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Stand By for important

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
You go to war with the Mitt you have. That’s the view of John Hawkins, co-founder of NotMittRomney.com, in a post at his blog Right Wing News: At this late date, at a minimum, I’d still prefer Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Tim Pawlenty, Rich Santorum, Jon Huntsman, and anybody who came out of…
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We got the wrong Wan

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012
From reader Wayne: I saw this in a parking lot in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Not certain if you’ve seen it before since it’s four years old. I bet it was funny back in 2008 but my thinking is that today, ‘our only hope’ sounds far better than ‘hope and change.
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Political calculations from the left prove they need a new calculator. And other news from the day

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
The big news of the day is obviously Rick Santorum’s decision to suspend his Presidential campaign following his 3-year old daughter’s most recent bout with pneumonia which landed her in the hospital over the weekend. This sudden turn of events brings two big questions on everyone’s mind: Where will Santorum supporters…
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Bad start to Huckabee radio show – 1st caller turns out to be Cumulus exec

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
I have posted before how Cumulus Broadcasting, cheered on by Rush boycotters, is setting up Mike Huckabee to challenge Rush. Jeffrey Lord has the story how Huckabee Show Opens With Staged Caller: Wow. As we often say here: you just can’t make it up. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took his first phone call of his…
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Bad psychology is only one click away…

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
If you don’t already, I recommend subscribing to Minding the Campus, a web-based mag focused on the American university from The Manhattan Institute. Today, John Leo has a fun post titled “One Result of Income Inequality–Dubious Psychological Studies.” As an academic specialty, psychology suffers from a distinct lack of respect. For one…
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Santorum suspends campaign

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
Just breaking, via NY Times: Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, according two of his advisers, bowing to the inevitability of Mitt Romney’s nomination and ending his improbable, come-from-behind quest to become the party’s conservative standard-bearer in the fall. Mr. Santorum is due to make the…
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Gawker editor responsible for Christine O’Donnell “one night stand” story joins NY Post

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
What possibly could go wrong? Remy Stern, who left Gawker late last year after Nick Denton installed A.J. Daulerio as editor-in-chief, has a new gig: He’s joining the New York Post as a digital consultant. “Remy will help shape the Post’s overall digital strategy going forward and work on the site day-to-day,” a…
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Miami New Times doubles down on Sanford (FL) neo-Nazi patrol story

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
Michael Miller, The Miami New Times reporter who kicked off an internet firestorm a few days ago with a report of armed groups of neo-Nazis patrolling Sanford, Florida, is at it again,  After Trayvon Martin, Neo-Nazis Say They’re Armed and Patrolling Sanford. The account, again, is based entirely on claims by a…
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Best case scenario

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
at least if one is dealing with reality rather than hope, is that Obamacare increases the deficit dramatically: President Obama’s landmark health-care initiative, long touted as a means to control costs, will actually add more than $340 billion to the nation’s budget woes over the next decade, according to a new study…
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Lugar “effort to demonize his opponent Richard Mourdock”

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
Richard Lugar’s time in the Senate may be up. A variety of groups are working to defeat Lugar.  The NRA (which gives Lugar an “F” rating), the Club for Growth, and Freedom Works are working to help Richard Mourdock overcome Lugar’s big money advantage. Notice how Lugar is hitting back with ads attacking Mourdock personally,…
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Has Carbonite accepted responsibility?

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
Carbonite has been flying below the radar the past few weeks, as companies like Arby’s have incurred the wrath of conservatives for pandering to the Media Matters inspired and coordinated attempt to drive Rush Limbaugh from the airwaves. Carbonite was the most visible and self-righteous of the advertisers to drop Limbaugh in the first…
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As if more proof were needed

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012
From reader Ulises, who took this photo in Cockeysville, MD, and writes: Further proof that buyers of “coexist” bumper stickers have no sense of irony…
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Why they want him off the air so badly

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2012
He’s effective. And if they can’t get him off the air completely, they want to marginalize him.
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NY Daily News whitewashes its Sanford neo-Nazi faux pas

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2012
What James Taranto has dubbed the Wild Goose-Step Chase appears to be winding down, as outlandish reports by Michael Miller in The Miami New Times of neo-Nazis “conducting heavily armed patrols in and around Sanford, Florida” were debunked by your humble correspondent over the weekend. But not before numerous websites spread the story…
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