Is Newt Gingrich Following Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals?

Newt Gingrich, using Rules for Radicals?

Philip Klein of The Washington Examiner wrote a poorly reasoned hit piece against Newt Gingrich. Ironically, I was looking for a little anti-Gingrich material when Klein’s post irked me enough to post a rebuttal. This morning, Gingrich gets a free ride and Klein gets scrutinized.

Klein accuses Gingrich of using the tactics of Saul Alinsky. That’s an intriguing assertion, to be sure, but is it true? If it is, Klein fails to make a case for the charge.



Grassley Questions the Constitutionality of President Obama’s “Recess” Appointments

Chuck Grassley Denies Constitutionality of Obama's Recess Appointments

Prepared Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley
Ranking Member, Senate Committee on the Judiciary
On The Nomination of John Gerrard and
President Obama’s Four Recent “Recess” Appointments

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mr. President,

Just over a month ago, on December 17, the Senate entered into a unanimous consent agreement to consider the nomination of John M. Gerrard, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska.

We are proceeding with this nomination, which I will support, despite the President’s actions on his so-called recess appointments.  (more…)

There Are Two Sides to Every Fence: A Better Approach to the Immigration Issue

US Mexico border fence extends into the Pacific Ocean

A blog post, provocatively entitled “How Do You Kill Millions of People”, mentioned one of the first things that the Nazi’s did to deal with “the Jewish problem”:

“Initially, the government erected fences around the communities, telling the Jewish people that it was to protect them from the Russians.”

A fence? Are you thinking what I am thinking?


Inaccuracy in Caucus Reporting

The Iowa Republican, Caffeinated Thoughts, and KCCI reported on a claim that the caucus results we saw on the internet were not completely accurate. Edward True, a Ron Paul supporter, claims that his district misreported 22 votes for Romney when Rommney actually received 2. Evidently True is not claiming and intentional act; but the 20 votes are significant: they would award the win to Santorum.