Dan Calabrese

Dan Calabrese

Articles by Dan Calabrese:

White House: Come to think of it, never mind that whole taxing 529 college savings thing

Down in flames. If the challenge is to come up with good policy ideas, the crew at the Obama White House are not your people. Of course, you already know that. But if the challenge is to find the most creatively hilarious rationalizations for backing down from horrible ideas, then you have to hand it to them. ... continue reading

Scott Walker forms committee for presidential bid

It's on. This is not a guarantee that he's running, but it's a necessary step leading up to running. After stealing the show in Iowa this past weekend, impressing the boss and getting raves from Rush Limbaugh, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is making it semi-official in a preliminary sort of way that he's in the ... continue reading

Army to charge Bowe Bergdahl with desertion

Surprise. I say it's a surprise not because the charges don't make sense. They obviously do. But after the commander in chief dealt away five Gitmo detainees for him, and talked up the virtue of his service and all that, didn't you basically expect them to whitewash the pesky little problem of his walking away ... continue reading

Latest Obama executive order: 12 million acres of ANWR now off limits

Screw you, Alaska. About a third of all the jobs in Alaska are connected to oil exploration and development. And the ability to keep the oil industry vibrant in Alaska is very much dependent on the Trans-Alaska pipeline. So you'd think an administration that claims to be about keeping good jobs viable would have ... continue reading

NYT's Nicholas Kristof launches passive/aggressive attack on dead friend, then whines over lack of 'empathy'

Bizarre. I don't recommend that you read the New York Times op-ed page much, especially if you're not accustomed to dealing with completely bizarre thinking. For example, Rob and I enjoy the cinematic work of David Lynch, so having undergone training watching strange characters like Dennis Hopper's Frank Booth ... continue reading

Drone from God-knows-where lands on White House lawn

Too strange for fiction. At least it didn't run through the front door of the White House and into the East Room while Secret Service agents figured, no worries, the shrubs will stop it. Because that would never happen. Oh . . . CBS News was one of the first to report it: The good news in this particular ... continue reading

Obama wants to start taxing 529 college savings withdrawals, but only after exempting his own

It's good to be king. One of the less talked-about proposals President Obama offered this week was to take away the tax-exempt status of 529 college savings plans. These very popular plans allow parents to defer income - before it's taxed - into savings accounts to then be withdrawn, also tax-free, to use for ... continue reading

Obama refusing to meet with Netanyahu during his March visit to U.S.

And in ever better news for Bibi, Kerry won't meet with him either. Now you know: The guy who is happy to throw the Constitution in the shredder if Congress won't give him his way about pretty much anything at all is officially upset because Congress breached "protocol" by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ... continue reading

German 'far right' leader out after posting photo of self looking like Hitler

Clown move, bro. Pro tip: Thinking about doing your hair and moustache like Hitler and posting a photo on social media? Oh, and you're the leader of some sort of political movement? In Germany? Do I really need to say it? Apparently, if you're Lutz Bachmann (no relation to Michele as far as we know . . . sorry, ... continue reading

DOJ won't charge Darren Wilson with civil rights crime

Unless Holder overrules his own prosecutors. The media narrative about the Michael Brown shooting came apart pretty quickly, especially after the St. Louis County grand jury reviewed the evidence and recognized that Officer Darren Wilson had a very legitimate reason to fear for his life in the confrontation. That ... continue reading

Just so you know: Obama's 'middle class economics' means wealth redistribution

And it's never worked. And it never will. Nothing actually happened in the news last night, but there was a speech by a guy who likes to make them in lieu of actually governing. A lot of people watched it for whatever reason. The State of the Union address hasn't been a serious exercise in governance for a long ... continue reading

AP: Hillary's allies will eventually figure out what she will pretend to believe on economy

If it gets her elected, then she will believe it. Or say she does. Every discussion of a potential Hillary Clinton candidacy must start with an understanding of this fact: There is no rationale for a Hillary Clinton presidency that has anything to do with the country needing her leadership or her abilities, which ... continue reading

Seahawks' quote of MLK cues massive freakout

Perspective, people. There's nothing new about athletes and their teams quoting inspirational figures, especially at a time when they've overcome great odds to achieve something. That's been going on for as long as sports have been with us. But a newer phenomenon is coming against it, and that's the ... continue reading

Obama's troll proposal of the week: Raise taxes through the roof!

The president he always wanted to be. Barack Obama said shortly after the Republican sweep in November's mid-term elections that he now felt liberated to be "the president he always wanted to be." Huh? How could that make sense when the other party now controlled both houses of Congress and Obama could never get ... continue reading

Climate scientist Dr. Roy Spencer lays the smack to '2014 warmest year ever' nonsense

Truth. Dr. Roy Spencer is a real problem for global warmists. They can't say he's not a climate scientist, because he is. They can't accuse him of taking oil industry money, because all the funding he's ever received has come from the U.S. government - including his work with NASA, NOAA and the Department of ... continue reading

'The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven' says he made the whole thing up

Of course he did. Any discerning Christian should have known that. A lot of Christians are disappointed today because Alex Malarkey, who was the subject of the book The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, has now admitted he made up the story of his brief visit and return from Heaven. If you ask me, it's themselves ... continue reading