We Win, They LoseThe Wit and Wisdom of Three Guys Named Brent, Mark and Mike
Saturday, June 23, 2007
I wouldn't be surprised
to see Justice Stevens step down this summer. No, I don't have any inside information, or anything even close. But I have always felt that even though he is today the court's most liberal member, he would let a Republican name his replacement. Given that the Dems now control Congress, he may feel this is a good time to do it, since they can (in theory) force a "moderate" choice on W. Guess we'll see. If he did retire this term, it would be the only thing he ever did for the GOP since he was put on the Court.
On another note, I have also long nursed a suspicion that Scalia would step down while Bush was President, so that he will ensure that his slot is filled with a Republican. Plus, I think he is tired of dealing with morons like Kennedy and Breyer. I wouldn't blame him.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Romney Builds Support in Early States
Article here. It begins:
Forget the national polls for Mitt Romney.
Slowly, methodically, the Republican presidential contender has seized the advantage in the early states that count, relying on a solid organization, $4 million in advertising and an aggressive approach.
It's propelled him to the top of polls in the caucus and primary sites of Iowa and New Hampshire, and laid the foundation for what some analysts argue is greater success.
"Mitt Romney is now positioned as the front-runner for the nomination," said Scott Reed, who managed Bob Dole's 1996 presidential campaign. "There's a long way to go, but to date he's running the most logical, thought-out, structured campaign. He's marching in the right cadence, he's raising the money, he's spending it wiser and he seems to be on track."
Saturday, June 16, 2007
The Decline of the Sabbath
is the title of this piece at OpinionJournal.com. A taste:
For many Americans, Sunday is unlike any other day of the week. They spend its luxurious hours curled up in bed with the paper, meeting friends for brunch, working off hangovers, watching golf, running errands and preparing themselves for the workweek ahead. But Sunday is also, for many, the Sabbath--a special day for religious reasons. Not that you would notice.
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy," we are told in Exodus. Of all the gifts Jews gave the world, that of a weekly day of rest is certainly one to be cherished. And yet the Sabbath is now marked more by its neglect than its keeping. Or so says Christopher Ringwald in his new book "A Day Apart."