January 9, 2008
$4 a gallon gas

You may see the dreaded $4 per gallon gas mark reached sooner than you think -- because they're considering raising the gas tax to fund highway projects. A U.S. panel created to recommend ways to fund road construction plans to propose that federal gasoline taxes rise as much as 40 cents per gallon over five […]

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January 9, 2008

I'd apologize for the lack of blogging, especially with the debates over the weekend and yesterday's New Hampshire primary, but I've been crazy-busy with the work that currently pays real cash money. If I continue to work overtime at the current clip, then I might be able to buy this in 2040. That's Panasonic's 150-inch […]

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January 7, 2008
Define "unconstitutional"

If this is how they "think," then I wouldn't trust any of the members of The New York Times editorial board to edit an eye chart. Check out today's editorial on a Supreme Court case to determine whether or not lethal injection is a cruel and unusual punishment, banned by the Eighth Amendment. (Orin Kerr […]

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January 6, 2008
Pushing atheism

I saw this story from the Portland Oregonian after it came over the wires. It's a profile of Bill Hamilton, a sort-of atheist who famously proclaimed in an essay for Playboy magazine back in 1966 that God was dead. Reading the profile, it's really hard not to feel sorry for Hamilton -- a man of […]

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January 4, 2008
Business owners don't like unions

And that appears to be the case even when the business owner is a big time bleeding heart lefty like Wendy McCaw. A federal judge ruled last week that McCaw, the owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press, violated federal labor laws when she fired eight employees. The Santa Barbara Independent has a report on the […]

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January 4, 2008
It's the end of the world as they know it

You probably heard that The New York Times has decided to diversify the voices on its editorial page by adding Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol as a columnist. This has caused no end of consternation inside the liberal bubble because Kristol's hiring raises the number of conservative voices on that page to 1 1/2 -- […]

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January 3, 2008
Random thoughts on the Iowa caucuses

The results of tonights Iowa caucuses are in and the big winners are Sen. Barack Obama and former Gov. Mike Huckabee. My first thought is: Wait a minute! It's January 3rd for crying out loud. Sen. Hillary Clinton came in third. That's deep trouble for her. If she doesn't win New Hampshire now, then the […]

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January 2, 2008
But she has experience

One of Sen. Hillary Clinton's selling points has been that she has experience in the White House. Let's ignore for the next several months that she never held a security clearance while she was First Lady and that she was never in the room when foreign policy decisions were being made. In the wake of […]

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January 2, 2008
Your New Year's Fisking

I was going to tear into this insane New York Times editorial, but thankfully discovered John Hinderaker over at Powerline had already done it for me. Titled "Looking At America," the editorial focuses on the Bush administration's efforts to prevent terrorist attacks over the last six years. Some would look at that record and see […]

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🧵Please indulge me more on this topic: Yesterday's Bloomberg article misrepresenting Thune's comments on entitlement reform is part of a broader issue:
Most media coverage of Social Security, Medicare & unsustainable debt has long been narrative-driven and, yes, dishonest. (1/)

More broken accountability at the International Fact-Checking Network (@factchecknet) and the @Poynter Institute.

The IFCN allows people to register complaints about the its stable of "verified" signatories to its code of principles. @Google and @YouTube $hould pay attention.

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