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Conservatives like to recall a New York Times headline and article expressing wonder that an increase in prison construction and a decrease in crime rates were occurring simultaneously. In the same category belongs an article in today's paper under the headline "In New Budget, Britain Sticks to a Path of Austerity, Despite Slowing Growth." Gee, you mean growth is slowing, so they try to fix the problem by reducing government spending? What will those crazy Brits think … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Waste, Politics, Tea Party Movement

'Former neo-Nazi becomes leftist after sex change'

Thanks to reader J. D. for sending in the headline of the day year: Greg Pollowitz Read more Complete'Former neo-Nazi becomes leftist after sex change' … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

PolitiFact: Obama's 'Full Flop' on Libya

Can President Obama complete a full flip-flop from what he said as a candidate? Yes, he can! Politifact: So where does this leave us? In 2007, Obama was adamant that the president did not have the power to authorize an attack if there was no imminent threat to the U.S. But now he has authorized just such an action. Full Flop. Whole post here. Greg Pollowitz Read more CompletePolitiFact: Obama's 'Full Flop' on Libya … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

Can the GOP Stack Up Against Bob Casey Jr.?

Two interesting bits of political news out of Pennsylvania today . . . The first is that Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods, is talking to Keystone State Republicans about taking on Sen. Bob Casey Jr. in 2012. Stack has been a minor donor to the GOP in recent years. He is also among the very few potential senatorial candidates to ever be mentioned as one of the most influential figures in the sport of basketball. The second is that Rep. Patrick Meehan, a Republican, may already have a potential challenger . . . in his former press secretary: The Pennsylvania political website PoliticsPA.com reported that Meehan's former spokesman Jack Stollsteimer is seriously considering running against his old boss next year — as a Democrat. Stollsteimer goes back many years with … Read entire article »

Filed under: Political Campaigning

With Obamacare, Will Kind Early Words Be Regretted?

It's not quite a Charlie Crist–level symbolic embrace of Obama, or on par with the thorny individual mandate of Romneycare, but once and perhaps future senator George LeMieux of Florida — increasingly seen as a likely candidate for the seat currently held by Bill Nelson in 2012 — can probably expect some grief over comments early in his term that suggested an openness to the exchanges created under Obamacare: Florida Senator George LeMieux said today he likes the sound of President Obama’s proposal for creating health-care “exchanges” to help small businesses and individuals form groups to get better insurance rates. LeMieux, just minutes after taking the oath of office, had a brief press conference in the Capitol in which he praised some aspects of Obama’s speech on Wednesday and expressed skepticism about … Read entire article »

Filed under: Political Campaigning

Obama, Bringing His Signature Flexibility to War in Libya

This morning's Jolt features the anniversary of Obamacare and the strange signals of an upcoming coup by Vice President Biden, but it begins with Libya: Odyssey Dawn, the Obamacare of Military Operations You’ve probably already read this post by Victor Davis Hanson, but if not, go now; on paper, military action to prevent a massacre and hit a dictator who has supported and ordered terror attacks against Americans in the past ought to be easy to support. But this administration manages to take even this and make it feel overcomplicated, internally divided, confused, contradictory, and emanates this aura of anxiety-inducing rhetorical muddle that suggests the folks at the top are making it up as they go along. For starters, apparently Gaddafi doesn’t have to go now? Politico: “President Obama indicated on Tuesday that Muammar … Read entire article »

Filed under: Political Campaigning

She's One of Those Rahm-Hillary-Alan-Keyes-Style Residents

I don't think district residency is a particularly big deal if a candidate has some other connection to a district, e.g., they work there on a daily basis and live just across the district line. But I'm sure some New York Republicans will have fun with this: Kathy Hochul, the Democrat running in the special election in New York's 26th congressional district, does not live in the district. She'll take on Jane Corwin, who lives in Clarence, New York, which is indeed inside the district, at least as the lines are currently drawn. Jim Geraghty Read more CompleteShe's One of Those Rahm-Hillary-Alan-Keyes-Style Residents … Read entire article »

Filed under: Political Campaigning

Re: “Judicial Engagement” or Government by Judiciary

Treating Matt’s post less as a partial dissent than as a friendly amendment on a point that I should have elaborated, I happily accept it. My core point remains that judicial restraint is not equivalent to judicial abdication and that a faithful practitioner of judicial restraint may well have occasion to determine that a law is unconstitutional. Ed Whelan … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Constitution, From the Bench

The Evil Empire: Them Googlers Act Fast

After ICECAP posted this item, noting Google’s activism and hiring as an adviser an academic whose name and address pop up with some frequency in the ClimateGate emails, Google flagged ICECAP’s website with this warning, discouraging traffic: This site may be compromised. ICECAP host Joe D'Aleo who brought this to my attention assures me this was not the case until now. So not only are they global-warming activists, but they fit in with that crowd in every way. One more reason to go elsewhere for your searching. Chris Horner Read more CompleteThe Evil Empire: Them Googlers Act Fast … Read entire article »

Filed under: Global Warming Hoax

Libyan War, Quickly To The Backburner

As deceptive as the activist old media can be, nobody will accuse them of being total idiots. Barack Obama has stepped in it and the media will do everything it can to hide the smell. They are hoping and praying (if they pray) for other stories that can knock the Libyan War off the headlines—they know […] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

Straw Men, Sheep, and Storytelling: Media Matters Trains Progressives to Deceive the Public

The Washington Post deserves credit for letting some embarrassing material slip into this story about Media Matter’s efforts to train progressives for TV appearances: The morning was dominated by a PowerPoint presentation by Drew Westen, the Democratic message guru and author of “The Political Brain.” Westen, wearing a boxy jacket, glasses and suspenders, […] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

Talking Points Memo Gives Crash Course in Bad Journalism

Oh, how the serious liberal journalism sites have fallen. For years, the award-winning Talking Points Memo has been one of the most respected sites in the liberal blogosphere for their well researched investigative journalism. I subscribed to their email newsletter TPM DayBreaker and this morning’s lead story is called The New Spin: The White House Would […] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

Smoking Gun: After Abu Ghraib Obsession, MSM AWOL on ‘Obama Ghraib’

Before Americans took control of Abu Ghraib after invading Iraq, Saddam Hussein had used the prison to torture and murder political detainees. Reports say as many as 4,000 murders were committed there. There are numerous accounts of prisoners being found with missing limbs, limbs that were perhaps fed to one of the Ba’athist […] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

An Inside Look at the Israeli and Palestinian Conflict

Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Portugal’s need for a bail out, then Captain Neta Gerri of the Israeli Defense Force talks about the possibility of a new Gaza war, the conflict with the Palestinians, and more. We’re brought to […] Read more CompleteAn Inside Look at the Israeli and Palestinian Conflict … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics

The UAW’s Mid-East Model? UAW’s King Recruits Global Activists to Assault Foreign Automakers

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the United Auto Workers’ Bob King thinks he’s just the union boss to make a go of it. With negotiations about to start with the Big Three American auto companies (two of which are UAW-owned), King is ramping up his rhetoric against the CEO of the only automaker […] Read more CompleteThe UAW’s Mid-East Model? UAW’s King Recruits Global Activists to Assault Foreign Automakers … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics

Union v House Republican Showdown Scheduled for Next Week

Ever since Obama was sworn in, obscure federal agencies have been churning out pro-labor, anti-worker rulemakings in an attempt to reverse declining unionization numbers. Indicative of this unionization through regulation strategy is the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) minority rule decision promulgated in 2009. Read more CompleteUnion v House Republican Showdown Scheduled for Next Week … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics

Factory Orders Drop…Unexpectedly, Dashing Hopes For Rebound

Once again, the headline on a financial story reads: unexpectedly. At what point do we conclude the economists relied upon for these projections are worthless, as they never appear to expect what’s going to happen? US factory orders drop unexpectedly Lower demand for machinery and defense equipment prompted a fall in US factory orders in February, the […] Read more CompleteFactory Orders Drop…Unexpectedly, Dashing Hopes For Rebound … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics

Google, Wisconsin, and Distributional Coalitions

Over the past month, Google made waves with the announcement that it has tweaked its search algorithms to penalize ‘content farms.’ These are “low quality sites whose main goal is to attract search traffic by piling up (mostly) useless content.” The lesson from Google is simple: no system devised by the mind of man is […] Read more CompleteGoogle, Wisconsin, and Distributional Coalitions … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics

You Wanna Know Why Detroit Is A Corpse?

Glenn Reynolds links to the following: WHO KILLED DETROIT? Sure, a lot of the blame goes to a generation of bad management. But the main reason for Detroit’s decline is the greed of the industry’s main union, the UAW, which priced the Big Three out of the market. If you want some insight as to why Detroit is […] Read more CompleteYou Wanna Know Why Detroit Is A Corpse? … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics

UPDATE: Ed Schultz quest to pee on Fox News continues

Back in November, I reminded Ed Schultz that his bold guarantee to ‘kick Fox’s ass’ by the 2010 mid-terms didn’t quite come to fruition. Using Ed’s own ratings methodology, he lost to Bret Baier by the narrow margin of 84 million viewers. A Blaze reader (you have to love this thought process) decided to email that article, titled “FAIL: Ed Schultz prediction goes down in flames”, directly to big Ed himself. Strangely, Ed replied within minutes. The quick response made it appear as though he doesn’t get a lot of viewer email. Anyway, here’s what he said: “We will get there…I’ve been here 20 months..we have delivered the best numbers msnbc has ever had in this time slot…ever ! Glad you are watching the numbers…I will save your email..ed Sent from my (Ed’s) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics