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  • Today's Front-Page Wall Street Journal Story Lies About Israel

    08/14/2014 12:15:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Yid with a Lid ^ | 8/14/14 | staff
    A huge front-page story in today's Wall Street Journal is called "Israel Outflanks White House in Pressing Gaza Strategy." The piece contends among other things that Israel has been doing an end-around the White House by securing munitions directly from the Pentagon. That contention is false. In fact, buried in the twenty-first paragraph of the piece is an explanation that the weapons purchase that they suggest is an end-around in the first few paragraphs is actually standard operating procedure. The WSJ piece begins: White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel's military campaign...
  • The Crisis on the Border

    07/14/2014 6:52:00 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11, 2014 | Peggy Noonan
    What is happening at the southern border is a true and actual crisis. News accounts justly use words like chaos, collapse and breakdown. They feature images of children—toddlers, 4- and 5-year-olds—being shuffled to warehouse holding centers, sleeping crowded at night on what look like pallets, covered only in Mylar blankets. "I never thought we'd have refugee camps in America," said Texas Sen. John Cornyn, "but that's what it's appearing." All this gives normal people a feeling of besiegement and foreboding. Is a nation without borders a nation? Washington's leaders seem to recognize what's happening as a political problem, not a...
  • Immigration Reform Can't Wait

    06/18/2014 5:53:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    WSJ ^ | 18 June 2014 | Rupert Murdoch
    There is rarely a good time to do hard things, and America won't advance if legislators act like seat-warmers. When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank. Not simply because I think he is an intelligent and talented member of Congress, or because I worry about the future of the Republican Party. Like others who want comprehensive immigration reform, I worried that Mr. Cantor's loss would be misconstrued and make Congress reluctant to tackle this urgent need. That would be the wrong lesson and an undesirable national consequence of this single,...
  • Behind Bergdahl's Release, a Secret Deal That Took Three Years

    06/01/2014 6:53:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 1, 2014 9:47 p.m. ET | Adam Entous and Julian E. Barnes
    Behind the surprise exchange of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban detainees were secret negotiations that began three years ago and ended over the weekend with the retrieval of America's last known prisoner of war, rekindling debate over the propriety of such deals with American adversaries.
  • Noonan: Mr. Putin's Revealing Speech

    03/27/2014 7:54:59 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 61 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/27/2014 | Peggy Noonan
    One of the strategically interesting things about Vladimir Putin is that he has been careful not to set himself against religious belief but attempted to align himself with it. He has taken domestic actions that he believes reflect the assumptions of religious conservatives. He has positioned himself so that he can make a claim on a part of the Russian soul, as they used to say, that his forbears could not: He is not anti-God, he is pro-God, pro the old church of the older, great Russia. ... At the top, religious references. Crimea is "where Prince Vladimir was baptized....
  • Obama Impeachment Almost Complete

    03/24/2014 5:55:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | John Ransom
    Jim Jordan wants to know what the White House knew about the IRS targeting scandal, and when they knew it-- as if we didn’t know. The conservative Representative from Ohio has penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the activities of the IRS and, more specifically Lois Lerner, the former IRS official who is at the center of the controversy. Jordan essentially is saying where there is smoke there is fire, and oh yeah, where there’s fire, there is fire too. “Emails and testimony that we confronted Ms. Lerner with showed her...
  • Moscow Signals It Will Annex Crimea Quickly

    03/17/2014 5:11:57 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 59 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/17/2014 | Olga Razumovskaya
    Russia gave its clearest signal yet Monday that it plans to move fast to annex Crimea, defying U.S. and European threats of sanctions a day after a referendum in the breakaway Ukrainian region to secede passed handily. The Moscow-backed leadership of Crimea wasted no time in formally asking to join Russia following the hastily called referendum in which 97% of voters supported becoming part of Russia. "We will take care of our part quickly, quickly and responsibly," Sergei Naryshkin, speaker of the lower house of Russia's parliament, told reporters in response to the Crimean parliamentary vote, according to local news...
  • The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page

    02/04/2014 2:50:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | 2/4/2014 | KEN KURSON
    IT’S WELL KNOWN AMONG THE SMALL WORLD of people who pay attention to such things that the liberal-leaning reporters at The Wall Street Journal resent the conservative-leaning editorial page of The Wall Street Journal. What’s less well known—and about to break into the open, threatening the very fabric of the institution—is how deeply the liberal-leaning reporters at The New York Times resent the liberal-leaning editorial page of The New York Times. The New York Observer has learned over the course of interviews with more than two-dozen current and former Times staffers that the situation has “reached the boiling point” in...
  • Live Blog: WSJ Interviews President Obama [Health Care Success 20 Million show Interest]

