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Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2012
Questioning whether Hillary Clinton actually had a concussion apparently is the worstest thing anyone would ever do. So I just couldn’t resist a history lesson: MT @sullydish When someone gives birth in hospital, the idea that she didn’t give birth at all seems perverse— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) December 31, 2012 Related: Psst…Don’t Tell Andrew…
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Tea Party Predictions for 2013

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2012
Happy New Year! While I like to look at the past, seeing into the future can be fun (despite the fact I truly struck out prediction-wise this November).  Humbled, and a lot less hopeful, I offer my predictions for 2013. 1) John Boehner remains as the Speaker of the House, because the rules…
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Extra-constitutional power is what they’ve always wanted (Update — blaming those ancient “white dudes”)

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2012

So it’s refreshing when they say it

An Op-Ed in The New York Times from Georgetown Law Professor Louis Michael Seidman, Let’s Give Up on the Constitution: AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on…
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2012 – “No, I don’t regret anything”

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2012
Fighting the conservative media on Newt, including attempts to strip Newt of his accomplishments and history. Defending Rush against Media Matters and StopRush. Helping advance Mia Love to national attention. Fighting the false racial narrative in the Trayvon Martin shooting. Helping to defeat Richard Lugar. Uncovering, documenting, talking about and videotaping the truth about Elizabeth Warren. Starting College…
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Best Bumper Stickers of 2012

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2012
We published a bumper sticker or sign almost every day this year, sometimes more than one a day.  Please keep them coming, by emailing me at the address on the contact page. Most of the bumper stickers, of course, were motivated by the elections, with a huge number of innovative uses of…
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It’s not as good as the Christmas Plan, but Joe Manchin’s CALM Act is worth consideration

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2012

Deprive Obama of the crisis he uses as leverage

Since early December I have been urging, in vain, Republican leaders to kick the can past January 1 on taxes so that everything is on the table, rather than giving Obama the tax increases he wants without a deal on spending and entitlements. I called it the Christmas Plan, and the concept…
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As the fiscal cliff approaches…

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2012
… The blame game begins. We noted here on Friday that the bad economy is already dialed in for 2013, but that President Obama would likely seek to blame congressional Republicans and the fiscal cliff fiasco for the impending economic woes. As expected, the finger pointing surrounding fiscal cliff negotiations has already begun….
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When do Skyler Capo and Gibson Guitar get to interview Obama?

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2012
One of the best columns about the David Gregory high capacity magazine story was written by Mark Steyn, Laws Are for Little People (h/t Ace): This is, declared NYU professor Jay Rosen, “the dumbest media story of 2012.” Why? Because, as CNN’s Howard Kurtz breezily put it, everybody knows David Gregory wasn’t “planning…
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Tea Party New Year’s Resolutions for 2013

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2012
As 2012 closes, I have been pondering making a New Year’s resolution from a Tea Party perspective. After such disappointing results in the November election, and the fact that Californians approved just about every tax and spend measure on the 2012 ballot, it can be very hard to stay a motivated citizen…
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Obama calls for “banning these high capacity clips” during David Gregory interview

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2012
David Gregory has a high capacity ammunition magazine problem, as you are aware. So I was waiting for the issue of banning high capacity magazines to come up during the Meet the Press interview this morning, and it did (emphasis mine): GREGORY: “Those are four huge things and you didn’t mention … new…
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Slip some extra Tea Party Derangement Syndrome on the barbie

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2012
From our friends Down Under at The Catallaxy Files, reports of Tea Party Derangement Syndrome, He believes it but does anyone else? (emphasis mine): WAYNE Swan has blamed the conservative Tea Party movement in the US for damaging the global economy and contributing to the “whack” to Australia’s budget position that has…
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If the names and addresses of gun permit holders are fair game, what about this?

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2012

When journalists start a privacy war, where does it end?

The publication of the names and addresses of gun permit holders by the NY Lower Hudson Journal News , a Gannett paper, sparked controversy, including publication by a blogger (additional here) of equally personal yet publicly available information about the editors and writers of the Journal News. The paper defends its conduct on…
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2012 Best of The Saturday Night Card Game

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2012
And it goes on, and on, and on. Any notion that the pathetic racial politics which drive Democrats would relax post-election were shattered immediately.  There is a sickness in the Democratic Party and media which just seems to get worse and worse. It’s bad enough that they use false accusations of r…
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@McConnellPress and @SpeakerBoehner — STOP

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2012

In one final, futile act of desperation, tweet the Republican leadership

Byron York today sums up where the “negotiations” over the “fiscal cliff” are heading (emphasis mine): So a deal will most likely be done. But the bottom line is that the fiscal cliff fight will not end happily for Republicans. They will have given in on what was an article of faith —…
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