It is yet again time for a regular entry on this blog, the cornucopia of links and quips on politics and related issues of interest that I have complied over the last week or so. Without further adieu:
Justice Stevens defends his majority opinion in the Kelo v. New London in a Wall Street Journal interview that references the decision as “his most unpopular opinion.” Jonathan Adler and Ilya Somin comment over at the Volokh Conspiracy.
News you can Use: Seven Dumbest Things Students do when Cramming for Exams
Paul Starr of the Post discusses why both Mitt Romney and President Obama face difficulties with health care reform in the 2012 election cycle.
Debra Saunders wonders about the absent-minded Energy Secretary Stephen Chu and the growing Solyndra scandal.
George Will reacts to the recent appellate decision upholding Obamacare and the individual mandate as a constitutional exercise of the Commerce Clause in the wake of the USSC taking up the issue for review and wonders: is there no limit on Congress’s powers?
Rich Lowry is down on Herman Cain.
The Washington Examiner isn’t impressed with President Obama’s GOTV efforts.
The Super Committee is looking positively ordinary. Who brought the kryptonite? They have 5 days to act and you can hear crickets chirp. This probably has something to do with one party thinking a supercommittee fail is a win.
UPDATE: The Super Committee declares failure. Now what a/b the automatic cuts? Leon Panetta has warned against them, but Obama has threatened to veto a rescension. Fun, fun times.
Hot Air notes a new poll that has Romney and Gingrich in a statistical tie…in New Hampshire?
Top 10 Most Overrated Actors/Actresses of All Time according to Ben Shapiro.
Should we throw them all out?
The National Labor Relations Board Zombie Apocalypse?
A cornacopia of links to the Climategate II e-mail scandal. Who knew science involved making sausage?
20 everyday items if they were designed by Batman.
One of the most important theories of American politics is Downs’ median voter theorem (MVT). But how important is it to “seize” the center in American presidential elections? Thomas Sowell argues not so much.