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  • John McCain and Lindsey Graham Declare War on Rand Paul

    03/07/2013 10:12:20 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 132 replies
    Reason ^ | Mar. 7, 2013 12:09 pm | Brian Doherty
    The anti-Rand Pauls, Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, took to the Senate floor this morning to defend killing American citizens at presidential discretion. Graham is doing so live on C-SPAN2 right now, saying that everything you do is a danger to America no matter who or where you are, as long as the U.S. government has decided you have "joined al-Queda," whatever the hell that means....The Republican Party is at war, folks, and let's hope Rand Paul and his troops win.
  • So You Want a Revolution...

    01/18/2012 11:36:52 PM PST · by expat1000 · 30 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Jan 18, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The lawyer has more in common with the prosecutor than he does with his clients and Republican and Democratic politicians have more in common with each other than they do with the people who come out to support them and vote for them. The hopes of ordinary people for the future, their ability to earn a living and their fears are only a job to the politician. This doesn't mean that politicians are villains, only that like the police officer and the ER nurse, other people's urgent calls are just another day at work for them. Mediating them and dealing...
  • The Fairness Doctrine Is NOT the Equal Time Rule

    02/14/2009 9:09:09 PM PST · by This Just In · 15 replies · 705+ views
    http://strangeherring.com ^ | February 14, 2009 | Anthony Sacramone
    The Fairness Doctrine Is NOT the Equal Time Rule and Stop Saying It Is or I Will Demand Equal Time for the Sake of Fairness Posted by Anthony Sacramone on February 14, 2009 Over at Get Religion, Mollie Hemingway parses a recent news story about a discussion of the Fairness Doctrine at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. Tangentially related is the tendency to confuse that doctrine with the Equal Time Rule, which has to do with elections and candidates’ having access to, you guessed it, equal time. Former President Bill Clinton recently opined about his desire to see the Fairness...
  • Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #15–Myrtle Beach, SC 01/10/08 - Official Discussion Thread

    01/10/2008 4:49:16 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 3,827 replies · 5,343+ views
    Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #15 – Myrtle Beach, SC 01/10/08 - Official Discussion Thread Watch the Republican presidential primary candidates debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., live on FOX News Channel and FOXNews.com at 9 p.m. ET.
  • Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #14 – Milford, NH 01/06/08 - Official Discussion Thread

    01/06/2008 4:03:39 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 2,441 replies · 2,272+ views
    Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #14 – Milford, New Hampshire 01/06/08 - Official Discussion Thread Fox News Channel; Roundtable format Candidates the gatekeepers are allowing to participating: Rudy Giuliani Mike Huckabee John McCain Mitt Romney Fred Thompson
  • Network news shows struggle for survival

    06/20/2005 4:50:28 PM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 21 replies · 675+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | June 20, 2005 | BILL STRAUB
    No less an authority than Sam Donaldson, the television newsman notorious for bellowing hard questions at presidents, has concluded that it's time to blow taps over that most venerable of institutions, the network evening news. Beset by mounting competition, journalistic missteps, changing demographics and the departure of some long-term marquee personalities, the network evening news program is a shell of its former self - no longer attracting the devotion that made it, in the 1960s and '70s, America's dominant information source. "I think it's dead, sorry," Donaldson said during a panel discussion at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in...