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The Obama Economy’s Rendezvous with Scarcity Continues

Monday, May 18th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Writing in the New York Times this weekend, economist, author, and blogger Tyler Cowen says that we might need to get used to the idea that the economy will continue to underperform our expectations,” Yahoo reports, as spotted by Ace of Spades: Rush Limbaugh was just talking about this article, which had been published in […]

Stephanopoulos Enters into Modified Limited Hangout Phase of Scandal

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

The Clinton’s man at ABC is boldly going today where Brian Williams has gone before, just a few months ago. As John Nolte of Big Journalism tweets, the Clinton operative with a byline at ABC “deceives his viewers and then offers a terrible apology. Any of this sound familiar, ABC News?” Lloyd Grove of the […]

Barack Obama, Crack Military Historian

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Chlorine itself historically has not been listed as a chemical weapon,” Mr. Obama said today when discussing Syria walking all over the many red lines his administration has placed in front of it. No, really. Wait’ll Mr. Obama discovers that little internecine scrum we like to call World War I. Moe Lane theorizes what the […]

Name That Party, Windy City Edition!

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Five Reasons Chicago Is in Worse Shape Than Detroit,” as proffered by BloombergBusiness (warning: auto-play video at link). Here are a few: POLITICAL PARALYSIS: Just as Detroit slid into bankruptcy after decades of economic and actuarial warnings, Chicago politicians have watched the train wreck rumble toward them for more than a decade. During that time, […]

More Stephanopoulos Conflicts of Interest Emerge

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Manager Interned for George Stephanopoulos,” Brent Scher writes as part of the ongoing auto-da-fé* of Stephanopoulos at the Washington Free Beacon: George Stephanopoulos thanked Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook in the acknowledgement section of his 1999 tell-all memoir All Too Human.Stephanopoulos’ book, described as “a new-generation political memoir” of a man “who got his […]

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Donated $50,000 to Clinton

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon reports that “ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos donated $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, records show:” The contribution is publicly available information, but the host had not previously disclosed it to ABC viewers, despite taking part in on-air discussions about the Clinton Foundation and its […]

Liberal Arts: The Public Education of Kirsten Powers Continues

Monday, May 11th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Kirsten Powers surprised by vitriol her book ‘The Silencing’ has elicited from the Left http://t.co/YRpKkdjJ76 — Ed Driscoll (@EdDriscoll) May 12, 2015 Ahh, another year, another moment when Daily Beast/USA Today columnist and Fox News token lefty Kirsten Powers gets “surprised” by reality. Add the above link to her discovering, the hard way, in October […]

Citizen Welles

Monday, May 11th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

On the centennial of Orson Welles’ birth, Mark Steyn looks back at his greatest achievement: Directing-wise, I prefer Welles’ The Magnificent Ambersons and A Touch of Evil. And acting-wise, of course, his Harry Lime turn in The Third Man. Yet Citizen Kane is the great film of all great films — the one that from […]

Two Atlantics In One!

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Past performance is no guarantee of future civility. Shot: The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates Advocates Blacks Use Violence Against Cops, “Nonviolence Is Compliance”… http://t.co/OmCQnlIAdL — Tabitha Bliss (@BlissTabitha) May 7, 2015 Chaser: Did Sarah Palin’s target map play a role in the #Giffords shooting? http://theatln.tc/eku9ec — The Wire (@TheWire) January 10, 2011 “Liberals need to stop […]

15 Minutes Into the Future

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Shot: 1. To speak of Islamist violence, or to suggest there is a problem in Islam, is racist, and hateful, and irrational, and “islamophobic.” 2. It is so predictable that Islamists will kill you if you say something “anti-Islamic” that victims of murder attempts can be said to have brought their attacks on themselves. Two […]

We Only Have Ten Years to Save the Planet From People Who Think It Only Has Ten Years Left

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“25 Years Of Predicting The Global Warming ‘Tipping Point’” are collated by Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller, which we’re happy to add to to our growing “Final Countdown” files. It’s a great list of epic enviro-wacko failures, though I’m not sure if  Bastasch is right here: 9. The “tipping point” warning first started in […]

NBC Anchor: Geller Caused Texas Shooting Herself, by Setting Muslim ‘Mousetrap’

Monday, May 4th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Past performance is no guarantee of future results: [Regarding] the attack in Texas, we’re learning more about the gunmen who opened fire at an event where an anti-Islamic group held a contest on who could be the nastiest – draw the lastiest [sic] the nastiest cartoon of Mohamed. Do you believe that people set that […]

Snowfalls Are Now Just a Thing of the Past

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“UN scientists warn time is running out to tackle global warming — Scientists say eight years left to avoid worst effects,” screamed a London Guardian headline on May 4th, 2007. The article’s lede is equally classic boilerplate “Grauniad:” Governments are running out of time to address climate change and to avoid the worst effects of […]

Media Getting Its Full Share of Riot Porn in Baltimore

Monday, April 27th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

NBC Spokesman Implies Baltimore Mayor Is Racist

Monday, April 27th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

The left continues to devour itself. Shot: Baltimore mayor: “Too many people have spent generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs…” http://t.co/HAhU3MmiMf — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 27, 2015 Chaser: “Thugs” = Niggers #KnowTheCode — Questlove Gomez (@questlove) April 28, 2015   So is the NBC spokesman saying that […]

Bill Whittle on the Class of 2015: ‘Book Burners Afraid of Matches’ (Video)

Monday, April 27th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Bill’s message will very likely go unheeded by those who need it the most, which is too bad — after four or more years of being coddled in socialist academia, the class of 2015 could certainly use the wake-up call. Of course, if today’s kids really are book burners, it’s because they learned it from […]

When 2+2 = 5

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style: In all of these places, my experience has been that when it suits the ends of power, ideology can be invoked to prove that 2+2 = 5, or 3, or any other number that suits the state, and to demand that all embrace the madness. […]

Reuters: One Man’s Errorist Is Another Man’s Freedom Fighter

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Exclusive: Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors,” says a Reuters headline today. Errors? Hillary Clinton’s family’s charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other […]

‘Anger and Outrage Disguise Your Boastfulness’

Monday, April 20th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

For the left, “Virtue signalling consists of saying you hate things,” as spotted by David Thompson: James Bartholomew on signalling one’s virtue: It’s noticeable how often virtue signalling consists of saying you hate things. It is camouflage. The emphasis on hate distracts from the fact you are really saying how good you are. If you […]

Wisconsin’s Shame—Coming to a ‘Progressive’ State Near You

Monday, April 20th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Oh, that Liberal Fascism: “The entire family was herded into one room, and there they watched as the police carried off their personal possessions, including items that had nothing to do with the subject of the search warrant — even her daughter’s computer,” David French writes on “Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘I Thought It Was a Home Invasion’” […]