October 6, 2008
Barack Obama and William Ayers

CNN finally got around to looking into the relationship. What resulted was a report that shows the two have a much longer and deeper relationship than Obama's made it out to be. The question now is will Obama directly answer in-depth questions on the issue? Will Tom Brokaw ask? Don't hold your breath.

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October 6, 2008
Cloaking partisanship in fact-checking

National Review's Byron York makes a point that I've made previously and then takes it a step farther: The fact-checkers aren't neutral. It’s fair to say that John McCain has taken more heat from the fact-checkers than has Barack Obama, so much so that one prominent analyst has declared that “lies are more central” to […]

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October 6, 2008
An American Carol

I caught the late matinee showing of David Zucker's latest film "An American Carol" this afternoon. I'm pretty sure that I was the youngest person in the audience by at least a decade. In a case of not knowing your audience, the last trailer before the movie started was for Oliver Stone's upcoming anti-Bush movie […]

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October 6, 2008

It took me about four days to get through "Brisingr," the latest volume in young Christopher Paolini's "Inheritance" quadrilogy. Paolini made a splash several years ago with the first volume, "Eragon," written when he was only 16. Now Paolini is 24 and his writing has improved. The first book was well done -- likely a […]

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October 6, 2008
Who gets to vote?

I made a brief foray into talk radio yesterday. Coming home from running a couple of errands I made the mistake of flipping radio stations and I came across a local live talk show railing against taxes -- specifically, two local measures in East County. One is a proposed increase in the sales tax, the […]

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SENATOR CASSIDY: "Why doesn't the president care?"

YELLEN: "He cares very deeply."

CASSIDY: "Then where is his plan?"

YELLEN: "He stands ready to work with Congress."

CASSIDY: "That's a lie! A bipartisan group of senators have repeatedly requested to meet with him!"

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