October 25, 2007
It must be one of those optional taxes

Jim Abrams, Associated Press reporter, lead paragraph of his story: The House's top Democratic tax writer outlined a $1 trillion plan Thursday to eliminate the alternative minimum tax and ease the tax burdens of most people by asking the rich and some companies to pay more. Asking? So, they don't have to pay it if […]

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October 25, 2007
The cover-up is blown

The Drudge Report yesterday briefly posted a transcript of a conversation between fabulist Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp and editors at The New Republic [Transcript: Pt. 1, Pt. 2 -- PDF format] along with documents from the Army's official investigation. [PDF format] Drudge ended up pulling it down, but not before the information was out, and […]

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October 25, 2007
So, there's me, Surber and some anonymous woman

Over at PoynterOnline, Distinguished Fellow Butch Ward has an article up about newsroom safety. No, it's not a warning against sticking your fingers into a spinning press. Several years ago during a leadership seminar at Poynter, one of the participants approached me during a break. "Can I tell you something about myself?" she asked. "Sure," […]

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October 25, 2007
Southwick filibustered

I know you're thinking I've got the story wrong, but Judge Leslie Southwick was filibustered yesterday on his way to finally winning Senate confirmation to a seat on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. You can find a list of the 35 senators who filibustered Southwick here. Yes, you're a smarty. You know that it […]

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Perfectly said: “It’s not that the statue had become unworthy of the museum. It’s that the museum had become unworthy of the statue. “ https://www.nysun.com/editorials/theodore-roosevelt-back-to-the-badlands/91960/

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