Monday, May 16, 2011

Today in the Washington Examiner May 16, 2011

Border security is no laughing matter

It's not uncommon to find wide disparities between the conventional wisdom among Washington elites and the reality experienced daily beyond the west bank of the Potomac River. Read More

NLRB's Boeing suit could send U.S. jobs overseas
By: Diana Furchtgott-Roth

America has a 9 percent national unemployment rate. Americans' top concerns are jobs, jobs and jobs. So it strains belief that the unconfirmed acting general counsel of an obscure regulatory agency wants to stop Boeing Co. from using its newly built aircraft manufacturing plant in South Carolina. But it's happening. Read More

Kerry never met a war he didn't want to lose
By: Oliver North 05/13/11

QUANTICO, Va. -- Here at this sprawling Marine Corps base south of our nation's capital, nothing has changed since Osama bin Laden met his demise in Pakistan. Thousands of Marines here at the "Crossroads of the Corps" are still waking up at "Oh-Dark-Thirty," going about their duties, running for miles, lifting weights and tossing each other about in hand-to-hand-combat drills. Read More

My Recurring Obama 'Dream'
By: David Limbaugh

Can you imagine how insufferable President Obama would be about his record in office if he actually had abundant positive accomplishments? Have we ever seen a starker contrast between a politician's record and his self-assessment of it? It's not as though the president just avoids or downplays his failures. It's more like he showcases them, but only after completely revising history to put his actions in a favorable light. Read More

Rapping at the White House
By: Bill O'Reilly

Once again, we have an association controversy at the White House. This week, a rapper who calls himself "Common" was invited by Michelle Obama to read some of his "poetry" to a handpicked audience in the "People's House." The problem is that Common (real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn) has glorified convicted cop killers Joanne Chesimard and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Read More

Ron Arnold: Bingaman Senate career shows how to get rich in public service
By: Ron Arnold

Jeff Bingaman, the five-term Democratic senator from New Mexico, entered "legacy time" Tuesday. That's the traditional home stretch when conniving politicians magically morph into noble statesmen just before they retire. Read More

Local Editorial: Mayor Gray's tax-hike budget should be DOA

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray wants to raise taxes on residents by $127 million in order to close a $322 million budget gap caused entirely by the city's excessive spending. How excessive? Over the past eight years, the District government's budget increased more than 65 percent. During that same period, median personal income in D.C. rose 37 percent, but was offset by a 24 percent increase in the cost of living. Read More

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