Category Archives: Newpapers
The president is so down in the dumps that ABC’s Johathan Karl asked him if he was out of juice.
The sequestration gambit to cause Americans as much misery as possible seems to be flopping. The FAA managed to leverage a 4% cut in spending growth into a 10% across the board cut in air traffic controllers. (Congress put a stop to that and promptly hopped on planes and jetted home.)
The whole thing struck me as a weird kind of job action by The Man – Obama. James Taranto saw it the same way in the WSJ.
I liked this column by Dr. Keith Ablow. He says, “we are vulnerable because we are free and strong”.
How do you draw an editorial cartoon about murdering babies after botched abortions? Especially when readers won’t know what you’re talking about because the national media are ignoring the story?
That’s the case with the Gosnell murder trial in Philadelphia. I’ve been following it for a while on Fox News and a few blogs like Breitbart but nobody else (except the Philadelphia Inquirer and other local outlets) seemed to be covering it. That is until Kirsten Powers blew the lid off in a USA Today article about the curious incuriosity of the mainstream media.
With the cat out of the bag, others, including Conor Friedersdorf in The Atlantic and Megan Mcardle in The Daily Beast, began to question the media lack of interest. By that time it was Friday, the traditional bad news dump day.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called for a rebrand of the Republican party. He wants to shed its image of “stuffy old men”. The Republicans called it an autopsy report.
Here’s Jonah Goldberg on the Republican rise of libertarians like Rand Paul and the fusion of conservative and libertarian thinking.