February 28, 2006
Cindy Sheehan comes to San Diego

And Lt. Smash is there.

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February 27, 2006
Iran and nukes

Monday's New York Times has an interesting op-ed piece by MIT political science professor Barry Posen. Normally I would find Posen's analysis pretty astute and convincing, however I can't come to that conclusion in this case. As for aggression, the fear is that Iran could rely on a diffuse threat of nuclear escalation to deter […]

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February 27, 2006
Deeply held beliefs

It wasn't uncommon back in the '70s and '80s for there to be pro-life Democrats -- Ted Kennedy was one, Dick Gephardt was another. However, as the parties polarized on the issue with Democrats becoming dominated by pro-choicers and Republicans by pro-lifers, politicians who wanted to further their careers found themselves re-evaluating their deeply held […]

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February 27, 2006
Give to the Salvation Army

The Washington Post reports today that the Red Cross isn't as good a steward with your donations as they should be. The American Red Cross paid consultants more than $500,000 in the past three years to pitch its name in Hollywood, recruit stars for its "Celebrity Cabinet" and brand its chief executive as the face […]

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February 27, 2006
Well, that's obviously not the solution

The New York Times does its readers a public service by pointing out that the Canadian health-care system -- often lauded by single-payer advocates here in the U.S. as a solution to the high prices of the American system -- is collapsing. VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 23 — The Cambie Surgery Center, Canada's most prominent […]

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February 26, 2006
Maybe soccer players need helmets

This story sounds almost too good to be true, but it probably is. England football captain David Beckham confessed he is befuddled by his six-year-old son Brooklyn's maths homework in an interview. Beckham, 30, admitted to being baffled when Brooklyn recently asked for help with a school assignment and had to turn to his former […]

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February 25, 2006
Crushing dissent

News came Friday that it appears that La Mesa councilmembers will not go forward with their threatened (loser of a) lawsuit against resident Chris Tanner. Score one for free speech. On the other hand, it appears that the politicians in Washington state want to outlaw politics -- seriously. A story from Saturday's Olympian reveals that […]

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February 25, 2006
Proof!

I've been saying it for years, but the Washington Post finally confirms it! (via Vikingpundit)

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February 25, 2006
New math

When New York Times columnist Paul Krugman makes a particularly outrageous assertion, it seems to find its way out from behind the TimesSelect curtain and onto the rest of the Internet. On Jan. 30, Krugman made just such an assertion, but to see the claim in a simpler light, check out Donald Luskin's analogy: Try […]

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February 23, 2006
Muhammed cartoons

It's a rare day that you get conservative talk show host Bill Bennett and liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz agreeing on just about anything, but there's one subject that can bring even those two together -- criticizing the cowardly American media. What has happened? To put it simply, radical Islamists have won a war of […]

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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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