83% Say Congress Should Post Bills Online For All To Read Before Voting On Them – Rasmussen Reports™


83% Say Congress Should Post Bills Online For All To Read Before Voting On Them
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 
 
Eighty-three percent (83%) of U.S. voters say legislation should be posted online in final form and available for everyone to read before Congress votes on it. The only exception would be for extreme emergencies.
A new Rasmussen Reports national [...]

Stressing Hardcover Sales, Publisher Delays E-Book of Sarah Palin Memoir-WSJ.com


Stressing Hardcover Sales, Publisher Delays E-Book of Sarah Palin Memoir
By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG
For the second time this month, a publisher has decided to delay the electronic-book release of a major new title in hopes of maximizing hardcover sales, as the beleaguered industry works out how e-books fit into its marketing strategy.
The Harper imprint of News [...]

David Frum Continues to Promote Big Government Conservatism


A number of NewsRealblog posts have recently taken David Frum to task because of his criticisms of Glenn Beck and his (Frum’s) quest to “rebrand conservatism.”
Frum appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday to talk about his “new conservative brand,” where conservatism went wrong, and how to redefine conservative ideology so Republicans can win elections again.
The not-so-suprising conclusion: social conservatives should be told to take [...]

The myth of the underpaid public employee :: Jeff Jacoby


The myth of the underpaid public employee
by Jeff Jacoby
The Boston Globe
September 30, 2009
THOUGH IT HASN’T BEEN TRUE for years, many people believe that government employees receive such lavish employment and retirement benefits in order to compensate for their meager paychecks. The reality is that their paychecks aren’t meager at all: Government jobs pay more than [...]

Bias on FOX News


FOX media commentator Bernie Goldberg’s weekly appearance on the O’Reilly Factor turned into a shouting match about whether certain unnamed talking heads on FOX News were spinning their biased views as facts.   This was in response to O’Reilly’s question as to why FOX is under constant attack by the “mainstream” media.
After conceding that FOX’s conservative views [...]

Ahmadinejad’s Lust for Blood


Glenn Beck did a superb job on his program last night discussing the horrifying belief system that shapes Ahmadinejad’s lust for wiping Israel off the face of the earth.
Beck refers to the Iranian despot as “the Twelver” because Ahmadinejad believes that he must purify the earth with as much human blood (and preferably of the [...]

The President Loses His Voice—Again


Last June, when the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards set upon pro-democracy demonstrators who were protesting the theft of that country’s presidential election by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a brutal crackdown, the world’s leaders were quick to express their condemnation.
Soon after the release of the first video footage of the carnage, presidents and [...]

Media Matters Freaks Out Over Coverage of White House Advisor’s ACORN Ties


For amusement sometimes I read the Media Matters for America website.
If Media Matters, the left-wing character assassination factory with strong ties to liberal uber-funder George Soros, is denouncing something, chances are it’s something that ought not be denounced.
Take for example Media Matters’s apoplexy over the richly deserved pounding the radical activist group and crime syndicate ACORN [...]

From the Pen of David Horowitz: September 30, 2009


This is not to say, of course, that McCarthy’s response to Communism was not destructive.  In his hands, the struggle against this fifth column was perverted first into a weapon aimed at the Democrats and ultimately into a scattergun aimed at his own party, at America, and finally at himself. His reckless demagoguery did damage [...]

California Tax Commission Releases Ground-Breaking Plan – WSJ.com


REVIEW & OUTLOOK SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
A California Quake
A tax commission releases a ground-breaking plan.
No state’s economy, with the exception of Michigan, has careened into a deeper ditch than California in this recession. The state now has the fourth-highest unemployment rate (12.2%), the third-highest rate of mortgage foreclosures, and for two years has had the biggest [...]