The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Good News: Democrat Spends $1 Million Against Nutroots Ohio Primary Rival

The Senate primary campaign in Ohio has been an expensive bloodbath for Democrats. Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher is the darling of the Democratic establishment, but he’s in a primary against Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, the sweetheart of the moonbat bloggers. (She’s endorsed by ActBlue and HuffPo loves ’em some Brunner). The news today is that Fisher has […]

Bitter Clingers for Tim Burns?

Newt Gingrich has a column today calling Tim Burns “the next Scott Brown” and, in linking Gingrich at The American Spectator, I explained: Another Pennsylvania GOP source told me last night that many voters in the 12th District “are Democrats because their grandfather survived the Great Depression” and feel “obligated to . . . the old Democratic Party.” However, […]

Hypothetical Hitlers, the Arizona Gestapo and Other Irrational Liberal Fears

The rhetorical escalation over the new Arizona immigration law has taken a predictable path toward insanity — or inanity, in the case of Meghan McCain: I believe it gives the state police a license to discriminate, and also, in many ways, violates the civil rights of Arizona residents. Simply put, I think it is a bad law […]

Just Got Off the Phone With a Staffer for Tim Burns’ PA12 Congressional Campaign

The staffer promised to call back with a schedule of the candidate’s events for Thursday and Friday. Burns is the Republican who’s running in the special election for Jack Murtha’s seat. Here’s video of Burns on Sean Hannity’s show last night: The primary is three weeks from today and the Burns campaign HQ is in Washington, Pennsylvania, […]

If You Think Watching Keith Olbermann Is Painful, Imagine Being His Guest

David Weigel had to defend Sarah Palin against Olby’s hallucinatory perjury-trap “Fitzmas” fantasies of a Palin perpwalk: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy After doing the Olbermann show, Weigel’s probably looking forward to talking to comparatively sane people at the Million Birther March. We await the SPLC attack on […]

Dow Loses 213 Points on Debt Crisis in Greece, Portugal; Rachel Maddow Trying to Figure Out How to Blame Sarah Palin

Let the blame game begin! A downgrade of Greece’s credit rating to “junk” status sent stocks to their worst one-day loss in more than two months . . . The Dow snapped a six-day winning streak, plummeting 213.04 points, or 1.9%, to 10991.99, suffering its worst decline in both point and percentage terms since Feb. […]

The Progressive Legacy of Bill Ayers: Sloppy Seconds for Social Justice

Van Helsing calls attention to a little-noted clause in the ’60s peace-and-love agenda: “Do it with my roommate, or you’re a racist!” It was at the Undergraduate Library at the University of Michigan on a Friday night in November 1965. I was a sophomore and was living in a sorority house — Alpha Epsilon Phi. . . […]

SPLC Spins Crazy Conspiracy Theory About Crazy Conspiracy Theorists

Willy-nilly lumping together of libertarians, conservatives and kooks like Alex Jones? Check. Obligatory inclusion of high-profile Fox News personalities? Check. Time for somebody to do some actual reporting: Catherine Bleish is a 26-year-old libertarian who was a Ron Paul delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention. She is a leader of the Liberty Restoration Project […]

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