $0.10 whereas the South and West pull in an average of $1.08 for a net gain of $0.08 for ever dollar they pay in federal taxes. Where would the Red States and rural voters be without such things as massive farm aid, subsidization of irrigation, and even subsidization of their phone services?p>Honestly, I think Ferraro might be right that the Blue States would be better off on their own. And to answer where would they get their food — they’d still get it from the red states, but it would be a whole lot cheaper without all that pork. br> — Devin Foley
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online