Boehner’s First Boner: Why Do ‘Small Government’ Politicians Push the Most Intrusive Laws?

John Boehner said Friday that he was going after the Defense of Marriage Act (signed by Clinton), after Obama said his Justice Department will not defend it. Republicans won a landslide election in November with a clear message: Get America’s fiscal house in order and reduce the role of government. So what do they doContinue reading “Boehner’s First Boner: Why Do ‘Small Government’ Politicians Push the Most Intrusive Laws?”

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Care

“Personally I wouldn’t advise a gay leading man-type actor to come out.” — Richard Chamberlain, a gay actor Obama signed a bill letting gays serve openly in the military, which was opposed by many newly-elected GOP House members. I guess they plan to decorate their new offices themselves. Even John McCain opposed the repeal of DADT,Continue reading “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Care”

Another Televangelist Flames Out

After four lawsuits alleging he coerced young males into sexual relationships were filed, Georgia pastor Eddie Long took to the pulpit Sunday to carefully nuance his side of the story. Long, the charismatic who leads his mega-church of 26,000 members, told reporters after Sunday’s service that he would challenge the allegations. Joined by members ofContinue reading “Another Televangelist Flames Out”

Mexican Standoff

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. ButContinue reading “Mexican Standoff”

States’ Rights and Rainbow Warriors

“Andy, if we allow those criminals to get away with breaking the law, we’ll just get more of ’em.” — Barney Fife, Mayberry Police, second in command It looks as though the actions of Arizona lawmakers to protect its citizens from illegal immigrants has tempers running high on the left—or so it seems. When Gov.Continue reading “States’ Rights and Rainbow Warriors”