davidl on November 27th, 2011

Robert Reich continues to demonstrate that his blood never quite reaches his brain, from San Francisco Chronicle: A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum: It was hijacked. According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech, and corporations are now people. Yet when real people without money […]

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Eric Florack on May 19th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere in Blogdom: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble THERE IS A COST To be paid for the disorganized and totally ineffectual way the White House has been dealing with Iran. IF IT’S LIMITED SPEECH, HOW IS IT FREE? Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air looks at […]

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Eric Florack on October 30th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble THE OBAMACARE FALLOUT: The Politico’s David Rodgers scored an interview with Queen Nancy yesterday. It’s posted here. Says Rodgers: Even before her bill reaches the House floor, health care reform has been a lesson in the limits […]

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Eric Florack on October 6th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble OBAMACARE PR STUNT FAIL: Charles Hurt at The New York Post WASHINGTON — President Obama yesterday rolled out the red carpet — and handed out doctors’ white coats as well, just so nobody missed his hard-sell health-care […]

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davidl on May 4th, 2009

The video is Mario Lavandeira a/k/a Perez Hilton does not want you to see, video: Patterico to Perez: It is clear that Hilton is embarrassed by what he said, and he is using a transparently frivolous copyright claim to try to squelch free speech about his ridiculous statements. I’m not standing for it. Eric, would […]

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Eric Florack on May 1st, 2009

Glenn Reynolds notes, this morning: HECKLE AND CHIDE: When bus passengers yell at driver, it improves safety. Is this an argument for free speech in general? Well, consider this question in light of the actions of the federal government and the tea parties… the latter of which are engaged in as classic an example of […]

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Eric Florack on April 15th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Tea Bag Edition Lots going on, today.  I’m not stupid enough to try and grab it all, but here’s a few bits of it. Tea as medicine:  My wife, when she was growing up, […]

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Eric Florack on June 27th, 2008

The New York Times: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law meant to level the financial playing field when rich candidates pay for their own political campaigns. The 5-to-4 decision, legal experts said, was significant for rejecting the rationale behind the law, known as the “millionaire’s amendment,” and for confirming the […]

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OK, here’s story number one, by way of Michelle: (06-17) 19:07 PDT TURLOCK (STANISLAUS COUNTY) — The town of Turlock and much of the rest of the nation was shocked when a 27-year-old man beat and stomped his 2-year-old son to death on a rural road. But what was nearly as stunning for many people […]

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Eric Florack on April 8th, 2008

Strike up the band and let’s hear a cheer… the good guys won: Radio Netherlands: The Hague – A judge has ruled in a case against MP Geert Wilders brought by the Dutch Islamic Federation that Mr Wilders is not guilty of spreading hate, although his statements are provocative. The Islamic Federation wanted a judgement […]

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davidl on March 6th, 2008

Candidates is glass houses, the Obama campaign on the Clintons’  campaign, via MSNBC: “As it relates to ethics and transparency,” Plouffe said, “we’re surprised that they would want to have an extended conversation about contributors and land deals and ethics issues. I don’t think that’s a lengthy conversation that’s probably going to work out very […]

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Eric Florack on February 20th, 2008

Mark Steyn puts up a bit in McCleans, this norning, under tyhe header: “So what would it take to alarm you?” Since Maclean’s got into a spot of bother with Canada’s “human rights” pseudo-courts, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of our media confreres who don’t think it should be a “crime” for magazines […]

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Eric Florack on February 10th, 2008

Me in email just now: I don’t see it as those working against McCain as the ones selling out. Indeed, I see a vote for McCain as selling out both the party and the country. I fail utterly, to see the big difference, frankly between McCain, and Hillary Clinton, on both domestic and immigration issues.  […]

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Eric Florack on February 8th, 2008

Someone at Fox posted these yesterday, so I’ll pass them along. And here’s the text. First off, even absent any other source material, it sounds to me like the place is packed with McCain supporters. But add some of the reports I have heard from last night… Steyn for example… I’d say McCain definitely papered […]

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Eric Florack on January 18th, 2008

I find myself in a bad situation. This is a hard thing to write.. and likely one of the hardest things to post in this blog that I’ll ever do.  I’ll set this up this way: I said, back when I got into a knock-down drag-out flame war with Franks and Henke a year back […]

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