Eric Florack on August 13th, 2008

I am angry. I have begin to think that Howard Kurtz is the spirit of Walter Duranty. “I don’t think the party favoritism charge holds up. Yes, the media went hard after two Republican senators, Larry Craig (who pleaded guilty in that bathroom incident) and David Vitter (who admitted calling an escort service). But they […]

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davidl on August 13th, 2008

In 1856 Chief Justice Roger Taney, Scott v. Sandord, described the rights of free men: It would give to persons of the negro race, who were recognised as citizens in any one State of the Union, the right to enter every other State whenever they pleased, singly or in companies, without pass or passport, and […]

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Are we really expected to accept Nancy Pelosi flip-flopping so quickly, from “Drilling is a hoax’ to ‘have the vote’?  Sorry, Nancy… Hans Christian Andersen you’re not. His fairy tales had more truth in them than yours. In the same vein, I note with interest a story in Useless Toady. It interested me because I […]

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YetAnotherJohn on August 13th, 2008

The Obama campaign has begyn notifying people who got tickets for the big acceptance speech at Invesco Field the final night of the convention. Many of those who received tickets told 7NEWS they have come with a caveat. Those viewers said the campaign told them they must volunteer six hours for the campaign by Friday […]

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Eric Florack on August 13th, 2008

James at OTB this morning examines an issue which the price of oil has been bringing to the fore, called “The Future of Suburbia”.   Now, look; I admit I pushed this one a bit off James’ intended thrust. I suggest you read it to see what angle James pursues, here. But I’m a little annoyed, frankly. […]

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Eric Florack on August 13th, 2008

From the Business and Media institute: There’s a huge concern among conservative talk radio hosts that reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine would all-but destroy the industry due to equal time constraints. But speech limits might not stop at radio. They could even be extended to include the Internet and “government dictating content policy.” FCC Commissioner […]

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Eric Florack on August 13th, 2008

Lots of comment this morning, centered on the Washington Post Op-Ed of yesterday, which spends it’s time destroying three basic arguments of those against offshore drilling. However, it propagates a couple barrels of snake oil. The most offensive of the lot being that drilling would not affect prices today, and that it would be years […]

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