Flat tires for Obama’s transportation policy.
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Back to Secretary LaHood, to whom we must be fair and acknowledge that coercively constructing bike paths isn’t his only legacy. He also tried to coercively construct high-speed railways, for example, and coercively stop people from talking on their cell phones in cars. Having allowed our roads to become choked with traffic, the DOT now wants to forbid stranded commuters from making contact with their fellow man.
Unfortunately the bureaucratic fun may be coming to an end. Not only is LaHood retiring, but last year’s transportation bill slashed funding for bike paths, and increased the federal share for highway and road projects to 95%. And the construction of California’s ballyhooed high-speed rail line has been plagued by delays and cost overruns.
Soon the bureaucrats may have to throw up their hands and concede that their scheme to change how we travel has failed. But that’s not to say their busybodying has to come to a halt. I hear there are still a few smokers out there in need of reeducation.
Get cracking, boys.
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.
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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?