Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Kevin Williamson neatly sums up my thinking on tomorrow night’s interminable listing of five year plans. SOTU: "The most nauseating display in American life — and I write that as someone who has just returned from a pornographers’ convention." — Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) January 19, 2015 Print this entry

CNN has the full text of Rubio’s speech. Print this entry

Ryan Statement on the State of the Union Address “Last year, the American people chose divided government. So this year, both parties have to make it work. We need to make progress on real solutions. We need to strengthen our economy. And we need to create jobs—because if we don’t, we’ll have a diminished future. […]

Now he tells us? President Obama: “We cannot look back years from now & wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security & our economy” — The White House (@whitehouse) February 13, 2013 For a man who has written two autobiographies, he has an amazing lack of self-awareness. Print […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jan 27, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Less government and shorter speeches, please Nobody sounds good reading a list of government programs (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) As I sit here writing this, the president of the United States […]

Man, that was a long one. But not the longest ever. As this handy-dandy chart points out, the longest State of the Union speech since 1966 was by President Bill Clinton in 2000. That speech clocked in at a whopping 1:28:49. Hard to believe he would keep his date waiting that long. Last night’s speech […]

Civility is boring! Who knew? It was way more invigorating when people cheered and shouted “You Lie!” Next time, rigorously separate the parties and give them cheerleaders with megaphones. Yes, boring SOTUs sometimes play well with the electorate. But what about the people who have to cover them? – Mickey Kaus Print this entry

Here’s Congressman Paul Ryan’s speech as it was prepared: REMARKS OF CONGRESSMAN PAUL RYAN (R-WI) – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERYHouse Budget Committee Hearing Room, Washington, DC January 25, 2011 Good evening. I’m Congressman Paul Ryan from Janesville, Wisconsin – and Chairman here at the House Budget Committee. President Obama just addressed a Congressional chamber filled […]