Archive for the ‘pelosi’ Category

Doctrine Air

14Nov08

Thoughts on the Fairness Doctrine from Adam Reilly in the Boston Phoenix. For most of the second half of the 20th century, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asserted that the right to broadcast — on scarce, publicly owned frequencies — came with civic responsibility. Broadcasters, the FCC held, should devote some of their programming to […]


Gut-Check

07Nov08

One of the blessings accompanying the shame of Barack’s victory is the timing. This is not a moment for pushing measures that are bad economic policy, so the Obama administration will have to kick obviously destructive political payoff policy proposals down the road. Obama is a cosponsor of the so-called Employee Free Choice Act, which […]


Left Ugly

20Oct08

Cindy Sheehan, the ultimate lefty, believes she’s being harassed by the ugly left. This is just the latest of signs that Democrats are guilty of everything they parade around pretending to be against. I’m still waiting for Dems to get upset about the racism of Reverends Pfleger, Meeks and Wright. There is no outrage over […]


Should John McCain have been leading the mutiny? The House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation’s financial system, ignoring urgent warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties that the economy could nosedive into recession without it. Stocks plummeted on Wall Street even before the 228-205 vote to […]


It’s over. Time to let go of the fantasies of Democrats suddenly reversing themselves and nominating Hillary. Hillary has just moved to suspend the rules of the convention, and to nominate by acclamation, Barack Obama. With Nancy Pelosi at the podium, and the crowd chanting, “Hill-a-ry, Hill-a-ry,” she took a voice vote and the convention […]


We’ve been hearing forever about the Bradley Effect – the theory that black candidates don’t do as well on election day as polls predict because people don’t give pollsters their true opinions. If you look at the statistical dead heat of this race, plug in the Bradley effect, you figure McCain’s leading by 6 or […]


In case there’s an Edwards surprise, here’s my post on the Texas congressman when Nancy Pelosi first floated his name as a potential VP three weeks ago. THE TEXAS OPTIONReports this weekend indicate there’s an unnoticed contender to be Barack’s VP pick – Congressman Chet Edwards of Texas. Edwards, 56, has been pushed by House […]