The Other McCain

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

Erick Erickson, Santorum Consultant?

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio In the preceding post, I described Erick Erickson as hating Rick Santorum “with the heat of ten thousand suns,” which evidently prompted commenters to call my attention to Erickson’s post-debate analysis at Red State: It was the last debate. Newt Gingrich won it. He was the only candidate who repeatedly steered the questions […]

Have the Deciders Decided? Examining the Post-Debate Examinations

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio This morning, I woke up and switched on Fox & Friends and watched them bring on Mitt Romney’s proxy Chris Christie to lead the 8 a.m. hour. Steve Doocy’s first question to Christie — this is from memory, but close enough to an exact quote that I’ll put it inside quotation marks — […]


10:05 p.m. ET: It’s over. I actually nodded off for a few minutes there. The important thing, I think, is that Santorum was in the cross-hairs all night, and didn’t really sustain any serious damage. 9:27 p.m. ET: Newt Gingrich talks Iran and Ahmadinejad. 9:25 p.m. ET: Santorum reminds us that we have civilian control […]

Campaign Cash Shows Unsustainable ‘Burn Rate’ for Romney and Gingrich

Why is Rick Santorum surging in national polls and leading in key primary states? A big part of the explanation is that, during the long months when he campaigned relentlessly despite low poll numbers and a lack of major media attention, Santorum’s operation developed a resourcefulness that his rivals don’t have. Necessity is the mother […]

Tiny Endangered Fish Hampers U.S. Border Enforcement in Arizona

When Audrey Hudson of Human Events e-mailed to ask if I’d be interested in her story about the pupfish, I sent her back a six-word message: “What the hell is a pupfish?” Here’s part of her story: Federal agents must abandon their vehicles and chase drug smugglers and illegal aliens on foot through 40 acres […]

Usefully Dealing With Birtherism

by Smitty It’s really cool of The Donald to go all high dudgeon about the birther nonsense this late in the presidential term. Dealing with it in a useful way, in contrast, is Arizona, whose ‘fool us once’ measure goes to the Senate. As with checking for valid ID at a polling place, checking for […]

Complete Guide to Tucson Shootings

The Conservative Hideout compiles “Resource Links: Tucson Shooting Propaganda vs. the Truth.” You should go check it out.

The Word Is ‘Reprehensible’

Donald Douglas calls our attention to the latest cover of Newsweek, in which the gunman is wrapped in an American flag: The cover story by Jonathan Alter is more than 2,000 words. And what one word does not appear in that article? Zeitgeist. Remember when Newsweek used to do reporting? UPDATE: Linked by Stephen Green […]

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