The Other McCain

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

Huge Crowd Stands in Line in the Rain!

TOLEDO, Ohio OK, if you believe the polls, Mitt Romney’s 10 points behind in Ohio. But then there are those people — THOUSANDS of people — who stood in line in the rain to get in to see Mitt this afternoon in downtown Toledo: QUESTION: Do you believe in the polls, or do you believe […]

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Toledo

The National Affairs Desk, Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 “[Huffington Post columnist Howard] Fineman, in essence, is agreeing with conservative critics of his profession: they’ve been cutting the President way too much slack, failing to take him to task in areas (the Woodward portrayal, Libya, the jobs numbers ) where they would have hammered […]

The Most Biased Question, Ever

DAYTON, Ohio Jim Acosta of CNN got an exclusive one-on-one interview with Mitt Romney yesterday in order that he could ask Mitt this ridiculous question: “African-Americans have a tremendous sense of pride that there is the first African-American president in the White House. If you were to somehow beat the first African-American president, what would you […]

Adding To The Chorus Of Anti-Eric Posner Derision

by Smitty . . .Americans need to learn that the rest of the world—and not just Muslims—see no sense in the First Amendment. Even other Western nations take a more circumspect position on freedom of expression than we do, realizing that often free speech must yield to other values and the need for order. Our […]

Polls: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies?

@jaycosttws Like Darwinism and global-warming theory, poll-based coverage involves the illusion of “scientific” certainty. — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) September 26, 2012 @jaycosttws Strange to say, I was taught that journalism requires a skeptical disposition. Old-fashioned, I guess. — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) September 26, 2012 DAYTON, Ohio By the time you read this, I […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 09.26.12

— compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Romney, Ryan Double-Team Ohio Ohio Newspaper Association poll claims Obama up 51-46 President Urges UN To Confront Roots Of Muslim Rage Warns that time to peacefully resolve Iranian nuke crisis running out Did Liz Warren Practice Law In Massachusetts Without A License? Collected money for representing corporations against asbestos […]


Mitt Romney speaks while Sen. Rand Paul (left), vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman listen. DAYTON, Ohio I blogged about the huge crowd for today’s rally at the Dayton Airport Expo Center in Vandalia, including singer Lee Greenwood, and someone on Twitter replied demanding photos, but I couldn’t get photos […]

Free @NiceDeb !!!

by Smitty nicedeb.wordpress.comin blog gulag. — Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) September 25, 2012   @sissywillis My blog’s been suspended due to violation or terms of Service. But I have no idea what I did. — Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) September 25, 2012   NiceDeb is one of the solid blogs on the right, and a friend of […]

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