Posts tagged "Wall Street Journal"

The top ten liberal superstitions

Kate Bachelder,  an assistant editorial features editor at the Wall Street Journal nails the top ten liberal superstitions with her opinion piece. As she says: A hallmark of progressive politics is the ability to hold fervent beliefs, in defiance of evidence, that explain how the world works—and why liberal solutions must be adopted. Such political... Read more »

Homage to Jeff Zaslow, the guy the Sun-Times fired

Hard to believe that the Sun-Times could have fired such a talent as Jeff Zaslow, the popular  journalist and best-selling author who died in a car accident Friday. One of the best obits for the man is here, in the Wall Street Journal. I got to know Jeff (or Zazz, as his friends called him)... Read more »

Blogger alert: Free Internet ride for Sun-Times readers over, sort of

The Chicago Sun-Times is venturing into uncharted territory with its plan to begin charging on-line readers for access to some of its pages. The plan to pay for some, but not access, to its group of Sun-Times city and suburban publications is described here. This is a gusty move, attempted by very few legacy newspapers.... Read more »
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Memo to Eastern pundits: It's Illinois' and Chicago's stinking mess; stay out of it

From the Eastern heights come directives to go easy on Illinois corruption. The Washington Post decreed that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald should silence his “moral thunder” and not retryRod Blagojevich on serious corruption charges. Post editorial writers echoed Blagojevich’s silly assertion that Fitzgerald was close to stepping across the fine line that “separates prosecution from persecution.” Further prosecution isn’t... Read more »

Media react to health bill passage

Some editorial writers and commentators stayed up late Sunday night to write their reflections  about the House passage of the health care legislation. Here is a sampling:  Chicago Tribune: Victory, but at what cost? Fix it.  Wall Street Journal: The Doctors of the House: A landmark of liberal governance whose price will be very steep.... Read more »
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