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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January 9, 2009
A fool or a tool?

Our worst ex-president had an op-ed piece in yesterday's Washington Post that must be read to believe. Carter accuses Israel of starving the people in Gaza and accepts Hamas' explanation that the only way that they can fight back is to launch thousands of rockets into Israel. Apparently Hamas can't smuggle in food, but they've […]

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January 8, 2009
RIP Fr. Richard John Neuhaus

Father Richard John Neuhaus, one of America's great pro-life thinkers and religious public intellectuals has died. He will be greatly missed, for writings such as this: We are born to die. Not that death is the purpose of our being born, but we are born toward death, and in each of our lives the work […]

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January 8, 2009
California's IOUs

Thanks to the Los Angeles Times, we have the number I was curious about last week. Among the first to get IOUs instead of payments would be business and individual taxpayers who are expecting refunds, local governments and recipients of grants from the California Student Aid Commission. Last year, more than 10 million taxpayers received […]

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January 6, 2009
Moral vacuousness

Over the past week-plus Israel has been attacking Hamas in the Gaza strip. First using precision-guided munitions and, since this past weekend, with ground troops. After five years and more than 7,000 rockets launched with the sole aim of terrorizing Israeli civilians, Israel decided it had finally had enough. Instead of being lauded for their […]

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January 5, 2009
In search of Abe

Andrew Ferguson's "Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America," isn't so much about America's 16th president as it is about how America's views of Lincoln have changed over the decades. Ferguson starts the book with the dedication of a statue honoring Lincoln in Richmond, Va. -- the heart of the Confederacy -- and the controversy […]

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Taped The Argument earlier today, fumbled through some closing remarks; this from @michaelbd is the more eloquent version of what I tried to say:

For some amount of time today, the CA DOJ's new data website leaked name and addresses of people with CCW permits.

Someone PM'd me with video evidence of it (can't share to protect confidential info).

Here is a reddit thread with discussion. https://www.reddit.com/r/CAguns/comments/vm723i/attorney_general_bonta_releases_new_firearms_data?sort=confidence

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