February 10, 2013
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HELP A BLOGGER OUT: Embattled Canadian Blogger Blazing Cat Fur Needs Help. I donated. (The donation button is on the right, under the cat.)
REMEMBERING Yale’s Profits From The Slave Trade.
WHAT EVERY BLOGGER NEEDS: The Wheelmate Laptop Steering-Wheel Desk.
BEN SMITH: Obama Prepares To Screw His Base: Young people re-elected the president. Now they get to pay disproportionately for ObamaCare. “The near-total silence on this issue is a mark of a class that is either utterly selfless (hard to believe, honestly) or, as usual, singularly bad at seeing and defending its interests.” Hey, rubes!
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SKEETER PRESIDENT: Mock on, Americans!
LESSONS FROM THE EARLY INSTAPUNDIT: Maybe the GOP should try playing the Do you trust Congress? card again. . . .
ANDREW KLAVAN: The Truth About Dorner: Leftism Is Violence. “Haven’t you noticed this? The American left is always waxing hysterical about right-wing violence and the true violence always comes from the American left. The American news media cry out in horror at peaceful Tea Party demonstrations and look the other way when Occupy Wall Streeters commit vandalism, rape, and even murder. The media try to pin any political assassination attempt on conservatives; yet almost all American political assassinations are committed by the left. . . . Leftism requires this illegitimate use of force — this use of violence — because free individuals simply will not do what leftists, in their wisdom, have decided is right and good.”
COMING IN MARCH: A Possible Naked-Eye Comet. But: “Prepare to be surprised. A new comet from the Oort Cloud is always an unknown quantity equally capable of spectacular displays or dismal failures.”
MUST-SEE TV: Ralph Raico On The Industrial Revolution.
HMM: David Petraeus was brought down after betrayal by vengeful CIA agents and his own bodyguards who made sure his affair was exposed, claims new book. “The book also claims that Petraeus and Ambassador Chris Stevens were caught off guard by Benghazi consulate attack because they weren’t briefed about on-going U.S. military operations in Libya. Webb and Murphy say Benghazi attack was a retaliation for secret raids authorized by Obama security adviser John Brennan.”
WELL, ANYTIME BENGHAZI COMES UP, FOR SURE: When Is It Okay To Lie?
THESE ARE THE END TIMES: Maker’s Mark To Start Watering Down Its Bourbon.
A REAL-LIFE VAMPIRE? WELL, SORT OF. Turkish Man Addicted To Drinking Blood. “The man’s been arrested several times for biting and stabbing others solely to collect their blood. And get this: He also had his father get him bags of blood from blood banks. Um, hey dad, THIS ISN’T NORMAL.”
But according to the comments here, this isn’t new.
CURING A HANGOVER with a Rehydration I.V.
VIDEO FROM BRYAN PRESTON AT THE DALLAS SCI-FI EXPO: Meet the Unholy Spawn of Disney + Lucasfilm. “I call it…MickeyDeadMau5Trooper.”
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WHAT COULD GO WRONG? Americans Are Tapping Into Home Equity Again. I hate the phrase “tapping into home equity.” You’re not tapping into anything. You’re borrowing against home equity.
21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: Chinese Relatives Pressuring You to Marry? Try a Rent-a-Boyfriend.
“I’m pretty old – I’m almost 30 – but I’m still single,” Ding Na, a young woman from northeast China who lives in Beijing, explained to the BBC. “I’m under a lot of pressure. My sisters and relatives all ask me why I’m not married.” For many women under that kind of pressure, an answer can be found on China’s online marketplace, Taobao. . . . The fake boyfriend (or commonly, fake girlfriend) trend is a result of the clash between old and new traditions, Hu Xingdou, a social commentator at the Beijing Institute of Technology, told The Guardian. The pressures of modern urban life make it difficult for young people to meet partners, but their parents still expect them to marry in their early or mid twenties.
See, it’s not just in America.
DONATED BLOOD THURSDAY at the Law School blood drive. Some of my students gave, too, but quite a few complained that they’re ineligible because of having lived in Europe. Given that the blood folks are always calling me saying they’re desperately short of blood, I wonder if the standards are too strict.
