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  • Keeping Things Right: The Daily Ledger [my vanity] . . .

    02/25/2017 5:50:42 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 4 replies
    February 25, 2017 | RightTackle 44
    Even when Graham Ledger is wrong, he's right. He tell us that every day when he signs off his One America News Network commentry, interview, and analysis show, The Daily Ledger. which airs at various times through out the 24 day. Ledger, an Emmy Award and Golden Mike award recipient, brings a right-side look at the political news, spilling out analysis, commentary, and humor, usually at the left's expense. His is biting commentary and observation, and exposes the progressive/liberal weaknesses, fallacies, and outright lies while nailing down the political right point of view. This link,, takes you to The...
  • A legal analysis of the Ninth Circuit’s dangerous usurpation of presidential power

    02/10/2017 1:47:30 PM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Counter Jihad Report ^ | Feb 10, 2017: | Ed Straker
    Federal District Judge James Robart violated the Constitution in issuing a TRO (temporary restraining order) against President Trump’s temporary entry ban for citizens of seven countries. Now a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed that stay. What we have here is a creeping constitutional coup. As long as President Obama was in charge and had a massive open door policy at our borders and at our airports, in violation of statutory law, the judiciary was content to be silent. But when Donald Trump became president and tried to use the powers of the Presidency to...
  • Analysis: Donald Trump Promises a Presidency Like No Other

    01/21/2017 9:43:22 PM PST · by catnipman · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/21/2017 | Benjy Sarlin
    Trump, who upended politics with his inflammatory nationalist message and takes office as the most disliked incoming president in memory ... went with Reagan's approach, but substituted his own brand of belligerent nationalism for the late president's principled conservatism. Trump walked down a dark dystopia in which crime, joblessness and foreign exploitation had laid the country low while a shadowy elite profited at every turn.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dinesh D'Souza speaks for first time after Trump win!

    11/23/2016 2:35:16 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 10, 2016 | YAFTV
    Speech by Dinesh D'Sousa sponsored by Young Americans for Freedom. He speaks at college in Texas. Talks about the amazing victory of Donald J. his unique manner and context. Gives history of politics in America as well.
  • NY Times: How Hillary Clinton Went From Hesitant to Scorching

    09/26/2016 11:27:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 27, 2016 | Michael Barbaro and Matt Flegenheimer
    It started with a mystifying missed opportunity on race. It ended with a piercing attack on gender. Hillary Clinton's performance in the first presidential debate on Monday veered from uncertain and tentative to firm and, ultimately, scorching. No amount of practice, it seemed, could fully prepare her - or perhaps anyone - for Donald J. Trump's hurricane of factual distortion, taunting interruptions and blustery generalities. Mrs. Clinton seemed to slowly but steadily learn how to confront and subdue Mr. Trump on the fly, as tens of millions of Americans watched. [Snip] Mrs. Clinton eventually found her footing in the second...
  • Political Junkie's Guide To The Elections - Week Ending September 24, 2016

    09/24/2016 2:58:40 PM PDT · by Political Junkie Too · 12 replies
    Various Polls | September 24, 2016 | Political Junkie Too
    Previous Editions:September 17, 2016September 10, 2016 (Premier Edition) Model Changes Since Last Week This week, I'm bringing back the "Tilt" designation. The Toss-Up category is being split into Tilt Democrat and Tilt Republican, but will not count towards the candidates' total. This will give visibility into how the toss up states are leaning. Maine has been split into the state and its two Congressional districts, in order to properly account for the likelihood that Maine CD-2 breaks with the state. I made a small change to the poll weighting algorithm to correct for turned off polls that were not outright...
  • Political Junkie's Guide To The Elections - Week Ending September 17, 2016

    09/18/2016 9:51:14 AM PDT · by Political Junkie Too · 14 replies
    Various Polls | September 18, 2016 | Political Junkie Too
    Previous Editions:September 10, 2016 (Premier Edition) I made another significant change to the model from last week, as I continue to tweak the new system: I am aging the polls, giving more weight to recent polls. Last week, I was using the starting date of the poll as the basis of weighting. This week, I changed this to be the mid-point of the poll as the basis of weighting. Based on some targeted feedback, I added Ipsos/Reuters polls to the model. I was sourcing from Real Clear Politics, but they are not comprehensive in the polls they average. That said,...
  • Amateur analysis of US backing of The Islamic State

