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  • Why One Political Scientist Thinks Donald Trump Might Win

    11/26/2015 8:20:18 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 54 replies
    Vox ^ | 11-25-15 | Ezra Klein
    In an exchange with Paul Krugman, political scientist Alan Abramowitz made one of the best cases I've heard for, as Krugman put it, "thinking the Trumpthinkable." At some point, Abramowitz argued, pundits need to admit that Trump has a good chance of winning the Republican presidential nomination. But that remains a minority viewpoint. Nate Silver, for instance, published a piece arguing that analysts extrapolating forward from Trump's current (and impressively durable) poll lead are likely to be disappointed. So I called Abramowitz and asked him to walk me through his argument in more detail. (snip)...... I saw what Nate Silver...
  • Why Obama Would Almost Rather See a Republican in the Oval Office Than Hillary

    11/07/2015 7:04:21 PM PST · by Signalman · 37 replies
    edwardklein.com ^ | 11/7/2015 | Ed Klein
    If we could get a sneak peek at Barack Obama’s secret diary, this is what we might read.) I’ll have to endorse Hillary if she gets the nomination—which looks almost certain now—but I won’t have my heart in it. When I leave office in little over a year, I’ll be one of the youngest ex-presidents in history. I’ll still have that same big-shouldered Chicago lust for power that drove me from Greenwood Avenue in Hyde Park to Pennsylvania Avenue in three short years. But if Hillary replaces me in the Oval, she and Bill will take control of the Democratic...
  • Intel expert: New docs confirm Hillary gun-running op (Benghazi)

    10/21/2015 10:09:43 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | October 21, 2015 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK As former Sectary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, new documentary evidence of a secret State Department gun-running operation is adding fuel to the controversy over the Department of Justice prosecution of arms dealer Marc Turi. A member of the independent Citizens Commission on Benghazi claims the publication Tuesday of new evidence that the State Department under Hillary Clintons leadership approved a California company to deliver arms to Libya with the goal of ousting Moammar Gadhafi exposes the hypocrisy of prosecuting Turi. Turi believed he also had State...
  • The Ed Klein Interviews: Hillarys Craziness Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/15/2015 10:12:40 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/15/2015 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I interview Ed Klein and discuss Hillarys craziness. Tune in!
  • The Clinton Slime Room

    10/02/2015 9:41:31 PM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    edwardklein.com ^ | 10/1/2015 | Edward Klein
    As might be expected in this era of partisan rancor, my new book, Unlikeable: The Problem With Hillary, has prompted criticism by people on the Left. Much of the criticism can be traced back to Hillarys notorious attack machine and the henchmen who run that machine: Hillarys book-burning spokesman Philippe Reines (Killing books has always been a fun pastime, Reines once bragged).1 Her Get Smart secret agent Sidney Blumenthal, an expert in political wet work Her Reich Minister of Propaganda, David Brock, of whom the less said the better. And her puppet and Pinocchio-like spokesman, Nick Merrill. These four horsemen...
  • Oregon bakery owners refuse to pay $135G in damages in gay wedding cake case

    10/01/2015 2:38:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 35 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Thursday, October 1, 2015, 3:45 AM | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The owners of a Portland-area bakery are refusing to pay $135,000 in state-ordered damages to a same-sex couple who were denied service. [....] The Kleins have filed an appeal of the ruling and are defying the order to pay. They're claiming financial hardship although crowdfunding efforts have brought in over $500,000 on their behalf, The Oregonian reported. The couple closed the Gresham store in 2013 and operate the business from home.
  • Occupy Vatican

    08/21/2015 10:50:51 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 8/19/15 | Elizabeth Yore
    "This is a Machiavellian Pope. His encyclical is a very good issue for us progressives. ~Tom Hayden, 60s radical, former environmental advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown The echo chamber from the anarchists at Occupy Wall Street chanting down with the 1% reverberates in the pontifical palaces at the Vatican. Although the 60s radicals are greying, they are still around wreaking havoc. In 2011, they dusted off their Alinskys Rules for Radicals, armed with Molotov cocktails, drugs, and revolutionary rage, and headed for lower Manhattans Zuccotti Park. Make no mistake, the Occupy Wall Street (Occupy) movement was fomented by socialists from...
  • The Vatican Eco-Agenda Exposed: A Match Made in Hell

