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The Penny Lobby

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012

The Penny Lobby

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4/11/2012 at 3:45pm
Getting rid of the penny is like converting to the metric system: people argue for years that it is inevitable, but it never really comes to fruition. Instead it remains a staple of elementary civics discussions I always wondered who would really lobby for the penny as it is today. While we don’t have to…
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Charges expected in Zimmerman case

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012

Charges expected in Zimmerman case

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4/11/2012 at 2:43pm
No big surprise here. Via ABC News: A decision on whether to charge Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman with the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin has been made, sources told ABC News. The decision by Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey is expected to be announced at a 6 p.m. news conference…
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The “Buffett Rule” is just more Obama buck passing

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012

The “Buffett Rule” is just more Obama buck passing

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4/11/2012 at 2:18pm
When an administration has completely botched handling of economic issues during its first term, how does it go about seeking reelection where the economy is the most important issue? Somehow, the logical thing to do is talk about raising taxes. Ordinarily, this would be political suicide, but the Obama administration has…
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The One Obama has been waiting for

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012

The One Obama has been waiting for

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4/11/2012 at 1:18pm
Obama’s targeting of demonized groups has been narrowing over time, something documented here since the 2008 campaign. Remember when the Top 5% were the target? Phew, that’s so 2008. Then the Top 2%.  Phew, that’s so 2009. Then the Top 1%.  Phew, that’s so 2010. Then Wall Street.  Phew, that’s so 2011. No, old Eagle Eye…
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Living in Obama’s world

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012

Living in Obama’s world

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4/11/2012 at 12:24pm
I think Josh Marshall has it exactly right, Romney Telegraphing Loss: As noted this morning, Wednesday April 11th is day one of the general election.  But there are things I’m seeing that tell me that Mitt Romney is kicking off the campaign in a telling defensive posture.  What I mean is that…
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Reading Legal Insurrection is SFW in the 9th Circuit

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012

Reading Legal Insurrection is SFW in the 9th Circuit

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4/11/2012 at 10:00am
An interesting decisionwas handed down by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, written by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. The case involved employees who had downloaded confidential company information which they were permitted to access, but not permitted to share.  The issue wasn’t whether the employer had a remedy, such as a civil…
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Stand By for important

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012

Stand By for important

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4/11/2012 at 8:45am
You go to war with the Mitt you have. That’s the view of John Hawkins, co-founder of NotMittRomney.com, in a post at his blog Right Wing News: At this late date, at a minimum, I’d still prefer Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Tim Pawlenty, Rich Santorum, Jon Huntsman, and anybody who came out of…
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We got the wrong Wan

Posted by  ▪  April 11, 2012

We got the wrong Wan

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4/11/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Wayne: I saw this in a parking lot in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Not certain if you’ve seen it before since it’s four years old. I bet it was funny back in 2008 but my thinking is that today, ‘our only hope’ sounds far better than ‘hope and change.
 

Political calculations from the left prove they need a new calculator. And other news from the day

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012

Political calculations from the left prove they need a new calculator. And other news from the day

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4/10/2012 at 7:00pm
The big news of the day is obviously Rick Santorum’s decision to suspend his Presidential campaign following his 3-year old daughter’s most recent bout with pneumonia which landed her in the hospital over the weekend. This sudden turn of events brings two big questions on everyone’s mind: Where will Santorum supporters…
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Bad start to Huckabee radio show – 1st caller turns out to be Cumulus exec

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012

Bad start to Huckabee radio show – 1st caller turns out to be Cumulus exec

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4/10/2012 at 5:20pm
I have posted before how Cumulus Broadcasting, cheered on by Rush boycotters, is setting up Mike Huckabee to challenge Rush. Jeffrey Lord has the story how Huckabee Show Opens With Staged Caller: Wow. As we often say here: you just can’t make it up. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took his first phone call of his…
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Bad psychology is only one click away…

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012

Bad psychology is only one click away…

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4/10/2012 at 4:00pm
If you don’t already, I recommend subscribing to Minding the Campus, a web-based mag focused on the American university from The Manhattan Institute. Today, John Leo has a fun post titled “One Result of Income Inequality–Dubious Psychological Studies.” As an academic specialty, psychology suffers from a distinct lack of respect. For one…
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Santorum suspends campaign

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012

Santorum suspends campaign

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4/10/2012 at 2:12pm
Just breaking, via NY Times: Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, according two of his advisers, bowing to the inevitability of Mitt Romney’s nomination and ending his improbable, come-from-behind quest to become the party’s conservative standard-bearer in the fall. Mr. Santorum is due to make the…
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Gawker editor responsible for Christine O’Donnell “one night stand” story joins NY Post

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012

Gawker editor responsible for Christine O’Donnell “one night stand” story joins NY Post

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4/10/2012 at 2:00pm
What possibly could go wrong? Remy Stern, who left Gawker late last year after Nick Denton installed A.J. Daulerio as editor-in-chief, has a new gig: He’s joining the New York Post as a digital consultant. “Remy will help shape the Post’s overall digital strategy going forward and work on the site day-to-day,” a…
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Miami New Times doubles down on Sanford (FL) neo-Nazi patrol story

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012

Miami New Times doubles down on Sanford (FL) neo-Nazi patrol story

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4/10/2012 at 12:03pm
Michael Miller, The Miami New Times reporter who kicked off an internet firestorm a few days ago with a report of armed groups of neo-Nazis patrolling Sanford, Florida, is at it again,  After Trayvon Martin, Neo-Nazis Say They’re Armed and Patrolling Sanford. The account, again, is based entirely on claims by a…
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Best case scenario

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012

Best case scenario

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4/10/2012 at 11:30am
at least if one is dealing with reality rather than hope, is that Obamacare increases the deficit dramatically: President Obama’s landmark health-care initiative, long touted as a means to control costs, will actually add more than $340 billion to the nation’s budget woes over the next decade, according to a new study…
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Lugar “effort to demonize his opponent Richard Mourdock”

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012

Lugar “effort to demonize his opponent Richard Mourdock”

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4/10/2012 at 10:15am
Richard Lugar’s time in the Senate may be up. A variety of groups are working to defeat Lugar.  The NRA (which gives Lugar an “F” rating), the Club for Growth, and Freedom Works are working to help Richard Mourdock overcome Lugar’s big money advantage. Notice how Lugar is hitting back with ads attacking Mourdock personally,…
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Has Carbonite accepted responsibility?

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2012

Has Carbonite accepted responsibility?

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4/10/2012 at 9:01am
Carbonite has been flying below the radar the past few weeks, as companies like Arby’s have incurred the wrath of conservatives for pandering to the Media Matters inspired and coordinated attempt to drive Rush Limbaugh from the airwaves. Carbonite was the most visible and self-righteous of the advertisers to drop Limbaugh in the first…
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