April 7, 2009
Obama overseas

President Barack Obama has been campaigning in Europe in recent days -- how else do you characterize having a "town hall" event in France? -- and the media covered with much aplomb his ability to get NATO to cough up 5,000 troops for this summer's elections in Afghanistan. For those who haven't been paying much […]

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April 6, 2009
If Bush had done it...

And comedians say they can't make fun of President Barack Obama.   It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian — wheeling and dealing — and, you know, people […]

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April 5, 2009
Here's hoping the Boston Globe doesn't read the NYT

The New York Times editorial board vs. The New York Times Company financial guys: The editorial board on Dec. 28, 2008: The argument against unions — that they unduly burden employers with unreasonable demands — is one that corporate America makes in good times and bad, so the recession by itself is not an excuse […]

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April 3, 2009
Pro-abortion

The usual media formulation for the abortion issue isn't "pro-choice" vs. "pro-life," it's "abortion rights supporters" and "abortion opponents." Note the subtle nuance there. It's "abortion rights supporters," not "abortion supporters," because as we're often reminded: No one is pro-abortion, and I respect that people of good faith will disagree on this issue. I strongly […]

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April 2, 2009
Jon Meacham's dreamworld

Jon Meacham is editor of Newsweek magazine. At the Reagan Forum earlier this week, he had this to say: “As a journalist, I did not drink the Obama Kool-Aid last year. I think if he walks across the Potomac, his feet will get wet.” Just his feet? And then there's this question: What does not […]

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April 2, 2009
California steaming

If you're lucky enough to still have a job in this economy, for many unpaid furloughs and/or pay cuts are the price you pay for continuing to get that paycheck. That's true for California workers too who are forced to take one day a month off unpaid. The furloughs are necessary to help save money […]

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