Stupak teaches nation invaluable lessons

Bart Stupak (D, MI-01) cuts and runs. Moe Lane 4/9/2010

(Via The Business Insider) No question mark on this: Marc Armbinder’s first mention has been expanded upon here, and CBS News is now reporting it as well. This should surprise nobody: we’ve been expecting this announcement since Wednesday. Particularly since the Tea Party folks […]


Ed Morrissey 3/27/2010

Kathleen Parker turned Bart Stupak’s surname into a verb that means “backstabbed,” but perhaps she should have coined the term “Stuporked” instead. The Sunlight Foundation reviewed the earmark requests made by the “Stupak 11″ that had proclaimed themselves opposed to ObamaCare over the abortion language in the Senate version, only to […]

We’ve Only Just Begun to Pay

Dafydd Ab Hugh 3/24/2010

I see that the U.S. Postal Disservice plans to eliminate Saturday delivery; it seems they’re in the hole by $3.8 billion this year, headed for $7 billion next, and this is the only way to begin to close that gap:

The Postal Service took the first formal step Wednesday […]

When pretense masquerades as virtue

Kathleen Parker The Chicago Tribune 3/23/2010

Etymology: Eponym for Rep. Bart Stupak.

Function: verb

1: In a legislative process, to obstruct passage of a proposed law on the basis of a moral principle (i.e. protecting the unborn), accumulating power in the process, then at a key moment surrendering in exchange for a fig leaf, the […]

Bart Stupak says he’s still trying to cut a deal; Dems say they have 216 votes

Ed Morrissey 3/21/2010

Do they have the votes? Update: Nye a nay; Update: Stupak Dozen member caves; Update: Stupak says a deal is close

It’s getting harder to tell whether Democrats themselves know what’s happening any more. CNN quotes two leading House Democrats saying two different things this morning in its report on the […]

‘High Noon’ starring Sen. Tom Coburn

The Conservative Pup 3/18/2010

I know that many people think that no one in Washington is worth keeping up there. That they all need to go, to be booted out. I think that most of them do need to go, and even the ones I like make mistakes and bad choices, and I don’t always […]