May 24, 2007
Journalists and science

Journalists get math wrong -- a lot. I used to joke a lot that I was probably the only journalist in the world who had taken multi-variable calculus. Then I found out that OpinionJournal.com's James Taranto had too. (For the record: It's been nearly 16 years since I took the course. I passed, with a […]

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May 24, 2007
Earmark reform

One of the other things Democrats promised in 2006 was greater disclosure and curbing of runaway earmarks -- a practice created by the Democrats, but turned into a streamlined machine by the Republicans. (Do you think this paragraph will get metaphor alert treatment from OpinionJournal.com?) Well, Rep. David Obey (D-Wis.), has decided to add a […]

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May 24, 2007
Congressional ethics ... *snicker*

The House passed "lobbying reform" tonight. Chief among the reforms is a measure that requires lobbyists to disclose how much money they solicit from friends and business associates on behalf of a candidate. The so-called “bundling” bill was steeply resisted by pro-business Democrats and minority members who worried it would discourage lobbyists from helping to […]

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It is now an inevitability that whatever the story, however complex its details, members of the American press will react by announcing who must be forbidden to speak going forward. https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/11/when-journalists-become-speech-police/

Rep.-elect John James (MI) and Rep.-elect Wesley Hunt (TX) are close friends and are first two Black graduates of West Point to enter Congress. They are even from the same class! Both Republicans. No surprise there have been almost zero national media profiles of either or both.

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