Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hot Air wonders how much a friend Mike Huckabee is of the First Amendment; he's now saying (or seeming to say) that he'd like to ban much political speech unless it is approved by a given candidate:
I personally wish that all of this was outlawed. I think that every candidates should speak for themselves, and that every thing that involves the candidate's name or another candidate's name should be authorized and approved by that candidate, otherwise it shouldn't be spoken....

The point is that candidates can't force these special interest 527 groups to stop. I wish we could.

There's a new fight going on between the Clinton and Obama camps over a pro-Obama Spanish-language ad attacking Clinton for not "respect[ing] our people."
The New York Times wonders about the possibility of a brokered convention for Republicans in 2008--though it puts a dower spin on the effects of such a convention for Republicans. See also David Freddoso's article on the possible roads to this brokered convention for Republicans; Freddoso thinks that a brokered convention could benefit Republicans.
It seems to me that, the more likely people think a brokered convention could be, the more likely a brokered convention will be. After all, even if you're running a distant third in the delegate count, you can still, under a brokered convention scenario, play the kingmaker--so why don't you stay in as long as you can to strengthen your hand? The more candidates stay in, the more likely they are to collect enough votes to keep a single candidate from having a sufficient majority.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Though Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) may be trying to circumvent the state legislature to grant in-state tuition to the "undocumented," only 33% of Massachusetts residents, according to a recent poll, think that the "undocumented" should get in-state tuition--62% think that they should not.
Hot Air unravels some of the relevant law cases for the ACLU's claim that sexual relations in public bathroom stalls are protected by a "reasonable expectation of privacy."
Some analysis of the Democratic debate last night on "gun control."

Monday, January 14, 2008

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D) aims to create a two-tiered drivers license system: one for legal residents, the other for the "undocumented." Hot Air wonders if the plan will go the way of NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D)'s failed similar plan.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Glenn Greenwald and Mark Steyn find common ground.
Instapundit's not too happy with a ban on incandescent lightbulbs.