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Archive of posts published in the tag: Sarah Palin

The Cost of Media Failures

“The more elite institutions fail to do their basic jobs, and the more they abuse their positions at the commanding heights, the more room they create for populist demagoguery..”

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P.T Barnum Beats Hayek

from Of Course Sarah Palin Is Endorsing Donald Trump by Charles Cooke at National Review If you are surprised by this development, you shouldn’t be. Ours is an age in which politics and entertainment are melted together without opposition or disfavor;…

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Palin and Sharpton

Kevin Williamson writes What Causes American Murders in The National Review Excerpts: The shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords by a paranoid schizophrenic substance-abusing NASA-truther conspiracy theorist described by his friends as “quite liberal” was laid at the feet of Sarah…

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The Obama/ Romney Handicap

Dateline 8/27/12 The polls show a close race and Intrade shows Obama with a 55.8% chance of victory as of 8:23 AM.  This is down from 59% before the Ryan nomination and down from around 70% during the circular firing…

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The Tea Party Meets Zuccotti Park

The recent exposure of how Congressmen benefit from inside trading information that is illegal for anyone else  should be a common theme for everyone who is upset with the current state of affairs.  It should be a common thread that…

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Fertilizing New Leaders

Looking back for the last few years it is stunning to see how the Democrats squandered their power from the 2006-2008 victories.  They misread their mandate and governed poorly; passing unpopular legislation using the most partisan means.  The damage is…

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Looking for Outrage in All The Wrong Places

I conducted a survey this morning.  I went into my office in Macon, Georgia and interviewed all 15 or so office workers.  They are engineers, sales people, accounting personnel, and purchasing agents.  All of them are at least high school…

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Focus on Ideas

On the road listening to a bit of talk radio, I heard some lady substituting for Sean Hannity, leading the show with complaints about how much vacation time Obama has taken compared to other presidents. I realize it is a…

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Edwards, Palin, and Obama

Richard Cohen Writes in the Washington Post, From John Edwards, lessons on celebrity and politics Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Excerpt We have substituted the camera — fame, celebrity — for both achievement and the studied judgment of colleagues. The political…

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