The Other McCain

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

Teaching by Example

“The cheating had been going on so long. . . . We considered it part of our jobs.” The New York Times tells the story of the Atlanta teacher cheating scandal. Teachers systematically changed students’ answers on standardized tests, erasing wrong answers and changing them to the right ones, and the deception went all the way to […]

Chris Cassone Strikes Again:
‘My Baby Loves Barbecue’

by Smitty Hot cars, a cool girl, some rockabilly, and intense eats. How much more American could this song be? Meanwhile, my baby loves a paycheck, and I must apologize to the loyal readers for my general absence the last week. There is a new job, which is pretty much the same old technology contracting […]

Why John Avlon Hates Sarah Palin

Prominent among the clueless douchebags who thought Rudy Giuliani could be elected president, John Avlon by 2009  was faced with a problem: How could a pro-Obama liberal Republican hireling find work in a political environment where the Tea Party uprising demonstrated that the Charlie Crist collaborationist Vichy wing of the GOP  had no natural grassroots constituency? So in 2010, Avlon […]

South Carolina Debate Aftermath

CHARLESTON, S.C. There is a golf course in the back yard of the mansion where I’m staying here, guest of a prosperous family who are supporters of Curtis Bostic. Whatever mental image is conjured by the phrase “Christian home-schoolers,” it probably doesn’t match this family’s reality: Truly blessed by the Lord, not only with seven […]


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Greetings from Charleston! Debate Between Bostic and Sanford 7 p.m. ET UPDATE: BOSTIC WINS DEBATE

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. ET — Well, Mark Sanford had some good moments — in his closing, he quoted Barry Goldwater from memory — but Curtis Bostic was the winner. He pointed out the risk of having Sanford as the nominee: “Democrats are excited about the possibility of taking this seat back,” he said, pointing to […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 03.28.13

— compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Gays’ Hopes High After Supreme Court Hearing Media hyperventilate over justices’ questioning of DOMA constitutionality Massachusetts’ Senate Hopefuls Face Off In Debate GOP hopefuls Gomez and Winslow precede Democrats Lynch and Markey Ashley Judd Won’t Run For Senate Ace of Spades, Stacy McCain hardest hit POLITICS Obama Names Julia […]

Headin’ to South Cackalacky!

There’s a debate tomorrow night in Charleston, Ed Morrissey interviewed Curtis Bostic this morning, and Ann Coulter says: There’s no “win” for the GOP with Sanford, except that Mark Sanford is bored and no one will hire him.  So the country has to take one for the team — Team Sanford! The country is important, […]

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