Amateur theologians

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The debate over the which Syrian refugees (if any) and how many of them to bring to the United States has brought out a cadre of amateur theologians—many of whom darken the doorway of a house of worship only for weddings and funerals—quick to tell us exactly WWJD when it comes to public policy. The […]

The Syrian Refugees

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In the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris that left more than 100 dead, President Obama has decided that it is a good time to reemphasize his plan to bring 200,000 Syrian refugees to America over the next two years. This despite the fact that at least one of the Paris terrorists entered […]

The Hacks at Politifact

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The self-proclaimed fact-checkers at Politifact have really had a banner day today, publishing two flawed fact-checks that betray their partisan leanings. The hacks at Politifact aren’t even trying anymore. First, reporter Emma Hinchliffe and her editor Matt Schwartz go out of their way to find a way to cast doubt on the statement by Texas […]

Fact Checking Frauds

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Those who read this site regularly (when I actually do post) will note that my disdain for self-proclaimed media “fact checkers” runs wide and deep—with good reason. Fact Checking Frauds Last week the Washington Post “fact checker” Michelle Ye Hee Lee decided to exercise her liberal hack muscles and look into GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s […]

Heinlein’s advice

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Back in the 2008 primary season I wrote a short post featuring sci-fi author Robert Heinlein’s advice on how to vote without needing to do extensive research on a candidate’s political positions, history, etc. If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you […]

Carly on California’s Drought

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Newsbusters highlighted some common sense on the part of GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” this morning. Host Chuck Todd presented Fiorina with the common, accepted liberal wisdom that climate change is contributing to the drought and wildfires that are plaguing her home state of California. As Fiorina noted, droughts […]

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 […]

Media bias illustrated

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Over the weekend, the Associated Press once again demonstrated that 99 percent of journalists (visual and otherwise) give the other 1 percent a bad name. Photographer Charlie Neibergall and, one would presume a photo editor, sent a series of photos like this one over the AP wire. This from the same AP that regularly transmitted […]

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 […]

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 […]