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Archived Since:April 22, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Beating Up the Blind

This week, I am writing about David Horowitz, and the second installment of our series, “A Witness,” appears today. (Here.) Horowitz cast his first Republican ballot in 1984. It was for President Reagan, who was running for reelection against former vice president Walter Mondale. Show More Summary

Harry Reid's 2007 Declaration of Defeat in Iraq: A Blast from the Past

Today former defense secretary Robert Gates called Reid's 2007 remark that the Iraq was "lost" disgraceful. I remember writing about that for NRO at the time, when the Democrats were getting dangerously close to mustering the votes necessary to kill funding for the war. Show More Summary

The Obama Administration Keeps Extending a Conservative Health-Care Reform

Sort of. The Obama administration announced last night that it's extending the temporary federally run high-risk pool ("PCIP") created by the Affordable Care Act for another 90 days longer, until March 15 -- federally subsidized insurance...Show More Summary

Wendy Davis Outraised Greg Abbott over Past Six Months — or Did She?

Last night the Wendy Davis campaign released its fundraising numbers and generated the hoped-for headlines: “Wendy Davis Outraises Greg Abbott in Texas Gov Race”:Davis said she raised more than $12.2 million from July through December, while Abbott brought in $11.5 million over the same period. Show More Summary

N.C. Economy Thrives Despite 'GOP Extremism'

President Obama’s decision to tout the economic progress under his administration and lay out his economic agenda in North Carolina today might confuse some of his liberal supporters, many of whom seem convinced that right-wing extremists...Show More Summary


From Iain Murray's piece over on the home page: We know the pattern by now. A crisis arises. As my Competitive Enterprise Institute colleague Chris Horner puts it, this administration says, “There’s no time to waste, we must do something...Show More Summary

Reading Around

Rosa Brooks on Bob Gates.Scott Sumner on Paul Krugman.David Adesnik on John Mearsheimer (and a follow-up).Michael Gerson on Chris Christie.

Wednesday links

Why Do Fake Phone Numbers Start With 555?The most comprehensive zombie classification chart ever. Related quiz: How long would you survive after the Apocalypse?Do whales really attack humans?The 26 Stupidest Invention Ideas (You'd Use...Show More Summary

More Stand Your Ground Silliness

As I noted yesterday, the usual suspects have seen fit to jump all over a new Florida shooting in the vain hope that it will help them to discredit the state's Stand Your Ground law. Over at Talking Points Memo today, editor Josh Marshall...Show More Summary

Scarborough: Bridgegate Coverage Is Getting Tedious

With no reports that New Jersey governor Chris Christie knew about the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge, Joe Scarborough thinks that his show, Morning Joe, is giving too much attention to the scandal.“Right now, we’re just reading the tea leaves,” Scarborough said. Show More Summary

Dem. Senators Blast 'Prominent Display' of E-Cigarettes at Golden Globes

Four Democratic senators sent a letter slamming NBCUniversal and the Foreign Press Association for its "repeated shots of celebrities smoking e-cigarettes" at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards show. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut,...Show More Summary

The GOP's 'Piecemeal' Immigration Strategy Could Be Comprehensive After All

National Journal has an interesting article on House speaker John Boehner's "election-year immigration strategy." House leadership, apparently, is going to start proposing some immigration principles, if not bills per se:John Boehner...Show More Summary

Gates: Reid's Remark That Iraq War Was 'Lost' Was 'Disgraceful'

Harry Reid's remark in 2007 that the Iraq War was "lost" while troops were still on the ground was one of the "most disgraceful" things Robert Gates has heard in all his years of public service, Gates told the hosts of Morning Joe on...Show More Summary

Media Misleads on Recent Ultrasound Study

Earlier this month, the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology published a study which has the media swooning. It analyzed over 15,000 abortion-minded women in California in 2011 -- some of whom decided to view an ultrasound image of their unborn child. Show More Summary

Lowry: 'Perverse' to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Violate Conscience

Make sure to give Rich's recent piece on this issue, "Obama vs. the Little Sisters."

Gates: Obama 'Suspicious' of Military Leaders, Felt 'Obligation' to Meet with Them

One of the main differences he saw between Barack Obama and George W. Bush was their approach to military leaders, says Robert Gates. The former defense secretary detailed these experiences in his book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at...Show More Summary

Doe Jam

Brian Fraley of the MacIver Institute writes on the "John Doe Witch Hunt" of conservatives in Wisconsin:As we know from the Wall Street Journal reports, at least three actual targets in the probe were subject to pre-dawn raids of their homes. Show More Summary

Fox News Reporter Responds to 'Bigoted' Slurs about His Interracial Marriage

Adam Housley, a Fox News correspondent out of Los Angeles, lashed out at people who have maded racially insensitive remarks toward him and his wife, calling their comments and views "pathetic." Housley, who is white, is married to actress...Show More Summary

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