Archives for: "May 2012"

Rossputin
05/30/12

Farewell from Rossputin.com

Over the past couple of months, I have taken a few short vacations including missing days, even weekdays, of blogging, something which has been nearly unheard of on these pages since I started this blog in 2004. In the past, on the rare occasion that I… more »
Rossputin
05/29/12

Sullivan silliness

Andrew Sullivan, he of "The First Gay President" fame, has responded to a blog note of mine in which I, tongue in cheek, mentioned understanding "the temptation to waterboard" MSNBC host Chris Hayes who offered the worst of liberal gobbledygook about… more »
Everyone needs to read this: http://spectator.org/archives/2012/05/29/terror-by-any-other-name And this: http://patterico.com/2012/05/25/convicted-bomber-brett-kimberlin-neal-rauhauser-ron-brynaert-and-their-campaign-of-political-terrorism/ more »
On Sunday, MSNBC host Chris Hayes put his foot in it in the worst possible way. Speaking in the context of Memorial Day, Hayes said he is "uncomfortable about the word 'hero' because it seems so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war." T… more »
Rossputin
05/26/12

AARP opposing Voter ID

Another fight is brewing in Minnesota over that state's proposed Voter ID amendment to the state's constitution. The state chapter of the AARP (along with the ACLU) is opposing the measure, claiming it will keep some elderly people from voting. News re… more »
Rossputin
05/25/12

My op-ed on Ravi/Clementi

I was very pleased to be contacted by USA Today on Thursday, asking me to write an opposing view on their take that the conviction and sentencing of Dharun Ravi was fair because society is becoming less tolerant of bias. (They had seen my American Spect… more »
Rossputin
05/24/12

Inappropriate Obama

On Wednesday, President Obama delivered the commencement address at the Air Force Academy. As with most Obama speeches, it was full of self-congratulation. As George Will put it, "If you struck from Barack Obama's vocabulary the first-person singular… more »
Rossputin
05/23/12

Nobody Pushed Tyler Clementi

On Monday, in a New Jersey court, Judge Glenn Berman sentenced Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi to 30 days in jail for crimes which emanated from his freshman-year spying on a former roommate with a webcam. That roommate, Tyler Clementi, was seen… more »
Rossputin
05/22/12

Calling a tax a tax

From the better late than never files: A group called the TABOR Foundation has filed a lawsuit against parts of the Colorado state government for provisions of the 2009 FASTER legislation which imposed taxes disguised as "fees" and allowed the state to… more »
It is a truism in politics that people vote their wallets. But despite the perceived winding-down of United States involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, foreign policy remains of paramount importance for our nation's security. While we may not be able to… more »

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