Brillient unmasking of media corruption
Via RealClearPolitics this morning is an incredible piece by Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post. In my 35 years of following world politics and its various ancillaries I’ve never seen such a devastating take down of Big Media. The hypocrisy and deviousness here exposed is remarkable and sickening. Glick is quite meticulous in building her case against Big Media, not just in the United States | Read More »
The unfolding truth about the attack on Lara Logan
While some misguided individuals have been distracted by the repellent comments made by a non-entity named Nir Rosen, some reporters are focusing on important things rather than the foul mind of one idiot at (or formerly at) New York University. In today’s Boston Herald, Michael Graham does an excellent job in compiling the actual facts of the attack that have been missed or ignored by | Read More »
Conservation easements – the evil no one knows (cares?) about
I read many conservative/libertarian blogs each week and to date I have never seen a post or comment about one of the most pernicious power grabs by our government(s) that is costing the taxpayers billions of dollars so that wealthy people can get richer at the public’s expense. I refer to “conservation easements”. For the uninitiated conservation easements are an agreement where-in a landowner sells | Read More »
Emanuel on ballot and rightly so but…….
I agree with the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision that Rahm Emanuel meets the residency requirements to run for mayor of Chicago. Both as a practical matter and as a philosophical point, I think people who serve in Washington and thus physically live there more or less full time, should be presumed to still hold their official residency back home. If Emanuel had simply not rented | Read More »
More hate and anger from the left.
The amazing chutzpah displayed by the same liberals who castigate Republicans and conservatives for supposedly inciting hate and violence, continues. In today’s Slate Emily Bazelon uses her column to tell us how much she “loathes” Joe Lieberman. She goes on to talk of why she “despises” him so and then there is this money quote: Another friend, Judy Chevalier, burned up her iPad tonight when | Read More »
McConnell & Krauthammer are wrong.
Human nature is as consistent and unvarying as the rise and fall of the tides. We all believe that we alone are uniquely qualified to make decisions that we wouldn’t trust to anyone else. Winning an election (or several) tends to support and solidify that conclusion. Earmarks are a shining example of this human conceit. In recent days Mitch McConnell and Charles Krauthammer have each | Read More »
May we never forget what they do.
Monday would have been Barry Sadler’s 70th birthday. Staff Sargent Sadler would have likely passed into the hereafter in obscurity had it not been for this song that went to #1 for five weeks in 1966. With the bustle of 21st Century life so filled with work, family, politics and survival, its sometimes easy to forget the millions of men who have fought around the | Read More »
Incredible numbers for the GOP in the Senate races
Nearly lost in the joy at retaking the House and the understandable disappointment of not doing better in the Senate, is the very obvious fact that the GOP totally kicked butt in the 37 Senate contests. I went through all 37 races and added up the cumulative percentages and was startled at the result. Understand that this is not actual vote totals but simply adding | Read More »
re: Potential Tea Party Targets for 2012
I think last night should have made it obvious that the GOP/Tea Party needs to consider both ideological purity and electability when making these decisions. My reaction to each suggestion below: John Barasso (WY) No opinion, not familiar with his voting record. Scott Brown (MA) Would be a mistake Bob Corker (TN) Probably doable John Ensign (NV) Questionable given the dearth of strong candidates against | Read More »
In which I make certain predictions.
Political prognosticators are not nearly as scientifically grounded as you might think. The Big Three (Cook, Rothenberg, Sabato) all do considerable number crunching, information gathering, historical research etc, but even they wind up looking at available polling and taking an educated guess as to what the actual results will be. Others like Nate Silver and Jay Cost essentially just aggregate all the educated guesses, plug | Read More »