Chuck Hagel has been carefully groomed for this position. A few malcontent Republicans in the Senate aren’t likely to derail his confirmation.
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As Thomas Jefferson said: “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”
What a surprise! Who would have thought it?
There must be a good reason, but even Casey doesn’t know what it is.
The US has been so successfully “militarized” that any suggestion of a cut in military spending will be laughed off and ignored.
Behind this story is another more unsettling one: Congress is unwilling to grow a backbone and confront Obama and/or the issues of the day. That means that it is becoming more and more irrelevant as the Executive assumes more and more influence and control.
Judge Andrew Napolitano has, bless his soul, added to our understanding of what happened in Libya on September 11th. And it adds considerably to the evidence that Obama is corrupt, and that he has surrounded himself with similar types. Initially Obama (his state department, intelligence network, etc.) blamed the attack on our ambassador and the other [...]
I didn’t watch the second presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Obama. I had something more important to do: ironing pillowcases and doing some laundry. But my friend (I’ve never met him but I like him) Donald Boudreaux did. And he just had to write a letter to The Wall Street Journal to vent: Yesterday’s presidential [...]
This article is scheduled to appear, in modified form no doubt, in a couple of weeks at www.thenewamerican.com. In light of its relevancy, however, I’m publishing it here now, for your elucidation…
Conservative pundits with little understanding that whoever wins the election, the electorate loses, had a field day yesterday, chortling that their candidate romped over the incumbent at the Denver debate. One such was Pat Buchanan, who could scarcely contain himself: Mitt Romney on Wednesday night turned in the finest debate performance of any candidate of [...]