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  • 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.
  • Mark Cuban: ‘Thin-skinned’ Trump would be a ‘puppet president’

    06/03/2016 11:15:09 AM PDT · by russbart · 75 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 2, 2016
    The billionaire barbs continue to fly between presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. In a recent correspondence, Cuban expressed an inauspicious forecast for a Trump presidency.
  • 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...
  • Analysis: Messy Wisconsin recalls bode ill for 2012 election

    08/10/2011 4:06:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/10/11 | David Bailey - Reuters
    LA CROSSE, Wis (Reuters) - A day after Wisconsin held the largest round of recall elections in U.S. history, analysts parsing the bruising, expensive and inconclusive battles have a gloomy prediction for the rest of the country. Get used to it, the 2012 national election will be nasty. Politics, said Mordecai Lee, a governmental affairs professor at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, is now "a battle of inches, it is a battle that never ends, it is a battle to the death." Wisconsin's recalls, and the fight earlier this year over the union rights of public-sector workers that triggered them, have...
  • Analysis: Obama, Boehner face more tests of uneasy ties

    08/05/2011 2:02:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/5/11 | Steve Holland and Thomas Ferraro - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They bonded over golf, bickered over debt, and now President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner face even more tests of an uneasy relationship critical to a functioning government. America's two most powerful politicians drew fire from their backers in reaching an 11th-hour compromise on Sunday that barely averted a U.S. government debt default. Along the way, Obama and Boehner developed a better understanding of each other, but they are no closer to seeing eye to eye on a host of issues, aides for both men say. Obama and Boehner will find it hard...
  • Analysis: Obama went too far in critique

    04/25/2011 1:21:56 AM PDT · by South40 · 19 replies ( ^ | 4/23/2011 | Lori Robertson, Eugene Kiely and D'Angelo Gore
    President Barack Obama misrepresented the House Republicans' budget plan at times and exaggerated its impact on U.S. residents during an April 13 speech on deficit reduction. He said the GOP plan would replace Medicare with "a voucher program that leaves seniors at the mercy of the insurance industry." That's an exaggeration. He said "poor children," "children with autism" and "kids with disabilities" would be left "to fend for themselves." That, too, is an exaggeration. He repeated a deceptive talking point that the new health care law will reduce the deficit by $1 trillion. He falsely claimed that making the Bush...
  • A blind SPOT in airport security

    04/10/2011 1:50:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 8, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    A Federal watchdog revealed this week that Transportation Security Administration counterterrorism specialists failed to detect 16 separate jihad operatives who moved through target airports "on at least 23 different occasions." The name of the TSA monitoring program paying for all this flying-blind failure, I kid you not: SPOT. Under the "Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques" plan, TSA's designated behavior detection officers are supposed to closely watch travelers who pose potential security risks and who exhibit any number of appearances or activities "indicative of stress, fear, or deception." But long-entrenched, bipartisan American political correctness hampers the kind of effective, efficient...
  • Analysis: International coalition for Libya operation is smallest since end of Cold War

    03/25/2011 2:34:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/25/11 | Allahpundit
    How dishonest has the left/media spin about The One’s alleged diplomatic triumph been? Go look at the sentence Jeffrey Goldberg pulled from Reuters’s latest excrescence. Somewhere Tony Blair is reading these comparisons of Obama’s League of Justice to Cowboy George having “gone it alone” and wondering if he hallucinated those years of endless screeching about him being “Bush’s poodle” for sending thousands of British troops to hold southern Iraq together. Anyway, here’s how triumphant our coalition-building triumph is: The Cable compiled a chart listing all the countries that contributed at least some military assets to the five major military operations...
  • Analysis: Israel’s shadow war against Iran

    03/16/2011 8:50:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    jpost ^ | 3/16/11 | YAAKOV KATZ
    The seizure of the 'Victoria' cargo ship is just another chapter in the larger covert war that Israel is waging against Iran. Israel waged war against Iran on Tuesday. No Iranians were present and not a single shot was fired, but make no mistake – the seizure of the Victoria cargo ship is part of Israel’s battle against Iran, one that is fought in the shadows and sometimes in the most unlikely places. When the commandos from the navy’s Flotilla 13 approached the ship under cover of darkness late Monday night, they still did not know what to expect. Only...