    11/19/2013 1:50:36 PM PST · by SES1066 · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/19/13 | WSJ
    President Obama: "20 Million people have logged on to the website and that certainly shows that the interest is there for health care ... "
  • Obamacare mandate may be delayed

    10/23/2013 2:38:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 10/23/2013 | Jen Wieczner
    The Obama administration may give Americans extra time to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, postponing when penalties for failing to buy coverage will go into effect, MarketWatch has learned. The health care law requires most people to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014, but allows for “short coverage gaps” of up to three months before imposing the penalty, which is $95 or 1% of an individual’s income (whichever is greater) next year. That means someone must be covered by March 31, an official with the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed, which is...
  • About the NBC/WSJ Poll....

    10/11/2013 7:11:58 AM PDT · by The South Texan · 17 replies
    WSJ/NBC News | 10/11/2013 | Self
    I posted this last night on the thread that discussed the NBC report, but it needs to be seen by some of our talking heads who lurk on here and later report things without looking at the details... So it has it's own thread. Go to the complete poll PDF on the WSJ web page on page 16 it has the demographics of the poll. 43% of Respondents are Democrats and 32% were Republicans. 44% voted for Obama vs 35% for Romney. And 5% did not know who the voted for? That right there should instantly put this poll in...
  • About that NBC/WSJ Poll that Killed Republicans on the Shutdown… (Gov. workers, Dems oversampled)

    10/11/2013 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Qbert · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 10, 2013 | BRYAN PRESTON
    A sharp reader caught a statistical problem with that much-cited NBC/WSJ poll that shows Republicans are getting whooped in the shutdown: Tampa @S1CT @texasbryanp In today's NBC/WSJ poll, 1 in 5 respondents work for govt.  Only 8% of pop works for govt.  See last page. 8:12 - 10 Oct 2013 It’s true. Here is the complete poll with the sample, the questions, etc. On the very last page we get the breakdown of where the 800 respondents work. The wording of the question is broad enough to sweep in spouses of government workers and other situations in which the respondent...
  • Wall Street Journal sat on knowledge of O’Bagy’s link to Islamists

    09/13/2013 12:19:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    Contrary to claims from its editorial pages editor, a Wall Street Journal editor knew of Elizabeth O’Bagy’s connections to the Islamist Syrian Emergency Task Force and took at least three days to publish a clarification. “We were not aware of Elizabeth O’Bagy’s academic claims or credential when we published her Aug. 31 op-ed, and the op-ed made no reference to them,” editorial pages editor Paul Gigot told Politico in a statement on September 11. “We also were not aware of her affiliation with the Syrian Emergency Task Force, and we published a clarification when we learned of it,” Gigot wrote....
  • WSJ op-ed writer Elizabeth O’Bagy fired for resume lie

    09/11/2013 10:37:42 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 157 replies
    The Syria researcher whose Wall Street Journal op-piece was cited by Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain during congressional hearings about the use of force has been fired from the Institute for the Study of War for lying about having a Ph.D., the group announced on Wednesday. “The Institute for the Study of War has learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth O’Bagy does not in fact have a Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University,” the institute said in a statement. “ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O’Bagy’s employment, effective immediately.” O’Bagy told POLITICO’s Kate Brannen...
  • WSJ’s James Taranto On Media’s Emotional Investment In Racial ‘Show Trial’ Of Zimmerman

    07/02/2013 2:32:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 2, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto expanded on themes he recently wrote about relating to Florida’s thin case against George Zimmerman, the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin in 2012. Taranto told WSJ’s Mary Kessel that the prosecution of Zimmerman, in the words of one Slate columnist, was supposed to serve as a “referendum” on racial privilege in America. “There’s a word for a trial that is held as a referendum – it’s a show trial,” Taranto said. “We don’t do show trials in this country.” “Why has the press been so convinced from the very beginning that...
  • Suppression of free speech at the WSJ

