Dan Calabrese

Dan Calabrese

Articles by Dan Calabrese:

Just about everyone newly insured under ObamaCare is on Medicaid

Welfare state. We all know about the problems ObamaCare has caused - people losing their coverage after being promised they wouldn't, premiums soaring, networks narrowing, prescriptions no longer covered, ER waits expanding, doctors leaving the profession, the web site crashing - yeah, you know all that, but, the ... continue reading

Real, working hoverboard will be waiting when Marty McFly arrives next year

Those boards don't work on water! You know we're not getting flying cars, not from an auto industry run by unimaginative automatons dependent on government for their survival. And we've got a ways to go to get to Jaws 19, although the holographic shark swallowing you up in the town square doesn't seem like a ... continue reading

Liberals attack First Amendment in Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas and Idaho

Speech isn't free if politicians don't like it. The Wall Street Journal has lately been performing a real public service by chronicling the efforts of Wisconsin lawmakers, prosecutors and some judges to basically obliterate the First Amendment as it pertains to political speech. No one has passed a law saying you ... continue reading

WSJ: ObamaCare 'cost controls' haven't, don't and won't

Oops! ObamaCare, officially known as the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, is a good example of how names politicians give to things often have little or nothing to do with the actual substance of the thing. You'd think from the name of the law - and from much of the Democrat rhetoric in support of the ... continue reading

Idaho city tells pastors: Celebrate gay weddings or face fines, jail time

Fascism. Bakers, photographers and florists are being forced to shut down their businesses unless they accede to demands that they join in the celebration of gay "marraiges," but so far no one has faced jail time for putting commitment to the Word of God ahead of the demands of homosexuals and their cultural ... continue reading

Party time in D.C.: Federal tax revenues top $3 trillion

In case you were wondering where your money went. Your congressman has it. You may be pinching pennies because cash is tight in the Obama economy of slow GDP growth, stagnant wages and high taxes. But you should be willing to be happy for others who have no such problem! Your congressman has plenty of money ... continue reading

To evade Obama censorship, press corps will try this thing called Google to send pool reports

The best and the brightest. The fact that the Obama White House tries to censor press reports is surely the most important angle to this story, but in commenting about it, I really can't get past the ineptness of the White House press corps that is necessary to even make such meddling possible. Pool reports are ... continue reading

Obama: Hey, I hugged and kissed the medical staff treating Ebola patients

See? Nothing to worry about. Here is the final word on Ebola safety. Barack Obama never does anything without carefully thinking through the potential negative consequences, right? The man who let Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi write his health care takeover bill, who prematurely pulled combat troops from Iraq, who ... continue reading

Actually there were lots of chemical weapons found in Iraq, says . . . the New York Times?

Not exactly a Bush vindication, but a reminder that no one was really giving us the whole story. The last thing you expect is for the New York Times to publish a story vindicating the Bush Administration report that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, thus justifying the invasion that overthrew him. ... continue reading

City of Houston subpoenas pastors' sermons to see if they're criticizing lesbian mayor

Unreal. We already told you earlier today that folks are willing to use the gay rights movement as a pretext to go after those who live by the Word of God. Then we were talking about some lunkhead at a Canadian tourism company. I bet you didn't think the attorneys for a major American city would ever try to ... continue reading

VIDEO: Pro-gay tourism company mocks job-seeker because she attended Christian college

"If I met God, I would f*** him." Canada's Bethany Paquette surely had no idea what a firestorm she was walking into when she applied for a job as a tour guide with Amaruk Wilderness Company. An experienced river-rafting guide, Paquette probably figured she had a lot to offer to a company like Amaruk. What she ... continue reading

Entire California town weirded out by mysterious creepy clowns

Bizarre. The normal ones are creepy enough. These things are just downright horrifying. Have fun, Bakersfield: Keep in mind, this expression of horror concerning these creepy clowns comes from a guy who loves David Lynch films. My stomach is not lacking in constitution. But clowns? Eh. I think it's bad ... continue reading

Even top U.S. general admits airstrikes-only war isn't stopping ISIS

Baghdad airport in jeopardy; Iraqis plead with Obama to deliver the help he promised. If the objective of the war against ISIS is to make sure that under no circumstances will Barack Obama ever break his promise to "not get us dragged into another ground war," then congratulations. The man is an absolute rock ... continue reading

Dallas nurse contracts Ebola from patient; protocols apparently not followed

Outbreak? This development does not mean we have some sort of Ebola epidemic. What it does mean, however, is that we really don't know as much as we think we do about how to contain it and prevent health care providers from contracting it. That is disconcerting not because it necessary means a huge outbreak is in ... continue reading

UAW publishing names of 'scabs' - aka people who don't want to join UAW

Intimidation. To those who buy the romanticized image of labor unions - those brave champions of the working man who work day and night to protect the best interests of just plain folks against the robber barons in the boardrooms and the plush corporate offices - it's hard to conceive of why anyone would not want ... continue reading

New York Times upset GOP talking about 'dark, unsafe world'

Stop scaring everyone! In case you hadn't noticed, radical Islamists are on the march in the Middle East, Russia is attacking its neighbors, Iran's nuclear ambitions are continuing unabated, Syria isn't really giving up its chemical weapons as it promised, children are being dumped onto our border, Venezuela is ... continue reading