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To update my main page piece from earlier this afternoon:
The just announced agreement between the Senate and House on the stimulus bill puts an exclamation point to the idea of cameras in the negotiations. The answer to transparency is (surprise) no. As in NO!!! Unanswered: is the ACORN money that disappeared from the Senate bill back in — or out? Senator Specter just appeared on camera with Senators Collins, Reid, and company, saying not a word about this. The answer on tax cuts seems to have dropped from a Rush-like 40-something to the 30ish range. The question on this remains: was there at some point an effort made to jack the tax cuts up to 40-plus percent of the bill — in effect some sort of silent salute to Rush — and just not mention the source of the idea? What kind of cuts are they? In other words, are they real? This is a terrible piece of legislation, but since it’s there the sooner the details are known the better.
As this is written, local talk radio in the Harrisburg area, (the Bob Durgin Show follows Rush) is pounding the daylights out of Specter. The anger is palpable, many citing Rush as their source for news. One topic: health care and any rules in this bill that would have kept Specter from his cancer treatments had he been a private citizen. Resentment, and the certainty that taxpayers are being robbed blind in perpetuity, is running very high.
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?