For those who want to blame last Friday’s Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter on the pro-life movement:

First, the movement that’s entirely about opposition to murder obviously does not support murder.  All the pro-life leaders condemn the Planned Parenthood shooting.

Second, this guy had nothing to do with the local pro-life movement.  The Washington Times reports,

A Roman Catholic priest who has held weekly Mass in front of the clinic for 20 years said Dear wasn’t part of his group.

“I don’t know him from Adam,” said Rev. Bill Carmody. “I don’t recognize him at all.”

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goofy staged photo-opKevin Williamson at National Review Online makes an interesting point:  Liberals decry what they call “trickle-down economics”, but if they support things like President Obama’s 2009 Stimulus Bill, they’re embracing the same kind of economic theory they claim to think ridiculous.

Blue Voodoo: The Democrats embrace trickle-down economics”

Excerpt:

Perversely, those advancing trickle-down ideas are mostly the same ideologues who denounce “trickle-down.” But they do not call it trickle-down — they call it “stimulus.”

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Your Tax Dollars at Work

September 13, 2012

Reflecting on the Democratic convention last week, National Review editor Rich Lowry remarked,

When Democrats say “We’re all in it together,” what they mean is that the Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations in the Department of Health and Human Services needs twice as much funding.

I assumed his example was a joke, but no:  Our vast, sprawling government does indeed include an “Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations”.  Its parent organization, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is supposed to be “for all Americans”, but people of some races are apparently more equal than others.

But then, I guess that’s not news.

President Obama finally gave a speech last night about his military action in Libya—what, ten days after American military operations started?  If I remember correctly, we had to have the national debate about whether to begin the second Iraq War (which, unlike this, was arguably just a continuation and finishing of the first one) for at least the better part of a year, and liberals still decried the “rush” to war.  I hope liberals will judge President Obama by the same standard.

Update (March 29th, 2011): Victor Davis Hanson at National Review Online notes,

There was no mention of the Congress. Is he going to ever ask its approval? And if not, why the repeated emphasis on asking others such as the Arab League or the UN for their approval — given that their representatives, unlike ours, are largely not elected?

Yes, come to think of it, President Bush also had Congress’s authorization for the use of force.