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Team Obama Floods the Zone…and It’s Working

In football it’s called flooding the zone. The offensive receivers outnumber the defenders, thus creating an obvious advantage for the team with the ball. The defense becomes confused; there are too many receivers to cover. The defensive scheme breaks down, unable to prioritize multiple threats. Often in the confusion the offense makes a significant gain,…

In the Middle of the Rubicon

We are all familiar with the idiom. Crossing the Rubicon means to pass a point of no return and refers to Julius Caesar’s army’s crossing of the river in 49 BC. I strive mightily to avoid using melodramatic hyperbole though the temptation to do so rears its seductive head almost daily. Lord knows the regime’s antics over the last…

Our Wink and a Nod Ruler

From Politico… Senior White House staff knew of the ongoing investigation into the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups ahead of the release of a report from a Treasury Department inspector general, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday, but held off on informing the president to wait for a final report.  With the knowledge of…

On Monitoring Free Speech…

Matt Drudge tweeted: “Warning to reporters and sources: Assume all your communications are being monitored. Time to move back to the parking garage.” I’m neither a reporter nor a source. I write political commentaries, and they’re not particularly supportive of the Obama administration. Compared to the media heavyweights the relative impact of my writing is all…

Ban the Pressure Cookers

This morning I saw a story on CNSNews.com. In part, it reads: A local news outlet is reporting that the home-goods retailer, Williams-Sonoma has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves in the aftermath of the Boston attack.  According to the Dedham Patch, Williams-Sonoma has pulled pressure cookers off the shelves out of respect for the…