Posts Tagged ‘ Talking Points Memo ’

A Realistic Assessment Of The State Of The Union

A Realistic Assessment Of The State Of The Union

While kvetching about the State of the Union-its vacuity, its interminable length, or its simple inability to compel the attention of most Americans, despite being  broadcast simultaneously on every major television network-is ubiquitous among Washington observers, I don’t think most people comprehend the malignant influence this ritualistic exercise has upon the body politic.  The...
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Kill The Bill

Kill The Bill

  Far be it from me to praise National Review-especially the feckless leadership of its current editor-in-chief-but when it’s right, it’s right. And in this case, NR is absolutely correct. John Boehner-never a profile in courage-needs to be reminded why he is the Speaker of the House. Here’s a clue: it’s not to fulfill...
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Rebutting The Critics

The critics are wrong. However, there are valuable lessons to be drawn from this experience. Lesson 1. Never trust Jennifer Rubin, who has a tenuous grasp of reality, as we’ve pointed out in the past.
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Injustice

Injustice

With the unfortunate news that Eric Holder is going to remain in his position as head of the Department of Justice for the second Obama term-at least for the foreseeable future-it’s only fitting that we take a cursory glance at the defining moment of his tenure as Attorney General. I refer, of course, to...
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Fight Or Flight (The Stupid Party Bargains With Obama)

Fight Or Flight (The Stupid Party Bargains With Obama)

Last week’s election results undoubtedly left many readers deeply disappointed, if not disaffected, including those of you who couldn’t bring yourselves to cast your ballot for Mitt Romney for any number of well documented reasons. The prospect of a president unencumbered by electoral consequences, whose administration has already shown itself to be flagrantly indifferent...
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The Daily Rattle-April 15, 2012

The Daily Rattle-April 15, 2012

This month’s Rattle brings us a host of stories that the mainstream media didn’t cover sufficiently-preferring instead to shower accolades upon the man responsible for abandoning immigration enforcement in the name of political opportunism. We’ll cover everything from the latest spate of violent crimes committed by illegal aliens to Barack Obama’s continued roll out of administrative amnesty, which now...
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The State of the State of the Union

The State of the State of the Union

Talking Points Memo has a great story exploring  the likely Republican reponse to President Obama’s proposed immigration reforms, most of which seem to have been contained in a brief, one paragraph-long sound bite he delivered during last night’s State of the Union.
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Cooperation

Cooperation

Courtesy of Talking Points Memo, we have a story about the potential for finding common ground on immigration enforcement in the coming year.Although skeptical that President Obama, let alone his ostensible allies on Capitol Hill, will pivot away from a full-throated legalization push,
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Political Theater

Political Theater

Mark Krikorian, the indefatigable head of the Center for Immigration Studies, has a fantastic explanation of the controversy involving California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s former maid in yesterday’s edition of NRO’s The Corner. 
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