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Newt: ‘I Call On The President To Repudiate The Concept Of The 99 And The 1′

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Think Progress thinks it has Newt Gingrich in a gotcha moment, which shows how out of touch Think Progress is.  Here’s a partial quote and the video below (emphasis by TP): I repudiate, and I call on the President to repudiate, the concept of the 99 and the 1. It is un-American,…
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Reconsider Bachmann? No.

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Taking another look at Michele Bachmann is one of the memes being pushed by people unhappy with the Newt/Romney choice in the wake of the likely departure from the race of Herman Cain. Why does Cain dropping out make Bachmann any better than she was? She’s still the person who built her campaign…
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Vernon Smith Interview

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Reason Magazine has a great interview with Vernon Smith, a pioneer in experimental economics. reason: You say you’re a libertarian with a lot of reservations. The experiments you have run and the research you’ve done over the years really argue that institutions create good and bad behavior. Smith: As a libertarian, I’d like to emphasize the property…
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Post hoc justification, Cain edition

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Via The Hill, and about a thousand other outlets: Herman Cain told members of his staff that he is “reassessing” his decision to remain in the race for the Republican presidential nomination following new allegations that he conducted a 13-year-long affair with an Atlanta businesswoman. “Cain told senior staff this morning that he…
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Selective Sermon Memory Disorder

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Calling Tad Devine.  You reopened the door by claiming the Romney campaign was bringing Jeremiah Wright back into play when clearly it was not.  Basically, you told people not to think about the pink elephant. Now The Daily Caller has some more video of Obama praising his pastor and mentor. Which doesn’t prove…
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American Airlines does what GM and Chrysler should have done

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Obama saved GM and Chrysler, Obama saved GM and Chrysler.  Republicans wanted the companies to die quickly.  That’s pretty much a central Democratic Party talking point this election cycle. Of course, it’s complete nonsense.  GM and Chrysler were “saved” by Obama with a bailout to preserve the position of auto unions.  The companies…
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Least Likely Headline of the Day, updated

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
From the archives, Least Likely Headline Of The Day: Talmud Study now Mandatory in South Korea The headline did have to be modified slightly, as the author explained: After receiving a personal thank you letter from the South Korean Embassy in Israel for this blog post, I have made a few minor updates to…
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The one that got away

Posted by  ▪  November 29, 2011
Hey, I know how it feels. Professor, I couldn’t take a picture because I was driving 70 miles per hour, but I saw a fantastic sign, printed on the side of an empty semi trailer on HWY 71 just north of Nevada, Missouri: “ARE YOU A PRODUCER OR A PARASITE? DEMOCRATS: THE PARTY OF…
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Obligatory Cain Affair Allegations

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2011
Although many in the media are using terms like “sexual harassment,” the woman appearing on Atlanta TV tonight alleges a consensual 13-year extra-marital affair.  Initial details here. Update: More details here. And, here’s the video.  The only proof she pointed to was relatively recent cell phone records.  That would prove they knew each…
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“There is no such thing as liberal journalistic bias” Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2011
Chris Cillizza’s The Fix blog at The Washington Post presents itself as a political reporting blog, not an advocacy blog.  It purports to be journalism in a blog format. That distinction in the mainstream media, of course, really doesn’t exist in the newsroom or the blog sections.  Except for blogs or bloggers…
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Barney Frank retires, Democratic self-decapitation continues

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2011
I was in the car this morning when I heard on the news that Barney Frank was retiring and would not run for re-election. Obviously there is a lot of snark which could be thrown around, but this represents a bigger deal than Barney.  As more and more senior Democrats retire, the…
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DSK play-by-play

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2011
Edward Jay Epstein wrote an extremely interesting piece on the day that the US became acquainted with DSK’s name. Important parts of the piece that a lot of outlets left out: What took place between DSK and the maid in those six to seven intervening minutes is a matter of dispute. [...] What…
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Things you may have missed over the long weekend

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2011
Early last week I started a fundraising drive and also alerted readers to the opportunity to help this blog by shopping online via Amazon, Target and the other stores on the Shopping Page.  I appreciate the support of readers. In case you were in a Turkey-induced stupor, you may have missed: Remembering Mike…
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Newt’s immigration policy crazy like a conservative fox

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2011
Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann (as well as many Mitt supporters in the media) have been distorting Newt Gingrich’s position on immigration as one favoring “amnesty.” Via The Shark Tank, here is a video where Newt explains his immigration policy.  I believe it’s a fully acceptable and conservative immigration policy:  Secure the borders…
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