Monthly Archives: January 2012

Waldo Jaquith: Warren Olney is emblematic of what’s wrong with modern journalism.

A very fair point, and something that is difficult to ascertain for the listener: On the January 1, 2010 episode of the show, the featured topic was Barbara Ehrenreich’s newest book, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has … Continue reading

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Governor Abuser Fees *Loves* Chucky Schumer’s Money…

The Washington Examiner is reporting that former DNC Chairman Tim Kaine raked in $1.65 million in the last quarter of 2011, besting Allen’s $1.1 million haul by about $500K. As for cash on hand, Kaine has $3.3 million to Allen’s … Continue reading

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Change The Radio Station, Get a Ticket?

That’s what one proposed piece of legislation in this year’s General Assembly would accomplish.  From the Free Lance-Star: Usually the legislature sees bills focusing on limits to texting while driving, or talking on the cell phone while driving. But “texting, putting … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: To What Ends Incarceration?

Great article in the New Yorker regarding America’s prisons and the sense of “timeless time” that pervades: That’s why no one who has been inside a prison, if only for a day, can ever forget the feeling. Time stops. A … Continue reading

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Is War With Iran On The Horizon?

It’s certainly starting to look that way, with Syria on the tipping point and an Iranian oil embargo in place, every day that ticks by puts the Iranian mullahs and the Syrian regime on softer footing. Here’s the additional catch: … Continue reading

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UK Daily Mail: Greece, the Euro, and What Poland Has To Teach

I listened to this the other day on BBC Radio: Children are being abandoned on Greece’s streets by their poverty-stricken families who cannot afford to look after them any more. Youngsters are being dumped by their parents who are struggling … Continue reading

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Virginia Black Conservatives

Always glad to pass along new Virginia blogs, in today’s contribution of awesome I give you: Virginia Black Conservatives. Here’s a sample of the awesome: I’ve been discouraged lately by the lack of enthusiasm that the blogosphere has had for … Continue reading

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Has Kaine Given Up On Virginia?

Looks that way… Given the wide margins the GOP has carried Virginia since Obama’s 2008 romp, it appears as if the former DNC chairman is being more coy than candidate. It almost begs the question “why run?” — if Kaine’s … Continue reading

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MSNBC: Strategic Default?

This is a boldfaced scam: A survey last year by two Chicago-area finance professors, Paola Sapienza at Northwestern University and Luigi Zingales at the University of Chicago, found that roughly three out of 10 mortgage defaults in 2010 were by … Continue reading

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