    07/08/2015 5:09:09 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    America's Survival ^ | 7/5/15 | Elizabeth Yore
    Laudato Si, with its stable of hand-picked radical eco-activists, is really a Trojan Horse ready to attack and dismantle capitalism and replace it with one world order socialism. This week Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council of Peace and Justice, invited a radical non-scientific expert to address the press with other activists about Pope Francis environmental encyclical, Laudato Si. The self- described secular Jewish feminist Naomi Klein is the author of a number of books including, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate. Based on the title of her book, you would think Klein is qualified to pose...
  • Bake Me a Cakeor Else

    05/02/2015 3:32:20 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/11/15 | Mark Hemingway
    In January 2013, Rachel Cryer and her mother walked into Sweet Cakes By Melissa, a bakery in Gresham, Oregon, and tried to order a wedding cake. Aaron Klein, the co-owner (and Melissas husband), was informed Cryer would be marrying another woman. He apologized and told them that providing a cake for a same-sex wedding violated his Christian convictions. Cryer walked out of the store. In a suburb adjacent to Portland, one of the most progressive cities in America, Sweet Cakes By Melissa was living on borrowed time once the incident became public. (The city is so famously tolerant that Sam...
  • Bakers must pay $135,000 for refusing to make cake for gay wedding

    04/25/2015 4:35:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    The owners of an Oregon bakery learned Friday that there is a severe price to pay for following their Christian faith. A judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recommended a lesbian couple should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering after Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to make them a wedding cake. As a result - Aaron and Melissa Klein could lose everything they own including their home. The Oregonian reports the recommended penalty is not final and could be raised or lowered by State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. The controversy started in 2013...
  • Ezra Klein Twitter Post

    04/13/2015 5:52:47 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    https://Twitter.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Ezra Klein
    From an Ezra Klein Twitter post: User Actions Follow Ezra KleinVerified account ‏@ezraklein Here's what Marco Rubio tostada on taxes, Medicare, marijuana, same sex marriage, and more: http://www.vox.com/2015/4/13/8406787/marco-rubio-issues …
  • Ed Klein: W.H. Has Six Investigations Into Hillary

    03/11/2015 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/11/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Author Ed Klein claimed that Hillary Clinton is under six investigations prompted by the White House on Wednesdays Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel. Klein said that the White House was leaking unfriendly stories to the press about the Clintons and its not only me who thinks this, Bill Clinton thinks this as well. He has said, according to my sources, that the White House is leaking to their friendly their friends in the mainstream media stories about the Clintons, not only about Hillary, but about him and about what she did while she was in the...
  • Ezra Klein Can't Believe Officer Wilson's Story Even Though Brown's Friend Says It Happened

    11/26/2014 6:04:08 AM PST · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | John Sexton
    Ezra Klein says there is one moment in particular in Officer Wilson's account that doesn't ring true.
  • Tipsy Hillary dubs Obama incompetent and feckless, a national joke, book claims

    06/28/2014 6:33:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The thing with Obama is that he cant be bothered, and there is no hand on the tiller half the time, Mrs. Clinton reportedly said. Thats the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the [expletive] tiller. Obama has turned into a joke. Mrs. Clinton reportedly ranted about the IRS targeting of the tea party and the Justice Departments tapping of phone records ... All these scandals .. Obamas allowed his hatred for his enemies to screw him the way Nixon did. [Hes] incompetent and feckless.
  • BOOK: The Obamas Fought, Slept In Separate Bedrooms On Marthas Vineyard

