The Associated Press demonstrates professional ethics in terror bomb case.
…No, actually, the AP demonstrated professional ethics. Twice. The Associated Press reports today that it learned last week of a thwarted Al Qaeda-affiliated plot to bomb a U.S.-bound airplane, but did not report on it because of an agreement with the White House and the CIA. However, the AP did decide to report the story one day earlier than the White House had requested. “The | Read More »
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D, NC-07) refuses to endorse Barack Obama in public.
How bad is it for Democrats in North Carolina right now? This bad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9pTykLEl4F4 The gist of the video is as follows: When asked if he supported Obama, [Rep. Mike] Mcintyre told the reporter he wasn’t doing “political interviews” at a prayer breakfast because “it wouldn’t be appropriate.” But – as the video later notes – Rep. McIntyre will talk about how he’s for North | Read More »
The professional malpractice of the 2008 John McCain campaign team, revisited.
This Breitbart article about McCain’s 2008 campaign team is infuriating me far too much for me to write coherently about it for very long, so let me be brief: speaking professionally, I agree with it. The faction of Team McCain represented by Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace should not be allowed anywhere NEAR a Republican Presidential campaign for the rest of their lives. And I | Read More »
“Should student loans be priced differently according to major?”
Q. “Should student loans be priced differently according to major?” (see here and here for more) A. Yes. Moe Lane (crosspost)
The New York Times prepares its readers for the loss of Ohio.
It’s all because of racism, of course: But the main quarrels Democratic voters [in Jefferson County, Ohio] have with Mr. Obama have nothing to do with race. They include his rejection of one proposed route for the Keystone pipeline, a stance they say will harm this area, whose backbone, the Ohio River, is lined with metal mills and coal mines. Oh, I’m sorry, but that | Read More »
The ‘Obama launches his campaign on Marx’s Birthday’ Obligatory Open Thread.
As somebody commented privately, Obama’s just trying to mess with our heads now. Oh, sure, the man’s going to pretend that starting his campaign on May 5th is to honor Cinco de Mayo, but nope: it’s all about the Commies. But that’s OK: we here at the People’s Glorious RedState Revolutionary Collective can mess with heads, too.
So, is Obama’s ‘composite girlfriend’ like a Hot Canadian Girlfriend?
Not that I actually ever ‘had’ one of those – what’s that? Oh, it’s a nerd thing. You’ll get guys claiming that they’re going out with this girl that they met online, only she lives in Canada so it’ll be a while until you meet her. I do not judge: that could have been me. So I mostly just find this entertaining (that explicitly includes | Read More »
Wow. Chris Matthews viciously attacked Barack Obama’s Afghanistan speech!
…Mind you, Chris Matthews thinks that he’s complimenting the President by comparing him to William Shakespeare’s Henry V. The context is the President’s not-a-naked-campaign-ploy-at-all visit and speech in Afghanistan yesterday, and it predictably caused Chris Matthews to start up with the sycophancy. Precise quote? “It was right out of Henry V actually, a touch of Barry, in this case, in the night for those soldiers | Read More »
RedState Interview: Jonah Goldberg (The Tyranny of Cliches).
(For RedState’s review of The Tyranny of Cliches, please see here.) We had the opportunity to talk with Jonah recently about his new book The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. You can download or listen to it below; the interview mostly involves a basic look at the book and what went into writing it, but there’s at least | Read More »
RedState Review: The Tyranny of Cliches.
Jonah Goldberg has a new book out coming out tomorrow – the full title is The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas – which will be seen by many to be a sort of sequel to his previous (and very useful work Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning. I say | Read More »
Did Elizabeth Warren (D CAND, MA-SEN PRI) actually claim minority status for her own benefit, after all?
I hate to admit being wrong, of course, but I’m pretty much stuck here. You see, last week I RedHotted a post where in passing I more or less indicated that I didn’t think that it was particularly fair to ding MA senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren for her claims of Native American ancestry. When I read the story, it seemed that she had merely repeated | Read More »
A not-friendly reminder to the Activist Left about Gitmo.
In three parts: The current President of the United States campaigned on a platform that included the closing of the prison for international terrorists at Gitmo. Gitmo is, in fact, still open. But they’ll get to it Real Soon Now (SPOILER WARNING: they won’t). The Right noted at the time that Gitmo was going to remain open. On more than one occasion. We, in fact, | Read More »
Politico: excusing in 2012 their lack of foresight about 2010?
I need to push back on this cover-their-rear statement by Politico on the ‘surprise’ flipping of the House of Representatives in 2010. [House Speaker John] Boehner doesn’t play political prognosticator often. But when he does, those close to him say, there’s usually a calculated reason. In April 2010 — almost two years ago exactly — the then-House minority leader said in a radio interview that | Read More »
Mitt Romney is Batman. And knows kung fu.
This is an old story – one that Jim Geraghty (via the Morning Jolt) reminisced about while noting the time that Mitt Romney saved a bunch of people* from drowning – that relates the time that Mitt Romney had somebody take a swing at him on a flight. Supposedly, Romney had asked the guy in front of him to put his seat up before takeoff | Read More »
Where was the push-back on the Paul Ryan Georgetown speech?
(H/T Instapundit) Let me show you this picture: it’s from House Ways/Means [Budget**] chair Paul Ryan’s speech this morning (04/26/2012) at Georgetown. Specifically, it’s the protest at Georgetown: Picture via John McCormack (via Twitchy): John is also noting that there weren’t many protesters inside, either, and that things went off without a hitch. Which is, of course, the way that these things should go; and | Read More »