A message from Nancy Pelosi

December 9, 2006 at 5:26 pm


Weekend links…and video

December 9, 2006 at 10:25 am
  • Richard Dawkins as a Theologian (Part II, Part III)
  • No mystery in Litvinenko’s demise
  • Three new iPods
  • Jeane Kirkpatrick, RIP
  • Blog bits
  • New feature for gmail
  • Weekend caption contest
  • Betting on 2008
  • Bolton’s successor
  • YouTube test tube

Ryan moves up the ranks on budget committee

December 7, 2006 at 12:34 pm

Word on the hill is that the young up and comer Paul Ryan was just selected by the steering committee to be the next top ranking GOP member on the House Budget Committee. I mentioned earlier in the week that this choice between Ryan and Ander Crenshaw was one to watch. Ryan ranked 13th on the committee, while Crenshaw was next in line. This was improbable to say the least.

Ryan’s selection suggests House GOP leadership backed Ryan who was seen as the more conservative candidate (a good sign). This comes a day after Jeb Hensarling was elected to succeed Mike Pence at the RSC.

Conservatives are giddy to say the least.

Ryan has made a name for himself as being a champion on social security reform and budget issues like the line item veto.

More on Corker and the RMSP

December 7, 2006 at 9:35 am

Here is a good post about yesterday’s flap regarding Senator-elect Bob Corker and the Republican Main Street Partnership.

H/T Andy Roth

Three late-Sunday afternoon links

December 3, 2006 at 6:04 pm

First, the Browns win a big one and play the spoiler! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.

Second, Mark Steyn talks about his new book America Alone. This is a must-listen interview.

Third, the GOP’s Man in the Senate is going to have his hands full.

UPDATE: Here is one more link, definitely worth reading.

Weekend links…and video

December 2, 2006 at 9:03 am
  • The new athiesm
  • A time for grace
  • Google CEO: Internet key to White House
  • Reyes new intel Chairman
  • Intel Chair opposed war
  • Can 600 economists all be wrong?
  • Reaganism alive and kicking
  • The flying Imams
  • Overheard
  • Bush orders preemptive redeployment

A Senator’s theme song

December 1, 2006 at 12:52 pm

This is the most embarrassing thing I have heard in a while. Listen to Bill Nelson’s campaign theme song sung by his own daughter.

More on the Rangel comments

November 30, 2006 at 8:00 am

Jonathan Perkins has rounded up a list of bloggers writing about the Charlie Rangel flap this week with special attention to who is linking to the Heritage study about the makeup of the military.


November 27, 2006 at 3:43 pm

I feel for this guy…three times in a row.

Weekend links…and video

November 25, 2006 at 9:52 am
  • Pelosi’s compulsion
  • Assassination
  • The giving season
  • Big tech companies losing talent war
  • Ranking the senators
  • The phony world of minimum wage
  • Thanksgiving
  • On engaging the bloggers
  • Pelosi’s choice
  • Why didn’t my college offer this?