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

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011
Spotted in Ithaca:
 

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 extremely hard line Salafists had a very strong showing. As reported by…
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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 national security debate. While it would be easy to whine about these…
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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 need to stop looting the English Embassy, the British one too. So will the 35%…
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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 economic aspirations atrophied by laws all over the country which target small…
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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 one doesn’t need to be against Romney to be a viable alternative): And…
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Who cares about duplicate signatures in Wisconsin Recall?

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2011
Apparently not the Governmant Accounting Board according to the McIver Institute (h/t CharlieSykes): The state board overseeing the potential recall election of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tells the MacIver News Servicethat they will rely upon temporary workers to scrutinize recall petitions and those individuals will not be expected to catch any duplicate signatures…
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Remember when Jennifer Rubin said Romneycare rendered Romney all but unelectable?

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2011
Mitt Romney appeared last night for an interview with Brett Baier (video below).  Too bad Brett didn’t ask Romney why Romney refused to appear before the full panel on Center Seat, like the other candidates have done. My biggest reaction is that it’s bizarre that Romney refuses to admit he made a mistake on Romneycare and…
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Good morning, sunshine

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2011
Here’s the background via The NY Post: Considering that President Obama has practically made New York his second  home between fund-raising, UN visits and “date nights” with the missus, you’d  think he’d be a little more sympathetic to beleaguered residents and workers  schlepping home on a work night — especially during the…
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Cпасибо and Dankeschön

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2011
It could have come to that, but it didn’t, and not because of the United Federation of Teachers. Thanks to reader SoCalMike who spotted this bumper sticker in Riverside, CA:
 

Newt: ‘I Call On The President To Repudiate The Concept Of The 99 And The 1′

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Think Progress thinks it has Newt Gingrich in a gotcha moment, which shows how out of touch Think Progress is.  Here’s a partial quote and the video below (emphasis by TP): I repudiate, and I call on the President to repudiate, the concept of the 99 and the 1. It is un-American,…
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Reconsider Bachmann? No.

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Taking another look at Michele Bachmann is one of the memes being pushed by people unhappy with the Newt/Romney choice in the wake of the likely departure from the race of Herman Cain. Why does Cain dropping out make Bachmann any better than she was? She’s still the person who built her campaign…
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Vernon Smith Interview

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Reason Magazine has a great interview with Vernon Smith, a pioneer in experimental economics. reason: You say you’re a libertarian with a lot of reservations. The experiments you have run and the research you’ve done over the years really argue that institutions create good and bad behavior. Smith: As a libertarian, I’d like to emphasize the property…
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Post hoc justification, Cain edition

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Via The Hill, and about a thousand other outlets: Herman Cain told members of his staff that he is “reassessing” his decision to remain in the race for the Republican presidential nomination following new allegations that he conducted a 13-year-long affair with an Atlanta businesswoman. “Cain told senior staff this morning that he…
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Selective Sermon Memory Disorder

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Calling Tad Devine.  You reopened the door by claiming the Romney campaign was bringing Jeremiah Wright back into play when clearly it was not.  Basically, you told people not to think about the pink elephant. Now The Daily Caller has some more video of Obama praising his pastor and mentor. Which doesn’t prove…
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American Airlines does what GM and Chrysler should have done

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Obama saved GM and Chrysler, Obama saved GM and Chrysler.  Republicans wanted the companies to die quickly.  That’s pretty much a central Democratic Party talking point this election cycle. Of course, it’s complete nonsense.  GM and Chrysler were “saved” by Obama with a bailout to preserve the position of auto unions.  The companies…
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Least Likely Headline of the Day, updated

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
From the archives, Least Likely Headline Of The Day: Talmud Study now Mandatory in South Korea The headline did have to be modified slightly, as the author explained: After receiving a personal thank you letter from the South Korean Embassy in Israel for this blog post, I have made a few minor updates to…
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