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Nothing says random kindness and senseless beauty like Che

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2011

What shocks me, though, is that a fan of Che Guevara attended the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 2008.  Quite unexpected. Thanks to reader Matt, who writes: Spotted this in the parking lot of my old neighborhood bar in

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Surrogate Fight Night – Open

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

A variety of things doing in the Stop Newt Express: The Romney campaign is going to use surrogates like Chris Christie to go after Newt: “Campaigning for the former Massachusetts governor in South Florida Thursday, Mr. Christie showed he may

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Incentives and lives matter.

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

Good news out of San Francisco today:  A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that most bone marrow donors can be paid, overturning a decades-old law that made such compensation a crime. In its ruling Thursday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court

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Cain fighting back

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

He’s seeking Ginger White’s phone records, and denying that the alleged trip to the Tyson-Holyfield fight (the one where Tyson bit his ear) ever took place.  Someone is lying, and we owe it to ourselves and the process to find

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What do you see?

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

Michele Walk, who along with Kathleen helped me out on some social media things and who now works for Engage, links to an interesting post at Mashable about eye tracking of Facebook pages performed by EyeTrackShop Inc. Here’s the image of what

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“I’m the comeback grandparent” strategy working in Florida

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

On November 26 I noted that Newt’s line at an overflowing town hall in Florida, “I’m the comeback grandparent”, struck the right chord. First, it distinguished Newt’s prior “when I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible” days

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“The idea that we could have controlled that process is absurd”

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

That’s Doug Mataconis pushing back against my post We know who lost Egypt and similar arguments by others. The push back misses the point.  Whether or not we could have controlled the situation — and whether or not we should have tried

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All the king’s horses may not be enough for Romney

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

Mitt Romney had a disastrous interview with Bret Baier the other night, compounded by Romney complaining about the interview to Baier (video via Right Scoop h/t HotAir): As bad as the original interview was, Romney’s reaction simply confirms the perception

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I guess it depends on the meaning of “having your back”

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

Spotted in Ithaca:

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We know who lost Egypt

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2011

Obama’s foolish policy of forcing Mubarak out of office precipitously without giving non-Islamist parties time to organize has resulted in Islamists achieving a sweeping victory in the first round of parliamentary elections.  Strength by the Muslim Brotherhood was expected, but the

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Newt “goes there” on Obama/Alinsky

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2011

Ron Paul released a very professionally done hit job on Newt.  It’s all over at Drudge, HotAir, etc.  Not really surprising, since Paul and Newt apparently have some bad blood going far back, and Newt totally embarrassed Paul at the

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Just another Wednesday afternoon

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2011

A lot going on: Herman Cain not dropping out.  Allen West says he’s become a distraction and should exit.  Whether justified or not, the allegations are causing an implosion in New Hampshire. Eric Holder punches up at Daily Caller. Iranians

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We need the government…

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2011

…to protect the poor. Or so my friends have argued. But, time and time again, I see government intervention perverting many means out of poverty. While ineffective foreign aid and protectionism hurt those in the developing world the most, many Americans have had their

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“that same unhealthy, irrational need to hurl himself higher onto the slopes of history”

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2011

It’s not sufficient for a presidential candidate as Obama has demonstrated, but it is necessary for victory. Here’s Nate Silver’s take on why Newt is likely to be the last “anti-Romney” (I don’t like that term, I prefer “not-Romney” because

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