But then, I’ve been wondering that since the very earliest days of InstaPundit. And as I said then: “In the meantime, I’ll be donating blood more often. If you can, you should too.” It may also lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.
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GEORGE W. BUSH: “Outsider Artist.”
ALL IS PROCEEDING AS SPENGLER HAS FORESEEN: Egypt Inflation Climbs Most in Two Years as Pound Weakens.
STEPHEN L. CARTER: What Abraham Lincoln Liked About Richard III. “Rather than abuse great literature by trying to twist it to our purposes, we should sit at its feet and partake of its wisdom. Unfortunately, as Shakespeare’s masterpiece drops from school reading lists, its themes and language will probably become less resonant.”
IN THE MAIL: From Chris DeRose, Congressman Lincoln.
CHARLIE MARTIN: The Thirteen Weeks Method: This isn’t just about losing weight.
MEGAN MCARDLE: Department of Awful Statistics: Income Inequality Edition. “To put it another way, the apparent clustering of income along the rich right tail of the distribution is just an artifact of the way that the Census presents the data. If they kept running through $5,000 brackets all the way out to A-Rod, the spreadsheet would be about a mile long, and there would only be a handful of people in each bracket. So at the high end, where there are few households, they summarize. Meanwhile, there’s no evidence that the middle class is getting poorer.”
At the end of World War I, the national debt stood at $27 billion, nine times its level before the war. But Coolidge, and Harding as well, slashed the country’s credit obligation to just $17.65 billion. They did it by cutting taxes, generating economic growth and, in the process, flooding federal coffers with surplus dollars. This accomplishment merits attention today, with the national debt exceeding $16 trillion—more than 70% of gross domestic product. If that number hits 90%, some economists warn, it will squeeze the national economy inexorably.
And if that crisis hits, the country will face a binary choice. It can return to a free-market system of lower taxes, smaller government and the curtailment of the Federal Reserve’s promiscuous fiat monetary policies—in short, abandoning Keynesian sensibilities and the trend toward European-style social democratic governance. Or it can opt for what energy-industry executive Jay Zawatsky has called “increasing financial repression”—further federal spending and intrusion into the economy, rising tax rates on the wealthy, ever greater federal debt financed by Fed money creation and, eventually, rising inflation.
To understand the first option, it is necessary to understand the 1920s. And we can’t understand the 1920s without peering into the life and politics of Calvin Coolidge—”principally a man of work,” as Ms. Shlaes describes him, “a minimalist president, an economic general of budgeting and tax cuts.” Her biography is thus both timely and important.
I REMEMBER WHEN “SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER” WAS AN UNQUALIFIED GOOD: CNN Panel: Was Doctor’s Conservative Speech In Front Of Obama ‘Offensive,’ ‘Inappropriate’? Of course, that was back when protest was patriotic.
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REMEMBER, ONLY POLICE CAN BE TRUSTED WITH GUNS: Police seeking Dorner opened fire in a second case of mistaken identity.
Torrance police say the man was driving a pickup resembling the fugitive’s. The incident happened just after the LAPD fired on women delivering newspapers nearby. . . .
His pickup, police later explained, matched the description of the one belonging to Christopher Jordan Dorner — the ex-cop who has evaded authorities after allegedly killing three and wounding two more. But the pickups were different makes and colors. And Perdue looks nothing like Dorner: He’s several inches shorter and about a hundred pounds lighter. And Perdue is white; Dorner is black.
“I don’t want to use the word buffoonery but it really is unbridled police lawlessness,” said Robert Sheahen, Perdue’s attorney. “These people need training and they need restraint.”
If his goal was to make them look like trigger-happy losers, he’s succeeded.
HOW’S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA? (CONT’D): Millenials: The Most Stressed-Out Generation in America.
“Millennials,” those aged 18-33, are the most stressed-out generation in the country, according to the American Psychological Association’s annual Stress in America survey. The results were discussed at a press conference on Thursday.
