Archive for August 2010

BREAKING: Murkowski Concedes in Alaska

-By Warner Todd Huston Another one of Mitch McConnell’s favorites just went down in flames as Senator Lisa Murkowski just bowed to Alaska’s new GOP candidate for Senate, Joe Miller. Miller is far more conservative than Murkowski who was vying for the Ted Stevens award for pork. As the New York Times says… Mr. Miller... Read more »

Paul Ryan: Obamanomics Has Failed

-By Warner Todd Huston Congressman Paul Ryan (R, Wis) and former Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Holtz-Eakin came together early this week to lambaste Obama’s failed economic policies. In a conference call to supporters and the press, CBO Director Holtz-Eakin said that there is “no evidence” that “the stimulus has really worked” and that Obama’s... Read more »

This Just In: Washington Post's Milbank Admits He's a Lefty, But...

-By Warner Todd Huston It almost sounds like the set up to a “guy walks into a bar” joke — or maybe a knock-knock joke — but the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank made an assessment of his own political ideology that can’t help but draw a laugh. As WaPo columnist Howard Kurtz reports, Milbank is... Read more »
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1970, Rod Serling: Television Has Little Relevance

-By Warner Todd Huston In 1970 University of Kansas Professor James Gunn interviewed famed “Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling and what he said about how badly the subject of race was handled on TV in his day is particularly trenchant. Gunn, a science fiction writer in his own right having won many awards for his... Read more »

Obama, Sec. of Labor to Appear by AFL-CIO Prez at Labor Day Rally

-By Warner Todd Huston It’s been announced that President Obama will be attending the AFL-CIO’s Labor Day rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin next month. Along for the ride will be Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis. This is one more effort of the Obama administration to shore up Big Labor’s support coming into the midterm election campaign... Read more »

Dan Patlak Campaign Update & Tax Facts Video 4 - Appeal Property Taxes With An Attorney?

From Dan Patlak for Cook County Board of Review… It is time to start placing Taxpayer Advocate Dan Patlak yard signs in lawns. If you saved your sign from the primary campaign please put it up right away. If you would like to have a free yard sign, click here to provide us with your... Read more »
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Publius Podcast: Frank Rich's Tea Party Lies

Here is the latest podcast. The New York Times is desperate to discredit the Tea Party Movement and here is little Frankie Rich’s stab at the effort.

Publius Podcast: Frank Rich's Tea Party Lies

Here is the latest podcast. The New York Times is desperate to discredit the Tea Party Movement and here is little Frankie Rich’s stab at the effort.

MoveOn.org, Citizen Action Illinois to protest Joel Pollak and Paul Ryan

From the Pollak for Congress Campaign (9th District)… Niles, IL — MoveOn.org and Citizen Action Illinois, two far-left groups, have told their members to protest at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m., outside the fundraiser for Republican Joel Pollak’s campaign to unseat 9th district incumbent Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). The fundraiser... Read more »
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The Arrogance of The Public Employee Union Member

-By Warner Todd Huston In a recent story detailing the efforts of 3,000 postal employee union members marching against USPS management in Detroit, one quote by a union member stuck me as wholly emblematic of the arrogance of government employee union members and it shows the disconnect between the real world and the cushy world... Read more »