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Dazed and confused, except …

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

A friend writes: I’m sure you’ve been following Romney’s latest flip-flop, in which he supported Kasich’s anti-union initiative in June but today traveled to Ohio and claimed he wasn’t familiar with the referendum.  It’s just too much.  The guy disgusts

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What did you say your name was?

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

Thanks to reader Glenn who spotted this in Woodlands, Texas, and sent me an e-mail with the subject line “Is dissent still patriotic?”: Spotted while stopped at a red light in the Woodlands, TX. The driver went on to turn

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Open – A Tape from California

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011

Traveling all day, now in Palm Desert, CA.  Because there’s almost no way to get there from central New York, we ended up flying into Orange County airport and driving.  Along the way we saw these windfarms — Obama would

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“it’s way too early in Libya’s transition to be shouting about victories”

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011

David Dayen at Firedoglake, where the professional left is not sure Libya represents victory: Replacing a brutal government with a government that turns a blind eye to brutality doesn’t really count as a success, in my book…. The point here

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The Real Reason Ron Paul Demands Metal Currency

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011

Now you know…

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Kling on Journos

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011

Arnold Kling struck a great chord in a recent post on EconLog: From the perspective of a macroeconomic textbook, journalists write as if the aggregate supply curve is nearly vertical with respect to monetary policy and nearly horizontal for fiscal

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Since when?

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011

Walter Shapiro on the risk that the GOP Just Might Nominate [Herman Cain] a Candidate Patently Unqualified to Be President: This is how presidential vetting traditionally works. The press pack pounces on the logical fallacies in a candidate’s positions and

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Think Progress now run by former Obama advisor

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011

John Podesta, former Clinton ally and confidant, built the Center for American Progress — which runs Think Progress — into a potent, misleading and devious message machine in favor of the Obama administration. Podesta is stepping down, and is being replaced

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Not that such things matter to me

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011

TaxProf is out with the rankings of law professor blogs for the trailing 12 months as of September 30, 2011, and we are no. 3 both for page views and visits.  (Note: Instapundit is not included since its stats are

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Herman Cain blows smoke in their faces

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011

This ad by the Cain campaign is being called one of the worst political ads ever. I disagree. Sure it’s different.  I’m at the airport this morning, and a female anchor on CNN previewed the ad by saying, “I don’t

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Drive slowly and cheerfully

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011

Or at least, not fast and furiously. Thanks to reader Ric who spotted this bumper sticker earlier this week in Sterling, VA:

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Open

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011

The Rick Perry campaign gets a much needed reorganization,  but does this advice hold, Perry shuffles campaign team: The first thing [Joe] Allbaugh ought to do is send Perry to Dallas to apologize for badmouthing W. all over the country.

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#WeCantWait Tweet of Day

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011

Another day, another failed Obama attempt to dominate Twitter with a campaign-inspired hastag (see, #attackwatch). This time the hastag is #WeCantWait as in “we can’t wait” for Republicans to approve whatever half-baked scheme Obama wants to push through Congress to

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National Popular Vote debacle looming

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011

Several readers have called my attention to the National Popular Vote movement, through which various states would agree to vote their electors as a block based upon the winner of the national popular vote: Under the U.S. Constitution, the states

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