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Etan Patz

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
My wife and I were talking about him not long ago.  For each of us, his disappearance left an indelible mark.  Whenever there was a report of a missing child, we inevitably said, I wonder what happened to Etan Patz. video platform video management video solutions video player Seeing this headline brought back the…
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The other front

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
It always has been a two front political war. Here’s the other front, Tim Carney at The Washington Examiner, K Street and Tea Party again fight for soul of GOP: Big business and the Tea Party are at swords’ points once again, with GOP Senate primaries for the second straight election becoming proxy…
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U.N. Observers observe but not for long

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
UN monitors flee protest when Assad forces open fire: Syrian security forces opened fire Wednesday on anti-regime demonstrators surrounding the cars of a UN team meant to monitor a shaky cease-fire, sending the observers speeding off and protesters dashing for cover, according to activists and amateur videos.
 

Is “marrying up” really the conservative female ideal?

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
With friends like this, those who want to defeat Obama don’t need enemies. Having savaged Newt Gingrich for months, S.E. Cupp now is coming to the aid of Ann Romney by praising Ann for “marrying up”: As a thirtysomething, city-dwelling, hypereducated, independent-thinking  woman, I suppose I should recoil at the idea of one…
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Dick Lugar flailing with false tax accusations against Richard Mourdock

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
The Indiana Republican primary is moving against Richard Lugar, and now his campaign and SuperPAC are getting desperate, running false ads against Richard Mourdock claiming Mourdock cheated on taxes. Matt Lewis at The Daily Caller explored the falsehood yesterday: In what appears a pathetic last gasp at power, both Lugar and a SuperPAC…
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It means they want your stuff

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
for free. Because taking your stuff is a basic human right.  And they know their rights. From reader Tacitus2: Greetings from Wisconsin, land of the permanent election cycle. Spring is here and I have been seeing more bumper stickers than usual. I append one I had not encountered before. What does it mean?
 

If this is “into the light”

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2012
I’d rather sit in the dark. That’s my sense of today: Secret Service agent scandal gets worse with allegations of cocaine use, and here is a headline which tells us this drama will play out for a while: Escort Recounts Quarrel With Secret Service Agent. Image of the Day, via @iowahawkblog. State Dept official allegedly, allegedly,…
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R.I.P., Dick Clark

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2012
Dick Clark passed away this morning in Los Angeles. For those of us of a certain age, he was MTV before there was MTV (and when MTV actually played music).
 

@AngiesList stands up to #StopRush

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2012
I check in every now and then with the efforts of the Limbaugh boycott movement at the Twitter hashtag #stoprush. I noticed over the past few days a lot of chatter and anger directed at @AngiesList, as well as at new local advertisers on the Limbaugh show (screenshot from 4/17). Then I saw today…
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Wow, Mia B. Love leading in poll of Utah delegates

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2012
This is just a poll of delegates who will vote on April 21 at the Utah Republican nominating convention, not an actual vote, but if true, it would be an earthquake in UT-04:In Utah’s newly formed 4th district, things are considerably tight, according to the poll.Four republicans are vying to fill…
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Dog fight

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2012
Oh, sure it’s not as important as the future of mankind, or the debt cliff Obama is driving us off. But since Democrats are in full Seimus on the Roof mode, why not point out: or  or More at HotAir, Daily Caller, Twitchy. Update:  It has come to this:
 

Barack Obama, brought to you by Dick Lugar

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2012
When Indiana primary voters go to the polls on May 8, they should remember that in 2008 Dick Lugar verbally embraced Barack Obama and gave Obama bipartisan cover at a critical time in the campaign, so much so that Lugar became a prominent fixture in Obama campaign ads in key battleground states. The…
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The Four Horsemen of the Democrats’ 2012 Apocalypse

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2012
From reader Dave: Here’s a sticker for you from Wisconsin. While Madison is a lost cause, the rest of the state has been making a right turn for the past few years.
 

They distort

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2012
with such ease and confidence: Reality: Notice that support for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first legislation President Obama signed in 2009, is now equated with support for women’s equal pay. Thus do liberals constantly ratchet the country in a leftward direction, declaring every piece of legislation sacrosanct and daring conservatives…
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Today was a great day … for voter fraud and criminals … ALEC surrenders

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2012
There has been a pressure campaign against corporate sponsors of the American Legislative Exchange Counsel (ALEC) led by Color of Change and some of the same groups targeting conservative talk radio: Here’s how it works.  An issue which is neutral, such as voter i.d. laws, is portrayed as racist and hostile to minorities.  The…
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Some googly eyes are created more equal

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2012
Call it the War on Women’s Eyes. I think Andrew Kaczynski has it right: No, actually, I know he is right:
 

Protests against Israel being featured at LGBT Equality Forum

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2012
The “anti-pinkwashing” campaign continues in all its irony. Israel is to be “featured” at the annual Equality Forum on May 3-6 in Philadelphia, based on Israel’s record on gay issues.  Israel, of course, is the only nation in the Middle East where homosexuality is not punished, much less punished with prison or worse as in some…
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