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  • Why Liz Cheney Would Drag Wyoming—And The Senate—To The Left

    08/10/2013 3:06:59 PM PDT · by Nervous Tick · 53 replies
    TPM | 7/18/2013 | Brian Beutler
    The way D.C. political operatives are reacting to the news that Liz Cheney is challenging Sen. Mike Enzi in the Wyoming GOP primary, you’d think the Republican Party had another Sharron Angle on their hands — someone so much more conservative and rhetorically unrestrained than the incumbent or establishment candidate that she wins the primary only to lose a winnable general election race by a wide margin.Well, Cheney is famously unrestrained. But that’s about where the similarities end. Wyoming is so deep red that the winner of the GOP primary will sail through the general, no matter who it is....
  • At Least 6 Federal Laws and Regulations Violated By the NEA Conference Call

    09/22/2009 2:16:03 PM PDT · by Nervous Tick · 30 replies · 1,134+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 9/22/09 | Ben Shapiro
    Yesterday, I posted about the NEA conference call’s clear and obvious violations of the Anti-Lobbying Act (19 U.S. Code §1913), which explicitly provides: “No part of the money appropriated by any enactment of Congress shall, in the absence of express authorization by Congress, be used directly or indirectly to pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone, letter, printed or written matter, or other device, intended or designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress, a jurisdiction, or an official of any government, to favor, adopt, or oppose by vote or otherwise, any legislation, law, ratification, policy, or...
  • Added Debt Won't Rescue the Great American Ponzi Scheme

    03/23/2009 5:40:16 AM PDT · by Nervous Tick · 6 replies · 463+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 3/22/09 | Rolfe Winkler, CFA
    Policy-makers not only misunderstand the economic crisis, they continue to underestimate it. Consequently, solutions to date have not only failed to “fix” anything, they have made the problem worse. The problem isn’t falling asset prices, it’s not rising foreclosures, it’s too much debt. With an assist from mark-to-market accounting,* too much debt inflated the asset bubble in the first place. Yves Smith has it exactly right that the only “solution” to this crisis is price discovery, to allow asset prices to fall to whatever level they need to in order for markets to clear. This is bad news for over-levered...
  • What is to be Done? An Interview with Bert Ely

    09/24/2008 8:09:15 AM PDT · by Nervous Tick · 3 replies · 49+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 9/24/08 | Christopher Whalen
    ... The IRA: But doesn't the reaction to this crisis by a nominally Republican administration suggest that America is not the democratic, free market society we all pretend? The Paulson plan would leave the US government as the largest owner of banks and illiquid assets in the country. Does no one in the Bush administration and the Congress care about what happens beyond the next five minutes? Caps on executive compensation will be only the beginning of a process that will lead to wage and price controls as inflation rises. If this idiocy by the Democrats in Congress continues, we're...
  • South Side Veterans for Truth

    09/08/2008 1:27:17 PM PDT · by Nervous Tick · 6 replies · 235+ views
    ...But Obama did not decide only that "community organizing" was not for him. Judis reports the future senator took part in a September 1989 symposium in which he "rejected the guiding principles of community organizing: the elevation of self-interest over moral vision; the disdain for charismatic leaders and their movements; and the suspicion of politics itself." Later, Obama "would begin to construct a political identity for himself that was not simply different from his identity as a community organizer--but was, in fact, its very opposite."...
  • Questions Raised Whether Hillary Ad Darkened Obama

    03/04/2008 11:33:41 AM PST · by Nervous Tick · 76 replies · 93+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 3/4/08 | FOXNews.com
    A controversial new Hillary Clinton attack ad is causing an Internet stir among critics who claim it deliberately darkens Barack Obama’s skin color. A posting on the liberal site Dailykos.com shows side-by-side screen grabs of Barack Obama taken during a debate with Clinton in Cleveland last week. The screen grab used in the Clinton ad shows a clearly darker-skinned Obama, prompting some to wonder if it was done to highlight his race. One posting on the site charged that while darkening footage may be considered standard practice for political ads trying to “cast the target as sinister,” it is “not...
  • Mike Huckabee's New Deal

    01/04/2008 5:20:42 AM PST · by Nervous Tick · 30 replies · 37+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | 1/5/08 | DAVID J. SANDERS
    ... Couching his policy positions in the language of faith and morality, Mr. Huckabee portrays himself as the dream candidate of the religious right... ...But one wonders whether his newfound supporters would really say that if they took a close look at his policies. With increasing frequency, Mr. Huckabee invokes his faith when advocating greater government involvement in just about every aspect of American life. In doing so, Mr. Huckabee has actually answered the prayers of the religious left...
  • No Truck With Huck -- III

    12/19/2007 3:13:31 PM PST · by Nervous Tick · 5 replies · 53+ views
    OpinionJournal Best of the Web ^ | 12/19/07 | James Taranto
    In explaining our aversion to Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign, so far we've covered his views on health and taxes. Whatever a candidate's shortcomings on domestic subjects, though, sound ideas and instincts on foreign policy can go a long way to compensate. (Conversely, however fun-crazy Ron Paul's domestic views may be, his scary-crazy foreign-policy notions disqualify him even as a protest vote.)
  • Fed hawks don't soften stance on rates

    11/27/2007 11:59:59 AM PST · by Nervous Tick · 138 replies · 90+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | 11/27/07 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser and Chicago Fed President Charles Evans both strongly suggested that they are not in favor of an additional rate cut at the next policy meeting on Dec. 11. Fed watchers were watching the two regional bank president's remarks closely for any sign that they was softening their tone on further rate cuts given the renewed strains in credit markets over the past two weeks. But there were no such signs. In a speech at the University of Rochester, Plosser said the Fed cannot resolve the cause of the tension in financial markets,...