The Other McCain

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

The New Media Proletariat

It is rather a painful thing to acknowledge that Joy McCann is onto something when she remarks about the advent of a two-tiered blogging hierarchy. And it is even more painful to see my friend Jerry Wilson’s expressions of resentment toward Ed Morrissey about this. In all honesty, despite what anyone may suspect from certain […]

UPDATE: Newt’s Populist Turn

FORT MYERS, Fla. 6:51 p.m. ET: During his speech today at Page Field, Newt Gingrich spun a conspiratorial view of the opposition to him, saying that Mitt Romney’s campaign is using “recycled” bailout money to attack him. Saying that Goldman Sachs chose Barack Obama in 2008, Gingrich said the giant Wall Street bank — using […]

Mixed Signals from Sarah Palin Produce Pure Frustration for the Political Press

Sarah Palin poses for a photo with supporters at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 12. This morning Smitty taunted me via Twitter with a link to Ed Morrissey’s post Monday about the will-she-or-won’t-she question: What’s up with this Sept. 3 Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa? Ed makes a good point: Politicians don’t win the […]

CPAC Day 2: Into the Scrum

Rep. Michelle Bachmann was surrounded by autograph-seeking admirers Friday afternoon in the lobby of the Wardman Park Marriott in one of those spontaneous scrums that occur when GOP celebrities show up at the Conservative Political Action Conference.  There is an interesting story behind how I ended up in the midst of the Bachmann scrum. About noon, I […]

Professor on Aborted Babies: ‘I Look at Them Unflinchingly and See Meat’

“I’ve scooped brains out of buckets, I’ve counted dendrites in slices cut from the brains of dead babies. You want to make me back down by trying to inspire revulsion with dead baby pictures? I look at them unflinchingly and see meat. And meat does not frighten me.” — Paul Z. Myers, University of Minnesota […]

NY-23: Hoffman Is Back.
Opposition Seized By Dismay.

by Smitty Having met the gentleman at CPAC, it is a pleasure to point to Robert Stacy McCain’s article on Doug Hoffman over at The Washington Times. Mr. Hoffman’s Conservative Party campaign last fall became a nationwide crusade after party leaders backed state Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, whose liberal record angered conservatives bloggers, such as Erick […]

CPAC 2010: Bloggerazzi Photopalooza!

“It’s all a blur,” Andrew Breitbart said to me in a phone conversation Monday, as we discussed events at CPAC 2010 — the biggest ever and, most attendees agreed, the best. The “blur” effect that Breitbart described is much like the experience of campaign coverage — you go, go, go day after day, with maybe […]

VIDEO Exclusive: Stacy McCain Interviews Ed Morrissey

by Smitty Update: Fixed the YouTube clip.  First day, new thing. My efforts to start vicious rumors about Hot Air have been derailed. Ed Morrissey thoroughly refutes the rumors that the new Hot Air will be about: Manga Cat blogging The Elders of CTHULHU Instead, to quote Ed, the new owners: …are not looking to […]

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