Union Stance on Illegals About Money and Power


Liz Blaine’s excellent piece Sunday showed the tension between union members who see illegal aliens flooding the job market and driving down the price of labor, and union bosses who lobby for watering down immigration laws, obsessing over “migrant rights,” and boycotting Arizona.
And while Liz is right that this fits into the socialist mindset of [...]

First, Do No Harm…. Second, Do No Harm…. Third, Do No Harm….


Here we are in crunch time and it occurred to me: Why hasn’t the first principle of medical care itself – ”First, do no harm“ – not been the rallying cry of conservative, common sense opposition to federal takeover of health care? Not just rallying cry, but conservatives’ rhetorical cudgel-of-choice to wield against proponents of this massive (395,096-word) and [...]

The Times Finds A Lone Crazed Assassin


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What the Grey Lady won’t tell you about professor Amy Bishop.

The Times Finds A Lone Crazed Assassin


The New York Times’ front page profile today of professor Amy Bishop, who allegedly executed three University of Alabama Biology Department colleagues after being denied tenure, appears to be an exhaustively reported piece based on “numerous interviews with colleagues and others who knew her.” It portrays Bishop as violent and [...]

Hippies: still not dead enough


No need to drill in Alaska, folks. One of our great untapped natural resources remains the sheer red hot hatred that Gen Xers like me feel towards unrepentant hippies and radical boomers, the people who saddled us with drugs, divorce and fourteen minute guitar solos.
You catch a whiff of this contempt in the comments at [...]

Student shouting “slaughter the Jews” at Israeli official’s speech claims he was misunderstood


Cross-posted at JihadWatch
This again: yet another sleazy Islamic supremacist claims he was “misunderstood.” You would think that after awhile they’d be too embarrassed to bring out this tired, lame excuse yet again, but they seem to be immune from embarrassment.
And compounding the problem here is that his explanation hardly makes matters better. He is counting [...]

Jeffrey Goldberg: Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan and Anti-Semitism – The Atlantic


Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that […]

Frank Rich and the State of Liberal Commentary


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No well-known leftist columnist better exemplifies the worst aspects of today’s left.

The New Attack on Palin? Associate Her with John Edwards


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The obsessive attacks on Palin take yet another morbid turn.

Olbermann: There Are Republicans Under My Bed!


Not really, but Keith Olbermann’s latest conspiracy theory rivals such an absurd idea.
During last night’s Countdown, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann attacked those “crazy” conservatives for what he perceives as a right-wing conspiracy to convince Americans his show’s ratings are plummeting and his popularity is fading. Of course, the origin of his latest fanaticsm is none [...]