davidl on July 2nd, 2008

The old jobe is that a conservative is liberal who was mugged.  Greg Sargent, TPM, reports Brian Beutler, was shoot in the course of mugging in DC: Brian Beutler, a well-known progressive blogger, was shot and seriously injured during a mugging last night in Washington, D.C. One bullet damaged Beutler’s spleen, and he had it […]

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davidl on July 2nd, 2008

The old media is dying.  The dead tree media is slashing payroll.  Yet among the shrinking Bears, the iconic Bull of Broacasting, has reupped for 400 million dollars. Brian Maloney, Radio Equalizer, has the stunning totals: Meanwhile, a key industry source confirms speculation that Limbaugh has signed a stunning mega contract renewal deal with Premiere […]

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Hey, Bruce… I would argue they ARE in fact consumer driven, and have been so, all along. Consumer demand for Altoids boxes on wheels has simply not been there, and so they didn’t get built.  Couple that with the idea that even with prices for fuel being what they are just now, for most people, […]

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Eric Florack on July 2nd, 2008

Well, now we have a pretty good idea why the Democrats weren’t interested in examining the Countrywide Loan busienss too closely. The WaPo: Shortly after joining the U.S. Senate and while enjoying a surge in income, Barack Obama bought a $1.65 million restored Georgian mansion in an upscale Chicago neighborhood. To finance the purchase, he […]

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Eric Florack on July 2nd, 2008

McQ over at Q&O suggests: Investor’s Business Daily brings us the latest from probably the worst Majority Leader the Senate has seen in a very long time: The Dr. No of the drill-nothing Congress tried to deflect the issue of rising gas prices Monday by telling Fox Business News that there are costs we should […]

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Eric Florack on July 2nd, 2008

Over at The Politico, this morning, I note with interest a bit from James Kirchick, describing the fable of Republican smear tactics. (As an aside, interestingly, Kirkpatrick’s the New Republic’s assitant editor) The only obstacle between Barack Obama and the presidency is the mountain of smears that will no doubt come his way. That’s the narrative […]

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