Elon Green


Pay No Attention to the Conservative Behind the Curtain

Before I leave you lovely people to your Sunday, here are two quotes from this morning’s “Meet the Press”: * “We’ve got to be talking about helping folks.” * “[T]he federal government has got a role in research and basic medical research trying to find cures for disease.” The lawmaker spouting those liberal talking points… Read more »

It’s Easy to Forget a Half-Trillion Dollar Jobs Package

Try not to chuckle as you read this morning’s Byron York column on President Obama’s State of the Union address. His thesis: White House spinners are working furiously in the final 72 hours before President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Their job: convince the recession-scarred American public that economic recovery is Obama’s top priority… Read more »

“The Party of Calhoun”

As expected, The New Republic has under its new owner, ex-Facebooker Chris Hughes, developed a keener grasp of the web. Several days ago the magazine leaked the cover of the forthcoming issue — entirely white, in a nod to the Republican Party — and conservatives flipped out. Well, the story’s up and it’s a good… Read more »

Rand Paul’s Fascinating Refusal to Say ‘No’

On Thursday, Ben Shapiro of Breitbart News reported that “one of the reasons that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called “Friends of Hamas.”” So far, neither Breitbart… Read more »

The Boys on the Bus Got Lazy

I tried (I swear!) to abstain from a fourth Paul Ryan item, but this is too good to resist. The story of the morning is how the Romney campaign managed to keep the selection of Ryan a secret. The operatives are obviously pleased with themselves because they’re talking to anyone who will listen. As Michael… Read more »