Ron Radosh: What Conservatives Need to Know About Joe McCarthy


A Guest Blog By RONALD RADOSH
I noticed the controversy over the late Senator McCarthy in the comments column at NewsReal. It is a mistake for conservatives to think that just because McCarthy’s targets were real, the Senator did no harm. Stan Evans has contributed mightily to this confusion in his [...]

High court to look at local gun control laws-AP


Sep 30, 2:13 PM EDT
High court to look at local gun control laws
By MARK SHERMAN
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide whether strict local and state gun control laws violate the Second Amendment, ensuring another high-profile battle over the rights of gun owners.
The court said it will review a lower court ruling [...]

Lawmakers worry about losing Internet influence in new deal – TheHill.com


Lawmakers worry about losing Internet influence in new deal
By Kim Hart – 09/30/09 06:15 AM ET
The U.S. will lose influence over the Internet due to a new agreement expected to take effect Wednesday.
The deal, which appears to give foreign governments more say in how the global network is run, has come under criticism from lobbyists [...]

Liberals count Dem votes for public option – TheHill.com


Liberals count Dem votes for public option
By Mike Soraghan – 09/30/09 11:03 AM ET
House liberals, challenged by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to prove they can pass their preferred public option, are surveying the rest of the Democratic caucus Wednesday.
In doing so, they may settle the key question facing House Democrats — whether there are enough [...]

Media Matters accepts “senior moment” excuse from ACORN’s Rathke


Here’s the “gotcha” Media Matters is highlighting on its web site today: “Latest fact-check fail: Fox News runs with claim that White House official worked for ACORN”:
After Matthew Vadum wrote in The American Spectator that “[e]vidence shows that years before he joined the Obama administration,” White House political affairs director Patrick Gaspard [who now holds [...]

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 [...]