*Rudy, buddy, this has epic fail written all over it.
*The Times Loses It, by P.J. O’Rourke.
“Judging by what I’ve heard from my fellow conservatives, the issue is decided. The New York Times is a worthless, truthless, vicious institution. But I disagree. I think things are worse than that.
A reaction so disproportionate and immaterial to a news story by a news organization is indicative of trouble in the body politic — trouble almost as severe as that which the Times claims the Giffords shooting indicates. I worry that in the tremors and hysteria of the Times we’re seeing the sad end of liberalism.”
*Herman Cain, GOP candidate for 2012, is interviewed by National Review.
*The Long, Withdrawing Roar, by Lee Smith.
“The land where Christianity began is being cleansed of Jesus’ followers. It is possible that we will soon see an event without precedent: the end of a living Christian witness in this region after more than 2,000 years.”
Read the whole thing.
RELATED: The OIC’s Double Standard, by Jacob Mchangama
*ObamaCare Under Attack, by Scott Atlas.
“Constitutional questions aside, a whole host of concerns about specific impacts of the PPACA underlie the opposition to it, including the fact that the law fails to control costs as calculated by the government itself. The major objections to Obamacare rest on four of its fundamental features, all of which represent a marked shift of authority and control of health-care decisions to the government: 1) mandating insurance coverage while eliminating insurance options such as high-deductible plans with health savings accounts (HSAs), which people increasingly prefer; 2) shifting millions more into already unsustainable public health-insurance programs; 3) directly or indirectly limiting access to technology by reducing payments for specialty medical care and limiting patient-driven options on available care; and 4) significantly increasing taxes to pay for the plan.”
RELATED: Tick, Tick, Tick: The cost of ObamaCare is a time bomb, by Timothy Carney.
*The Coming Muni Meltdown, by Charles Gasparino.
*With the finding that 41% of pregnancies in New York end in abortion,William McGurn has a question for us:
“Even for those who believe the choice for an abortion belongs to a woman alone and ought to be unfettered by city, state or federal law, is there any ratio such a person would say is too high?”
As he points out, we’ve come a long way from ‘safe, legal, and rare.’ And not in the right direction. Read the whole thing.
*56% of Democrats, 34% of Independents, and 12% of conservatives are total dumbasses.
RELATED: Three Exculpatory Facts the MSM Continues to Overlook, by John Sexton.
*Unsurprising: Peace in the middle-east is a pipe dream
*The Rights You Will Have With Obamacare, by Grace-Marie Turner. A taste:
“1. You will have the right to lose your job as employers struggle to comply with expensive mandates.[snip]
4. As an employee, you will have the right to lose the coverage you have now as you and 80 to 100 million people (according to McKinsey & Company analyst Alissa Meade) are switched to other coverage when Obamacare takes effect in 2014. [snip]
5. As a citizen, you will have the right to have the government decide what health insurance you must have and to either buy the expensive policy or pay a fine.”
Read the whole thing.