Eric Florack on March 3rd, 2009

I wondered when these would come back again: SSG Jason Fetty was assigned to a Provincial Reconstruction Team, which, as the name denotes, isn’t a combat unit. It is a civil affairs unit with a much different role. He was a member of the Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team or PRT as they’re known, and very […]

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davidl on March 3rd, 2009

But the Obama budget is more than just the sum of its parts. There is, entailed in it, a promiscuous unwillingness to set priorities and accept trade-offs. There is evidence of a party swept up in its own revolutionary fervor — caught up in the self-flattering belief that history has called upon it to solve […]

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Eric Florack on March 3rd, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… to be used only for hand to hand combat…Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble. This is the “More Snow” edition.  Scientists agree that reading these daily updates… well, nightly updates… can make you a very smart man. Unless you are, in fact, a woman. That’s […]

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Eric Florack on March 3rd, 2009

I’ve been watching this grudge match between Michael Steele and the grass roots, including Rush Limbaugh, with a jaundiced eye. I’ve seen this developing before, and frankly I see it as a part of the anti-Republican-grassroots  efforts I’ve commented on in other forms and other forums. It’s why I’ve not commented on it here before now. Steele […]

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davidl on March 3rd, 2009

Mrs. Clinton, Reuters: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged $300 million for Gaza reconstruction and $600 million to support the authority’s budget shortfalls, economic reforms and security and private sector projects run by the PA. She was adamant that none of the money, which has to be agreed by the U.S. Congress, would go […]

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Eric Florack on March 3rd, 2009

Over at Pajamas Media, this morning,  I examine the apparent rift between Republican grassroots and the Republican elite at CPAC. One such respondent placed his objections within the framework of the Republican Party being the middle-class party and therefore not needing “gimmicks” to prove their middle-class bona fides. The problem, of course, is that once […]

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davidl on March 3rd, 2009

Jim Gehaghty, National Review, 4 August 2008: All Barack Obama statements come with an expiration date. All of them Econosphere, 6 Janauary: Just incredible. Breaking news on CNN right now, President-Elect Obama has said his budget will eliminate all “earmarks” going forward, sometimes called “pork” or “pork barrel spending.” These are usually spending items inserted […]

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