American conservatives, who are nominally pro-democracy, seem to be confused and perturbed by the recent events in Egypt. Democracy troubles them when “those people” take it without proper neo-conservative dispensation. It is along those lines that these same conservatives favor personal freedom here in the U.S., again in limited circumstances. The mere suggestion of gun […]

Tuesday Energy Post: Have the Saudis and OPEC been “hiding the decline”?

I wonder if the intrepid climate change skeptics who got all bunched up over some leaked emails are going to get equally exercised over this? The US fears that Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude oil exporter, may not have enough reserves to prevent oil prices escalating, confidential cables from its embassy in Riyadh show. […]

Birthright Citizenship bill stalls in Senate Judiciary thanks to Sinema and Driggs.

Russell Pearce’s pet project for 2011 – the so-called anchor baby bill – hit a snag in yesterday’s Judiciary Committee hearing. Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Adam Driggs (R) grilled so-called expert and strict Constitutionalist Dr. John Eastman about language in SB1309 that I and many others have pointed out excludes children born to immigrant […]

Civility isn’t the most important thing.

Here’s Robert Robb in the Sunday edition of the Republic, bemoaning “the astonishing lack of self-awareness both sides show in the brawl that has paradoxically broken out about civil discourse” One of the “tea party” phrases that put the teeth of the left on edge is: “We have to take our country back.” According to […]

Invading personal liberty and mandating purchases: IOKIYAR

Rep. Kimberly Yee (R-LD10) on the health care reform bill last August: August 13, 2010 KIMBERLY YEE JOINS LANDMARK LAWSUIT CHALLENGING OBAMACARE In her official capacity, Representative Kimberly Yee of the 10th Legislative District of Arizona joins 28 Arizona lawmakers in the Goldwater Institute’s filing of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare. The lawsuit […]

What “grown-ups”, Greg?

Sunday Square Off featured Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services, Ruben Gallego (D-LD16), and Espresso Pundit Greg Patterson. The last segment was about this year’s version of the Birther Bill. Toward the end of the segment you hear Greg insisting that “grown-ups”, like SOS Ken Bennett and “the legislative process, which has plenty of grown-ups” […]

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