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Tag: The Left

Newsweek Finally Makes News

Posted: September 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Even though Niall Ferguson, a Republican who served as an advisor to John McCain in 2008, wrote the cover story for Newsweek titled “Hit the Road, Barack,” it is the first notable sign that the mass media has finally unlocked its lips from Obama’s posterior. As my friend, Bernard Goldberg, has long chronicled, the media […]

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Psychopaths, sociopaths, and Obama supporters

Posted: September 15, 2012 at 10:08 am   /   Elections, Politics

In our home, the normal morning routine—cleaning, preparing breakfast, and getting our son ready for school—almost always includes a political discussion of some sort. Not so long ago, a revelation occurred in the midst of such a conversation: Thinking of the historical figures to whom the political left owes its philosophies, its ideas, and its […]

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Obama economist: Higher taxes on the rich won’t help

Posted: September 12, 2012 at 10:30 am   /   Elections, Politics, Videos

Raising taxes on upper-income earners is not just an article of faith on the political left, it’s a signature feature of Barack Obama’s economic policies. But what if one of his own economic advisors, Christina Romer, came out with a study showing that taxing the rich at higher rates won’t bring in more revenue . […]

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Labor Force Participation Rate — An Indictment of Obamanomics

Posted: September 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Finally the media are beginning to report, regularly, the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR).  The LFPR is simply the percentage of the working population (age 16 and over) that is actually employed. The traditional “unemployment rate” is now widely acknowledged to have a weakness — namely, it does not reflect the number of people who […]

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Has the American character changed?

Posted: September 10, 2012 at 8:13 am   /   Elections, Politics

A note of concern has swept across the ranks of the political right over the last few days. Not panic—more of a someone-just-walked-across-my-grave kind of shudder. The DNC was not any better than the RNC. It wasn’t more magnificent or thrilling, and it didn’t trump the RNC by presenting a grand plan filled with tantalizing specifics. Take […]

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Democrats hate freedom

Posted: September 9, 2012 at 11:00 am   /   Politics, Videos

Democrats play the Nazi card at the drop of a hat. (Wait, was that a mixed metaphor?) It’s such a common part of their rhetoric that the words Nazi and fascist are rapidly being denuded of meaning (just like “rape” and “racist” are). If you are a conservative, Republican, or libertarian (increasingly targets of the […]

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The Mask Falls in Charlotte

Posted: September 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm   /   Elections, Politics, Videos

During an alternate-reality battle between the Enterprise and the Klingons . . . Picard: They’re not even troubling to cloak themselves. Riker: They shouldn’t be so confident after the pasting we gave them on Archer IV. Please excuse the geeky Star Trek reference. That quote has long stuck with me as an excellent (albeit fictional) […]

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The Democrats’ Anti-Woman, Anti-Gay Elephant in the Room

Posted: September 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm   /   Elections, Politics

By Janet Levy In this highly polarized, contentious election season, the media frequently portrays the GOP as anti-woman and anti-gay.  The desire of most Republicans to protect the unborn has been speciously transmogrified into hatred of women and a plot to control their reproductive systems and, ultimately, their lives. It’s what prompted Code Pink to protest […]

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Chasing the News

Posted: September 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm   /   Elections, Politics

At the rate at which events take place, there is simply no way to cover everything, even if you wrote a column every day instead of three a week.  Still, I do my level best to stay on top of things. For instance, in spite of all the alleged gaffes the left-wing press accused Mitt […]

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