*Accountability, Transparency Are Casualties of HealthCare Debate, by Matt Patterson.
â€śUnder wraps. Behind closed doors. Backroom deals. These phrases crop up again and again in reports of the Democrats’ health care legislation.
Would you go along with any plan that had these sinister signs swirling ’round it? Would you even go on a weekend ski trip if the details were kept under wraps, negotiated with backroom deals behind closed doors?â€ť
ALSO by Matt Patterson: Studio Knuckle-Heads Endanger Spider-Man 4.
*Liberalism is What is Killing California, by George Will.
RELATED: Red Ink Tsunami, by Stephen Goldsmith.
â€śGovernment at all levels now faces an inescapable reality â€“ the promises of public services exceed our ability to pay for them â€“ and will do so regardless of when the recession ends. The steady increase in the quantity and cost of public services, coupled with the needs of an aging population and public pension costs have produced a long term, structural deficit.â€ť
RELATED II: America slides deeper into depression while Wall Street revels, by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard.
*The Logic of Liberty: Whose responsibility is your health? By William M. Briggs.
RELATED: ObamaCare: Act II, by Ramesh Ponnuru & Yuval Levin
*De-Stimulate, by Larry Kudlow.
*But Weâ€™re Still Gonna Kill You, by Mark Steyn.
â€śThis is not to say (to go wearily through the motions) that all Muslims are potential suicide bombers and axe murderers, but it is to state the obvious â€” that this â€śwarâ€ť is about the intersection of Islam and the West, and its warriors are recruited in the large pool of young Muslim manpower, not in Yemen and Afghanistan so much as in Copenhagen and London.â€ť
*Pillage Idiot Guide to Offensive Statements
*Ruled by Legalistic Minds, by David Warren.
â€śIn a sense, our entire society has been criminalized, by lawyers adding to myriad laws that impinge not only on criminals, but on everybody. And by increments, we must find some way to reverse that parasitical growth, which threatens to choke even our humanity.â€ť
*The Way Our World Works, by Victor Davis Hanson.
*Game Over: The Clintonâ€™s Stand Alone, by Ben Smith.
*Democracyâ€™s Wane: The world is in a â€śfreedom recession,â€ť at the WSJ.
*Beware Our Rousseauian Imaginer in Chief, by Kim R. Holmes.
â€śIt all starts with a fundamental intellectual error â€” namely, that oneâ€™s notion of an ideal society as created by government somehow encompasses mankindâ€™s most inner and precious purpose. Once you assume, as philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau once did with his idea of the â€śgeneral will,â€ť that you have discovered the ultimate end-all of social life, you naturally become less concerned about limiting your means in trying to reach this ideal. All that messy business about checks and balances on government from Montesquieu and James Madison gets thrown out the window because, after all, you have embarked on a path much loftier and nobler than merely preserving freedom.â€ť