If you’re optimistic about meaningful spending cuts this fall, especially to offset relief spending on Hurricane Katrina, read this AP dispatch and think again. Fiscal year 2006 begins this weekend and only two of 11 spending bills are complete and signed. Passing these appropriations bills will be battle enough, but as the article lets on, Congressional leaders will likely tout a few cuts that are little more than budget gimmicks.
On the positive side, if you haven’t checked out the blogosphere’s heroic efforts in this area, be sure to visit Porkbusters at The Truth Laid Bear.
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