Category Archives: Daily Briefing

Journalists Who Don’t Even Try to Hide Their Bias

Bias Corrupts

The Washington Times ran an interesting tidbit the other day about those right-down-the-middle objective journalists who covered the second presidential debate at Hofstra University a few nights ago.  This is how the story began: “The room set aside for reporters to watch Tuesday night’s debate erupted into applause after President Obama ridiculed the size of…

Archbishop Lori and the First Principle

Confronted with a “train wreck,” the new archbishop of Baltimore implores us to “pray diligently as communities, as families, and as individuals.”
Coming from clergy, this wouldn’t necessarily be breaking news, except the …

Attacks on Bain Could Backfire

The ham-handed attack ads from Obama’s campaign on Mitt Romney’s former firm Bain Capital have drawn a lot of ire from other Democrats — and not only because they were sloppily fact-checked (the ads hit Romney for layoffs that happene…

Christie Is Not One of Us

I feel something washing over me. I’m standing in New Jersey, so it’s probably red ink. No, wait a minute — it’s glowing ink! It could only be one thing: more conservative hagiography about the Garden State’s GOP governor….

The Facebook Caliphate

So how’s that old Arab Spring going? You remember — the “Facebook Revolution.” As I write, they’re counting the votes in Egypt’s presidential election, so by the time you read this the pecking order may have changed …

Will Fear Decide Texas Senate Race?

With the Texas state primary just days away, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is in the lead to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate, and according to some observers, one of the factors he has working in his favor is fear.
In Texas, the li…

Polling Life

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Austerity: Not Just How Much but How

If you listen to those on the political left, you will think that the ongoing meltdown in the euro zone proves that spending cuts are driving the world into another Great Depression. Paul Krugman called the fiscal retrenchment “criminal folly,&rd…