December 3, 2002
Seeing how this is a pretty good day to do it

In the spirit of Christmas cheer inspired by my father, I have created my own wish list for this holiday season. When my father taught U.S. Hoystory at Santana High School, during the month of December he would write what he wanted for Christmas on the board -- encouraging his students to express their generosity. […]

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December 3, 2002
Having it both ways

Sen. John Kerry (Super-D - Mass.) kicks off his campaign for his party's 2004 presidential nomination by taking aim at the Bush tax cut. "The largest cost of the Bush tax giveaway will not be borne by any of us here today -- it will be paid for by our children. We're borrowing from Social […]

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December 3, 2002
Reading comprehension problem, or willful mischaracterization (aka lie)?

I was skeptical upon reading New York Times columnist Paul Krugman's latest column attacking the Wall Street Journal editorial page. [C]arping critics of the conservative movement have been known to say that its economic program consists of little more than tax cuts, tax cuts and more tax cuts. I may even have said that myself. […]

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December 2, 2002
Mark Steyn on Canadian/European anti-Americanism

It's columns like this one that make me want to be like Steyn when I grow up. Most Canadians and most Europeans are kind, gentle people but, Bush-wise, they're the ones who are mentally challenged. The "moron" line is simply inadequate: no rational person can believe a twice-elected Texas Governor, successful US President and overthrower […]

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December 2, 2002
And this guy was Clinton's economic adviser?

Gene Sperling had on op-ed piece in Sunday's Washington Post offering an alternative to the Bush Tax cut that Democrats would probably be well-advised to adopt. Democrats taking any position is a good thing in a democracy. But I do have to take issue with one of Sperling's statements as either: A) a scare the […]

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December 2, 2002
Another one bites the dust

The Washington Post's William Raspberry becomes the latest columnist to succumb to the simpleminded analogy that conservative Christians in the U.S. are like the Taliban -- only in a developmental stage. People for whom religion is the source of wisdom and truth, whose religious and civic lives are seamlessly connected, and who hold governmental authority […]

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December 1, 2002
Free speech, history and the courts

If you haven't read it, check out George Will's latest column on the Incumbent Protection Act, aka McCain-Feingold. Will points out that the purpose of McCain-Feingold, in the very words of its supporters, was to prevent negative ads run against them -- not to prevent the appearance of corruption. The NRA was one of the […]

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🧵Please indulge me more on this topic: Yesterday's Bloomberg article misrepresenting Thune's comments on entitlement reform is part of a broader issue:
Most media coverage of Social Security, Medicare & unsustainable debt has long been narrative-driven and, yes, dishonest. (1/)

More broken accountability at the International Fact-Checking Network (@factchecknet) and the @Poynter Institute.

The IFCN allows people to register complaints about the its stable of "verified" signatories to its code of principles. @Google and @YouTube $hould pay attention.

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