A Failure Of Conservative Media
I was disappointed to see that some of the biggest critics of MSM unwittingly took a page from their book in vilifying a Christian conservative educator from a California public school. The story concerns Dana Carter, who was accused of an angry parent of forcing her child, and others, to “kneel before him” and worship him like a king. The story didn’t pass the smell | Read More »
Coerced Sterilization In California Prisons
In 1927 a young Virginia woman was involuntarily sterilized because a handful of state bureaucrats decided it was better for society if she never ha children. In a case that remains the law of the land, the Supreme Court agreed with Virginia. Now, it seems, that policy is alive and well in California.
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Smart and Stupid Criticisms of Libertarian Populism
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss critics of libertarian populism, why some on the right don’t support it and how the GOP got so cozy with the Bigs.
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Republican Leaders and Their Changing Stories
Back in January, as Republicans geared up for a fight on the debt ceiling, House Republican Leaders assured their constituents that a continuing resolution was the way to fight Obamacare. Said one Republican adviser: “The debt ceiling is a terrible place to have the fight when you have the sequester and the continuing resolution…. There is so much misinformation about the debt ceiling, the word | Read More »
I… do not care if the Iowa GOP is unhappy that it may lose influence in the 2016 election.
You should have seen what I wrote originally. Swear words were involved. Anyway, Iowa’s worried that it may not have the influence that it once had over the Republican primaries: On the surface, Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses seem healthier than ever: would-be candidates are flocking here mere months after the last White House race ended, drawing sizable crowds and ample news coverage. Senator Ted Cruz | Read More »
The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part II: What Really Happened
In Part I: Ridiculing the Press, we looked at press coverage of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole, an ongoing environmental incident in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. That coverage has ranged from indifferent to uninformed to inflammatory. As a citizen and resident of the state, I decided to assess it for myself.
Department of Justice fighting… to keep poor kids in bad Louisiana schools.
Of course they are. The U.S. Justice Department is suing Louisiana in New Orleans federal court to block 2014-15 vouchers for students in public school systems that are under federal desegregation orders. The first year of private school vouchers “impeded the desegregation process,” the federal government says. Thirty-four school systems could be affected, including those of Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany | Read More »
The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part I: Ridiculing the Press
Scientifically illiterate and agenda-driven journalists can ruin what is actually a valid story. Today’s example is the coverage of the Bayou Corne sinkhole, an ongoing environmental situation of considerable concern at the Napoleonville Salt Dome in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. About 350 residents of the quiet community of Bayou Corne have been evacuated from their homes since the sinkhole’s sudden formation nearly a year ago. Local | Read More »
Tech at Night: Suuuure Snowden wasn’t the source. FBI rolling up an Anonymous cell.
Enough about Manning for right now. Back to Snowden. Edward Snowden and the Glenns Greenwald say Snowden wasn’t their source. Of course they’re saying that. Why wouldn’t they say it, whether it’s true or not? If Snowden was the source Greenwald and the Guardian gain nothing by admitting it. He especially has nothing to gain when his boy toy is getting stopped at airports.
And let’s be clear about the ongoing Time Warner/CBS dispute: the problem was created by government, specifically antiquated regulations designed to hinder cable television and aid the lucky network affiliates. That is, regulation hinders innovation and picks winners and losers.
Deregulate, or at the very least loosen the regulations as Steve Scalise and Jim DeMint tried a while back.
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Unbeatable villains and perpetual despair
What passes for “leadership” in the modern “civil-rights” community has frequently compared the shooting of Trayvon Martin to the brutal murder of black teenager Emmett Till in the 1950s. One of the people who did this is billionaire Oprah Winfrey, fresh from nearly destroying the life of an innocent Swiss shop clerk by falsely accusing her of racism. Asked about Winfrey’s comparison on MSNBC Friday | Read More »
Show the World BuzzFeed’s Sources Are Idiots & They Get Suspicious
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAGo here to understand it all. this totally doesn't make me more suspicious at all, @EWErickson http://t.co/5PbRrqIKgL — Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) August 23, 2013 Writing long defensive blog posts always the best, least suspicious way to respond to reporters' questions: http://t.co/Mm4OS3VO1e — McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) August 23, 2013
Oberlin Invents Witches to Continue Their Moral Crusade Against Witchcraft.
You can’t convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it’s based on a deep seated need to believe.
When Celebrity-Physicist Carl Sagan wrote The Demon-Haunted World, he decried the proliferation of psuedoscientific and faith-based arguments used to decide arguments of the day. While Sagan approached this problem Left and worried primarily about issues such as Nuclear Weapons proliferation and environmental degradation, he did make a few interesting points about approaching faith-based claims with an intelligent skepticism. Following Dr. Sagan’s advice would have done wonders for the current reputation of both Slate Magazine and the once highly-regarded Oberlin College.
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BuzzFeed Sources Think If You Like @Uber You Must Be Getting Paid
I know I have some pretty stupid critics out there, but this may be the stupidest thing I’ve ever been accused of. See this email from Rosie Gray at BuzzFeed. Bless her heart, she’s having track down people and ask them if they are getting paid to say awesome stuff about Uber.Anyone who has ever used the service says awesome things about Uber. But read | Read More »
If Obama Still Had A Grandfather He Would Look Like Delbert Belton
Obama continues his grotesque hypocrisy on the subject of widespread interracial violence in the United States. While he relentlessly demagogued the justified killing of Trayvon Martin for political advantage he has ignored the thrill killing of Christopher Lane and now the brutal beating death of an 88 year old World War II veteran by black teenagers.
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#obamacare cuts public sector employee hours!
Wait, what? Many cash-strapped cities and counties facing the prospect of shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars in new health-care costs under the Affordable Care Act are opting instead to reduce the number of hours their part-time employees work. The decisions to cut employee hours come 16 months before employers — including state and local governments — will be required to offer health-care coverage | Read More »