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The moment when you realize there’s not much difference between Gawker and Drudge Report

Posted by  ▪  April 8, 2012
The moment is 9 a.m. this morning when Drudge still has in the top left — the prime placement – a misleading link claiming armed neo-Nazis are patrolling Sanford, Florida, where Trayvon Martin was shot: I informed Drudge (via email, its tip box, and Twitter) about 14 hours ago that the link was…
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Their tolerance is intolerant

Posted by  ▪  April 8, 2012
From reader Dr. Dave: One of the sights on my recent Key West vacation. Could not walk by without taking a picture of this for you. Of course, the topper is on the dashboard. Read and enjoy your blog every day.
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Lunch money

Posted by  ▪  April 7, 2012
Responsibility (h/t reader Danelle): There’s no such thing as a free lunch, at least not at the Rescue Mission of El Paso. The Rescue Mission, at 1949 W. Paisano, is now charging $1.50 for each lunch and dinner. Breakfast remains free. “Certainly the budget is tight, but that’s not the reason,” CEO Blake Barrow…
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Palestinian Authority cracks down on “extending one’s tongue”

Posted by  ▪  April 7, 2012
No one could have seen this coming. Via The Jerusalem Post: Palestinian Authority security forces in the West Bank arrested over the weekend a Palestinian blogger who launched a Facebook campaign under the title “The people want an end to corruption.” The arrest of Jamal Abu Rihan is part of a clampdown by the…
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Sanford (FL) Police deny any indication of neo-Nazis patrolling

Posted by  ▪  April 7, 2012
The latest wildfire spreading through the media and blogosphere is that armed neo-Nazis are patrolling Sanford, FL, in anticipation of trouble if George Zimmerman is not charged in the killing of Trayvon Martin.  In what has become a prime example of media malpractice, none of the major publications spreading the rumors…
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So tell me about Dan Bongino

Posted by  ▪  April 7, 2012
Operation Counterweight is just taking shape for 2012.  Redistricting has slowed down my process of identifying House races. But in the Senate, I’m focused on Richard Mourdock’s primary challenge to Dick Lugar, and Barry Hinckley’s general election challenge to Sheldon Whitehouse. As you know, the theory behind Operation Counterweight is that we have to…
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Teaching @Arbys about responsibility

Posted by  ▪  April 7, 2012
Not taking responsibility (h/t reader Tony): More about Arby’s here. If you are on Twitter, you can reach Arby’s at @arbys, or at its Facebook page, or at its Contact page. There’s probably not much we can do to prevent cowardly companies from giving into boycott threats, except to teach them responsibility.
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DNR Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  April 7, 2012
If Obamacare were a Red Solo Cup and in Texas, it would look something like this vehicle. From reader Chris in Dripping Springs, Texas: Professor, I read your site daily and thought you might like these. Filling up at a local gas station (paying $4 a gallon) and this was next to my truck. God…
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Late breaking Wisconsin election news – April 6

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2012
2011. Post-script.
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Their wars

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2012
Their War On Women Moe Lane updates on the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s fundraising problems resulting from the left-wing boycott of Komen after Komen dropped sponsorship of Planned Parenthood, but then caved in to pressure and let go a top executive: The first explanation is that pro-choice feminists are incredibly nasty, spite-filled, and…
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Wasserman Schultz payoff to big Dem donor with DNC job for daughter

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2012
What should have been a two-bit, one-day, not-really-scandal involving photos Dani Gilbert, the new DNC liason to the Jewish community, took a few years back is turning into something much more.  By all appearances, Debbie Wasserman Schultz gave a payoff to big Dem donors by giving their daughter a job at the DNC to…
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The Ultimate, and Penultimate, Resort…

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2012
CEI has published a study about private property laws in outer space by Rand Simberg, one of the best people qualified to write on the topic. In sum, Simberg claims that the U.S. should recognize claims on the Moon, Mars, and asteroids and gives a loose foundation for the U.S. government’s access to establishing recognized…
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War on women continues, Senate candidate calls opponent “whore”

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2012
Don’t expect Media Matters to boycott the Senate candidate. Because the candidate is a Democrat. And an Israel-hater. She called her male primary opponent a “whore” for AIPAC.  Via Mediaite: “I’m dealing with a whore here who sells his soul to AIPAC [The American Israel Public Affairs Committee], who will say anything for the…
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CNN proves “beyond a reasonable doubt” why cases should not be tried in the media

Posted by  ▪  April 6, 2012
If it were not for the fact that a young man is dead, the factual accounts and investigations in the media of the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman would be laughable. There is no better proof that cases should not be tried in the media than the accounts of whether…
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