Factual Accuracy and McSame Syndrome
We stand today deep into the silly season of the 2008 presidential election; most of us have our dander up, and naturally some Obama partisans like Josh Marshall and Joe Klein have floated off on clouds of rhetorical overkill in an effort to push the idea that their opponent is somehow running an unusually dishonest campaign. Even aside from the partisanship, you have to be | Read More »
Democratic Fables About Sarah Palin’s Positions on Social Wedge Issues
One of the more popular fables retailed by the Democrats is that Republicans use social “wedge” issues that have nothing to do with the business of government to win elections, and Democrats do not. Now, I don’t deny that Republicans often run campaigns that deal with social issues and the values of the candidates, and I’m not going to get into a long debate here | Read More »
Bristol Palin: Sex Ed Barometer
Amazingly enough, the following appears to be Mort Kondracke’s argument: Sarah Palin advocates abstinence-only sex education programs. Bristol Palin (Sarah’s daughter) had pre-marital sex and got pregnant. If 1 and 2, then abstinence-only sex education programs are ineffective. Therefore, abstinence-only sex education programs are ineffective. QED Mort. An intellectual triumph!