Devaluing his Nobel daily

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Words cannot express my befuddlement that New York Times columnist Paul Krugman would write this: No word yet on whether Krugman has torched his own house. UPDATE! It appears that this wasn’t the real Paul Krugman, but an elaborate fake. So if you see me quoted as saying something really stupid or outrageous, and it […]

Journalism 101

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Last week, The New York Times went after Rep. Darrell Issa of Vista. The article appears to have been inspired by an “expose” by Lee Fang over at Think Progress. Needless to say, that’s probably not a source a wise reporter for a once-reputable news organization should be using. Read the article and ask yourself […]

A few notes

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First, never underestimate the lack of influence this blog has on the Republican Party. Second, Andy Levy’s apology to rapper Chris Brown. Best. Apology. Ever. Finally, Jon Huntsman, go away.

Glass Houses, stones

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan needs to learn that humility is a worthwhile trait to cultivate. When Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the race for the GOP presidential nomination, Duncan thought that would be an opportune time to criticize the state of education in Texas. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Texas’s school system “has really […]

Paul Ryan for president

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Weekly Standard reporter Stephen Hayes cause a bit of a brouhaha this morning with a report that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who is chairman of the House Budget Committee, is seriously contemplating a run for the White House. After Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels refused to run a couple months back, Ryan (and perhaps N.J. Gov. […]

About that new tone

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President Obama got called on the carpet by a tea party organizer for his failure to police his V.P.’s adherence to the “new tone” required of politicians in the wake of the tragic shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. In the end, Obama denied that Joe “The Mouth” Biden had called Republicans terrorists and dismissed […]

What’s that you’re carrying?

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If you’re CNN, then it would be “water” and it would be for President Obama. The media likes polls. Polls are easy. Polls are simple. They’re maximum impact for minimum effort. Every four years we get report after report on Candidate A’s polling in relation to Candidate B. Policy differences between the candidates? Background and […]

Not hypocrisy, consistency

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Yid with Lid has a post up taking presidential flack Jay Carney to task for hypocrisy for defending President Obama’s August vacation when he attacked President George W. Bush for doing the same in 2001. Carney now acknowledges that you never really do get a vacation as president–the work follows you wherever you are. Yid […]

That liberal media

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I honestly don’t know if it’s gotten worse or if it’s always been this bad and my perception has changed over the past few years—or a combination of both. Last night I watched some of the coverage of the Wisconsin recall election on MSNBC—the only cable “news” network covering the story. MSNBC had Ed Schultz […]