Category Archives: Self Checking Government

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Sherrod case shows power of conservative media -- David Bauder, AP

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New Jersey Governor Defies Political Expectations -- Richard Perez-Pena, New York Times

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“Joe the Plumber” sues over Ohio records probe — AP

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Recording Nets Charges for NY Detective — Tom Hays, AP on Breitbart

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PORKBUSTERS UPDATE. Continuing the battle: Sen. Jim DeMint
— Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit

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This Is A Man I Can Get Behind — Erick, RedState

Tennessee House Bill 0393 presently before the Tennessee Legislature would rename U.S. Highway 43 in Lawrenceburg, TN “Fred Thompson Boulevard.” Except it won’t now. Rep. Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald) is withdrawing the bill. Why? Because he got this letter in the mail… Read on…

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Fred Thompson meets Ronald Reagan
Mark Kilmer, RedState

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The Choice on Iraq — Sen. Joe Lieberman, OpinionJournal

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Egypt blogger jailed for “insulting” Islam
Alaa Shahine, Reuters

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George Washington and Religious Liberty — Dr. Gary S. Smith, GCC Center for Vision & Values

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Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: Can Mitt Romney spur a broader debate? — Brendan Miniter, OpinionJournal

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Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov — Wikipedia

…At the conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis held in Havana on October 13, 2002, Robert McNamara admitted that nuclear war had come much closer than people had thought. Thomas Blanton, director of the National Security Archive, said that “a guy called Vasili Arkhipov saved the world.” … For a similar [...]

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Running of the Elephants: Republican uses Animals, Mariachi Band to Critique Border Security
Sara Inés Calderón, The Brownsville Herald

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Bush uses first-ever veto to kill popular stem cell bill
AP on Breitbart

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Pardon for Rosa Parks in question – Danny Carlton, JackLewis.net

Danny Carlton has a very good idea for a new legal term: JUSTIFIED.

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Senator Tom Coburn R-OK by me!

Glenn Reynolds and the Porkbusters (which Dave Barry would tell you would make an excellent name for a rock band) have found a hero in Tom Coburn, Republican Senator from Oklahoma. He is standing up to the big spenders in the Senate by attempting to attach an amendment to a bill that would defund the famous bridge to nowhere in Alaska and shift that money to rebuilding the I-10 bridge to New Orleans that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The Club for Growth has the best overall realtime coverage of this story as it develops…

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Gas tax relief in Georgia.

The governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue is doing something smart and generous considering the current market circumstances: waiving state gas taxes for a month. This will cut the price of gas by about %10 for all Georgians. I hope there are more political leaders out there who are as compassionate to the taxpayer and follow his lead.

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Go Arnie!

Pete Du Pont writes about the Governator’s efforts to reign in the bucking bronco that is the California state government. If anybody can do it, he can.