    08/03/2016 9:00:11 AM PDT · by wtd · 5 replies
    YouTube/VladTepesblog ^ | Aug 29, 2014 / August 3, 2016 | StormCloudsGathering
    Amateur analysis of US backing of The Islamic StateThere is certainly some truth on this.
  • A New Theory of Trump

    03/21/2016 9:56:23 AM PDT · by wildbill · 34 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3/15/2016 | John Podhoretz
    Why Trump? Why him? Why now? As is ever the case with a phenomenon that defies conventional wisdom, analysts have sought to explain his rise by asserting he has risen to prove exactly the point they have been making for years but nobody was listening.
  • Ted Cruz Keeps Winning [Race Analysis]

    02/10/2016 7:13:12 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 76 replies
    The Nation ^ | 2/10/16 | George Zornick
    ...he will reap the benefits on March 1. Almost one-quarter of the available delegates are up for grabs that day, mostly in primaries in the Deep South. That already favors Cruz, not least because his home state of Texas offers the most delegates, but Rubio's slide will help him even more. In all of those Southern states but one, candidates must reach either 15 or 20 percent of the vote to receive any delegates at all, as we noted last week. Rubio was already only pulling about 10 percent several of those states. With his standing weakened and the so-called...
  • Trump, Fox News, and Megyn Kelly Explained

    01/26/2016 8:19:43 PM PST · by ground_fog · 128 replies
    Scott Adams Bllog ^ | January 26th, 2016 | Scott Adams
    Donald Trump says he won’t appear at the upcoming debate on FOX if Megyn Kelly is a moderator, and as of this writing, it appears she will be. Some of you asked me how this move by Trump could possibly be a smart thing. On the 2D playing field, Trump appears petulant and whiney. Maybe narcissistic, fascist, and a little bit of Hitler too. And as FOX cleverly pointed out, negotiating with foreign leaders won’t be easier than Megyn Kelly’s questions. So Trump loses badly in the second dimension. Let’s shift to the third dimension and see if the view...
  • Dumb Gun Expert

    12/04/2015 11:16:50 AM PST · by Nacho Bidnith · 30 replies
    FOX News Happening Live ^ | Dec 4, 2015 | FOX News
    Watch FOX News talking head Greg Jarrett giving his expert analysis (NOT) regarding the AR-15 style rifles used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
  • Post GOP Debate Thoughts and Analysis…

    09/17/2015 8:17:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-17-2015 | sundance
    Disclaimer: Your opinion on the debate performances are far more valid than mine. My perspective is skewed because I’m looking through a filter of how Wall Street RNC/GOPe and DNC interests will view and perceive the debate performances. Baseline – Going into the debate all the candidates, other than Trump, had something to gain and little to lose. Donald Trump had everything to lose and little to gain. With that in mind:
  • UVA associate dean Nicole Eramo sues Rolling Stone: an early analysis

    05/13/2015 10:00:55 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12 at 7:42 PM | Eugene Volokh
    UVA associate dean Nicole Eramo is suing Rolling Stone and writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely for statements in Rolling Stone’s now-retracted “A Rape on Campus” story. How will courts likely deal with this lawsuit? Here are a few early and tentative thoughts, though of course much depends on facts that are not yet known. 1. Federal vs. state court: Eramo sued in Virginia state court, but it seems likely that Rolling Stone and Erdely will want the case removed to federal court: The conventional wisdom is that libel defendants are procedurally better off in federal court, where it’s easier to get...
  • Billboards in Iran Say ‘Death to America,’ but Officials Say ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

    04/21/2015 10:30:32 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 11 replies
    War in Context ^ | April 19, 2015 | THOMAS ERDBRINK
    TEHRAN — Wearing business suits set off with sneakers, the American executives trailed a young guide along the narrow sidewalks of the capital of Iran, once branded by the United States as part of the “Axis of Evil.” Their destination was one of Tehran’s most luxurious restaurants, where Iranian officials and business consultants greeted the visitors with open arms and the Pharrell Williams song “Happy” blasted from the sound system. “Everybody loves us here,” said Ned Lamont, a digital services entrepreneur and former politician, holding a glass of carrot juice offered by one of his hosts.
  • Anatomy of a Failed Coup: Boehner’s opponents were slow and uncertain.

