How tough is it to prove malice?

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Washington lobbyist Vicki Iseman filed suit today against The New York Times over the February 21 hit piece that alleged she was carrying on an extramarital affair with GOP presidential candidate John McCain. The 36-page complaint charges that the story implies an “unprofessional relationship” between Iseman and McCain. Both Iseman and McCain denied any improper […]

Nanny state at work

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An 86-year-old World War II vet has managed to get a busybody from California’s nanny state on his back. Shasta County health officials are cracking down on an 86-year-old disabled World War II veteran who has been selling homemade fruitcakes for more than a decade. The Department of Environmental Health cites an obscure law banning […]

This week's sign of the apocalypse

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The New York Times has come in for a lot of criticism over the years here at Hoystory and the paper has earned every pixel. But that doesn’t mean that all criticism of the Gray Lady is valid, so here’s the post where I defend the Times. The Times attacker is Charles Kaiser over at […]

If it's not close, they can't cheat

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It looks like Al Franken may very well manage to steal Minnesota’s Senate seat from Norm Coleman. I encourage you to check out this article by John Lott which has various visual aids — the ballots themselves — which demonstrate the depth of the thievery. For example, who gets this vote: You can see on […]

Truth hurts

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The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof discovered that liberals are generally less generous than their conservative counterparts. This holiday season is a time to examine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, but I’m unhappy with my findings. The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy. Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous […]

Paulson's blank check

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President Bush announced Friday that he would be making $13.4 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program to bailout General Motors and Chrysler. During brief remarks at the White House, President Bush said in normal times he would have not been in favor of preventing a bankruptcy of the two companies. But the current state […]

Warren Derangement Syndrome

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I mentioned the lefty blogosphere’s outrage at the invitation Pastor Rick Warren received from Barack Obama to give the invocation at Obama’s inauguration. But it wasn’t just the lefty blogosphere, the Christian left also decided to weigh in. Courtesy of Christopher Johnson over at the Midwest Conservative Journal, we have Episcopal Bishop John Chane. I […]

The rage of the left

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President-elect Barack Obama has announced that he has asked Fred Phelps to give the invocation at the presidential inauguration Jan. 20. The left side of the blogosphere — the Obamaniacs who got him elected — are apoplectic. Wait a second. It appears I got the name wrong. No, Obama invited Rick Warren, author of the […]

Reality beckons

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Buried on page A32 of today’s New York Times (according to Tom Maguire) is word that the generals President Bush put in charge of winning the war in Iraq won’t be taking Barack Obama’s 16-month withdrawal timetable as gospel — and Obama’s apparently OK with that. A new military plan for troop withdrawals from Iraq […]