The Other McCain

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

Do Liberals Really Care About The ‘Human Condition’?

by Smitty Jay Nordlinger over at the Corner offers this: I’m grateful to both Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters for something: They admitted, yes, the media are liberal, and a good thing, too. It has to be that way, they said. For — and this is Walters talking — journalism involves the “human condition,” and […]

Obamanomics: Still Not Working

As of 12:40 p.m. today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is off more than 230 points, down below 9,900. This decline — about 2%, and roughly twice what the futures market had signaled overnight — is probably due to a sharp drop in consumer confidence. This is being interpreted as a strong indicator of a double-dip recession. Timely […]

How to Lose $56 Million a Year

Hire Jon Meacham as editor of your magazine: The auction of Newsweek looks to be heading to some sort of ending. Final bids for the troubled weekly are expected by 5 pm Thursday at investment bank Allen & Co., according to the New York Post. There are five parties in the running, including Newsmax Media, OpenGate Capital, […]

Subversive Newspaper Columnist

No, not Paul Krugman or Dave Weigel. I’m talking about Vicky Pelaez, a columnist for the Spanish-language El Diario for more than 20 years, who was among the suspected Russian agents rounded up by the FBI yesterday. Patrick Ishmael at Hot Air Green Room: Dig around the Internet and you’ll find a few choice nuggets written by […]

Recommended Reading From Top Hayekian Public Intellectuals

Since being named a “Top Hayekian Public Intellectual” in April 2009 — we have a secret handshake and meet in a treehouse behind Thomas Sowell’s garage — I’ve striven to uphold the honor of the Nobel Prize-winning Austrian School economist. A devotion to “spontaneous order” means that admission to our ranks is open to all, […]

Witness for the Prosecution

On the list of witnesses for the Kagan confirmation hearings is a name I know well: Capt. Flagg Youngblood, United States Army Flagg is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, but I know him better as a former campus organizer for the Young America’s Foundation — we sat at the same dinner table at a YAF conference in […]

Let’s Cut Out The Buffett Blasphemy Right Now

by Smitty Update: I am rightfully taken to task by the Wondering Jew, in the comments, for my non-command of spelling in the title. I blame too much blood in my margarita system. This blog is witnessing some extremely un-mellow comments, as witnessed on the Insulted Again thread. The Wondering Jew offered this completely unacceptable […]

Smitty’s Three Word Immigration Bill

by Smitty “Enforce existing law” I’m not making it up. I’m married to an immigrant. There really is law on the books. People follow it. Bluegrass Pundit notes an AP article, which says: Latino leaders say they will work in coming months to pressure Republicans to give way and support an immigration bill – and […]

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