    01/07/2015 7:29:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Around 10 a.m. this morning, Representative John Fleming (R., Md.) received a phone call from a colleague asking him to vote against Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) on the House floor today. Fleming has a longstanding alliance with Representative Steve King (R., Iowa), Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.), and other ringleaders of the unsuccessful effort to oust Boehner from the speaker’s chair, which makes it surprising that this was the first time anyone had contacted him about the issue. “To ask me to vote against the speaker on the last day like this, without having an alternative to vote for,...
  • Putin’s Defiance After Malaysia Airlines Crash Points to Further Isolationism

    07/19/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Time ^ | 7/18/14 | Simon Shuster (in Kiev)
    At some point on Thursday evening, just after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 blew apart over some wheat field in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin had a chance to take stock of his options. There were essentially two....
  • Arizona governor's veto aimed at own party's right

    02/27/2014 4:16:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    wsvn ^ | 2/27/14
    epublican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays....
  • Obamacare Is The Perfect Example Of The Williamson-Whittle Analysis At Work

    12/03/2013 9:38:27 PM PST · by Dysart · 25 replies
    Hayride ^ | 12-3-13 | Macaoidh
    We’ve been discussing here at the Hayride for a whole year now a concept we first saw forming in a speech given by James Piereson at the American Enterprise Institute last fall, developing in a lot of the videos put out by Bill Whittle after the 2012 election and approached from a slightly different direction by Kevin Williamson in his book The End Is Near And It’s Going To Be Awesome earlier this year. Namely, that American society is evolving beyond that which can be governed by the Industrial Age bureaucratic state the Democrat Party is so committed to, and...
  • SOWELL: The race-hustlers among us

    10/29/2013 2:20:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/22/13 | Thomas Sowell, a Genius in Our Time
    Years ago, someone said that according to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway. Something like that happens among people. There have been many ponderous academic writings and dour editorials in the mainstream media lamenting that most people born poor cannot rise in American society anymore. Meanwhile, many poor immigrants arrive here from various parts of Asia, and rise on up the ladder anyway.
  • Analysis: Obama's aversion to Mideast conflicts fuels backlash from allies

    10/25/2013 6:54:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/13 | Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From Saudi Arabia to Israel, traditional U.S. allies in the Middle East are beginning to ask: Is America turning its back on us? President Barack Obama's diplomatic overtures to old foe Iran and his last-minute refusal to attack Syria have officials in Israel, the Gulf countries and Turkey wondering if Washington is deliberately neglecting them to avoid being dragged into a Middle East facing deeper sectarian strife and concerns that Tehran may be seeking a nuclear bomb. Media reports that the U.S. National Security Agency may have spied on the leaders of Germany, Mexico and Brazil have...
  • The College Football Czar's week 1 picks

    08/26/2013 7:22:12 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 11 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 26, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 1 If you're reading the College Football Czar’s week one picks, that must mean that yet another long summer of terrible TV is about to come to a merciful end. So – if you’ve become so starved for anything remotely sportslike that you’ve resorted to watching ESPN’s Nine for IX series, and pretended to like it ... If you’ve actually found yourself engaged in discussions about whether it’s fair for Wigan Athletic to be relegated after winning the FA Cup ... If you not only managed to sit through the entire Tennessee Orange-White Game, but...
  • What You Get Is What You See

    09/04/2011 12:55:20 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies
    Notes of an Anesthesioboist ^ | August 27, 2007 | T.
    One time I was doing post-op rounds, dressed in regular / street clothes but with my hospital ID around my neck. One of the women I was visiting spoke only Spanish and was in the midst of sharing a very painful, personal story with me when a medical team of some kind walked in, also on rounds. I was sitting at eye-level with my patient, speaking Spanish to her in a low voice when the group walked in: an elderly male physician in a long white coat; a younger woman, also in a white coat; and a young man, probably...
  • Gingrich: The key 'R' word is Republican, not Romney

    11/28/2012 10:33:56 AM PST · by GVnana · 49 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/28/2012 | Newt Gingrich
    The key 'R' word is Republican, not Romney With all the efforts to understand the recent election defeat, a lot of the focus has been on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his campaign. That is exactly the wrong way to begin analyzing the outcome of the 2012 campaign. The focus on Romney as a candidate is profoundly misleading for those who want to prepare for future Republican victories. Any analysis of recent Republican presidential results will reveal a systemic failure which can’t be ascribed to Romney. The last clear Republican presidential victory was in 1988 when Vice President George...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 14

    11/29/2012 9:52:53 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 10 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 29, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 14 Week thirteen in review: Notre Dame did what it had to do, by defeating another diminished opponent to finish the regular season at 12-0. The Fighting Irish defense stuffed the USC ground game on a late goal-line stand, and harassed freshman QB Max Wittek into two interceptions in a 22-13 victory. That presumably advances them to the BCS championship game in Miami, where they will face the winner of the SEC title game. Alabama and Georgia both dominated their rivalry games, which eliminated all other contending teams from the chase. The college football czar...
  • (Video) Respecting the Office of the Presidency - Analyzing Beck's "Obama in Pee Pee"