    06/23/2014 2:48:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/23/14 | Patrick Howley
    President Obama and wife Michelle slept in separate bedrooms due to a marital fight during a first-term Marthas Vineyard vacation, according to an excerpt from Ed Kleins newly released book Blood Feud. They slept in their own bedrooms, a Blue Heron Farm staffer told Klein for his expose on the Obamas relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton, released Monday. They both had stacks of books by their beds. The president was reading The Bayou Trilogy by Daniel Woodrell and Rodins Debutante by Ward Just. I dont know if they visited each others bedroom at night, but I didnt see any...
  • 'Vox King' Ezra Klein Visited White House 27 Times

    05/09/2014 1:30:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    Liberal blogger Ezra Klein loves to visit the White House, and the White House appears more than willing to open the door. Since 2009, Kleins name appears in the White House visitor logs 27 times, according to a search of the records. The latest visit recorded in the records was December 12, 2013 -- while Klein was creating a brand new explanatory news and policy website which would become Vox Media. According to the visitor logs, Klein has traveled to the White House eight times to meet President Obama and has met with a myriad of other White House officials....
  • Scheme to neutralize 36 states' votes advances

    04/09/2014 6:27:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4-9-14 | Aaron Klein
    Lawmakers line up behind plan that dumps Electoral College without constitutional amendment The National Popular Vote effort, which could see the 14 states with the largest populations decide the presidency, is more than halfway to its goal of legally bypassing the Electoral College established in the Constitution. Last week, the Maine state Senate voted in support of the plan one week after both houses of the New York legislature overwhelmingly supported it. Now the governors of both states will need to decide whether to formally back the National Popular Vote, or NPV. The plan is more than halfway to its...
  • Bizarre radio meltdown during NSA interview'We lost control of the software. It's all going nuts'

    12/25/2013 3:52:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/25/13 | staff
    Aaron Kleins WABC Radio show experienced what the host called a tech meltdown while he was conducting a live, on-air interview with the lawyer who won an injunction against the National Security Agencys collection of phone records. Software used by the radio station dropped the guest, Larry Klayman, and listeners who had called in to ask Klayman questions were cut off in mid-sentence. Other callers could not be put on the air due to technical difficulties at the radio station. Audio clips saved on an independent system played at the wrong time. Kleins headphones had massive feedback that could be...
  • Bakery Bullies: LGBT groups leading hateful intimidation campaign against Christian cakemakers.

    10/12/2013 5:49:46 AM PDT · by rhema · 60 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/9/13 | Claire Healy
    On a cold morning this past January in Gresham, Oregon, Aaron Klein sat down with two customers at the bakery he owned with his wife, Sweet Cakes by Melissa. The two women, a bride and her mother, were making plans to purchase a wedding cake. Before discussing the details, Klein asked his customers a few standard questions. When would the wedding be? What was the grooms name? At the second question, there was an awkward hesitation, and the mother explained that this would be a wedding between two brides. Klein politely but firmly told them that because of his and...
  • Obama no longer a Democrat

    09/14/2013 9:55:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | September 13, 2013 | Keith Davies
    Now that the presidential election of last year is in the distant past, it appears that Obama may have abandoned his domestic agenda and is now squarely focused on the Middle East, or to be more accurate, the Muslim Agenda. What is this agenda? The answer is simple the Caliphate. Obama is setting up the Caliphate as quickly as possible for his Sunni Muslim Brotherhood brethren ... Ed Klein wrote a book about Obama called The Amateur .. Klein interviewed Obamas former Reverend, Jeremiah Wright .. Wright stated that he guided Obama to accept Christianity without affecting his faith...
  • Mafia tactics force Oregon bakery to close

    09/05/2013 8:08:23 AM PDT · by rhema · 39 replies
    WORLD ^ | 9/4/13 | Leigh Jones
    An Oregon bakery fighting a discrimination complaint because it wouldnt make a wedding cake for a homosexual couple closed its doors on Saturday. In a note taped to the bakerys front door, owners Aaron and Melissa Klein wrote, This fight is not over. We will continue to stand strong. The LORD is good and we will continue to serve HIM with all our heart. In an interview on the Fox News Channel, Aaron Klein blamed the shutdown on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists who urged customers to boycott the bakery and threatened other vendors who did business...
  • Liberal Pundits Gather in West Wing

