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About last night (‘s elections)

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
I did not follow yesterday’s elections as closely as I should have.  I’ve been a bit, er, distracted the past week. Ohio was a loss for those who want to save state and local governments from the grip of unsustainable union control.  The national unions went all in, and won big.  There…
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More Newt momentum

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
Newt appeared on Center Seat to face the panel Mitt Romney refuses to face (video h/t The Right Scoop): Steven Hayward at Powerline points out a key point: Maybe the best part was when Steve Hayes played the infamous TV ad Newt cut with Nancy Pelosi three years ago about the “climate crisis”…
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Cain accuser Kraushaar is serial complainer

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
How ironic that Karen Kraushaar, whose identity became known only yesterday, called Herman Cain a serial denier. It turns out that Kraushaar is a serial complainer, demanding money at a second employer for supposed inappropriate language, via AP: A woman who settled a sexual harassment complaint against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in 1999…
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Keep up this talk

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
and pretty soon the nanny state will try to stop us from using cell phones while driving. Thanks to reader Robert in Texas, who writes: I saw this in the visitors parking lot at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs this summer. Covers all the bases, yes?
 

Things I regret saying on the internet

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
Why I respect Jennifer Rubin (October 22, 2011) … … … The post in question was limited to the following matter of respect: I don’t always agree with Jennifer Rubin, the not-liberal blogger at The Washington Post, who used to blog at Commentary. But I respect her because unlike the Stockholm Syndrome suffering not-liberal columnists at The New…
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Herman Cain News Conference (Update – complete denial)

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
Summary of press conference.  Complete denial.  Doesn’t even remember Bialek.  As to other named accuser, Karen Kraushaar, repeats that only accusation he remembers is about gesturing the height of his wife.  Took plenty of questions from reporters from major networks. ———— Starts with lawyer Lin Wood, who represented Richard Jewell (wrongly accused in…
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“Not exactly a profile in courage” Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
I’ve enjoyed watching various candidates on Brett Baier’s Center Seat. It’s a place for the panel to question the candidates pretty vigorously. But one candidate will not appear. It’s inexplicable. And now confirmed:  Added: Baier still is trying, this time for a one-on-one. If Romney is afraid of Charles Krauthammer, how will…
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Not the Chinese century, unless we want it to be

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
I’ve posted before about the Chinese real estate bubble, and what will happen when this bubble bursts. Rather than worshipping the Chinese economy like Obama does (high speed trains anyone?), we should be recognizing that the Chinese model, like the Soviet model, is artificial and contrived.  There is only so much that…
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D.C. Court of Appeals upholds Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
The opinion isn’t on the court website yet, but here’s how The Wall Street Journal describes it: A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Tuesday that last year’s federal health-care overhaul is constitutional, handing the Obama administration another legal victory ahead of the Supreme Court’s likely consideration of the law. The U.S. Court…
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Ying Ma visits Cornell

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
Ying Ma, a former president of the Cornell Review, has come back to campus for a visit. She’s definitely one of the better-known names with Review pedigree. (J.P. Freire & Ann Coulter are two other prominent Review alums.) She released a book last year, Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, and serves at…
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Fear of Newt on blog-team Romney

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
I’ve been focusing on Newt’s rise since the debates in early September, when he distinguished himself as the statesman on stage and the guy focused on the ultimate prize, defeating Obama.  While Perry and Romney squabbled, and Santorum and Bachmann tried to score points attacking Perry and Romney, Newt impressed with…
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The pushback against Sharon Bialek begins

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
Herman Cain is fighting back against accusations made yesterday by Sharon Bialek.  Cain will hold a press conference at 5 p.m. Eastern today to address the charges: “There is not an ounce of truth to all these allegations” and the graphic account from Sharon Bialek is “totally fabricated,” the Georgia businessman told…
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Why leave?

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
High taxes. Crime. Too hot in summer, too cold in winter. Democrats. Too expensive. Public sector unions which control everything. Want me to continue? Thanks to reader Alex who, after seeing yesterdays post about Manhattan Mini Storage advertising, sent this photo and wrote: I took a picture of this billboard last New Years from our cruise ship….
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Obama on Bibi: “”You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
Via @MarkLevin, and interesting exchange caught on unknowingly open microphones at the G20 summit: The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared:  “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every…
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No cause for champagne at Politico

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
The champagne corks must have been popping at Politico sometime just after 2 p.m. today, as Sharon Bialek presented her charges against Herman Cain. After a week of obsessive reporting (at least 91 stories about Cain’s alleged sexual harassment of employees at the National Restaurant Association), Politico had published not a single…
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An Apt EU Comparison

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
Over at the DailyBeast, Stefan Theil has a really great write-up about rich nations interacting with poor nations, using a comparison of Texas/Louisiana/Florida & Greece/Italy/Spain.   Imagine 27 Barack Obamas and John Boehners trying to get a debt and banking crisis under control. That, in essence, is what the Europeans are facing…
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Cain 4th Accuser – Open

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
The details are in my prior post. Is he guilty just because someone says he is? Is he said/she said really just “she said.” I think this will be very damaging. And there probably is nothing Cain can do about it regardless of the truth. That’s the reality. Politico, of course, will use this…
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