    11/29/2012 5:50:32 AM PST · by publius321 · 31 replies
    The Leftists are angry about Glenn Beck's popular art work titled "Obama in Pee Pee". Suddenly they have revived their platitudes about "respecting the office of the presidency"... (video)
  • The College Football Czar: Week 13

    11/20/2012 9:56:36 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 43 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 20, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 13 Week twelve in review: The top two teams in the BCS ratings were upset, which, according to the media template, has thrown the championship picture into “chaos.” Top-ranked Kansas State should now be out of the running altogether, after getting the phlegm beaten out of them by ninth-place Baylor, 52-24. Oregon, having lost to Stanford 17-14 in overtime, still has a chance, although they need help from a couple conference rivals. Not only did Oregon lose a much better game to a much better opponent than K-State did, but the human polls are bound...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 12

    11/15/2012 7:45:39 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 15, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 12 Week eleven in review: Alabama was bounced from the #1 position in the BCS, though not out of the national championship picture, in a 29-24 loss to Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide spotted the Conjunction Boys a 20-0 lead, before pulling within a field goal in the third quarter. A&M, defying well-founded expectations, opted not to choke this time. Although the SEC now dominates the BCS ratings, that league would not currently have a representative in the national championship game. This week’s ratings place Kansas State #1, followed by the only other eligible unbeatens,...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 11

    11/08/2012 7:53:24 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 1 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 8, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 11 Week ten in review: For the second time this season, the College Football Czar must issue a retraction. A few dozen more, and he may find himself writing for the New York Times. Last week, he wrote that Air Force was looking to clinch the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy against Army, when in fact, they were merely trying to stay in contention for it, having lost to Navy in overtime earlier this season. Army’s 41-21 shocker over the AFA means that possession of the trophy will be decided in the season-ending Army-Navy game. All the undefeated...
  • The Tea Party Got It Right, Mitt Got It Wrong

    11/07/2012 5:32:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 316 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 7, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    In this election the Republican Party ran two wholly inoffensive blue state Republicans on a platform of jobs at a time when the economy was everyone’s chief concern and the incumbent had absolutely failed to fix the economy. And they lost. The Monday — or Wednesday — morning quarterbacks will have a fine time debating what Mitt Romney should have done differently. The red Republicans will say that he should have been more aggressive and should have hit Obama on Benghazi. The blue Republicans will blame a lack of outreach to Latinos. Some will blame Sandy, others will blame Christie...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 10

    11/01/2012 7:51:15 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 1, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 10 Week nine in review: As this issue goes to print, there remain massive power outages on the Eastern seaboard due to Hurricane Sandy. Naturally, this poses the potential for some of this weekend’s games to be postponed or canceled, although there is no known instance of such at this time. Honestly, the College Football Czar had fully intended to pick Oklahoma over Notre Dame, and he has no idea what possessed him to type in Notre Dame as the winner, but the published pick is the published pick, and the clairvoyant Broward County canvassing...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 9

    10/25/2012 8:07:07 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 25, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 9 Week eight in review: It was another above-average week for the College Football Czar, who went 14-4, improving his overall record to 106-50 and his winning percentage to .679. Among his better picks were the demise of the then-undefeated but badly inflated Cincinnati Bearcats, and Louisiana-Monroe’s 43-42 overtime win over Western Kentucky (predicted score 33-32). Although week eight certainly had its share of excitement, it did very little to shake up the rankings. The highest-ranked team to lose to a lower-ranked or unranked opponent was the #21 Bearcats, whose defeat is referenced above. #24...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 8

    10/18/2012 7:29:30 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 18, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 8 Week seven in review: The College Football Czar missed out on an opportunity to add to his win total by not reiterating his week one prediction of Texas A&M over Louisiana Tech. The Aggies held on to beat LTU 59-57 after bolting out to an early 27-0 lead, in a zany game whose margin of victory was provided by a defensive safety on a blocked extra point return. Because the variables change week to week, the Czar would have had to make his pick over again in week seven, but he neglected to do...
  • Romney will Win Ohio + The Election (Vanity)