    05/21/2013 1:51:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/21/13 | Daniel Halper
  • Director of Anti-Muslim Film that Sparked Attacks on U.S. Facilities is an Arab

    09/17/2012 1:33:33 PM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    He's not a Jew. At least, that's the latest on the man behind the anti-Islam film, "Innocence of Muslims," that has fueled attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, leaving the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, dead. The filmmaker appears to be an Egyptian Christian rather than an Israeli Jew, as he had claimed in interviews. The Associated Press tracked down an Egyptian Coptic Christian living in Southern California who admitted to involvement with the film's logistics, and whose middle name and a known alias closely resemble the apparently fake name - Sam Bacile -...
  • Why is the Coptic Christian filmmaker partners in crime with Coptic Christian hater?

    09/25/2012 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 9 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/25/12 | Walid Shoebat
    The Smoking Gun has produced court documents telling us that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of the movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered with Eiad Salameh and that Nakoula was finally caught in 2009 for his role in a check-kiting ring that stole over $870,000 from six financial institutions by using stolen Social Security numbers and identities. In this, we will show how this story is mired in FBI failure and the Eiad connection is crucial in unraveling more facts to this story, since many of his dealings with Nakoula can tell us more about his true motives. After all, Eiad Salameh...
  • This Is What Benghazi Consulate Really Was

    10/24/2012 8:10:59 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 43 replies
    KleinOnline ^ | Oct. 17, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    The U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, actually served as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, according to Middle Eastern security officials. Among the tasks performed inside the building was collaborating with Arab countries on the recruitment of fighters including jihadists to target Bashar al-Assads regime in Syria. The distinction may help explain why there was no major public security presence at what has been described as a consulate. Such a presence would draw attention to the shabby, nondescript building that was allegedly used for such sensitive purposes. [snip] The...
  • Report: Hillary Asked For More Security in Benghazi, Obama Said No

    10/26/2012 9:44:35 AM PDT · by lbryce · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 26, 2012 | Christopher collins
    Last night, it was revealed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had ordered more security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi before it was attacked where four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens were murdered by Al-Qaeda but President Obama denied the request. The news broke on TheBlazeTVs Wilkow! hosted by Andrew Wilkow, by best-selling author, Ed Klein who said the legal counsel to Clinton had informed him of this information. Klein also said that those same sources said that former President Bill Clinton has been urging his wife [Hillary] to release official State Department documents that prove she called...
  • Ed Klein: Bill Clinton Urging Hillary to Release Benghazi Documents

    10/24/2012 8:43:36 PM PDT · by bd476 · 178 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 24, 2012 at 10:48pm | Jason Howerton
    Ed Klein: Bill Clinton Urging Hillary to Release Benghazi Documents That Would Exonerate Her, Destroy Obamas Re-Election Hopes Posted on October 24, 2012 at 10:48pm by Jason Howerton Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered additional security for the U.S. mission in Benghazi ahead of the terrorist attack but the orders were never carried out, according to legal counsel to Clinton who spoke to best-selling author Ed Klein. Those same sources also say former President Bill Clinton has been urging his wife to release official State Department documents that prove she called for additional security at the compound in Libya,...
  • Joe Klein Eviscerates Bibi Netanyahu: "He wants us to do his dirty work for him"

    09/16/2012 2:26:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/12/12 | msnbc
    Joe Klein on Morning Joe explains why Bibi Netanyahu is a maniac and Iran's leaders are extremists, but not crazy.
  • DWS: I Will Definitely Not Apologize to Reporter Klein

