“This land ain’t your land”

Mark Steyn …I’ve never had much use for that old Commie Woody Guthrie, and I’ve always resisted suggestions that his ghastly jingle be upgraded to official status. But, after the sheer vindictive pettiness of the last week, it’s certainly a fine anthem for the...

No mass for you!

IBD: The Shutdown: Federal closure threatens to bar priests not on active duty from conducting services on military installations or from ministering on base, and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so. The latest Obama shutdown shame is the news that,...

shutdown theater

John Stossel: …Bureaucrats, acting like bullies, protest the partial closures by doing things like cutting off access to public parks — even privately funded ones. Federal cops block access to outdoor war memorials and much of Mt. Rushmore. They block access to...

Pettiness writ large

From Sam, who is working as a civil engineer: The fed shutdown really is petty. The USGS has an automated script to calculate the seismic values you use to design a building, and they shut it down. Can’t let that code be working, now can we? Kids can’t get to school...