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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 will not provide any facts or details, will not speak to the…
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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 his client “made a complaint in good faith about a series of inappropriate…
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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 Cain was not involved and would not have known about that settlement,…
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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 increasing force in world trade. But even in developed countries, after the…
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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 a decade ago, but not her name or any other details: The…
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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 to confront an accuser before she was allowed to destroy his reputation,…
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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, as dutifully reported by ABC News, among others:A conservative Iowa radio host,…
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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 more of us than you know, most of us just won’t admit it…
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Arrest in threats on Rep. Eric Cantor’s family

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2011
Eric Cantor has been a focus of verbal attacks from Democrats and the Obama administration, and has been singled out to be demonized as part of 2012 campaign strategy: NY Times: Eric Cantor Is the Democrats’ New Bogeyman Democratic Daily: Eric Cantor Becomes New Target For American Dream TV Spot Rabbi Schmuley: The Demonization of…
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Smiting Righthaven

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2011
Donald Douglas recounts his tale of being sued by copyright-lawsuit factory Righthaven, Beating Righthaven. I was aware that Donald had been sued along with dozens of others for running the infamous photo of the TSA worker checking the junk of a passenger.  I didn’t blog about it because I figured if Donald wanted publicity,…
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Libertarianism.org

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2011
I’m proud to announce the birth of a new website, libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. The site is a one-stop shop for the ideology. I’ve been combing through it all morning and there’s really nothing quite as comprehensive in terms of scope. It spans from Charles Murray to Murray Rothbard. I…
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“Can Man” put out of business

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2011
The Ithaca “Can Man” no longer can make a living, as reported by The Cornell Sun: Joel Harlan — whose assistant calls him the “Can Man” — has collected empty cans and bottles from Cornell’s fraternities, as well as other locations in Ithaca and around Central New York, for 25 years. In his…
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“Not Presumed Innocent Until Proven Not Guilty” Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2011
From Jim Treacher of The Daily Caller:
 

Dan Rather has documents

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2011
which prove that George W. Bush lied about his military service. History No. 1:  Dan cannot let you see the documents which he obtained from an anonymous source he cannot reveal.  But the documents, in Dan’s estimation, reflect “inappropriate” conduct the exact nature of which cannot be disclosed.  You can trust Dan….
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Occupying an ill-wind…

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2011
From reader Don, who writes: Saw this scrawled (spray-painted) on the underside of a bridge over the Trinity River, maybe 1.5 miles from the Occupy Dallas location. I stopped to safely take a picture. Star of David with “Zionist Occupied USA” … I suspect (but can’t be certain) the Occupy Dallas crowd because…
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Embarrassed and disgusted

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2011
by the behavior of numerous “conservatives” and “libertarians” on Twitter dancing on Herman Cain’s (presumed) political grave. Let’s sum up the “facts” as they are known right now.  Mostly unnamed people accused Herman Cain of unspecified conduct which some people who will not specify the people or the conduct have deemed “inappropriate.”  And…
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Creating complaints

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2011
I’ve been struggling to put my finger on just what it is about how Politico handled the Herman Cain allegations that I find so offensive. Michael Walsh has a good explanation, Return of the Whipsaw, which starts and ends as such: First, posit the existence of a “story” as defined by Politico’s editors…
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