Wednesday's notes & links
From U.S. News and World Report we get Michael Barone's predictions for the November elections. Bottom line: He expects a very slim Dem majority in the House of Representatives.
The New York Sun while acknowledging the various imperfections of the Republicans gives a thoughtful endorsement to them retaining control of the House and Senate.
Jay Ambrose of the Examiner sums up the choice for angry conservatives thusly:
OK, fine, go ahead and throw the bums out in two weeks. Send Republicans scurrying as you put Democrats in control of the Senate and House, but don’t then expect balanced budgets, an improved economy, more concern for the poor, greater security from terrorists or greater respect and care for precious rights the left has been trying to subvert for decades now.Regardless of our dissatisfaction with Republicans on various issues we must remember that Democrats would be far worse.
Dr. Mary Davenport who is an obstetrician and gynecologist wrote in the American Thinker about Michael J. Fox' dishonest ads for Democrat candidates in several states.
The implicit claim that research based on new embryos is “the most promising” is absurd, completely unsupported by the scientific literature, and an insult to voters, based as it is on the assumption that they are incapable of understanding the issue. Too stupid to tell the difference, is the elitist assumption underlying this campaign.The mainstream media would never let you know that in addition to being morally reprehensible, embryonic stem cell research has yielded no benefits.
Flim-flam is a charitable description. Why would federally-funded research be more promising than state- and privately-funded research? And on what possible basis can the claim be made that embryonic stem cell research is more promising than adult stem cell research?
The plain fact is that embryonic stem cell research is proving to be a bust. There are currently 72 therapies showing human benefits using adult stem cells and zero using embryonic stem cells.
William F. Buckley looks at Nancy Pelosi and her comments on 60 Minutes the other night.
Front Page Magazine has an interesting interview today with Joseph C. Phillips. Phillips is the author of a new book titled "He talk like a white boy." The title comes from a comment from a classmate when he was younger because he raised his hand in class and responded to the teaching with proper English.