davidl on July 31st, 2008

Jim Rutttenberg, New York Times, is shocked that John McCain is painting BO as ill-informed, arrogant and out of touch: WASHINGTON — After spending much of the summer searching for an effective line of attack against Senator Barack Obama, Senator John McCain is beginning a newly aggressive campaign to define Mr. Obama as arrogant, out […]

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I managed to catch a first place this week at OTB’s Caption Contest. for the last week or so, we’ve brought up John Edwards and his scandal. Kaus has been watching this for a while too, all credit to him. He says the LA TIMES is burying the story. Gee, why would they do THAT, do […]

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davidl on July 11th, 2008

The New York Times reports that rank corruption has its priviledges: While aggressive evictions are reducing the number of rent-stabilized apartments in New York, Representative Charles B. Rangel is enjoying four of them, including three adjacent units on the 16th floor overlooking Upper Manhattan in a building owned by one of New York’s premier real […]

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Eric Florack on July 4th, 2008

From Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr. (Father of notable EIB radio host, Rush.) “…our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor…” It was a glorious morning. The sun was shining and the wind was from the southeast. Up especially early, a tall, bony, redheaded young Virginian found time to buy a new thermometer, for which he paid […]

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Eric Florack on July 3rd, 2008

Sen. Charles E. Schumer publicly taunted bank regulators last week about IndyMac Bancorp’s financial condition, which helped trigger a sudden outflow of deposits from the Pasadena thrift. Now the New York Democrat is getting some harsh blowback from one current and one former regulator. Their message, distilled: Zip it, Chuck. As noted here on Monday, […]

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