Daily Caller contributor Mickey Kaus theorized that recent incidents of sexual assaults in the military may be a diversion tactic aimed at steering attention away from the White House. Sexual assaults in the military are a growing problem. Show More Summary
What, they don’t like beer? BuzzFeed Brews’ more serious event on Immigration is hitting a minor snag as Heritage drops out. Their loss. Daily Caller‘s Mickey Kaus is stepping in. Editor Ben Smith announced the news last night on Twitter. Show More Summary
In an interesting blog post, Mickey Kaus yesterday outlined three possible responses to challenges faced by so-called low-skill workers and how these challenges might be exacerbated by the Gang of Eight bill: 1. Cato, the Club for Growth, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, Grover Norquist, etc. value markets and dynamism. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Mickey Kaus comments on the statement we received on Friday from Senator Rubio’s office (posted here) in defense of the Gang of Eight immigration bill: Rubio: Illegals will pay fines or be deported! Ambassador of Amnesty...Show More Summary
Via Mickey Kaus...who could have seen this coming? I mean, besides everyone. ?I think no one can go back and guess or surmise how much the unpaid taxes would be for the entire group,? said David Marzahl, the president and...
Over the weekend, Michael Barone posited that, contra claims by Steve Sailer and Mickey Kaus, he doesn’t think massive Mexican immigration will resume once the economy rebounds and if we pass an amnesty. James Pethokoukis from AEI made...Show More Summary
Ace, on the rumors floating about that the Koch brothers are considering buying the L.A. Times: If they buy this thing, I’d suggest they ask Mickey Kaus and Patrick Frey for some critiques of the paper as it currently stands. Thanks for the mention. I’ll get to my critique, but let me clear my throat [...]
(Steven Hayward) A few days ago Mickey Kaus delivered one of his usual top-spin-heavy counter-intuitive schemes about how the best way to kill immigration reform is... the quick confirmation of Chuck Hagel. Say what? Actually I understand...Show More Summary
This Kaus post is almost a Platonic one. Why, one asks, does Mickey wants Chuck Hagel to become defense secretary? So it will so piss off the House they’ll prevent immigration reform! It takes him a couple of days to come to a brilliant insight like that one, but brilliant it is: In my lifetime, [...]
One of our commenters objects to my Mickey Kaus goat joke. For those not aware of all internet traditions, this refers to the logic Kaus frequently employed in his assertions that every bad rumor about every major Democrat must be true: I don’t like Kaus, but wasn’t he right when he said that John Edwards [...]
That’s the message of a group of Evangelical poobahs that I write about today over at the home page. But the debate was a lot more civil in a podcast yesterday for Ricochet, where Mickey Kaus and I squared off against Josh Trevino and Jim Pethokoukis. Also known as: An Armenian, a Jew, a Greek, and a Mexican walk into a bar and debate immigration policy.
Mickey Kaus and Mark Krikorian have already acutely analyzed the new Gang of Eight’s “comprehensive immigration-reform” proposal; I will simply embroider on their observations. As Kaus has pointed out, the proposal is tantamount to an...Show More Summary
You're all thinking it, and I'm going to say it: Ezra Klein is a know-it-all. The MSNBC contributor and overlord of The Washington Post's Wonkblog is a whippersnapping, hip-to-be-square chart-pimp who hides his self-satisfaction beneath...Show More Summary
According to Mickey Kaus, it may not be having the intended results. Tweet Tags: medical Big federal push for electronic medical records is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
I love a good fight, especially a good journalist fight. But no one likes to see Mike Tyson beat up a little kid. Well, except maybe me. This morning The Daily Caller’s Mickey Kaus gives a Tyson-esque beat down of the WaPo Ezra Klein...Show More Summary
Mickey Kaus wonders about the Starbucks "Come Together" campaign.
Asks Mickey Kaus. Did Schultz take a poll of his employees–sorry, “partners,” he calls them–before ordering pressuring asking them to join in this lobbying effort? What if he were, say, the CEO of Chick-fil-A and he “asked” his “partners”...Show More Summary
Why would a reputable economist endorse nonsense like this from Mickey Kaus (you know who you are): If increased concentration lets ”corporations use their growing monopoly power to raise prices” couldn’t that be, you know, inflationary? But Krugman’s spent another...
Mickey Kaus has alerted readers to a change in the way the federal government figures the poverty line, and that new way so alters the formula that we will never be able to show any improvement in rates of poverty going foward. Worse,...Show More Summary
Over at the Daily Caller Mickey Kaus reacts to Paul Krugman’s “91 percent” article, and in particular this comment from Krugman: [I]n the 1950s incomes in the top bracket faced a marginal tax rate of 91, that’s right, 91 percent, while taxes on corporate profits were twice as large, relative to national income, as in recent years. Show More Summary