President Obama�s former chief of staff, and newly-elected Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel once said, �You never want to let a good crisis go to waste.� Fortunately for President Obama, he has a number of crises from which to choose, and is being urged by his critics to take charge.
President Obama has set his sights on yet another endeavor that will continue to perpetuate government overreach: an overhaul of President Bush's "No Child Left Behind" education policy. According to the President, "The goals of No Child Left Behind were the right goals. Making a promise to educate every child with an excellent teacher-that's the right thing to do, that's the right goal."
Though Wisconsin’s efforts to rein in spending and the power of government-employee unions have dominated media coverage of state politics in recent weeks, Ohio is considering similar measures to close an estimated $8 billion budget deficit that could have an even broader impact on collective bargaining and public-sector workers.
A bill in Maryland that would legalize homosexual �marriage� appears to be dead for the year, killed in part by efforts from African-American churches committed to defending traditional marriage and family values.
As House Republicans pushed to eliminate federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) this month, Democrats fought back with a vengeance. Barack Obama even upped the ante a whopping $6 million, by asking $451 million for CPB as part of his $3.7 Trillion-Dollar Baby. This is the same historic 2012 budget that many lawmakers say is already trimmed to the bone (with a gross federal debt approaching $14 trillion).
In light of recent extensions of the Patriot Act, it can be concluded that many Tea Partiers are reneging on parts of the Tea Party agenda. Of the 41 Tea Party-backed candidates, 31 voted to extend the Patriot Act, eight voted against it, and one did not vote. As John Tyner stated at Lewrockwell.com: "Despite the eight nea votes, Tea Party-backed candidates overwhelmingly backed an extension of the Patriot Act."
According to an appeal by Obama’s top aides to his potential 2012 campaign donors, the President's reelection effort will be significantly more difficult than was his 2008 campaign. The appeal indicates that the President is in a weaker position now than he was in 2008, and details the potential vulnerabilities of his likely presidential opponents in order to garner much-needed support.
With National Public Radio fighting for its reputation and even its life, a member of the leftist network’s Distribution/Interconnection Committee has admitted an interesting truth: Its audience is the white liberal elite. That would be appropriate, given the network's liberal bias, which comes from its elitist white liberal reporters and commentators.
National Public Radio was eagerly anticipating a $5 million donation from the fictitious Muslim Education Action Center, according to the latest secret recording released by Project Veritas, which set up MEAC to sting NPR and in turn caused the resignation of two top officials early this week.
After almost a month of intense protests failed to intimidate elected Republican officials into backing down, some union bosses and socialist agitators are ramping up calls for an illegal general strike in Wisconsin to battle a bill limiting the collective bargaining privileges of government employees.
While those on the Left are often the ones who preach tolerance and open-mindedness, they seem to be the very same individuals who work to silence opposition. For example, unhappy with the increased presence of conservatives on talk radio, liberals have called for the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which would force a balance of liberalism and conservatism on talk radio. (Of course, it is those very same people who refuse to admit that stations such as MSNBC are puppets for the Left, but I digress.)