    06/21/2013 11:44:23 AM PDT · by Eva · 41 replies
    vanity | 6-21-13 | me, EVA
    I have had my posting privileges cut off at the WSJ. The help desk admits that it is a case of partisan censorship and have asked me to plead my case to the WSJ Community Board. First, the moderator accused me of not being who I said I was, then he said that I used offensive language. I saved a copy of that post to prove that the most offensive word in the post was, pregnant. Then he demanded that I complete a personal profile, giving out my place of employment and email address. I told them that I was...
  • The Unaccountable Executive

    05/23/2013 1:17:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Every day brings new revelations about who knew what about the IRS targeting conservative groups during President Obama's re-election campaign, but the overall impression is of a vast federal bureaucracy run amok. While the White House continues to peddle the story of a driverless train wreck, taxpayers are being treated to a demonstration of the dangers of an unwieldy and unaccountable administrative state. Look, Ma, no hands! In his press events, Mr. Obama has said that while he learned about the Cincinnati rogues on the news, he plans to "hold accountable those who have taken these outrageous actions." But the...
  • Power Constrains - Why "community organizer" tactics don't work for the president

    04/30/2013 4:32:18 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 2 replies
    WSJ Blog ^ | 4-29-2013 | James Taranto
    "The Democrats have lost on sequestration," Journolist founder Ezra Klein declares ..... (snip) Reader Harriet Hart is on to something with this observation: So far I haven't seen any commentary on the correlation between Mr. Obama's training as a community organizer and the sequester fiasco. Community organizers' main efforts are to stir up public sentiment to achieve special goals without implementing any solutions. Solutions are the province of someone else. The present administration has used this tactic endlessly, most noticeably with the White House tour shutdown during spring break and now flight-controller furloughs. This is definitely not an effort to...
  • Bribery Allegations Surfaced Against WSJ in China

    03/17/2013 10:50:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | DEVLIN BARRETT And EVAN PEREZ
    The Justice Department last year opened an investigation into allegations that employees at The Wall Street Journal's China news bureau bribed Chinese officials for information for news articles. A search by the Journal's parent company found no evidence to support the claim, according to government and corporate officials familiar with the case. The U.S. government, meanwhile, is nearing the end of a broader investigation of the Journal's owner News Corp NWSA -0.95% . stemming from allegations of phone hacking and bribery at U.K. tabloids, among other issues, according to people familiar with the case. During the course of that broader...
  • Rand Paul's Drone Rant (this is Paul Gigot undermining Rand Paul)

    03/07/2013 5:46:51 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/6/13 | Editorial board
    Give Rand Paul credit for theatrical timing. As a snow storm descended on Washington, the Kentucky Republican's old-fashioned filibuster Wednesday filled the attention void on Twitter and cable TV. If only his reasoning matched the showmanship. Shortly before noon, Senator Paul began a talking filibuster against John Brennan's nomination to lead the CIA. The tactic is rarely used in the Senate and was last seen in 2010. But Senator Paul said an "alarm" had to be sounded about the threat to Americans from their own government. He promised to speak "until the President says, no, he will not kill you...
  • SEC Freezes Swiss Account Over Heinz Trades

    02/16/2013 11:02:42 AM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 16 February 2013 | Chad Bray, Jean Eaglesham
    <p>The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has frozen the assets of a Swiss trading account that allegedly made a series of "highly suspicious" trades reaping about $1.7 million ahead of the blockbuster sale of H.J. Heinz Co.</p> <p>The regulator's move came one day after Heinz said it was selling itself for $23 billion to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Brazilian private-equity firm 3G Capital in one of the biggest food-industry acquisitions ever.</p>
  • Wall Street Journal, Washington Post disclose Chinese attacks

    02/02/2013 1:20:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    nbc ^ | February 2, 2013
    On Thursday afternoon, less than a day after the Times' story was posted online, its ideological rival the Wall Street Journal revealed that it, too, had been attacked by Chinese hackers. On Friday, the Washington Post, following a scoop by a former staffer, was forced to admit that its networks had been penetrated for years. The Journal provided fewer details than the Times, but said that "in the most recent incident," hackers had managed to break into computers in the Journal's Beijing bureau in mid-2012. From there, the Journal said, the intruders were able to access the Journal's worldwide computer...
  • The Wall St Journal and Fox News are all that remain of legitimate journalism

    01/23/2013 5:04:57 PM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-23-13 | DrJohn
    In May of 2009, Barack Obama made a "joke" at White House Correspondents Dinner. He said about those in attendance: "Most of you covered me (pause)... All of you voted for me." Mildly amusing if it weren't true. