The University of Virginia rape story

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If you’re not familiar with the story, I commend to you this article by National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke. If I were teaching a journalism class today (as if any j-school faculty would have someone with my views), we’d spend a week on this story. What you would do as an editor when presented with […]

A few thoughts on Newtown

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I can’t imagine the pain the families of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting massacre are feeling. They’re in my thoughts and prayers. It takes a severe mental defect to contemplate the murder of 20 young children. Adam Lanza was a very sick man. The focus in the coming days, weeks and months […]

Voter fraud is easy

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Wow. I can’t believe this actually worked. James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas does it again That’s right. A poll worker was prepared to hand the ballot of the Attorney General of the United States to someone else. The guy didn’t even look like Eric Holder. If it’s that easy to get Holder’s ballot, it probably isn’t […]

Chemical crime

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No one ever tried to rob a gas station using incandescent bulbs. He took out the fluorescent bulb, smashed it on the desk and demanded cash, police said. The clerk refused to hand over any money and the would-be robber walked away. No word on whether OSHA was called or how the mercury contamination was […]

Fast and Furious

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Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before a House committee today to evade questions and responsibility for Operation Fast and Furious. The operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to allow straw buyers to smuggle guns into Mexico resulted in the deaths of more than 200 Mexican citizens and U.S. Border Patrol […]

Force of habit

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She apparently just got used to stealing from the taxpayers, she didn’t realize it’s only legal if you use the state’s taxing power. Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi has been charged with felony grand theft after allegedly being caught by security officers stealing nearly $2,500 in clothing from a San Francisco Neiman Marcus store. The 45-year-old Castro […]

Keys to victory

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I mentioned the “keys to victory” for Obama in 2012 a couple weeks ago. The key we’re watching this week is: Social unrest: There is no sustained social unrest during the term. I present you with Occupy Oakland.

Joe Biden, crime fighter

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Vice President Joe Biden the other day warned that murders and rapes would continue to rise unless the GOP passed President Obama’s Jobs Act. Biden, demagogue If Biden and his ilk were truly concerned about innocent people protecting themselves from crimes, then maybe instead of hiring “temporary” cops, everyone would be better off with tax […]

Free advice to politicians and attorneys

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Never, ever, ever send a “cease-and-desist” demand to a media outlet telling them not to cover a story. It never works, and then the newspaper or television station (or blog) then goes ahead and adds that to the story they were planning to run anyway. It makes you look desperate and ultimately foolish and impotent. […]

Is that a threat?

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Via James Taranto’s “Best of the Web Today” comes this beauty: President Obama should mandate, in an executive order, that all federal contractors obey the wage and hour laws already on the books. Because if they’re not obeying the law now, a sternly worded missive from the president is sure to fix it.