Gov. Scott Walker (R, Wisconsin) and the Washington Post’s institutional bias.
You’ve no doubt already heard that Scott Walker is, yea, indeed, running for President – with a hundred ‘Throne of Skulls’ jokes already blossoming on Twitter* – but I don’t want to hit that. I want to hit a problem that I have with the Washington Post’s reporting on the subject. This passage, in particular: [Scott Walker's] decision to take on public employee unions in | Read More »
Fifty-Six Percent of Americans Think Obama Has Done Nothing To Improve The Economy
The headline that the Washington Post uses is “Obama is getting credit for the economy. But nobody’s celebrating just yet.” On their twitter feed, they highlight that 42% of Americans give the President credit for improving the economy. What their actual data says is that 56% of Americans think the President has either done nothing to improve the economy or made it worse. Big difference | Read More »
There They Go Again
With metronomic precision each year the national press corps begins running columns by “religion scholars” who wish you to know that Jesus Christ is a fictional character. Mind you, no newspaper of note in the world is brave enough to run a similar story about the Prophet Mohammed. The latest comes from a “lecturer in religious studies” from Australia named Raphael Lataster. The Washington Post | Read More »
The Official GOP Establishment Spin: Calling Conservatives Racist Won the Election
Here we go folks. Haley Barbour is setting the Republican spin. We have been seeing this shape up in the past 48 hours. According to Haley Barbour, the GOP’s destruction of conservatives in Mississippi will win this thing tonight. Pay no attention to struggles by folks like Thom Tillis and . Had the GOP not called conservatives racists, everything would be fine. Oh, and never | Read More »
Chemical weapons discovered in Iraq; Washington Post says they don’t count
One of the repeated calumnies made against President Bush (say it again… President Bush…. slowly…. savor every syllable) was that he went to war against Iraq based on false pretenses. From President Bush’s ultimatum speech to Iraq on March 17, 2003, back in the days when we drew “red lines” we meant it: Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the | Read More »
The Leaking Against Obama Picks Up Steam
(Graphic credit to Sean Davis) Earlier today, I told you the Democrats needed to throw Barack Obama under the bus to help Hillary 2016. Later in the day came the counter-offensive from one of the Obama Administration Inspectors General. The IG released a report that Hillary Clinton badly mismanaged the State Department. Remember, starting in 2009, the Obama Administration systematically began replacing indecent independent (I | Read More »
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D, VA): condemned [Puckett] judgeship deal in public, made his own offer in private.
It is unlikely that this is actually illegal, or at least illegal enough to get Terry McAuliffe in real trouble. But it’s gonna be useful, none the less.
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Philip Bump Just Wrote One of the Stupidest Pieces Ever in the Washington Post
Hey, did you know that if you are not clocked in at the office you are not working, even if you are sitting at home on your laptop cranking away on a report? That is the essence of this ridiculously stupid piece from Philip Bump at the Washington Post. Bump is apparently the new court jester of conventional wisdom over at The Fix. According to | Read More »
Rick Perry vs. Rand Paul and the Start of the 2016 GOP Primary
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the opening salvos fired in the 2016 GOP primary, Rick Perry’s makeover and who the GOP dark horse may be.
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WaPo and NYT print Jihadist fantasies
Adam Taylor of the Washington Post is having a wet dream fantasy about Mohamed Morsi, and Kareen Fahim of the New York Times is sharing it. They both wrote about their delusions in their respective papers, who actually printed such folderol.
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Is America REALLY Becoming a Third World Nation?
Recently, I happened to read three articles on different websites about three completely different topics. Later I realized how these unrelated pieces, together, weaved a dark tapestry of seemingly insurmountable challenges for a nation about to celebrate its 238th birthday. Here are the three headlines: 1. More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn’t Qualify for Service, Pentagon Says (Wall Street Journal) 2. In Fairfax County | Read More »
Where Is the Democratic Howard Baker?
Re-posted from National Review June 27, 2014 With the passing of former Senator Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee, Democrats have a chance to rise above partisanship and get serious about the IRS scandal. As many sources from all over the political spectrum have pointed out, Republican Baker set an example as a leader who put the nation first and politics second while attempting to discover | Read More »
Washington Post (!) editorial writer (!!) slams administration over global warming hysteria.
That it showed up in the Washington Post amuses me; that it showed up under their PostPartisan label makes me anticipate the screaming even more.
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The Incredibly Expensive GOP Intra-Party Battle
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the intra-party battle in the GOP, the astonishing amount of money beating up their own and how this fight may impact 2016.
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WaPo uses the dread number ‘2006’ when discussing Barack Obama.
I know that the election is in six months, and six months is an eternity in politics – but so is *nine* months.
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