Clinton, Rubio and the media

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For his first few years at The New York Times, columnist Paul Krugman was my punching bag. His dishonest, hack columns were perfect material for easy rabbit punches that had a devastating effect. My takedowns of his dishonest columns received widespread notice in a variety of national publications and in conservative Washington circles. Then the Times […]

Ignoring the news

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I follow National Journal columnist and former AP White House correspondent Ron Fournier on Twitter. Mainly for the entertainment value of a mainstream journalist attempting to keep up the façade that he’s an unbiased purveyor of truth holding all sides accountable. This morning, Tom Anderson responded to one of Fournier’s tweets noting the political sideshow that […]

Major Garrett’s last question of the Obama presidency

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CBS News’ Major Garrett had a question for President Obama at this morning’s news conference. It’s his last question of the Obama pressidency. For one brief moment, President Obama knew what it was like to be treated like a Republican politician…and he didn’t like it. *Update* And the palace guard strikes back! Science-denier Bill Maher […]

Obama’s bad deal

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President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and just about every other administration official repeatedly said over the course of the P5+1 negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program that “no deal is better than a bad deal.” That was a lie. Today, President Obama proudly announced that he’d made a deal with Iran that […]

Tragedy in South Carolina

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A mentally deranged young man (who will receive no notoriety by having his name mentioned here) went into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday night and shot an killed 9 people. This prompted the usual calls from the usual callers for more “common sense” gun regulations. I do not know how much longer we can […]

You didn’t build that

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Coming from the party of you didn’t build that and you didn’t earn that and tax cuts are giving money back to people (rather than taking less of something that was never the government’s in the first place, comes this bit of genius. Another accomplishment — Obama first President to have a Triple Crown winner […]

Stupid Facebook Posts

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I rarely post to my personal Facebook page. I’ll do it when traveling, or attending a concert or something similar, but I’m not a regular Facebook user. I look at Facebook to see what’s up with friends and family—travel, reading, concerts, kids, etc.—not politics. Some people—mainly former colleagues at newspapers—post political stuff. I have a […]

Democrats with Bylines

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The New York Times has one of the most talked-about stories on the Web this morning revealing that GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio and his wife have had 17 traffic tickets over the years. The presidential candidate, it is revealed in the 3rd paragraph, has had 4 tickets since 1997. His wife, in a serious blow […]

2nd Amendment Logic

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I always find it interesting to take some of the “logic” applied by gun-control advocates with regard to the 2nd Amendment and apply it to the First Amendment. This 2nd Amendment logic usually quickly devolves into something indistinguishable from a reductio ad absurdum. In California, the Calguns Foundation filed suit against California’s 10-day waiting period before ownership […]

Early-onset Alzheimer’s

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The New York Times’ house Republican David Brooks, a man of such strength of belief that he is swayed only by pants creases, made an interesting observation on last Friday’s PBS Newshour program. And I have my disagreements, say, with President Obama, but President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but […]