June 16, 2008
A second honest liberal

James Kirchick of the New Republic follows the lead of Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt. This may sound like ancient history, but it matters. After Sept. 11, President Bush did not want to risk allowing Hussein, who had twice invaded neighboring nations, murdered more than 1 million Iraqis and stood in violation of […]

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June 16, 2008
Obamanomics

Way back when the solvency of Social Security was more on the front burner of American political discussion, I criticized New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for changing his description of Social Security from one week to the next depending on political expediency. One week Social Security was a welfare program to help the poor, […]

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June 16, 2008
The political spectrum is a circle

Proof that the far left, embodied by historian Howard Zinn, and the far right, embodied by Pat Buchanan, are practically the same. Several months ago, Howard Zinn was on Dennis Prager's radio show and claimed that World War II was unnecessary. Now Buchanan has come out with a book with the same theory, and gets […]

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June 16, 2008
U.S. Open and oil exploration

The dearth of blogging over the past several days are directly attributable to the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines -- which Tiger Woods won in sudden death on the 19th hole of the day today. The San Diego Union-Tribune has been doing special sections for more than a week, and I was designing some of […]

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What kind of #consistency can we expect from the fact-checking professionals at PolitiFact?

The inconsistent kind (how it started, how it's going):

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New column: Newsom's electric cars nirvana collides with reality- CalMatters https://calmatters.org/commentary/2022/05/electric-cars-california-newsom/

This is clever framing to preserve the narrative without actually touching what’s at stake.

Here’s what the poll actually says:

📊 37% say abortion should be “always legal” (preserving Roe)
📊 60% say there should be limits on abortion (which would overturn Roe) https://twitter.com/meetthepress/status/1525821101749714944

Meet the Press@MeetThePress

BUT abortion is now center stage:

60% say abortion should be legal all or most of the time — the highest ever in our polls — versus 37% who say it should illegal all or most of the time.

And abortion has now become the TOP issue for single-issue voters.

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