July 31, 2003
Patriot Act

I think there's been a lot of overhyped concern about civil liberties and the Patriot Act. The Weekly Standard's David Tell, explores some of the poor reporting regarding the Patriot act from (surprise) The New York Times.

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July 31, 2003
Biased British Corporation?

Is that what the BBC has become? Well, this account of their BBC World Service radio broadcast is evidence of. The author, journalist Denis Boyles, also makes a larger point about journalism as a whole that's worth remembering. "I was wrong." Of all the words in all the paragraphs in all the stories ever written […]

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July 31, 2003
More on Pryor

National Review's Byron York has more on the William Pryor nomination that I discussed earlier. York comes to many of the same conclusions I did, namely that Democratic senators are not anti-Catholic per se, but their use of the abortion litmus test has a de facto effect of barring orthodox Catholics, evangelical Christians, orthodox Jews […]

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July 31, 2003
There's a right way...

And a wrong way -- to teach. I guess I was fortunate (and smart) to attend a university where the purpose is to teach. Some of the more "upper-tier" universities, it appears, are more interested in name recognition then whether or not the students are learning. Don Luskin publishes a letter from a former student […]

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July 30, 2003
Missing Hope

I'm too young to have collected voluminous memories of the late, great Bob Hope. But I certainly enjoyed watching and reading many of the tributes to the man who probably had more influence on American comedy than any other. I particularly liked this article by Doug Gamble, one of Hope's writers. Hope's own wit was […]

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July 28, 2003
Phantom corrections don't fly in Mobile

Mobile Register editor Michael Marshall has banned New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd from the pages of his newspaper over the Times' refusal to acknowledge the "Dowdified" quote from President Bush: An opinion column by Maureen Dowd of The New York Times, published in the May 15 Mobile Register, should have quoted President Bush as […]

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July 28, 2003
Punk politics

I was sitting in the Vista In-N-Out burger last night hanging out with some friends when a group of punk teens came in. You know, the mohawk haircut kind. One fo them had his hair dyed all sorts of multicolored hues and in footlong spikes at every angle. The conversation turned to what sorts of […]

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July 26, 2003
Mark Steyn is a genius

Check out his latest: "BBC World News -- now with all content guaranteed sexed down." Good evening. Reports that the former Italian leader Benito Mussolini is "dead" and "hanging" "upside down" at a petrol station were received with scepticism in Rome today. Our "reporter" - whoops, scrub the inverted commas round "reporter", the scare-quotes key […]

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July 26, 2003
There's a right way, and a wrong way...

to handle the issue of free speech on campus. The wrong way is how Cal Poly has done it with regard to Steve Hinkle who is getting the book thrown at him for posting a non-offensive flier. The right way is illustrated by UC San Diego, which determined that a far more offensive publication was […]

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July 25, 2003
Religious beliefs and the judiciary

There's been a lot of hubbub on Capitol Hill in recent weeks over the nomination of Alabama Attorney General William Pryor to the federal Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Pryor, a devout Catholic, has outraged the Senate Judiciary Committee's minority democrats with his professed belief that Roe v. Wade was a horrible court […]

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Buttigieg is going with *we waited until it was safely over the ocean*, which demands that the question be asked "Why didn't you do this over the Bering Sea? Why did you let it cross America?"

If @jaketapper were a journalist, he'd ask.

He didn't.

Tapper is not a journalist.

Here's where I'm at with this.

Even if it was a weather balloon, even if it was an accident, even if Trump did it...what's the response to this question?

It *can't* be "to avoid provoking China" because Biden shot it down anyways.

Biden can't have it both ways. https://twitter.com/jasoninthehouse/status/1622038491218726913

Jason Chaffetz @jasoninthehouse

Mr. President, what is the answer to this question?

I continue to be annoyed by online media companies skimping on the copy editors.

If you disagree, we may feud over the issue.

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