January 15, 2009
Partisan, not principled

I often use the construction in the headline to refer to The New York Times editorial page. Most notably, I refer to that page's double-standard when it came to the use of the filibuster against judicial nominees. When filibusters were threatened (not executed) against nominees of President Bill Clinton, the page decried the practice. When […]

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January 15, 2009
"Media analysis" from the left

Courtesy of Guy Benson over at National Review's "Media Blog" comes this hilarious analysis of the performance of Air America vs. Fox News in 2008. When I read Benson's bit, I thought that he must've been making this up. He wasn't. In 2008, former Air America host, Al Franken was elected the next Senator from […]

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January 14, 2009
Are we fighting to win?

The Washington Post published this article that paints a very disconcerting attitude displayed by the incoming Obama administration with regard to the war in Afghanistan. President-elect Barack Obama intends to sign off on Pentagon plans to send up to 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, but the incoming administration does not anticipate that the Iraq-like […]

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January 14, 2009
Lousy refs

Hoystory Sr. has season tickets to the San Diego State men's basketball team. I attend the games when I can. I attended last Saturday's victory over Utah, but it's things like this that make me wonder if you have to fail an IQ test to be a Mountain West Conference official. This didn't affect the […]

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January 13, 2009
The New York Times' editorial decisions

While the newspaper industry is going through a downsizing the likes of which haven't been seen since the advent of television, The New York Times continues to do things that devalue its brand. The latest "what were they thinking?" move was their decision to hire U2 front man Bono to write Op-Ed columns. The first […]

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January 12, 2009
CNN's cover-up part 2

There's a good discussion going on down in my original CNN cover-up post. One bit of it I've squelched because I'm really sick of stupid. For some follow-up, I encourage you to read these two posts (Post 1, Post 2) from Bob Owens over at Confederate Yankee going into some of the details which show […]

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January 12, 2009
Inequal justice

From Sheboygan, Wisc., comes these two crime items: Wednesday: 17-year-old boy charged with felony for allegedly having sex with his 14-year-old girlfriend. Thursday: 17-year-old girl charged with misdemeanor for allegedly having sex with her 14-year-old boyfriend. The maximum term for the female: 9 months. The maximum term for the male: 25 years. Here's the "logic" […]

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January 10, 2009
Illinois politics

Via Jim Geraghty comes a buried lede in an Associated Press dispatch regarding Rod Balgojevich-appointed Sen. Roland Burris: [Burris] also said he closed his 2002 campaign for governor without repaying a $1.2 million loan to a businessman who also made contributions to Blagojevich. Burris, a former state attorney general, said he'd never been asked to […]

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January 9, 2009
All about appearances

On principle, I think that prohibitions on lobbyists taking jobs in government agencies they once lobbied are unnecessary. While there may be concerns about where their loyalties lie -- with the government job they've got or the private sector job they left -- that's what inspectors general and oversight are for. Often these individuals have […]

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January 9, 2009
Cover-up continues

Pro-Israel and conservative blogs have been all over the story of CNN peddling a bit of Hamas theater today. As you watch this video, take a good look at the supposed "victim" and the medical treatment he receives. After the uproar erupted, CNN pulled the video from its servers, without a word of explanation. Following […]

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The pattern among critics of the DeVos regs that powerful political leaders (Biden, Cuomo, now Stringer) deserve the due process that these same figures seek to deny to random college students remains something to behold.

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