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Taking stuff equals big business for police

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio The biggest threat to your stuff, particularly cash, is not a burglar or even an identity thief. In the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, Eric Boehm explains why civil forfeiture has given police officers a big incentive to take your stuff. Plus we see how the flood of children...

Podcast: Boris is back, Baroness Warsi’s resignation and the demise of the ‘nice girl’

Here comes Boris! After he announced yesterday that he will stand as an MP in 2015, the next Tory leadership fight has just begun. Now that Boris is back in… Continue reading The post Podcast: Boris is back, Baroness Warsi’s resignation and the demise of the ‘nice girl’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Gov. Christie’s ethics watchdogs fail to bark or bite

NJ Watchdog reporter Mark Lagerkvist was featured on WCBS 880 AM to discuss his story “Christie’s ethics watchdogs fail to bark or bite.” Listen to the entire interview below: http://watchdog.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/08/NJ-Watchdog-RADWCBS_08-05-2014.mp3

Midday open thread: Trickle-down political polarization, PR companies abandoning climate deniers

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Quiz time: First Amendment: Finally! Top PR companies say no to climate deniers: Some of the world’s top PR companies have for the first time publicly ruled out working with climate change deniers, marking...Show More Summary

Woo Hah! Busta Rhymes Getting That Check…

Maybe you were lucky enough to forget about Mary J. Blige’s commercial for Burger King’s This space reserved for your ad.

My Interview With the Israeli Ambassador

(John Hinderaker) Last week, guest hosting the Laura Ingraham radio show, I had the privilege of interviewing Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. The interview begins at around the 12-minute point in the clip below, which covers the whole third hour on July 30 with no commercials. Show More Summary

Podcast - Radio Free Delingpole Episode 57: Hiding Arms

Britain's most dangerous podcaster, James Delingpole finally returns to the Internets (at least the audio Internet) after a whirlwind trip to the States (which he discusses at some length). He’s joined this week by Douglas Murray, columnist for The Spectator and author of Bloody Sunday: Truth, lies and the Saville Inquiry. Show More Summary

I Discuss Immigration With Jeff Sessions

(John Hinderaker) If you are a fan of Jeff Sessions–and who isn’t?–you should listen to this interview which I did while guest hosting the Laura Ingraham show last week. The audio actually covers the first hour (less commercials, of course) of the show; the first part is me talking about immigration and taking some calls. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Nations underprice fossil fuels, custom-fit clothes could make comeback

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Here's what is coming up on Sunday Kos... Busting the seven great myths of poverty, by Mark E Andersen Obama is 100% right to throw red meat of lawsuit and impeachment talk right back at Republicans, by Ian Reifowitz The law President...Show More Summary

It’s Not Always About Gay Sex

There is a worry that our nation is becoming less intelligent. And then things like this happen to confirm

CNN's Costello Rips Congress For Adjourning While 'Rome Burns'; Hounds GOP Rep. On Impeachment

Carol Costello badgered Congressman Matt Salmon on Thursday's CNN Newsroom over Congress choosing to go into recess instead of dealing with issues like illegal immigration: "Congress is again the butt of jokes on late-night TV. RomeShow More Summary

Midday open thread: Dubya's bio of his dad, Santorum's 'religious liberty' film, cats vs. guns

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Chagrin Falls: Corporate Sky-Deity Bless America: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook July 30: Alaska Fisheries In Midst Of An Economic Collapse., by CanisMaximus While Americans...Show More Summary

We’re Sick Of Hearing About George Zimmerman

On the one hand, it’s good to know that George Zimmerman is so hard up that he’s volunteering

Conservative Christians Split on Common Core

A discussion hosted on Wednesday by the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian think tank, started as a searing critique of the Common Core, a set of reading and math standards for public school students that were originally adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, and ended with a not-so-subtle threat: any elected…

Podcast: The lure of the crowd, anti-Semitism and Cameron’s uncertain future

Hell, as one of Jean-Paul Sartre’s characters said, is other people. Unless, that is, you happen to be British and born after about 1980, in which case hell is the… Continue reading The post Podcast: The lure of the crowd, anti-Semitism and Cameron’s uncertain future appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Brian Williams Fails to Mention Star of NBC's Upcoming Peter Pan Telecast is His Own Daughter

On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams left out a key detail from his news brief about his network's upcoming live production of Peter Pan. Williams noted that "Allison Williams will play the role of Peter Pan," but left out...Show More Summary

Right-to-work works, and light rail doesn’t because of math

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio KIDS AND CITY PLANNERS: For some reason, some people just love trains. The numbers don’t add up when you look at the cost of light rail or the cost of unionization. In the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, we look at right-to-work and the impact of unionized “deadweight loss”,...

Midday open thread: NSA domestic spying costs us more than personal privacy, no hope from El Niño

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Surgeon General's Warning: NYPD: Personal privacy loss is just one of the costs of NSA surveillance: There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA’s unfettered surveillance of our digital lives. Show More Summary

Stop Judging and Start Listening

There’s no question about it: people are judged on the way they speak. Not surprisingly, African This space reserved for your ad.

Goober Gohmert Ready To Embrace Sandy Hook Trutherism

Is there ever a bad time for Louie Gohmert's crazy to leap off the page? No, I don't think so. Here's a lovely audio file of Gohmert welcoming the opportunity to add to his Catalogue of Crazy by promising a prompt viewing of a SandyShow More Summary

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