Hacks all the way down

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The Washington Post decided to triple-down on its war on women by naming former GOP staffer and nobody Elizabeth Lauten as having the “Worst Week in Washington.” When I saw this on Twitter, I had a rather succinct response, that ended up leading the “Media” category on Twitchy for most of the afternoon. I’ll tell you […]

Restraining order

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So, Tuesday’s election was an ass-whupping of historic proportions. Of the “in-play” seats in the U.S. Senate, only New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen appears to have survived. In Virginia, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie came within a whisker of ousting Sen. John Warner in a race that appeared on absolutely no one’s radar. In […]

The Myth of Conservative Media Bias

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Late last week a funny thing happened. The Denver Post, which had twice endorsed Barack Obama for the presidency came out and urged a vote for GOP candidate Cory Gardner in the Colorado Senate Race. This is the journalistic equivalent of the legal doctrine of an admission against interest. It carries more weight than a National Review or Weekly […]

Everything old is new again

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Last week someone I follow on Twitter posted a link to this bit of dreck from the young liberal “thinker” Jonathan Chait over at New York magazine. The story is entitled “How Mitch McConnell Hacked American Democracy.” I’m guessing that this is a bad thing. The main gist of the piece appears to be that Senate Minority […]

Welfare, family and Scott Brown

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Let me start out by saying that I think there needs to be some sort of social safety net for Americans who find themselves out of work or  down on their luck. However, I think the one we have now is far too generous and we’ve reached a point where too many Americans are far […]

Things that make you go ‘hmmmm…’

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Try this one on for size: More voters trust the Democratic Party than the Republican Party on budgetary issues, according to the results of a new poll for The Hill — even though a strong majority actually prefer Republican fiscal policies. What could explain this strange phenomenon? The discrepancy would appear to be rooted in […]

What just happened?

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It’s been a week since the American people let their voices be heard, and apparently what they wanted was more economic malaise, free stuff and four more years of a holiday from reality. I must confess that I didn’t see it coming. I couldn’t understand how a (bare) majority of the American people could think […]

Partisan media

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I talked for about a half hour last week with one of my former colleagues at the San Diego Union-Tribune. The phone call was mostly about catching up with what had been going on in our lives and partly to discuss the goings-on at the paper. Tim Sullivan’s ouster was one subject of discussion, as […]

What if…

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Over at Sublime Bloviations, they’ve taken Politifact to the woodshed once again over a “Half-True” claim by President Obama that “Romney outsourced call center jobs to India.” I’ll summarize the situation for you. Back in 2004, when Romney was governor of Massachusetts, the legislature sent him a bill that contained a provision banning state contractors […]