Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., essentially blamed sequestration for the deaths of more than a half-dozen Marines in a horrible training exercise accident. The Marine Corps fired back, accusing the Democrats' majority leader of “political posturing” on the victims' backs. And here we thought “despicable” could not be redefined. ... Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, has introduced legislation calling for a new design competition for the proposed Dwight Eisenhower memorial on Washington's National Mall. The original design, by architect Frank Gehry, has proven to be a disaster. Critics, including the Eisenhower family, say it's not representative of the career of the great general and Republican president. The sad thing is that millions of dollars already have been spent. It's time to get it right. After all, we're talking about Ike. ... A new Texas A&M study concludes that raising the minimum wage retards job creation. Additionally, the study says raising the government-dictated wage floor would not stimulate the economy. It's so simple and fundamental that even a “progressive” should be able to understand it. ... George F. Will notes that The New York Times' headline on this month's Conservative Political Action Conference story — “GOP divisions fester at conservative retreat” — would have, had it been a Democrat retreat, read, “Healthy diversity flourishes at the liberal conclave.” Throw another liberal on the fire, honey; it's getting hypocritical outside.
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