January 5, 2011
No peace

I’ve been saying for years that the various “peace processes” in the Middle East aimed at getting the Palestinians and Israelis to live next to one another without killing each other were useless until the media and culture of the Palestinians prepared the people for that day. The Palestinian equivalent of Sesame Street where a […]

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January 5, 2011
Honoring a bigot

The Society for Professional Journalists is considering whether or not to remove notorious anti-Semite Helen Thomas’ name from the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at its executive committee meeting this weekend. The SPJ’s magazine, Quill, has published pro and con letters on the subject and I wanted to draw attention to Lloyd Weston’s defense of keeping […]

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January 4, 2011
Impotent Inspector Generals

Shortly after taking office, President Barack Obama fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin after Walpin had found evidence that Obama ally and former pro basketball player Kevin Johnson had misappropriated more than $800,000 in federal funds for Americorps. Today the D.C. court of appeals ruled that Walpin’s firing was legal, a ruling that effectively guts the […]

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January 3, 2011
Old stuff is hard to understand

Some background: Washington Post wonder boy/blogger Ezra Klein went on MSNBC last week and said the constitution was hard to understand. Yes, to answer your question: any idiot can get a job at the Post. What followed was this bit of explanation from Don Surber, who’s far too intelligent to get labeled a “wonk” on […]

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January 3, 2011
Schwarzenegger’s shame

On his last day in office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger abused the power of his office one last time to reward a political crony and undermine justice. On his final night in office, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reduced the prison sentence of the son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, Esteban Nunez, who had pleaded guilty […]

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