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As I reported last September, TeaPartyTracker.org was formed by the NAACP, Think Progress, Media Matters and NewLeft Media to "monitor racism and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement."In fact, TeaPartyTracker.org never really served a monitoring function; it merely served as another outlet...

The people who falsely and maliciously accused Sarah Palin of inciting Jared Loughner to murder now are criticizing Palin for using the term "blood libel."The term "blood libel" has it's origins in the accusation in Europe (and more modern times, in the Middle East) that...

Best headline of the day, via The Daily Mail in Britain:How America's elite hijacked a massacre to take revenge on Sarah PalinThe substance of the article makes points you have heard before regarding the murderous rampage by Jared Loughner:Rahm Emanuel, Mr Obama’s former chief of...

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and over a dozen others were shot earlier this afternoon.  At last reports, she was in critical condition and in surgery.  The gunman is in custody but no details on his identity or motive have been released.The left-blogosphere already is blaming the...

Merry Christmas to my readers.  Enjoy the day while, once again, I defend the internet for you!Here are some thoughts for the day, in no particular order:Self-fulfilling prophecy.  Charles, we get it, the lame duck was not good, but your repeated columns about the "comeback kid"...

12-24-2010:  Welcome Matthew Yglesias readers.  I address Yglesias' defense of why he called Haley Barbour racist, and his attack on me, in an update below.  And I see that Ta-Nehisi Coates is defending Yglesias, so I'll address that too.-----------------------------------------------------1947 was the year in which the...

From the "How do they think this stuff up?" files comes the absolutely worst argument ever against TSA screening procedures at airports:All things considered, though, I’d still rather just put less emphasis on airport security. Actually preventing terrorist attacks is a valuable thing to do,...

J-Street is the supposed liberal alternative to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).  J-Street has been accused -- including by me -- of being nothing more than a front group meant to undermine U.S. support for Israel by playing the "balance" card pushed by groups...

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