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Elizabeth Warren is what?

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012
Native American? I doubt this will move many votes in the Massachusetts Senate race, but it does illustrate how pursuit of “diversity” in higher education can drive institutions to make rather implausible claims: Elizabeth Warren’s avowed Native American heritage — which the candidate rarely if ever discusses on the campaign trail — was…
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Campaign imagery alert: Sarah Palin for Mourdock, Pat Boone for Lugar

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012
A series of events in the past few days give every indication that Dick Lugar is losing the primary race, and his campaign devolves into almost bizarre and frantic accusations against Mourdock. Two recent polls show Mourdock with 1 point and 5 point leads, respectively. While Lugar’s campaign had denigrated the polling because the…
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One less guard on the wall

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012
Don Surber is giving up blogging: After 7 years of blogging, I am quitting. I am exhausted. It was simply too much work. I am still employed by the Charleston Daily Mail and still writing editorial and columns and performing the sundry other tasks that go with any job. Blogging was something extra….
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Barack still got enemy

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012
Obama has been narrowing his targets for attack and derision ever since the 2008 campaign. Everywhere he looks, he finds some group to hold up for public scorn, and that group has narrowed from the top 5% to the top 2% to the top 1% to Wall Street to the 400 or so…
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Can the Florida Senate race be salvaged?

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012
I have not followed the Florida Senate race, and the attempt to unseat Bill Nelson, very closely. But I did post a couple of general items about it last Fall: So tell me about Cor­nelius Har­vey McGillicuddy IV Florida Senate seat in play My focus has been elsewhere, but this is unexpected and not good…
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Minimum wage gone viral

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012
A map of US wages that suggests most Americans live in some sort of indentured servitude has gone viral. Thankfully, the claim is easily debunked: If that sounds bogus, it’s because it is. Here’s why: Very few people who earn the minimum wage are living on that wage alone; a majority are working part-time, and…
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Does not fit the (Obama campaign’s #WarOnWomen) narrative

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012
Kay Hymowitz:  Why Women Make Less Than Men (h/t Instapundit): One stubborn fact of the labor market argues against the idea. That is the gender-hours gap, close cousin of the gender-wage gap. Most people have heard that full-time working American women earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. Yet these numbers…
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Dick Lugar’s Iran problem: 1998 – one of only four Senators to oppose Iran Missile Sanctions Act

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012
Dick Lugar’s strong point in the campaign against Richard Mourdock is Lugar’s claim to foreign policy expertise. Yet an examination of Lugar’s history shows consistent wishful thinking on Iran, something which will be the subject of posts over the next two weeks in the run up to the May 8 primary. For today, let’s focus…
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Should be banned within 50 feet of schools

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012
From reader and frequent photographer Ulises in Maryland: Caught at a stoplight in Hunt Valley… I’m pretty sure that if they fact check the claim about smoking and liberalism, smoking will turn out to be safer. By the way, I didn’t noticed the ’1/20/13′ bumper sticker until later…consider it a bonus…
 

Carbonite Limbaugh boycott cracking?

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
Very, very interesting. I had heard from a reader a couple of weeks ago that she heard a Carbonite ad running on the Rush Limbaugh show on a radio station in Texas: I was in the car running errands so I just don’t remember the exact time. Sometime between noon and 3 o’clock….
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Battle of the Obama Celebrity ads

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
Which do you think is better, the original Obama Celebrity ad run by the McCain campaign in 2008, or the new one from American Crossroads which was just released? First, the original: Here’s how the NY Times Editorial Board characterized the McCain ad: The ad gave us an uneasy feeling that the McCain campaign was…
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Don’t stand your middle ground

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
A reader sent me the following in response to my post about that thing that doesn’t matter in the least to me: Over the past year, I’ve moved your bookmark steadily up & to the left. Since last fall it’s been among the 18-20 that my screen width can hold in the bookmarks bar….
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RNC marketing fail: Is the Republican convention about parking?

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
Today some on the Right conceded that Obama’s the one with the “cool” factor. Does that mean the Republicans need to cede all marketing savvy, though? Compare the RNC and DNC convention websites and ask yourself what caption you’d write under the images. The splash page for the DNC convention in Charlotte,…
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Why Israel fights

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
Today’s is the 64th anniversary of Israel’s founding. Against seemingly insurmountable odds, Israel survived the War of Independence, and then some.  Now it is engaged in an existential struggle with the Islamists of every persuasion and location, and their anti-Israel allies in NGO’s, “peace” groups, academia, the media, and boycotters of every stripe. There’s…
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“Young Guns Support Elderly RINO” Dick Lugar (Update: Mourdock up by 5 in new poll)

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
That’s the headline Bill Kristol gives to this Politico report: The Young Guns Network, a group affiliated with two former aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, paid more than $100,000 in mail costs to help embattled Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, federal filings show. The expenditure showed up in a 24-hour notice, and…
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Thank you, Newt

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
Newt Gingrich will be exiting the race next week.  Newt not only will endorse Mitt Romney for President, Newt will pledge to work without rest to defeat Obama. Is there anyone Romney would rather have on his side than Newt? Oh yes, Newt will go there so that Romney doesn’t have to.  Newt…
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The House fell on her head

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
Yes it did. From reader Kathy, taken near Gainesville, FL: