Latte Links (8/3)



1.  New York Post: “Time for a ‘Summit’—on Sexism” by Kirsten Powers

NOW that we’ve had a beer summit on race, how about a wine summit on sexism?

In the latest edition of an online feature called "Mouthpiece Theater," Washington Post political reporter Dana Milbank attempted a joke about what kind of beer Hillary Clinton would drink at the "beer summit." (read the rest)

2.  Big Hollywood: “Stupidity, Schooling, and the Take-Over of America’s Culture by Evan Sayet

Half-a-century ago, a band of Leftist thugs violently took over the administration building at Columbia University and hijacked the American education system.  From that moment on, they used this system to indoctrinate – in fact brainwash – generation after generation into their cult of Leftism. (read the rest)

3.  The Des Moines Register: “Branstad says he’s weighing run for govenor” by Thomas Beaumont

Signs are increasing that Terry Branstad – Iowa’s longest-serving governor, but one who hasn’t been on the ballot for 15 years – is actively considering a run for the office next year.

The state’s last Republican governor dismissed talk of a comeback last spring. But now he’s discussing a 2010 run more openly, even as he says he is contentedly busy as president of a growing medical college. (read the rest)

Seems like he’s more serious than what I thought, he had just dismissed it before.  Krusty wonders why the Register didn’t cite the TIR poll.  Hmmm?

4.  Weekly Standard: “Eric Holder’s Justice Department” by Jennifer Rubin

In the litany of criticisms leveled at President George W. Bush none was repeated more often than the accusation that he had "politicized the administration of justice." In endless television show appearances and congressional hearings, Democratic lawmakers like Senator Chuck Schumer railed against the politicization of the Justice Department, lecturing all who would listen about how Justice "is different than any other department. In every other department, the chief cabinet officer is supposed to follow the president’s orders, requests, without exception. But the Justice Department has a higher responsibility: rule of law and the Constitution." (read the rest)

5.  Christianity Today: “A More Civilized Christian Right” by Sarah Pulliam

Many political observers have bemoaned the effect of the Christian Right on democratic virtues. Jon Shields, a government professor at Claremont McKenna College in California, has found that the moaning is mostly without cause. For his recent book, The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right (Princeton University Press), Shields interviewed the leaders of 30 Christian Right organizations, studied their literature, and attended their training sessions. (read the rest)

6.  Bloomberg: “Obama’s More-for-Less Health Care Doesn’t Add Up” by Caroline Baum

President Barack Obama has been exhorting lawmakers to use the August recess to read health- care-reform bills currently before Congress.

In other words, if the president had gotten his way, members would have voted first and read second legislation to revamp one-sixth of the U.S. economy. No wonder public support for both Obama and his health-care plan is eroding, according to recent polls. (read the rest)