Mid-Week Reading

27 May

newspaperMore on Sotomayor

An ideological choice
Gary Bauer, The Washington Times

Mr. Obama has told us what kind of judges he is seeking: judges who feel unconstrained by the plain language of the law or the text of the Constitution, judges who instead will act on their “empathy,” on their own sense of right and wrong. He wants judges who will legislate from the bench. That is the very definition of judicial activism.
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EDITORIAL: A judge too far
Nominating Sotomayor reveals the president’s true colors
The Washington Times

With his nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama has abandoned all pretense of being a post-partisan president. While he may like to think of himself as a thoughtful moderate soaring above the issues that divide America, his actions reveal what hides under that hopeful lining.
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Elsewhere…

Cheers For Cheney
Brent Bozell, TownHall

Dick Cheney clearly drives the liberal media nuts. As much as they’d like to bask in the glow of the new and glorious Obama Era, they simply cannot achieve that requisite state of nirvana with Cheney around. They spent eight long years packaging Cheney as some evil and deadly combination of Darth Vader and the Ebola virus. Now they can add to the descriptors a new title: Count Dracula. The man refuses to die.
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This insult to the Queen – the only living head of state who actually served in the war
Robert Hardman, Daily Mail

If you turn up in France on June 6, the 65th anniversary of D-Day – the invasion which really did win the war – you are in for a surprise. Because, if you did not know better, you would imagine that D-Day was all down to the Americans – with a little help from the French…No matter that the Queen is the only head of state alive who served in uniform during that war. No matter that her father’s British and Canadian troops stormed three out of the five Normandy beaches – codenamed Sword, Juno and Gold – while the Americans invaded two – Omaha and Utah.
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The Powell Doctrine
Cal Thomas, TownHall

Powell’s doctrine is a prescription for more Republican losses. The GOP has been declared prematurely dead before in 1964, ’76, ’92 and 2008. It revives when it remembers its principles, not when it abandons them or pretends they no longer matter in the pursuit of a self-defeating “big tent.”
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