Charles Schumer Commits a Kinsley Gaffe

And boy, what a Kinsley gaffe it is: Democrats made a strategic mistake by passing the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership, said Tuesday. Schumer says Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in the 2008 elections, a Democratic landslide, by focusing on healthcare …

The Intellectual and Moral Derangement of Opponents of Israel

The periodic hate campaigns that get launched against the state of Israel are uniformly obscene and disgusting, but the current one appears to be working to set new records. Just by way of reminder, we have one of Israel's mortal enemies (Hamas), an entity that has never accepted Israel's right to exist--let alone a right …

Some Facts Regarding the Nuclear Option

As mentioned earlier today, the filibuster became a primary tool against executive branch nominees back when George W. Bush was president. It was during the Bush administration that the threat of the nuclear option first reared its head. Back then, Democrats like Charles Schumer claimed that Republicans were having "a temper tantrum" by threatening the …