November 19, 2010
The Hoy administration cabinet

There’s only one perfect candidate for President when 2012 comes around. He’s right on every issue. He’s brilliant, but humble. And there’s no way he’ll run. He’s me. But one of the things that I do like doing from time to time is to ponder who I’d choose for various posts in a Hoy administration […]

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November 17, 2010
Justice for terrorists

A New York jury yesterday acquitted Ahmed Ghailani, an Al Qaeda terrorist who was part of the bombing of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. He killed 224 people. The Weekly Standard’s Thomas Joscelyn summarizes the evidence: 1.      Ghailani and another al Qaeda operative “purchased the used refrigeration truck converted to a […]

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November 17, 2010
A gun!!!

I play video games.  For an approaching middle-age guy, I’m reasonably competent. When I play games like Halo or Call of Duty online, I’m usually somewhere in the middle of all the players. Occasionally I’m near the bottom and on rare, freak occasions I’m near the top. The total number of people I’ve shot in […]

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November 16, 2010
Thank You Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

Bill McGurn might have described it best. "I'm not at peace with that at all," he said on "60 Minutes" Sunday night. "And coming and talking about it and people wanting to shake my hand because of it, it hurts me because it's not what I want. And to be with so many people doing […]

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November 16, 2010
The hacks at Politifact

Mark Hemingway takes Politifact.com down a notch. Politifact is hardly above employing highly-politicized context to render judgment. The latest example of this is their recent item on Rand Paul. Here’s what Rand Paul said: “The average federal employee makes $120,000 a year. The average private employee makes $60,000 a year.” Here are the facts: “Federal […]

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November 15, 2010
Too far

Late last month the Transportation Security Administration expanded the use of full-body scanning machines and more intrusive pat-downs. When I write “more intrusive pat-downs” I really mean “sexual assault under color of authority.” You can check out what happened to one traveler who refused to undergo the full body scan and groping just to get […]

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November 11, 2010
Deficit Reduction Pt. 1

It’s not supposed to be out until Dec. 1, but the two co-chairmen of President Obama’s deficit reduction commission released their “starting point” earlier this week. There’s some good things in the plan, and some bad things. The commissioners start out with a handicap in that the assumption that Obamacare remains the law of the […]

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November 8, 2010
Human rights commission

The Bush administration refused to be part of the United Nations’ human rights commission because it was a joke. Members include China, Cuba, Libya, Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Obama administration insisted that it could be a force for good. Bolshevik Storytelling. The U.S. delegation earlier this year submitted its report on human rights in […]

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November 7, 2010
He can’t hear you

Before Tuesday, humorist and political commentator P.J. O’Rourke described the the election not as a political event, but aptly, as a restraining order. In the day-after press conference and then again in today’s “60 Minutes” interview, the President Obama bitterly clings to the idea that the 60+ loss of House seats along with another 5 […]

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November 6, 2010
Dangers of punditry

Maybe it’s because some of them appear on so many TV shows for far too many minutes. But lots of pundits just can’t stop the stupid.   She [Sarah Palin] did have a pretty good night, and I certainly defend her, and anybody, endorsing a candidate not on the pragmatic grounds that they are going […]

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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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