1 in 2 College Graduates are Jobless or Underemployed
In a survey of 2,000 Americans, Millennials report a stress level of 5.4 out of 10, much higher than the Boomers’ 4.7 and the Matures’ 3.7, and 39 percent of Millennials said their stress levels had risen in the past year. This comes as a surprise, as many might expect that Boomers, who were hit-hard by the recession, to have the highest stress levels.
In fact higher stress levels were reported amongst every generation, most likely because of the economy, “but the expectations of Millennials are especially high. There’s a huge emphasis placed on school, and once they get out into the workplace Millennials discover that their academic achievements don’t translate,” Dr. Lynn Bufka, one of the psychologists who developed the Stress in America report, told Yahoo! Shine.
There’s kind of a Higher Education Bubble Update angle here, too . . . .
DONALD SENSING: Why is DHS buying billions of rounds of ammunition?
IRAN’S NEWEST WARPLANE something from GI Joe?
COSMO GIRLS HAVE SMARTPHONES, so Cosmopolitan is dying.
WAR ON SCIENCE: CNN Anchor Blames Asteroid on Global Warming.
HOPEY-CHANGEY: Currency Wars.
D.C. SCHOOLS CONTINUE TO SHED STUDENTS:
Are the regular public schools in DC on life support? And could they soon disappear?
These are questions actually being posed out loud, and not just by anyone, but by community and political leaders of DC’s status quo. Why? Well, after the flight of more than 40 percent of students from traditional district schools to charter schools over the last decade, not to mention the voucher program, the DC School District was forced to announce yet another round of traditional public school closings.
Fifteen underutilized schools will close under the new plan, which could save $8.5 million, or about 1% of the District’s $800 million school budget. The board says it would use the savings to improve programming in the remaining schools within the system.
The goal would be to make the remaining traditional schools more attractive to parents who increasingly flock to charters or using private school vouchers. The Washington Post quotes David Catania, chairman of the city council’s education committee, saying the flock to charters may make traditional public schools, “a thing of the past.”
It’s like they’re facing some sort of K-12 Implosion or something.
BRIDGET JOHNSON: Incompetency: An Easy Way for Obama to Deal with the USS Cole Case?
NOAH FELDMAN: Obama’s Drone Attack On Your Due Process. “The biggest problem with the recently disclosed Obama administration white paper defending the drone killing of radical clerk Anwar al-Awlaki isn’t its secrecy or its creative redefinition of the words ‘imminent threat.’ It is the revolutionary and shocking transformation of the meaning of due process.”
THAT HAPPENED HERE, UNTIL WE BLOCKED THE NETWORK: Malware warnings ripple across the web just five days after last major incident.
LARUE TACTICAL TAKES A STAND FOR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. “Effective today, in an effort to see that no legal mistakes are made by LaRue Tactical and/or its employees, we will apply all current State and Local Laws (as applied to civilians) to state and local law enforcement / government agencies. In other words, LaRue Tactical will limit all sales to what law-abiding citizens residing in their districts can purchase or possess.” This should be the rule everywhere.
SPEAKING TRUTH to Gender Studies power.
MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE: Don’t Stigmatize Crazy People, Stigmatize Gun Owners.
So first Bonavia implies that we ought to make policy based on the percentages. But then she says, make a pervasive law that applies to everyone, without mentioning the very small percentage of perpetrators of gun violence within the truly vast category of Americans who buy guns. And by the way, the category “gun violence” lumps things together. Gun control has become a hot issue because of a few massacres. If you make a category out of the set of incidents that has inflamed present-day opinion, people suffering from mental illness seem to be 100% of the perpetrators! You only get your very small percentage if you throw in other types of incidents, such as gangsters wiping each other out. Wake me up when 90% of Americans want to do something about that. And explain to me how background checks have any curative power over that problem.
The appeal to statistics and reason falls flat when you shape it to suit the policy you already want.
It’s true that only a small minority of crazy people commit violent crimes. But that small minority is gigantic compared to the percentage of gun owners who commit violent crimes. Follow the link for some sharp questions.
LOOKING FOR AR-15 AMMO? The folks at Luckygunner.com have it, at the moment.
They’ve also got some of the hard-to-find 9mm ammo, too.
