foreign affairs

Sarah Palin, Earmarks and the Rigors of Saddle Burn

URE, CERTAIN EARMARKS go to good projects, but the problem with any earmarks is that they aren’t deliberated by the legislative bodies like ordinary federal funding, but are attached to at the last minute to other important legislation so as to sneak them through in a horse-trading process. I’m not sure what the correct terminology is here, but this is the sentiment. If an earmark actually funds a worthy project, say a bridge to somewhere, then why not vote on the funding on its own grounds into law via an up or down tally. Not all of the projects to...

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Obama's Mysterious Religious Convictions

onest minds want to know, and we have little to offer but a bit of light reporting by the Washington Post. Read it all. But in savoring the PR of the man who seems to feel peculiarly qualified to lead America in these treacherous times solely because he has smelled the stench of poverty in his own family, and by virtue of mixed race, can solve America's racial puzzle, I suggest we look closer at the man and not so much at the tailored suit he's wearing. Let's step back. I watched Obama's breathtaking speech at the '04 National Democratic...