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“a trick he has performed deftly in previous races”

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011

HillaryIs44 has a good post on the Obama-lovin’ media and how it covers for Obama’s campaign dirty tricks. The post is in response to this statement by Ben Smith at Politico: If the catchphrase weren’t already taken, you could call

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Cain-Newt debate — live here tonight

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011

Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich are having a Lincoln-Douglas style debate tonight in Texas, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern. I’ll be doing a live blog for it, and I’ll try to embed the C-Span live coverage, if that is possible

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Best. Memeorandum. Thread. Ever.

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011

That Memeorandum algorithm is smart, really smart.  It not only finds the blog posts and stories which drive the debate, it also pulls a snippet of text from the post so readers get a sense of what’s really important in

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All of the sudden, Politico wants to be fair and balanced

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011

After spending a week portraying Herman Cain as a sexual predator, allegations which so far have resulted in NO FACTS sustantiating the innuendo, Politico now wants to be fair and balanced and tell us that Cain actually led industry efforts

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Tin soldiers and Trumpka coming

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011

As you know, next week is a crucial vote on Referendum No. 2 in Ohio, which needs to pass in order to put the collective bargaining reform bill into effect.  Polling does not look good.  There also is another referendum

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Open (Non-Cain news only)

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011

I really don’t want this to turn into one of those foul-mouthed blogs, but this is pushing me to the limit: Asked if the country’s consistently high unemployment rate made him vulnerable in the upcoming 2012 election, Obama insisted “the

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Politico now owns most misleading headline ever

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011

The woman who accused Herman Cain of something and got a check from the National Restaurant Association is refusing to provide any details of her complaint even though the NRA released her from her confidentiality agreement. I repeat.  The woman

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Cain accuser – now not willing to talk // Added: Politico and NY Times spin refusal as accuser “confirming” and “standing by” her complaint

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011

That’s the word I’m hearing.  Even though the National Restaurant Association was willing to waive the confidentiality agreement. Updates:  CNN reports: Joel Bennett, the attorney for one the women who has accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, said Friday that

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The case (or not) against Herman Cain

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011

So many are calling Cain a liar or worse for not remembering a second settlement with a woman whom he allegedly “sexually harassed.”  How could he not know of a settlement? Details are dribbling out which support the conclusion that

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What 1.8 Billion People Do

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011

My friend Zach linked to this amazing article this morning: The Shadow Superpower. In many countries — particularly in the developing world — System D [the black market] is growing faster than any other part of the economy, and it is an

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NRA should release everything, or nothing

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011

One of the accusers against Herman Cain apparently has requested that she be relieved of the confidentiality agreement she entered into with the National Restaurant Association to the extent of releasing a statement setting forth her version of what happened over

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‘This was once a serious country’ – amended

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011

From an op-ed in The Washington Times by Wesley Pruden, Herman Cain and innuendos: This was once a serious country with serious newspapers, back in the day when they were edited by serious editors and a man had the right

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“Cain said, ‘Darling, do you mind doctoring my tea for me?’”

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011

It’s 8:10 a.m. Eastern, November 4, 2011, five days into the Herman Cain Scandal, and finally we have facts. Steve Deace, an anti-Cain Iowa talk show host, has made headlines which seem to corroborate that Herman Cain is a cad,

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I told you already, Si!

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011

Thanks to a reader who writes: …. saw this car in a UPMC [Univ. of Pitt. Medical Center] parking lot here in Pittsburgh. Love your blog, it reminds me there are folks like me out there in academia. There are

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