MY VIEW BY DON SORCHYCH | dECEMBER 5, 2012
It is two years until the next national election and the Republicans should calm down and give rational thought to their dilemma. Retiring Senators Jon Kyl and Kay Baily Hutchison fired a volley of compromises along the lines of the DREAM Act. I suppose they think they will get special consideration because they are both bordering Mexico. They should know by now they will get no consideration from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unless they simply vote yes on any Democrat bill.
FENGER POINTING BY BECKY FENGER | DECEMBER.5, 2012
It was obvious this would not be the usual National Review Post-Election Cruise, as 600 or so of us loyal subscribers to William F. Buckley, Jr.'s magazine found out when we boarded Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam. None of us was in a party mood as we set sail for the Caribbean faced with a second term of President Barack Obama. Was it just coincidence or a symbol of what lies ahead that the seas were too rough for us to transfer to tenders in order to go ashore at our first stop at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas?
BY MENCKEN'S GHOST | DECEMBER 5, 2012
Do you know what has increased 1,377 percent since 1960?
No, it wasn’t per-capita personal income. That increased 159 percent in constant dollars between 1960 and 2012. (All dollars hereafter are expressed in 2012 dollars.)