Eric Florack on May 11th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web ; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble ELENA KAGEN: Nobody should be surprised at the Obama White House nominating the current Solicitor General Elena Kagan  to the  next U.S. Supreme Court seat.  At every turn, the Obama and his staff have revealed their […]

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Brian Nygaard on April 6th, 2010

Brian NygaardToday we introduce our newest writer at The Conservative Reader, Brian Nygaard.  Brian and his wife Mary live in San Rafael, California. – Ed.

As the Healthcare debate in Congress was drawing to a close, Americans were asking themselves “Why can\’t we seem to make any progress on the healthcare issue?” We watch in disbelieving awe as we observe nothing getting done over seemingly very long periods of time.  We covet answers, but our perception is that what we are receiving from Washington is just gridlock and petty partisan politics.  We cannot even agree on such a simple notion as the need for the portability of individual insurance coverage.  Amazing, isn\’t it?  It looks like a mess, and it is.  But it is a mess for reasons completely separated from the issue of healthcare.  The problem with the healthcare issue is that the issue has never been about healthcare, or insurance companies, or patient\’s rights, or universal coverage.

Over the course of our American history, a small number of windows of opportunity have presented themselves to the radical leftists amongst us.  Andrew Jackson, FDR, Lyndon […]

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Eric Florack on November 4th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble EXPANDING ON NY23: Yes, I put up an extended commentary on the NY23 lessons this morning.  Michelle Malkin, today,  expands on this. Conservatives owe NY-23 candidate Doug Hoffman immeasurable gratitude. He overcame impossible odds (single digits just […]

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Eric Florack on May 1st, 2009

Glenn Reynolds notes, this morning: HECKLE AND CHIDE: When bus passengers yell at driver, it improves safety. Is this an argument for free speech in general? Well, consider this question in light of the actions of the federal government and the tea parties… the latter of which are engaged in as classic an example of […]

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Eric Florack on April 17th, 2008

After the debate last night, I noted a whole lot of traffic… all asking questions about Obama and Ayers, apparently following up on Hillary Clinton’s questions during the debate itself. (Yes, I know it was Stephy who asked the questions, but who did Stephy work for?) They came across the whole gambit of Obama posts, […]

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Eric Florack on March 23rd, 2008

Paul Berman in today’s New York Times admits he’s under-estimated Radical Islam… which of course is as we’ve pointed out here before, not quite the case. …each new calamity for Iraq has, like manure, lent new fertility to the various extremist organizations. The entire sequence of events may suggest that America is uniquely destined to […]

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Eric Florack on February 27th, 2008

Jonah Goldberg, whose book I have really got to sit down and read, remarks yesterday: ‘Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon.” This excerpt from William Ayers’ memoir appeared in the New York Times on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 — a few hours before Al Qaeda terrorists crashed hijacked […]

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Eric Florack on November 16th, 2007

Man, I tell you, this bit with Spitzer just keeps getting better… The Weekly Standard’s Mike Goldfarb: New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has taken a lot of abuse in recent weeks–for his hastily-dropped plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, his quickly-withdrawn plan to tax internet purchases, and his move to speed-up release for […]

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