    10/10/2012 9:53:22 AM PDT · by NY4Romney · 30 replies
    So everyone, I'm new here. Hated Obama in 2008 but wasn't crazy about McCain and knew he would lose anyway. This year I was supporting Romney more as an Anti-Obama vote until the debate - which has fired me up and actually made me as much pro-Romney as Anti-Obama (which I suspect is the case around the country). I'm also a huge statistics wonk, and I watch polls, trends, demographics, etc. Until the debate, I figured the election would be close and Obama would squeak out a win. Right now, though, I think that Obama will probably lose and here's...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 6

    10/04/2012 7:22:37 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 1 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 4, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 6 Week five in review: The College Football Czar declined to pad his record by including any of last week’s mismatches involving highly-ranked teams, but still managed to compile his best record to this point in the season, at 15-4. For the season, he is now 70-32, for a .686 winning percentage. The Czar noticed several linemen around the country last week who were wearing very wide black belts that appeared to be some kind of protective device for their backs. The odd thing was that they were wearing them over their uniforms. If you...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 5

    09/27/2012 7:43:09 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 27, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 5 Week four in review: It was another tough week for the Big Ten, which is starting to look like a second-echelon BCS-AQ conference, alongside the ACC and the Big East. Michigan proved the Alabama debacle was no fluke, while Iowa fell at home to Central Michigan. Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State struggled mightily in games that looked like total mismatches on paper, while Illinois looked like a tune-up opponent for Louisiana Tech. Happily, the College Football Czar fared considerably better, following up his worst week to this point of the season with a...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 4

    09/20/2012 7:33:05 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 20, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 4 Week three in review: The College Football Czar barely averted a losing record last week, clawing out a dismal record of 9-8. For the season, his record stands at 41-24, for a .631 winning percentage. When the Czar has blown the big games, he’s been really thorough about it, as evidenced by his upset pick of Wake Forest against Florida State. It turned out that FSU had every bit as easy a time in its ACC opener as it had in its first two games against lower-division competition, as it walloped Wake 52-0. USC’s...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 3

    09/13/2012 7:07:41 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 13 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 13, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 3 Week two in review: The College Football Czar stumbled to a 12-9 finish after dropping three one-point games on Saturday afternoon. For the season, his record stands at 32-16, for a .667 winning percentage. Four ranked teams were upset over the course of the day, most notably #8 Arkansas, which was toppled by the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in overtime. Almost as shocking was #13 Wisconsin falling to Oregon State, 10-7, which resulted in the firing of Badgers’ offensive line coach Mike Markuson. That OSU-Wisconsin result was one of three home victories for Pac 12 teams...
  • Reporter’s Notebook: A conservative covering an Obama Campaign Rally

    09/10/2012 11:46:12 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 18 replies
    Steve Bussey ^ | September 10, 2012 | Steve Bussey
    My First Observation: President Obama’s overall campaign theme is, "I will take it from them and give it to you" couched in one word – fairness. My producer, Hairy-Scary Uncle Larry, and I packed up our radio broadcast equipment and trucked off to the Clemente Center on the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne, FL to cover an Obama campaign rally live for AM 1300 WMEL – and what a day it was. My Second Observation: The first problem covering an Obama campaign rally is that, as my readers and radio show listeners know, I am a red-meat conservative and my...
  • Attorney’s analysis of Project Gunrunner report shows admission of gunwalking

    08/29/2012 12:39:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Examner ^ | 8/29/12 | David Codrea
    While Justice Department and ATF officials (reportedly including key players from the Phoenix Field Division at the time Operation Fast and Furious was being implemented) pore over the Office of Inspector General draft report during the required review and comment period, Arizona attorney, author, civil rights activist and blogger David T. Hardy, reminded his readers yesterday of an earlier report that, in his words, “spells out ‘gunwalking.’” Writing on his Of Arms and the Law blog, Hardy linked to the Justice Department’s September, 2010 “PROJECT GUNRUNNER, A Cartel Focused Strategy” publication and called attention to several key passages. Including, and...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 1

    08/27/2012 8:05:07 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 27, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 1 If you're reading the week one picks by the College Football Czar, that must mean that yet another long summer of terrible TV is about to come to a merciful end. So -- if you’ve found yourself taking a knee, not to mimic Tim Tebow, but to psych yourself up for the countless thrilling touchbacks that are in store this season; if you’ve become so football-starved that you’ve recorded Jerry Maguire and edited out all the crappy non-footbally parts, so that only the crappy parts having to do with football remain; if you inflicted...
  • Tracing the political dividing lines over Gov. Scott Walker