THE MOST ACCURATE GUN CONTROL POLL IN AMERICA.
REMEMBER, ONLY THE POLICE CAN BE TRUSTED WITH GUNS: 3 bystanders reportedly shot by police during hunt for murder suspect.
CHANGE: State lacks doctors to meet demand of national healthcare law. “Lawmakers are working on proposals that would enable physician assistants, nurse practitioners, optometrists and pharmacists to diagnose, treat and manage some illnesses.”
ILYA SOMIN: The Drone Targeting Dilemma.
NPR SCRUBS A COMMENT ABOUT THE NRA.
GOOD GOSH, what a head of hair.
I’D NEVER HEARD OF EDWIN MELLEN PRESS BEFORE, but it sounds as if they haven’t heard of the Streisand Effect before, either.
UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have synthesized a peptide that shows potential for pharmaceutical development into agents for treating infections, neurodegenerative disorders, and cancer through an ability to induce a cell-recycling process called autophagy. . . . In their latest findings reported online in the journal Nature, Center researchers were able to synthesize a peptide called Tat-beclin 1, which induces the autophagy process. Mice treated with Tat-beclin-1 were resistant to several infectious diseases, including West Nile virus and another mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya that is common to Asia, Africa, and India. In additional experiments, the team demonstrated that human cells treated with the peptide were resistant to HIV infection in a laboratory setting.
IF HE WERE A REPUBLICAN, HE’D BE A WAR CRIMINAL: Does Obama Think He Can Order Hits on Americans Inside the U.S.?
WHY GUN CONTROL IS OBSOLETE: New 3-D Printed Rifle Magazine Lets You Fire Hundreds of Rounds.
Meet the “Cuomo.” It’s a new printed magazine for your AR-15 rifle, soon to be available for download, and it holds 30 bullets. Upgrading an earlier design that didn’t hold up particularly well after extended use, it’s an unsubtle rejoinder to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who recently signed a magazine-restriction law limiting mags to seven rounds. Defense Distributed is basically saying that if you’re not going to be allowed to buy larger magazines in the near future, you can print them yourself — if, that is, 3-D printed weapons don’t fall into legislators’ own crosshairs.
In recent tests at a gun range near Austin, Texas, Defense Distributed fired a total of 342 rounds using the magazine with no issues, according to the group’s founder, Cody Wilson. The group fired 227 of those rounds using full automatic fire, while swapping out the barrels on the rifle to keep them cool. The group also uploaded a promotional video, seen above, demonstrating a portion of the test.
Cool. And gun control, by the way, is a movement of old, uncool white people.
ASKING THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS: Where’s My Personal Jetpack? I think I left it in the trunk of the flying car.
BRYAN PRESTON COVERS the Dallas Sci-Fi Expo.
AN EARTH-SHATTERING KABOOM: Finally confirmed: An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs. “A team of American and European researchers have confirmed that the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction — the event that wiped out roughly 75% of the planet’s species, including almost every dinosaur — was caused by an asteroid impact in Mexico 66 million years ago. The Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction was the last great extinction event to occur on Earth, and is most notable for causing the diversification of mammals that eventually resulted in Homo sapiens.”
DAREDEVILS SLAMMED for cable car stunt.
A pair of daredevils have been criticised for riding on top of a cable car as it climbed more than 3,000ft to a mountain precipice.
The pair sat calmly eating snacks as they dangled their legs over the edge of the gondola as it inched its way up in China’s Qingtianhe national park.
“We couldn’t believe what we were seeing,” said one fellow tripper.
“After a few minutes they opened the door and climbed onto the roof and sat there as relaxed as if they’d been sitting on the ground.
“It must have been freezing for them but when they got to the top they just hopped off looking very pleased with themselves,” they added.
Officials at the park in Jiaozuo, Henan province, warned other visitors of the risks.
No, it’s not safe.
HOW ALCOHOL AFFECTS SLEEP QUALITY. It’s a mixed bag.
READER BOOK PLUG: From Arie Korving, Before I Go: Preparing Your Affairs For Your Heirs.
There’s also an accompanying workbook.
