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    Conservative Ostriches

    olks, I’m going to tackle this head on tonight and I want to challenge you to tune in, though you might not like what you hear.You can listen live tonight on the WSB live stream and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. I’ll be live from 6pm to 8pm ET.Let’s get into this topic and whether conservatives are just refusing to see the lay of the land | Read More »

    Barack Obama Leading From Behind On China

    Barack Obama Leading From Behind On China

    The United States is filing a trade complaint against China. This comes as the President heads to the swing state of Ohio. Naturally he says it is not politically. But really? Mitt Romney has been pounding on the China issue for weeks. He’s made being tough with China a central part of his campaign. In fact, before the news came out today, Mitt Romney’s campaign | Read More »

    The Paul Ryan Factor: Barack Obama Campaign Subtly Admits Wisconsin is in Play

    The Paul Ryan Factor: Barack Obama Campaign Subtly Admits Wisconsin is in Play

    Barack Obama suddenly feels the need to go to Wisconsin to campaign. But look how subtly they are admitting the state is in play. If you go to BarackObama.com and look on the front page you will find no mention of it. To find it, you have to go here. It’s very subtle and under the radar and it might not have made as much | Read More »

    On Stuart Stevens Contrasted with Eric Fehrnstrom

    II actually had not seen this Politico piece until this morning when people were sending me links. I’ve been on a mini-vacation. Let me just note a few points. First, yes I know Stevens did not participate in the New Republic profile, but those things do not happen by accident. Second, when the Politico is running stories like this followed by Stevens says he will | Read More »

    If The Election Were Held Today Barack Obama Would Win

    If The Election Were Held Today Barack Obama Would Win

    Contra Dick Morris, Mitt Romney is not winning this election. At least Mitt Romney is not winning the election right now. Conservatives are obsessing over every poll, the turn out models used, and the media bias that is on ful display. Yes, some of the polling models seem screwy, though we all forget the pollsters apply a secret sauce known only to them on top. | Read More »

    The Film Maker Is Arrested

    The Film Maker Is Arrested

    Glenn Reynolds has all the details on the arrest of the film maker who made the movie that Barack Obama says caused riots throughout the Middle East. I’m going to be charitable here and presume that the man was arrested on other issues that would not have come to light had such much light been pointed in his direction this past week. Note in the | Read More »

    The American Media Beclowned Themselves Yesterday

    The American Media Beclowned Themselves Yesterday

    Yesterday, as the American consulate in Libya was smoking and the rioters were returning in Egypt, the President of the United States flew off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser while his spokesman was telling the American press corps that yesterday wasn’t really a normal political day. Had it been George W. Bush, the media would, right now, be marching on the White House with | Read More »

    The Right Scoop Captures Audio From Inside the Conventional Wisdom Factory

    Just yesterday I described for you how conventional wisdom is created. Reporters gather together and come up with it. Then they report it as news. One of the ways reporters do that is to work together to formulate questions between each other. They only have a limited amount of time and they all want a question that helps push the Gang of 500′s narrative. That | Read More »

    Mitt Romney Should Raise These Questions

    Mitt Romney Should Raise These Questions

    Mitt Romney is in a difficult position. On September 11, 2012, radical Islamists stormed the American Embassy in Cairo, tore down and burned the American flag, and hoisted a black flag associated with Al Qaeda. In Libya, radical Islamists did the same, but also set the embassy on fire, fired rockets, and killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and at least three other State Department employees. The | Read More »

    President Obama Has Missed Half His Daily Intelligence Briefings

    As North African blows up this morning it is worth reminding you of Marc Thiessen’s column from two days ago. President Obama is touting his foreign policy experience on the campaign trail, but startling new statistics suggest that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be. It turns out that more than half the time, the commander | Read More »

    BREAKING: US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, Killed

    he United States Ambassador to Libya has been killed according to Reuters and other news services. The violence in Benghazi is chaotic right now, but a Libyan official claims the Ambassador and three other Embassy staffers have been killed.Reuters has more information on the report and the violence.

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    The President and the Arab Fall

    The President and the Arab Fall

    Oh if only Islamic radicals would riot over the HHS contraception mandate and gay marriage. If they did, the Administration would fall all over themselves to apologize.Don’t believe me? Consider yesterday’s events well chronicled by Jeff Emanuel.A group in the United States exercised their first amendment rights, which set off rioting yet again among the religion of peace. Egyptians stormed the American Embassy, torn down | Read More »

    Eleven Years Later

    Eleven Years Later

    List of World Trade Center Victims Gordon M. Aamoth, Jr. Edelmiro Abad Maria Rose Abad Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Jesus Acevedo Rescand Heinrich Bernhard Ackermann Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Patrick Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo Adanga Christy A. Addamo Terence E. Adderley, Jr. Sophia Buruwad Addo Lee Allan Adler Daniel | Read More »

    Bill Clinton’s Bounce: How Media Conventional Wisdom Works

    Bill Clinton's Bounce: How Media Conventional Wisdom Works

    Polling is reflecting Bill Clinton’s bounce out of the Democratic National Convention. You wouldn’t know that if you listened to most of the media, but the bounce belonged not to Obama, but to Clinton. Fortunately for the GOP, Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton. It must privately grate on Barack Obama.The media narrative is all about Barack Obama. He’s going to win. He’s ahead. Forget | Read More »

    Let’s Hug This Out . . . Or Something . . . Live on the Radio!

    here is a lot of angst out there among conservatives over this polling. I think it is a reflection that Romney is not doing as well as many think, though I still think he is doing better than the polls suggest. I also think it is a reflection of the media, as Obama’s mouthpiece, focusing on polling and not on the economy. I think the | Read More »