The Thursday wrap
Townhall.com contributor Lurita Doan says President Obama's American Jobs Act contains a proposal for yet another group of czars. These would be the unelected, unconfirmed and Cabinet-undermining folks who actually would manage the proposed trillion dollars of federal funding for public infrastructure. All the more reason to limit the Obama Era of Bigger Government to one term. ... If all this czar business keeps up , can it be very long before the administration appoints a Czar for Lemonade Stands and sets up a new Twitter application to snitch on all those junior tax scofflaws• .... The Justice Department's own inspector general indicts the agency for extravagant spending on food. Think $16 for a single muffin. Think a single beef Wellington appetizer that cost $7.32. Think $5 for a single Swedish meatball. Just as bad, the IG suggests not much has improved since its last report in 2007. And this from the administration that insists on "soaking the rich." ... Even as the Obama administration ramped up its campaign to discredit Ron Suskind for some unflattering revelations about it in his new book, some in the White House were essentially confirming his accounts to other media. Oops, we guess not everybody got the "smear Suskind" memo.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Signs of steady U.S. economy: Pay, home sales up, unemployment applications down
- Friends, family, history lure natives back to Western Pennsylvania
- ’Tis the season to put retailers in the black
- Puppies’ eyes glued shut, South Huntingdon animal shelter says
- Excela, Pitt-Greensburg team on legacy videos for those in twilight of lives
- Steelers veteran linebacker Harrison focused on stretch run
- Mt. Pleasant plan has no call for tax increase
- Smartphones expected to overtake desktops for holiday shopping
- Keystone Bakery closes Greensburg store
- Artis leads Pitt to lopsided victory over Cornell
- Crosby scores twice, Malkin delivers OT goal as Penguins beat Blues