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Obama still owns Hollywood influencers

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011
Via Taegen Goddard:President Obama “stopped for an undisclosed meeting with some of the entertainment industry’s high-level executives” before leaving California yesterday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.”The event was not a fundraiser, and attendees were not asked to donate to the Obama reelection campaign. But those invited have been ardent supporters of…
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Dazed and confused, except …

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011
A friend writes: I’m sure you’ve been following Romney’s latest flip-flop, in which he supported Kasich’s anti-union initiative in June but today traveled to Ohio and claimed he wasn’t familiar with the referendum.  It’s just too much.  The guy disgusts me, and frankly I just don’t know where to turn in this…
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What did you say your name was?

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011
Thanks to reader Glenn who spotted this in Woodlands, Texas, and sent me an e-mail with the subject line “Is dissent still patriotic?”: Spotted while stopped at a red light in the Woodlands, TX. The driver went on to turn left (go figure.) I’m sure these are regurgitations of previous entries, but at…
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Open – A Tape from California

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Traveling all day, now in Palm Desert, CA.  Because there’s almost no way to get there from central New York, we ended up flying into Orange County airport and driving.  Along the way we saw these windfarms — Obama would so proud: From some sneak peeks at the internet when not in…
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“it’s way too early in Libya’s transition to be shouting about victories”

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
David Dayen at Firedoglake, where the professional left is not sure Libya represents victory: Replacing a brutal government with a government that turns a blind eye to brutality doesn’t really count as a success, in my book…. The point here is that it’s way too early in Libya’s transition to be shouting about…
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The Real Reason Ron Paul Demands Metal Currency

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Now you know…
 

Kling on Journos

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Arnold Kling struck a great chord in a recent post on EconLog: From the perspective of a macroeconomic textbook, journalists write as if the aggregate supply curve is nearly vertical with respect to monetary policy and nearly horizontal for fiscal policy. 1. You would be rich if you had a dollar for every…
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Since when?

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Walter Shapiro on the risk that the GOP Just Might Nominate [Herman Cain] a Candidate Patently Unqualified to Be President: This is how presidential vetting traditionally works. The press pack pounces on the logical fallacies in a candidate’s positions and the shakiness of his resume. Party elites and top fundraisers then decide,…
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Think Progress now run by former Obama advisor

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
John Podesta, former Clinton ally and confidant, built the Center for American Progress — which runs Think Progress — into a potent, misleading and devious message machine in favor of the Obama administration. Podesta is stepping down, and is being replaced by Neera Tanden, a former Obama campaign official. Tanden has been Chief Operating…
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Not that such things matter to me

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
TaxProf is out with the rankings of law professor blogs for the trailing 12 months as of September 30, 2011, and we are no. 3 both for page views and visits.  (Note: Instapundit is not included since its stats are not public, so really we’re no. 4.)
 

Herman Cain blows smoke in their faces

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
This ad by the Cain campaign is being called one of the worst political ads ever. I disagree. Sure it’s different.  I’m at the airport this morning, and a female anchor on CNN previewed the ad by saying, “I don’t know what it means!”  But we’re talking about it, and there is a…
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Drive slowly and cheerfully

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Or at least, not fast and furiously. Thanks to reader Ric who spotted this bumper sticker earlier this week in Sterling, VA:
 

Open

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
The Rick Perry campaign gets a much needed reorganization,  but does this advice hold, Perry shuffles campaign team: The first thing [Joe] Allbaugh ought to do is send Perry to Dallas to apologize for badmouthing W. all over the country. I believe that we will see a slow but steady rise in…
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#WeCantWait Tweet of Day

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Another day, another failed Obama attempt to dominate Twitter with a campaign-inspired hastag (see, #attackwatch). This time the hastag is #WeCantWait as in “we can’t wait” for Republicans to approve whatever half-baked scheme Obama wants to push through Congress to prove that he is the “jobs president.” Dan Riehl nails it:
 

National Popular Vote debacle looming

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Several readers have called my attention to the National Popular Vote movement, through which various states would agree to vote their electors as a block based upon the winner of the national popular vote: Under the U.S. Constitution, the states have exclusive and plenary (complete) power to allocate their electoral votes, and…
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Black Wednesday, or why I am not a utilitarian

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Today in London:  Conservative rebels pushing for an in-or-out referendum on Europe are riding the tide of public opinion, according to a Guardian/ICM poll. Some 70% of voters want a vote on Britain’s EU membership, and by a substantial nine-point margin respondents say they would use it to vote for UK withdrawal. Forty-nine per cent…
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If this is what passes for victory

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
As mentioned earlier, the Obama administration and media are touting Gaddafi’s overthrow as a great foreign policy victory. But Gaddafi’s body has hardly gone cold, and Libya already has a strict Islamist government, see all the links at Memeorandum.  Andrew Sullivan also rounds up some of the related horrors, such as the execution…
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