WELL-MANNERED KIDS EARN A RESTAURANT DISCOUNT.
Another restaurant receipt has gone viral, but this one has a happier story behind it than the last one. The King family of Washington state went out for pizza and discovered to their surprise that the restaurant gave them a $4 discount on the receipt for “well behaved kids.” (They have three, ages 2, 3, and 8.) A friend posted the receipt to Reddit, and it quickly became an Internet hit.
LIFE AMONG THE BARBARIANS: Accused witch tortured, burned alive in Papua New Guinea.
REMEMBER, ONLY THE POLICE CAN BE TRUSTED WITH GUNS: LAPD Had “No Idea” Who They Were Shooting At In Dorner Pursuit, Says Victims’ Attorney. “They had a description of the suspect, they had a description of the suspect’s vehicle. The two women obviously do not match that description in any way.”
A FALLING-OUT AMONG FRIENDS: David Solway: Fractures On The Right.
WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: Boomers Stick Next Generation With The Gas Bill. “This story is about more than just high gas prices or taxes. It’s yet another case of the boomer generation stealing from younger generations. Besides promising themselves fat pensions that they refused to save money or tax themselves to pay for, the boomers let the country’s infrastructure run down. The next generation is already staggering under a rising tax burden, student loan debt, and retirees’ massive health care bills. On top of all this, they now have to pay through the nose just to keep the roads, bridges, and tunnels in good repair after years of neglect and deferred maintenance. Are the boomers just incompetent narcissists, or are they the worst generation in American history?”
UPDATE: Reader Juan Paxety writes: “With regard to boomers letting the infrastructure decline, remember that neither Harry Reid nor Nancy Pelosi are boomers. I’d submit that their generation, The Silent Generation, still maintains a lot of political control and is at least equally culpable.”
ROGER KIMBALL: The New York Review of Books at 50.
NEW YORK TIMES: Menendez’s Ethics Problems Mean He Shouldn’t Chair Foreign Relations. “Instead of trying to protect Mr. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, needs to remove his gavel, at least pending credible resolution by the Senate Ethics Committee of the swirling accusations of misconduct.” One assumes that there are behind the scenes talks about replacing him in the Senate. This may explain why David Axelrod has been so nice to Chris Christie on Twitter the last few days. . . .
BILL QUICK: Send The Bodies To Piers Morgan.
FASTER, PLEASE: Scientists Find New Strategy Against Drug-Resistant Superbugs.
Scientists may have found an effective new weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They did not create a new drug to kill these microbes; instead, they found a way to interfere with the metabolism of the extra-hardy bacterium – E. coli in this case – so that the germs became more vulnerable to existing antibiotics.
Scientists believe they have discovered the so-called superbugs’ Achilles heel, a biochemical weakness in the bacteria that makes it possible – in effect – to “kick them while they are down.”
Like I said, faster, please.
THOUGHTS ON ORIGINALISM AND DRONE STRIKES. “In sum, the original meaning of the due process clause is that the President cannot unilaterally kill U.S. citizens he thinks are potentially dangerous.”
Related: Dick Cheney’s Revenge. “Will the author of the Obama administration white paper on killing U.S. citizens please report for his war crimes trial right away?”
CONSUMER REPORTS: Gun Accidents Down As Other Home Accidents Rise. “Contrary to what you might expect from all the news about gun violence, accidental deaths from guns in the home are relatively uncommon, and have actually gone down slightly in recent years, according to a new study. But other deadly accidents at home, including poisonings, falls, and burns, are far more common, and on the rise.” Maybe the Eddie Eagle program should also cover ladders.
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President Obama spoke three days ago about ending “loopholes and deductions that aren’t available to most Americans.”
The Obama administration yesterday, however, “announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing projects across the United States.”
These tax credits have gone, in eight-figure amounts, to politically connected companies like Cree, GE, and Siemens. Have you gotten one?
A new survey on the effects of the economic downturn shows many more Americans than previously reported have been profoundly touched by joblessness and its related hardships.
In addition, the survey, by scholars at Rutgers University, shows more Americans than previously thought blame illegal immigration for the problem of unemployment — more than blame Wall Street bankers, or George W. Bush, or Barack Obama.