    09/05/2012 6:36:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/5/12 | Adam Kredo
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) told the Washington Free Beacon Wednesday evening that she will not be apologizing to Washington Examiner reporter Philip Klein after she falsely accused him of deliberately misquoting her. No, I definitely will not offer Klein an apology, Wasserman Schultz said with a slight laugh as she was exiting an event meant to honor Center For American Progress founder John Podesta. Asked if she had a message for Klein, Wasserman Schultz bristled. I dont, she said. Klein caught Wasserman Schultz in a lie yesterday after she falsely claimed that Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren had chastised...
  • Democracy Now! shuts down Aaron Klein interview over Soros

    09/05/2012 6:21:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/5/12 | Joshua Klein
    Democracy Now! attempted to confront "Fool Me Twice" author Aaron Klein over Sheldon Adelson funding to GOP. Watch what happens when Klein turns the tables and asks about George Soros.
  • Fool Me Twice book author interview Brenda Elliott

    08/24/2012 11:03:37 AM PDT · by 1pitech
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-22-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM Dr. Paul A. ibbetson talks about the book Fool Me Twice, in the author interview with Brenda Elliott
  • Ezra Kleins Facts About Guns and Violence Tell a Slanted Story

    07/28/2012 6:14:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 27 July, 2012 | Howard Nemerov
    Soon after the Aurora mass murder, Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein waded into the fray, citing curious data to prove that we need more gun control to make society safer. But what he said and how he said things show hes just another anti-rights elitist using tragedy to advance his agenda. Klein displayed bias by claiming that not politicizing the Aurora shooting is only to halt discussing gun control: The aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado shootings has been thick with calls to avoid politicizing the tragedy. That is code, essentially, for dont talk about reforming our gun control laws. His...
  • Kids who bullied bus monitor suspended for a year, assigned to reform school

    06/30/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 215 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    You need closure. Following individual meetings this week with school and district administrators, each family waived their right to a hearing and agreed to one-year suspensions from school and regular bus transportation. The Greece Central School District is legally required to provide all students ages 5 to 16 with an education, therefore, during the 2012-13 school year, the students who have been suspended will be transferred to the district Reengagement Center, located in a non-school facility. This alternative education program keeps middle school students on track academically while providing a structured opportunity for students to take responsibility for their actions...
  • Two books, two standards, for Obama, Bush

    05/29/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2012 | Byron York
    Not all campaign books are treated equally. Just look at Edward Klein and J.H. Hatfield. Klein, of course, is the author of the new book "The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House." Hatfield, now dead and forgotten, wrote a book about George W. Bush, "Fortunate Son," during the 2000 presidential contest. Klein's book, which debuted in early May, has been mostly ignored by large media organizations (although not by the book-buying public, which has put it at the top of next week's best-seller list). Hatfield's book, on the other hand, rocked a presidential campaign -- before crashing and burning...
  • Book Review: The Amateur, Barack Obama in the White House

    05/25/2012 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 10 replies
    New American ^ | 5-25-12 | Bob Adelmann
    This book is more about the man his hubris, his arrogance, his naivet than it is about his ideology because the author, a member of the insider Council on Foreign Relations, an influential group that promotes the diminishing of our country's constitutional structure and the ceding of U.S. sovereignty to a transnational global government such as the United Nations, no doubt shares that ideology. Klein is a certified member of the establishment elite, having graduated from Columbia University with two degrees and having been a foreign affairs editor at Newsweek magazine and a former editor of the New...
  • Five Judges Recuse Themselves in Case Attacking Phill Kline

    05/21/2012 9:06:50 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 4 replies
    Lifenews ^ | May 21, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    Only four days after former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline filed a blistering motion asking that two Kansas Supreme Court justices recuse themselves from deciding whether to suspend his law license, the Supremes announced yesterday that FIVE of the seven would be doing so. Their rationale, according to the The Topeka Capital-Journal: The five justices voluntarily stepped aside, citing the Kansas Code of Judicial Conduct rule that requires recusal when a judge previously presided as a judge over the matter in another court. Without ever mentioning Klines motion, the five stated it would not be possible for them to give...
  • Ed Klein Wright on Obamas Christianity (audio)

    05/16/2012 2:44:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/15/12 | Sean Hannity
    Ed Klein's interview with Sean Hannity. Link to YouTube audio below.
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    05/15/2012 12:29:55 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/14/2012 | Ed Lasky
    Edward Klein's new book on Barack Obama, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, is a withering portrayal of a radical adrift, in over his head, drowning in his own incompetency -- while being weighed down by a small circle of "advisers" who are compounding the problem of the Amateur in the White House. Klein's book begins with a talisman-like quote uttered by Barack Obama when his recently appointed Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner tried to boost Obama's ego by telling him, "Your legacy is going to be preventing the second Great Depression." To which Barack Obama responded, "That's not...
  • President Obama's former doctor claims that the president lacks passion, feeling and humanity

    05/11/2012 10:45:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/11/12 | Jarrett Stepman
    In a revealing new book, The Amateur, author Edward Klein interviews President Barack Obamas physician, Dr. David Scheiner, MD, who blasts the presidents health care plan and says that President Obama has an academic detachment that he could never break through. The doctor fears that if the health care plan is the failure he believes it will be, because of runaway costs and other problems, then any health reform will be set back for years to come. These are only a few of many reveals in Kleins book, which makes the case that President Obama is not the political machine...
  • Ezra Klein unwittingly endorses a conservative agenda

    12/16/2011 11:35:05 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-15-11 | DrJohn
    Ezra Klein is a blogger/columnist for the Washington Post and an unabashed liberal. Klein has the good fortune of never having had to work a real day in his life. He is younger than my oldest son and hasn't half my son's brains. Klein is widely quoted by the left and he regularly pontificates broadly on a wide range of subjects with which he has neither familiarity nor experience. In a recent column, Klein made an astonishing assertion: A larger welfare state can mean a lower deficitIn his column he states: Speaking of things that the European crisis is not...
  • A larger welfare state can mean a lower deficit(barf alert of the century)

    12/09/2011 3:14:28 PM PST · by radioone · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-8-11 | Ezra Klein
    Speaking of things that the European crisis is not about, while I was in Germany, my colleague Robert Samuelson wrote that Europes turmoil is more than a currency crisis and was inevitable, in some form, even if the euro had never been created. Its ultimately a crisis of the welfare state, which has grown too large to be easily supported economically. snipIn a broad sense, I dont think the crisis in Europe is really even about debt. Its about the interplay of slow growth, heavy debts and weak institutions. But its really not about welfare states.
  • Why In Gods Name Is The GOP Consenting to Let a Journolist Member Moderate a Debate? (Oct 11)

    10/06/2011 6:03:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    Redstate ^ | October 6, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    Before the MNSBC-Politico Debate, I wondered why in Gods name the Republican candidates would bother giving press and air time to a bunch of liberals asking snide questions down their noses to the GOP about issues not one person cares about.After that debate it convinced me the GOP candidates should be more discerning in their debates. And now, as Ben Domenech notes and I too can confirm, I think the candidates should boycott the Washington Post Bloomberg debate on October 11th. The debate is billed by the Washington Post as exclusively about the economy. I had relished them having this...
  • Obamas and Bushs effects on the deficit in one graph (Klien Blames Bush, Bush, & Reagan)

    07/25/2011 2:26:57 PM PDT · by OneVike · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/7/25 | Ezra Klein
    Whats also important, but not evident, on this chart is that Obamas major expenses were temporary the stimulus is over now while Bushs were, effectively, recurring. The Bush tax cuts didnt just lower revenue for 10 years. Its clear now that they lowered it indefinitely, which means this chart is understating their true cost. Similarly, the Medicare drug benefit is costing money on perpetuity, not just for two or three years. And Boehner, Ryan and others voted for these laws and, in some cases, helped to craft and pass them. To relate this specifically to the debt-ceiling...
  • Senator Lori Klein Gives TTAG Her Side of the Story(AZ)

