Thanks to ObamaCare: The administration kept promising that the public would like what they found in ObamaCare. However, the more they see, the more they are likely to conclude they were scammed. UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal tutors Obama’s HHS Secretary Sibelius: Among President Obama’s core health-care promises was that Americans can keep their current [...]
Archive for September, 2010
Tine Thing Helseth leads this ensemble:
My Mom’s favorite oratorio from the Messiah.
Terry Teachout: Ingrid Bergman plays the title role in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, directed by Alex Segal and starring Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, and Trevor Howard. The production was taped by the BBC in 1962 and broadcast in the United States on CBS in 1963. This performing version was adapted by Phil Reisman from Eva Le [...]
They told me that if I voted for John McCain, wiretaps would be easier. And they were right! Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of [...]
Weasel Zippers: The U.S. government said Sunday it made an “honest mistake” when it displayed an inverted Philippine flag — which wrongfully signified that the Southeast Asian nation was in a state of war — in a meeting hosted by President Barack Obama.
Jerusalem Post: Israel’s 10-month moratorium on new construction in the West Bank settlements expired at midnight Sunday, but Israel and the Palestinian Authority have agreed to devote another week to finding a compromise that will keep the recently relaunched direct talks from breaking down over the issue. During this period, PA President Mahmoud Abbas will [...]
Coptic pope apologizes for bishop’s questioning of Qur’anic verses: Pope Shenouda III is in a no-win situation. In a Muslim-dominated country, members of his flock may be murdered over the bishop’s questioning the veracity of the Qur’an. It is his natural right to do so, but one that is suppressed and denied under Islamic domination. [...]
Not that I think he needs much defending, Ross Doughat finds this nugget from a longer exposition by Michael Brendan Dougherty: Bramwell is looking for an exposition of Christian ideas over and against modern novelties. But Chesterton is rather a publicist and a polemicist on behalf of those ideals. He is not joining some great [...]