So what is Washington doing amid these deep economic anxieties? Working on a bipartisan plan that would begin with the mass, immediate legalization of illegal immigrants, before any border security or enforcement measures.
That those two facts exist simultaneously — deep fears about the economy and a political fixation on immigration reform — is just one illustration of a disconnect between national political leaders and the people who elected them.
Read the whole thing.
The frenzy began Monday morning when the Washington Post reported that “the federal government wants to create super Wi-Fi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month.” Best of all, network access would be free. “If all goes as planned, free access to the Web would be available in just about every metropolitan area and in many rural areas,” the Post reported. The clear implication: this was a bold—and entirely brand-new—plan.
Unfortunately, the piece was basically nonsense. What had really happened was in fact unbelievably boring: the Post simply observed an incremental development in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) at the Federal Communications Commission over the issue of incentive auctions that might free up some additional unlicensed spectrum for so-called “White Space Devices” (read our explainer) operating in and around the current over-the-air TV bands. (I told you it was boring; in addition, the basic debate over White Space Devices was actually settled in 2008.)
From this thin material, which basically consisted of Internet service providers and tech companies sniping at each other in long legal documents, with no decisions being made by anyone and no new proposals of anything, the Post then reported—on the front page, above the fold of the country’s eighth-most highly circulated newspaper—that the FCC plan could lead to free Internet for most US residents.
So much for all those layers of editors and fact-checkers.
UPDATE: Reader Drew Kelley writes: “Another demonstration that the media-class is basically composed of moochers, who want everything on somebody else’s dime.”
WELL, THERE ARE SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM: Syria, Not Benghazi, Is Obama’s Big Security Failure.
CUPID’S ARROW: The Dating Market Really Is A Market. “McClintock’s study shows that just as good looks may be exchanged for status and ﬁnancial resources, attractiveness may also be traded for control over the degree of commitment and progression of sexual activity.”
Interestingly, the more attractive the woman, the fewer sexual partners.
According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, on November 30, 2012, Llaneza met with a man who led him to believe he was connected with the Taliban and the mujahidin in Afghanistan. In reality, this man was an undercover FBI agent. At this initial meeting, Llaneza proposed conducting a car-bomb attack against a bank in the San Francisco Bay Area. He proposed structuring the attack to make it appear that the responsible party was an umbrella organization for a loose collection of anti-government militias and their sympathizers. Llaneza’s stated goal was to trigger a governmental crackdown, which he expected would trigger a right-wing counter-response against the government followed by, he hoped, civil war.
Well, the media would have done their part.
SHOCKING DISCOVERY: College tuition can’t keep going up faster than grads’ earnings, which are going down. “The real issue is simply that people can’t spend money they don’t have on tuition, nor will banks want to lend people money that they aren’t going to have.”
Gosh, I think there might be a book or something in this idea.
TORTOISE TRAPPED IN RECORD-PLAYER BOX FOUND ALIVE AFTER 30 YEARS. From the comments: “Turtles makes the most awesome pets. Very low maintenance. And this is proof.”
LEGALIZED ROBBERY: The DEA Wants to Use a $37 Pot Sale to Seize a $1.5 Million Anaheim Building. Cut their budget.
21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: Judge Lets Baby With 2 Lesbian Moms & 1 Gay ‘Dad’ Have 3 Parents on Her Birth Certificate.
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCING BLOWBACK ON ITS CAYMAN CAMPAIGN ISSUE: Cayman Islands investment snags Jack Lew nomination. “An investment Jack Lew made in the Cayman Islands has been flagged as an issue in the Treasury secretary nominee’s vetting by the Senate Finance Committee, according to multiple sources close to the confirmation process.”
Hey, the campaign’s over. You’re not supposed to take that stuff seriously. It’s just for the rubes!
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“Journalism ethics” is now a code phrase for “whatever helps the Democrats,” so not really.
GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE: English Hospital Report Cites ‘Appalling’ Suffering. “This is the story of the appalling and unnecessary suffering of hundreds of people.”