    07/13/2011 5:08:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12 July, 2011 | Daniel Zimmerman
    Senator Lori Klein, our Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day today, took the time to call me back to give TTAG her version of what happened when azcentral.com writer Richard Ruelas and a photographer interviewed her recently. You probably wont be surprised that the Senator told me that what was portrayed in the story wasnt an entirely accurate description of what happened First, the Senator is, in her own words, mortified by what happened. She describes herself as a life-long gun owner and 2A supporter. Her father started teaching her how to safely use a gun at age five. And...
  • Time's Joe Klein: Obama Has Better Relationship With Military Than Bush Did

    05/29/2011 10:50:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/29/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Time magazine's Joe Klein this weekend claimed President Obama has a better relationship with the military than George W. Bush did when he was Commander-in-Chief. Such hypocritically was said on "The Chris Matthews Show" just moments before Klein noted that the military were "very much opposed" to attacking Libya (snip) JOE KLEIN, TIME MAGAZINE: The other thing is theres still tension between [President Obama] and Petraeus about what exactly, how exactly to close out Afghanistan. I'd say the relationship is pretty good, very, better than it was with Bush
  • Dumb Idea of the Day Courtesy of Ezra Klein

    05/18/2011 10:05:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 5/18/11 | Donald R. McClarey
    Ezra Klein, the founder of journolist, proves yet again why whatever the Washington Post is paying him is much too much: Heres your out-of-the-box policy idea for the day: America should implement weighted voting to make voting more objective and fair, and give the young more power, because the consequences of political decisions will affect them the longest.
  • Time Magazine's Joe Klein: Qur'an-burning an "act as murderous as any suicide bomber's"

    04/05/2011 7:40:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/5/11 | Robert
    Jones, of course, killed no one. Suicide bombers kill as many people as they can for Allah. But Joe Klein is by no means alone in assuming that Muslims cannot control themselves and respond to insult with anything but threats and murder, and thus cannot be held responsible for their own actions. He thus reveals again the multicultural Left's bigotry and ethnocentrism. "Joe Klein Reserves Spot in Hell for Koran-burning Pastor Who's As 'Murderous' As 'Suicide Bombers,'" by Ken Shepherd for NewsBusters, April 4 (thanks to James): Burning a copy of the Koran is morally equivalent to flying a plane...
  • Doctors, Hospitals Game Every Health Care Reform

    02/17/2011 7:22:43 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 9 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/16/2011 | David Hogberg
    The reason these top-down solutions dont work is simple. The people up top dont know as much as the folks down below. In the case of health care, the people down below are physicians, nurses, hospital administrators and other medical personnel. Most have advanced degrees in medicine or health care management and have years of experience. They know far more about health care than the up-top people such as politicians, HHS bureaucrats and precocious Washington Post policy wonks. It doesnt take the down-below people long to figure out how to game the system after the up-top people reform the system.
  • ABCs Klein Adopts Euphemism Investments to Refer to Obama Spending Proposals

    01/23/2011 10:25:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/24/11 | Brad Wilmouth
    On the January 23 World News Sunday, ABC News Senior Washington Editor Rick Klein used President Obamas euphemism for spending as "investments" as he and anchor Dan Harris discussed how Republicans will likely respond to Tuesdays State of the Union Address. Although the setup piece by correspondent David Kerley did allude to Obamas word choice to call his plan "cut and invest" as having significance, noting that it "worries Republicans," after the piece had ended, Klein used the term "investments" as if it were straight, nonpartisan terminology. Klein: But when you get down to the policy, the President talking about
  • 4 Democrats in State Senate Break With Leaders (Albany, NY)

    01/08/2011 11:19:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 5, 2011 | THOMAS KAPLAN and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    ALBANY The chaos-plagued State Senate faced fresh tumult on Wednesday as four Democrats announced they would split from their partys leadership and start their own, independent caucus. The move does not change the balance of power in the Senate, which the Republicans captured in November and now hold with a razor-thin, two-seat majority, 32 to 30... --snip-- The departure of the four senators, announced a few hours before Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his State of the State address, brought into the open the simmering anger among some Senate Democrats, especially from outside New York City, who have borne...