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Andrew Breitbart dead

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2012
Very sad news to report, just breaking.  Andrew Breitbart is dead. Via Big Journalism: Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles. We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior. Andrew lived boldly, so that we…
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Look Drudge’s gift horse in the mouth

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2012
When it mattered in the period between the South Carolina and Florida primaries, Drudge was all anti-Newt all the time, promoting falsehoods about Newt’s history with Ronald Reagan and assorted other Romney campaign themes. Now Drudge is being nice to Newt, with this banner linking to a post at HotAir about Newt…
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There’s no such thing as a free health care

Posted by  ▪  March 1, 2012
If free health care costs so much, maybe it’s not free.  Just don’t tell it to the yutes. I’m guessing this is from a doc’s car.  From Linda, who e-mailed this photo with the subject line “nothing extra special …” About this sticker – except it’s continuing relevance.. Parking lot of Heritage Medical office building,…
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Who you calling parody?

Posted by  ▪  February 29, 2012
This video explaining how free contraception is a law student human right apparently was not parody.  This video of law students warning 16-year-olds not to go to law school is a parody, a take off on this 16-year-old me video.  (h/t @GabrielMalor) [Update:  Strange, the video now redirects to an “alternate” version, not the original…
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Taking the readership’s political temperature

Posted by  ▪  February 29, 2012
What is your political mood right now? 1-10, worst-to-best. Poll open until 10 a.m. Eastern, Thursday, March 1, 2012. What is your political mood right now? (1-10, worst-best)
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NBC: The new Mayor of Ithaca sure reminds us of Obama

Posted by  ▪  February 29, 2012
I guess the comparison to Obama was inevitable, and NBC goes full “deja vu” on the new Mayor of Ithaca, Svante Myrick. I wouldn’t pigeonhole him yet; he ran an insurgent campaign against the entrenched Ithaca Democratic political establishment and also defeated the designated Progressive candidate.  He won with a lot of help from students. Myrick…
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R.I.P., Davy Jones

Posted by  ▪  February 29, 2012
Lead singer of The Monkees has died at age 66: A rep for the singer tells us Jones suffered a heart attack at his home this morning … and was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and 4 daughters from previous marriages. He…
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Conspiracy is in the eye of the beholder

Posted by  ▪  February 29, 2012
“Some people are much more into conspiracies” … And in an attempt to prove there is no conspiracy, Paul has just released an ad attacking everyone, his first attack on Romney since Iowa (aka The Stone Ages).
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The Ocean State Current

Posted by  ▪  February 29, 2012
Long-time Rhode Island blogger Justin Katz, formerly of Anchor Rising, is heading up a new blog, The Ocean State Current: Managing Editor Justin Katz attracted national attention when he joined an early wave of bloggers with his site DustintheLight.com in 2002 — back when one frequently had to explain that the term…
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Imagine Obama unrestrained by another election

Posted by  ▪  February 29, 2012
Mitt Romney had a very good line in his victory speech last night (emphasis mine): Weve seen enough of this President over the last three years to know that we dont need another four.  President Obama believes he is unchecked by our Constitution.  He is unresponsive to the will of our people. …
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Mana-Tea’d

Posted by  ▪  February 29, 2012
From reader and frequent photographer Bill, come these photos taken just outside the Manatee refuge in Crystal River, Florida:    
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Michigan and Arizona primary results

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2012
Endgame assessment: Very good night for Romney, he has all but beaten back the Santorum surge.  It’s hard to know if outspending Santorum did the trick; Romney spent only about 1/3 going after Santorum in Michigan as he spent going after Newt in Florida, and didn’t need to bring in the establishment…
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Olympia Snowe retiring

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2012
Via The Hill: Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) will not run for reelection. A top Snowe campaign staffer told The Hill that she will retire at the end of her term and would shortly be releasing a statement announcing her retirement. The three-term senator was long expected to run for reelection, and had seemed to…
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UAW for Obama, and vice versa

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2012
Obama gave a speech to the United Auto Workers laced with what Greg Sargeant described as “withering derision”: A key line: “I keep on hearing these same folks talk about values all the time. You want to talk about values? Hard work: That’s a value. Looking out for one another: That’s a…
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