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NBC’s Kornacki Finally Notices That Trump Fans May Not Like the Media

 

Since President Trump was sworn in last January, the mainstream media has loved talking about themselves and their contentious relationship with him. Social media is filled with MSM personalities from competing outlets praising each other for childlike behavior towards the president. In an interview a few months ago, I referred to it as “massaging each […]

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Eclipsing the Eclipse

 

People read into an eclipse what they will. In Washington, at least in the precincts of the Washington Post online, you learn, breast beatingly, “For a few minutes, America was able to look up and forget.” And more. This is still from the headline on the home page: “It was the first in a century […]

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Media Matters Lies, Part MCCLXIII

 

When it comes to lying, the folks at Media Matters for America just can’t help themselves. Indeed, when simply conceding the truth will do them, at worst, minimal harm, they lie. Media Matters President Angelo Carusone is the latest to display this compulsion. Calling out Media Matters’ campaign against Fox News’ Sean Hannity, The American Spectator’s Jeffrey Lord referred to the organization […]

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Steve Bannon Was Fired in February

 

For all their faults, Democrats have always been far more astute at the long game. Sadly, Steve Bannon was effectively fired in February. Bannon’s long road to exile began on December 29 last year, when Michael Flynn had an innocuous conversation with the Russian ambassador eavesdropped on and unmasked by Obama officials. After leaks to the Washington […]

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Eclipse Mania Snuffed

 

Thousands of astronomy buffs and amateur stargazers are spending thousands of dollars for the once in a lifetime opportunity to see a total eclipse of the sun. Unfortunately, there are no money back guarantees in astronomy and many may be sorely disappointed that, at the precise total eclipse moment, cloud cover will totally obscure the […]

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Congressional Conservatives: Don’t Let Problem Solvers Caucus Play You For Suckers!

 

Before I get into the meat of this post, let me recommend Peter Suderman’s excellent analysis of why the Obamacare repeal effort failed. Conservatives and libertarians will have to fight this battle again in the future. Understanding why we failed this time is key to succeeding next time. A group of Democrats and Republicans in Congress calling […]

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‘Fixing’ Obamacare Means Taxpayers Spend More for the Same Lousy System

 

Last week a group of moderate Republicans and Democrats calling themselves the “Problem Solvers Caucus” released a set of proposals in the wake of the GOP’s failure to repeal Obamacare. One of the proposals is supposed to “stabilize” the Obamacare exchanges. What it really amounts to, though, is forcing taxpayers to shell out even more money to […]

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Treating Teachers as Normal Employees Benefits Children

 

The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has been treating its teachers as though they are normal, private-sector employees, and it’s paying off for students. “Since 2012, we have been studying IMPACT, a seminal effort by the [DCPS] to link teacher retention and pay to their performance,” Education Next reported recently. “Under IMPACT, the district […]

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MMF’S Angelo Carusone Responds

 

Over there at Media Matters — aka Media Matters Fascists, the anti-free speech bigots who, in typical fascist style, make it their mission to shut down speech they don’t like — MMF’s Angelo Carusone has come to my Twitter feed to respond. Respond, that is, to my column nearby in which I shine the light of […]

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Mitch McConnell Upset That President Trump Is Making Him Accountable for Once

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not happy. Having already been a spectacular failure at getting anything done on health care after eight months of the Republicans being in charge of, well, everything, McConnell seems to be very upset that the public is noticing. Speaking at a Rotary Club gathering in Kentucky on Monday, Senate […]

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