"How's all this hopey-changey stuff workin' out for ya?" asked an upbeat Sarah Palin, as her beaming, beauty-pageant smile put a happy face on the angry protests of her Tea Party crowds. Mama Grizzly, the hockey mom, has been waging a pit-bull rhetorical war against the Obama administration with the not-so-subtle hint that things would be better if we had only stuck with the Republicans.

Catch this stunner from that collection of Nazis at the Department of Homeland Security: “The mood among security officials is ‘anger over the way the media is playing this story [about John Tyner],’ according to a senior Homeland Security official.”

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ever the bully and sore loser. Witness its ham-fisted clobbering of John Tyner, the passenger who warned its thugs last weekend not to “touch” his “junk” at San Diego’s airport: The agency has “opened an investigation targeting” him. And is trumpeting this fact in a blatant attempt to discourage other rebels: “Michael J. Aguilar, chief of the TSA office in San Diego, called a news conference … to announce the probe.”

Thomas SowellAnother deficit reduction commission has now made its recommendations. My own recommendation for dealing with deficits would include stopping the appointment of deficit reduction commissions.

When I think of modern America, conjured up is an image of a boxer who, while sometimes bobbing, weaving, blocking, and occasionally directing a blow with his right, intermittently hits himself in the head with his left. I also might then imagine how the other man in the ring would laugh upon witnessing the spectacle of an opponent who, inexplicably, does half his job for him.