September 22, 2016
Debate moderators should facilitate, not fact-check

The inclusion of “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace as one of the moderators for this fall’s presidential debates sparked a firestorm when he told colleague and media reporter Howard Kurtz that it wasn’t his job as a moderator to fact-check the candidates during the actual debate. I do not believe that it is my […]

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September 20, 2016
Black Lives Matter is Getting Black People Killed

The Black Lives Matter movement is getting black people, and police officers, killed. The groundwork was laid with Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who jumped  Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman for following him. Martin was straddling Zimmerman, raining down blows on his head when Zimmerman managed to draw his gun and shoot his attacker. Although […]

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August 9, 2015
Chuck Schumer is right on the Iran Deal

As a general rule, it's hard to go wrong taking the opposite position of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer on just about any subject of public import. Gun-control, healthcare, government spending, whatever, find out which side Schumer is on and choose the other. Which brings us to eight words I never thought I'd say or […]

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April 16, 2011
It’s Bush’s fault I’m sure

Candidate Barack Obama on the evil of signing statements: That was then President Barack Obama upon signing the continuing resolution for the remainder of FY2011. Last week the White House and congressional Democrats and Republicans were involved in intense negotiations over not only the size of the budget for the remainder of the FY2011 budget, […]

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April 7, 2011
Pain at the pump

My gas tank is nearing empty and only one thing’s for sure: The next time I fill up I’ll be paying more than $4 a gallon. At an appearance earlier this week at a foreign-owned wind turbine plant in Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama was asked about high gas prices. In an AP report that has […]

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April 5, 2011
Holder’s folly

It took more than two years, but yesterday President Barack Obama and his tame Attorney General Eric Holder finally proved that if you don’t like the principles they ran on, then they’ve got others. After campaigning on closing the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay and opposing military commission proceedings as an affront to our values, […]

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April 3, 2011
Amateur hour

As things look now, it appears that President Barack Obama’s Libyan escapade will turn out to be an unmitigated disaster. The most troubling bit of news was that we have apparently banked on the Libyan opposition’s ground forces to remove strongman Moammar Qadaffi from power with the help of allied air support. Then CNN let […]

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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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