    05/27/2012 5:10:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 5-27-12 | Craig Gilbert
    After 16 months of unimaginable discord, Wisconsin feels more divided than ever. But the underlying fault lines are not new. Gov. Scott Walker’s job performance is splitting the state along familiar political and demographic lines. Walker’s job rating is positive among men, married people, frequent church-goers, higher-income-earners, whites, non-union households and people without a college degree. Walker’s job rating is negative among women, people who aren’t married, people who don’t go to religious services, non-whites, lower-income-earners, union households, and people with a bachelors degree or higher. These patterns transcend the Wisconsin recall wars; they are basic features of today’s red-blue...
  • Gallup Analysis: Obama’s Chance of a Loss Greater Than a Win

    05/17/2012 4:44:00 PM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/17/1012 | Henry Reske
    With an approval rating stuck below 50 percent, a sour national mood, and polls showing him tied or trailing rival Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama's re-election bid faces an uncertain future. Gallup polls show that Obama’s job approval rating in the first week of May averaged just 47 percent and a May 3-6 Gallup poll found only 24 percent of Americans were satisfied with the way things are going. A poll released Thursday in the battleground state of North Carolina showed Romney leading the president, and the same day another poll showed Wisconsin — which Obama won handily in 2008...

    03/09/2012 10:27:07 AM PST · by bramps · 5 replies
    It’s Lucy and the football, Iran-style. After ostensibly tough talk about preventing Iran from going nuclear, the Obama administration acquiesced this week to yet another round of talks with the mullahs.

    03/09/2012 10:26:57 AM PST · by bramps · 1 replies
    It’s Lucy and the football, Iran-style. After ostensibly tough talk about preventing Iran from going nuclear, the Obama administration acquiesced this week to yet another round of talks with the mullahs.
  • Iranian analysis confirms intent to attack America

    02/29/2012 10:56:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/29/12 | Reza Kahlili
    According to an analysis posted in February on a website linked to Iran’s government, the Islamic republic has plans to attack targets in both America and Israel, The Daily Caller has learned. The analysis, posted in Persian on the Iranian website, is titled “From Mediterranean Sea to the Waters of America.” It ominously warns of an impending attack on American soil. That website, which analyzes psychological warfare tactics employed by Iran’s so-called enemies, “America & Israel,” has close ties to Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence, the Islamic regime’s cyber army, and its Revolutionary Guard Corps — the military force charged...
  • CNN Promotes Liberal Analysis of Gingrich Tax Plan as 'Non-Partisan'

    CNN touted a study from the liberal Tax Policy Center claiming that Newt Gingrich's tax plan would increase the deficit. On Tuesday afternoon's The Situation Room, business correspondent Poppy Harlow simply labeled the Tax Policy Center "non-partisan" even though it is a joint venture of two liberal think tanks, the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institute. CNN even reported the Gingrich campaign's claim that the study did not include "many details" of the plan because the campaign "does not recognize them as an independent arbiter of tax policy information." That bit of information was buried at the end of CNN's...
  • Analysis from the new annual report from the Planned Parenthood abortion business:

    12/30/2011 9:40:24 AM PST · by julieee · 1 replies ^ | December 30, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Analysis from the new annual report from the Planned Parenthood abortion business: Planned Parenthood Helps Fewer Pregnant Woman, Adoptions Drop Planned Parenthood Report: $1B Group Gets 46% From Tax Money
  • Analysis: SEC targets low-level bankers, spares top execs

    11/15/2011 4:33:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/15/11 | Aruna Viswanatha - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is not taking advantage of an enforcement tool that could potentially hold top Wall Street figures accountable for their role in the recent financial crisis, despite its prior success. Broker-dealers, investment advisers, and others regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission are required to supervise their representatives. If a trader engages in misconduct, the SEC can sue the management with "failure to supervise." But in some of the biggest cases the SEC has brought in recent months -- against units of JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup -- the agency has sued only low-level bankers....
  • Analysis: Obama's moves pack political rather than economic heft

    10/25/2011 7:59:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/25/11 | Alister Bull - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is bombarding Americans with job initiatives that may lack economic heft but show him as an activist leader compared to a 'do-nothing' Congress as he campaigns for re-election in 2012. Obama will have rolled out three separate measures in three days when he wraps up a tour of electorally vital western states on Wednesday, and more moves are coming. White House Communications Director Dan Pfieffer said the Democratic president will use executive orders and other tools to deliver initiatives "on a consistent basis for months to come." "While the policy benefits of this new...