California’s Democrat Morons

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This evening Jerry Brown signed the Democrats’ budget plan which included an unconstitutional requirement that Amazon.com collect state and local taxes. At 9:45 this evening, I got this: Hello, Unfortunately, Governor Brown has signed into law the bill that we emailed you about earlier today. As a result of this, contracts with all California residents […]

International joke

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From the “I can’t make this stuff up” files: The Conference on Disarmament held a plenary meeting this morning in which the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea assumed the presidency of the Conference and members bid farewell to the departing ambassadors from Canada and the United Kingdom. In his initial address to the Conference as […]

Same idea, different results

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First, the facts. Here’s a chart showing the employment picture since the start of the recession for the last 4 recessions. Here’s Mitt Romney: "It’s been a failure in the last several years to get America back on track again. It’s taken longer to get Americans back to work than it took during the Great […]

We are doomed

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Former Bush 43 economic policy adviser Lawrence Lindsey points out in today’s Wall Street Journal that our economic situation is actually worse than it’s made out to be. First, a normalization of interest rates would upend any budgetary deal if and when one should occur. At present, the average cost of Treasury borrowing is 2.5%. […]

How about “True?”

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Politifact takes on Rep. Allen West and gives him a “mostly true.” West has been critical of the U.S. military actions in Libya launched in March. In a Miami Herald/St. Petersburg Times article on June 23, West was quoted as saying "We can’t keep committing U.S. military to ‘protect innocent civilians’; they’re exhausted." He went […]

Projecting military power

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If you’ve been marginally aware of how difficult Presidents Bush 43 and Obama have found it to get our NATO allies to assist in Afghanistan over the past half-dozen years or so, then this news would come as little surprise: For the second time in three years, Britain has found itself with too small a […]

Partisan, not principled

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I’ve used that label to describe The New York Times editorial page for the better part of a decade. The filibuster is either a great evil or an honorable tool depending on who it is being wielded against. And then we get this: Thankfully, some Senate Republicans also seem to understand the importance of the […]

Clueless education reformers

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A complaint that just about everyone has at some point in time is that reporters just get it wrong. Usually this is most obvious when the issue is complicated and the reporter lacks extensive experience on the topic at hand. This appears not to be the case for Kyle Olson over at BigGovernment.com. Olson is […]

Skin color trumps all

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You know that tea partiers are racist and any “people of color” that do happen to attend those rallies don’t count. For comparison (via Ace) I give you the staff of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on CurrentTV. Of course, this would only be evidence of systemic racism if the host were conservative. Why is it […]

That liberal media agenda

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“The Daily Show’s” John Stewart appeared on Fox News Sunday. In that interview (you can watch the whole thing after the jump), Stewart charged that Fox News was a biased, agenda-driven outlet in a way that the rest of the mainstream media—CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times—are not. Stewart apparently […]