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Time to go negative?

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2011
When I saw this Michelle Bachmann ad my first thought was, “Don’t go there, Michele, this will not help you.”  But on second thought, why not? I have been in favor of niceness so far, but I wondering whether it’s gone on long enough.  Why shouldn’t the candidates face the types of challenges…
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Romney supporter claims Newt bought my endorsement

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2011
The Romney trolls have come out in full force since I ran my post yesterday, Why I Support Newt Gingrich. Here’s an e-mail I received this morning (emphasis mine): You seem to have been a day early in your Gingrich endorsement, precisely because he has been slinking around under the radar with a…
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ReOccupy Wall Street – Live

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2011
You can watch today’s attempt to ReOccupy Wall Street live:
 

Will we ever get around to vetting Mitt Romney?

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2011
Newt Gingrich appeared on the Mark Levin Show last night to address a variety of issues.  Levin has been pretty harsh towards Newt at times in the past. Thanks to The Right Scoop for the audio: I find it very interesting that while Gingrich is more than willing to go on shows where he…
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“Congress passes a law”

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2011
I don’t know what it is about septic trucks that brings out the best in readers.  After running a photo of a political message on a septic truck I received multiple photos from readers, including this from reader Joe who wrote: I saw the bumper sticker photo you posted this morning and…
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Ann Coulter: Forget everything I ever said about Romney losing to Obama

Posted by  ▪  November 16, 2011
Ann Coulter is going after Newt Gingrich now because Newt has not been sufficiently consistent over the years, and because Romney is inevitable and will beat Obama: The mainstream media keep pushing alternatives to Mitt Romney not only because they are terrified of running against him, but also because they want to…
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Shocking – Democrats behind “independent” recall group in WI

Posted by  ▪  November 16, 2011
The recall effort against Scott Walker is being led by United Wisconsin, which bills itself as a non-partisan group. Of course, that’s nonsense, this a Democratic effort through and through, as reported by WISC Madison: Members of United Wisconsin, the group coordinating the recall effort against Gov. Scott Walker, said they are a…
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The most articulate advocate of freedom.

Posted by  ▪  November 16, 2011
I’m not one for commemorating anniversaries and dates. And, even if I was, I can’t attach a date to most of my important revelations and discoveries. That being said, I do have an exception. Milton Friedman died exactly five years ago today. I remember this well because I had never heard of him…
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“Don’t they already have such people on staff?” Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  November 16, 2011
Really, via @ErickErickson via @snarkandboobs:
 

ABC poisons its Gabby Giffords special with Palin Derangement Syndrome

Posted by  ▪  November 16, 2011
The ABC News interview with Gabrielle Giffords was worth watching except for one moment, when ABC decided that it could not put on a widely-watched full hour program without smearing Sarah Palin by trying to connect Palin’s electoral map to the Giffords shooting (via Newsbusters): I have addresed this smear many times…
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Why I Support Newt Gingrich

Posted by  ▪  November 16, 2011
I have been agnostic on the Republican primary so far, but the time for choosing has arrived. For the reasons set forth below, I believe that the primaries will come down to Mitt Romney versus Newt Gingrich.  As such, the choice is not between Newt Gingrich and some hypothetical more perfect conservative candidate, as Newt’s…
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The long and winding drone that leads

Posted by  ▪  November 16, 2011
to this car. Spotted in Ithaca:
 

Newt Gingrich is not conservative enough for … er … Romney supporters?

Posted by  ▪  November 15, 2011
I was on the road and in meetings all day, with only passing opportunities to log on.  But I see a trend emerging. Bloggers and websites which support Romney, explicitly in some cases, impilicitly in others, are making lists of reasons why Newt Gingrich is not conservative enough, finding anywhere from 5-10 positions he has…
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Now they want judicial restraint?

Posted by  ▪  November 15, 2011
From The NY Times Editors on why the Supreme Court should leave the Obamacare mandate alone: All of these issues are best resolved in the political system, not the courts. The Supreme Court ought to show judicial restraint, adhere to precedent and uphold the constitutionality of health care reform. What a strange, convenient…
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Baker Boycott

Posted by  ▪  November 15, 2011
I came across a story about a Christian baker in Iowa who is being boycotted for refusing to work with a gay couple. I love boycotts with a passion, regardless of which side I’m on. Commerce is meant to be a voluntary association where goods are exchanged. Oftentimes prices, competitors,  or…
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Your Daily Reminder

Posted by  ▪  November 15, 2011
that free markets are integral to growth, prosperity and betterment in a modern society: In fifty years Hong Kong was transformed from one of the poorest places on earth to one of the richest. Despite having no natural resources, indeed not even enough drinking water to support its population; despite terrible over-crowding; despite the absence…
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Liberate Wall Street! (And Main Street, Assorted Cities, etc.)

Posted by  ▪  November 15, 2011
If the authoritarian anarchists (which, weird as it may be, is what they are) insist on using the language of occupation, so be it. That means the rest of us can use the parallel language of liberation.  When the police clear out occupations, we should refer to the event as the liberation…
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