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Hey Ed Rollins, you deal with it

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2011
Your candidate is getting the predictable Palin-treatment, but of course, you have so pissed off Palin supporters, you deal with it.  After all, you are a serious campaign consultant. Michele Bachmann’s Holy War, at Rolling Stone, has this image accompanying the article, which says pretty much all you need to know:
 

Slow news day, so it’s time for … Stuxnet!

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2011
Via the Iranian Fars News Agency: Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said that his ministry has provided the country’s state and private firms and organizations with the necessary security instructions and measures to confront possible cyber attacks. “The intelligence ministry has notified the different bodies of the necessary precautions and preventive measures that…
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Don’t Pile On Newt

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2011
Newt’s campaign has its troubles. But there’s no reason to pile on Newt because of the Tiffany’s credit line story.  That’s just how the media does it; what difference does it make how he spends his money as long as it’s legal, nothing that touches on character, and he pays his bills? Prying into…
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Israel – Demographic Superpower

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2011
The demographic argument against Israel is overstated. Contrary to what commonly is believed, the non–Jewish population in the West Bank is not growing so rapidly that Israel’s Jewish majority is threatened: Respected Israeli demographer Yoram Ettinger wisely warns: “Beware of Palestinians Bearing Demographic Numbers.” His data indicate that the PCBS has inflated the number…
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“Yes We Can’t”

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2011
Sent by reader Thomas, who writes: Took this at Redwood National Park on Saturday.  I’m actually from Porland OR and sent the Hybrid Bumper sticker picture before.  Notice on the picture of Pres. Obama standing at the podium (passenger side taillight) “missing” the American flag.Don’t jump to conclusion about the politics of…
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Blago, How Art Thou?

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2011
There was a time long ago, in December 2008 soon after this blog was founded, that this blog was almost all Blagojevich all the time, and the keeper of The Official Guide to Blagojevich Blogs .  (What made it “Official”? You’ll have to read the post to find out.)   The coverage of all things…
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Confirmed – Netroots Nation 2012 Chose Providence To Keep RightOnline Away

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2011
I posted yesterday about my suspicions that Netroots Nation 2012 was scheduled for Providence, RI, a small convention market (and near my home in RI) in order to keep RightOnline away by booking almost all the major convention space and hotel rooms. Netroots Nation has been bothered and embarrassed by the close…
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“Why should we devote resources begging people to act in their own self interest?”

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2011
That’s the question asked by Justin Katz at Anchor Rising, a Rhode Island based conservative blog, in the context of handwringing over the “skills gap” and plan to pump more money into motivating people to get educated: They’ll seek to pour additional money into secondary and post secondary education, taking money out…
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Yelena Bonner

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2011
It is with sadness that I read of the passing of Yelena Bonner, the wife of Andrei Sakharov, at age 88 in Boston.  The story is at CIF Watch, Yelena Bonner – Courageous Jewish Leftist: I have read several obits for Yelena Bonner, who died in Boston on June 18th at age…
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A Case for Rick Perry

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2011
The pool of Republican candidates just keeps growing, and voters are beginning to vet stances and pick sides. In an economy burdened by a $14.4 trillion debt and over 9% unemployment, Americans want someone new at the helm who can turn this sinking ship around. It’s almost funny how one man,…
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I must have missed the part where Ed Rollins apologized

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2011
Via HotAir via WaPo comes news that Michele Bachmann “reportedly” ordered Ed Rollins to apologize to Sarah Palin for the nasty remarks Rollins threw Palin’s way his first day on the job as a senior Bachmann campaign advisor. I’ve been busy the past few days with the transition to the new blog, so…
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If we could do ’08 over, “third term” would win

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2011
This oldie but goody was spotted recently by reader Leonard in South St. Louis. “Third term” is looking pretty good in hindsight.
 

Is Netroots Nation hiding in Providence in 2012?

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2011
When I learned earlier today that Netroots Nation 2012 was going to be in Providence, I joked that I would be holding a party at my house. On second thought, maybe there is more to the selection of Providence than meets the eye. There is no real logic to Providence for a national…
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The Conservatory lands, too

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2011
Or is it “takes off”?  Whatever, two of my favorite bloggers, Dan Collins and Joy McCann, have launched The Conservatory: The Conservatory is meant to be a lot more than a news-aggregation site: it’s intended to provide free-market types with a sense of community, which can be sorely lacking for many of us. We…
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Great News – We’ve Already Stolen The 2012 Election

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2011
So says E.J. Dionne in The Washington Post, arguing that voter i.d. laws and limitations on early voting will suppress the Democratic Party vote and disenfranchise minorities: An attack on the right to vote is underway across the country through laws designed to make it more difficult to cast a ballot. If this…
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Meet Katie Thompson

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2011
I am pleased that Katie Thompson will be doing some guest posts here,  starting with a post about Rick Perry.   Katie expands the geographical diversity of the university blogging team of Kathleen, Matt and Mike.  Katie is entering her senior year at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.  Katie already has amassed an impressive political, blogging and…
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Party at my house for Netroots Nation 2012

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2011
This is almost as good as Ann Althouse having the union protests right outside her window. Netroots Nation, attended by all of my very good blog-friends, will be held in Providence! All the nutroots in my home state and not far from my house in the most important presidential election year since the…
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