Conservative Wanderer

“A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill.” — Ronald Wilson Reagan

Conservatives, Forget Impeachment. Focus On Education

In the wake of new Benghazi information, IRS-gate, and the DOJ’s snooping on both AP and FoxNews reporters, many conservatives are starting to talk about impeachment. I take a back seat to few in my conservatism (see the rest of this blog for evidence), but I think attempting impeachment is a terribly bad idea.

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Democrat Senator Baucus: More to come on IRS-gate

One would think that when a Democratic Senator speaks out about IRS-gate, he’d be covering his own tail. Max Baucus, however, has a newfound reputation for calling a spade a spade, so when he says there’s more and possibly worse revelations about the IRS coming, I tend to sit up and listen.

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An Open Letter To Senator John Cornyn

Earlier today, Senator Cornyn posted an article entitled “Is This America or China?” on National Review Online.

I’ve dropped a couple of comments in the comment thread there, but I think I’m going to write a longer response to the Senator here. I intend to email his office to let them know about this, and I’ll let everyone know if I get any response.

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Another Obama Administration Official Resigns Amid Scandal

This time, it’s all about a really big party in Las Vegas in 2010:

The General Services Administration’s inspector general issued a 16-page “management deficiency report’’ on Monday outlining its findings concerning the 2010 Western Regions Conference in Las Vegas. The report concluded that the five-day event for 300 attendees in October 2010 at the M Resort Spa Casino cost more than $822,751.  It added that many expenditures were “excessive and wasteful.”

In the wake of the report, the head of the GSA resigned and two of her deputies were fired. (The GSA is  the federal agency that manages U.S. government buildings.)

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Another Green Boondoggle Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

This is, what, about the eleventy-dozenth “green energy” company to go under despite the Obama administration’s subsidies?

A California solar energy company that was unable to meet a deadline for an Energy Department loan guarantee last year has sought bankruptcy protection in Delaware.

Solar Trust of America’s Chapter 11 filing on Monday listed assets between $1 million and $10 million, and liabilities between $10 million and $50 million.

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Search For Carbon Offsets Pushing Poor Africans Off Farms

Hey, they should be happy to do their part to help lefties feel good about themselves, right?

According to a report released by the aid group Oxfam on Wednesday, more than 20,000 people say they were evicted from their homes here in recent years to make way for a tree plantation run by a British forestry company, emblematic of a global scramble for arable land.

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