Thursday, March 25, 2010

Quick Links

I'm still fighting off whatever crud this is that has had me sick all week. Today is the first day that I think I might possibly maybe live. Note the great optimism there.

At any rate, here are some quick links this morning:

Gitmo has been all in the news this week. Andy McCarthy has a must-read piece at NRO. Given that Bart Stupak sold out his health care vote for a worthless Executive Order, it's worth noting that the ExO that ordered the closure of Gitmo hasn't worked out so well.

On that same note, Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio have the story of a former Gitmo detainee released in December by the Obama administration to Afghanistan who has rejoined the Taliban.

Senate Republicans are making the Dems work harder for their reconciliation bill. They found language in the bill which doesn't fit the reconciliation requirements thus sending the bill back to the House. It doesn't really matter in the long run; we're still under Obamacare now. But, making them work harder for it is a small consolation. Senate Dems rejected 29 straight Republican amendments last night.

Karl Rove's WSJ column this week is all about what Republicans should do now, as it relates to Obamacare. He's looking to the fall.

I'm heading back to sick bay. I'll check back in later!


Tina said...

Sure hope you get to feeling better soon. That's dedication - blogging from sick bay!

Rove's article is great and I agree with all of his recommendations except allowing insurance to cross state lines. We need to hold the right of states to do their own regulation for their citizens' insurance needs - recalling what the Supreme Court did to states' right to protect their citizens against abusive credit card interest rates with anti-usury laws.

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Jim said...

Pat, take care of yourself. Hope you have some good chicken soup!