from Chip Bok:
Pelosi wants an investigation of first amendment stomping Ground Zero Mosque protesters. Nat Hentoff is investigating the man behind the mosque, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Hentoff, a powerful defender of the first amendment, doesn’t care for the location of Cordoba House either. Here’s his column.
The New Republic’s Todd Gitlin thinks the mosque is swell. Both writers take a look at the Imam’s book, What’s Right with Islam is What’s Right with America, and his claim that Islamic law fits the U.S. Constitution. Here’s Gitlin’s column.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, who has frequently been credited as the "author" of the sweeping Obamacare health bill, now admits that even he did not read the entire bill before it was voted into law by the Democrats.
"I don't think you want me to waste my time to read every page of the healthcare bill," said Baucus, claiming that most of the bill contained "statutory language" (ie, new laws) which had been inserted by nameless "experts."
And in the immoral words of Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats "had to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it." And so they could find out what's in it. Just like college students who are losing access to low cost health insurance are finding out what's in it. Just like senior citizens who are losing their Medicare Advantage plans are finding out what's in it. Just like working people across the country who are losing their company-sponsored healthcare plans are finding out what's in it.
But oddly, there is one group that clearly benefits from the "out of this world" costs of Obamacare: aliens.
Coincidence? We think not.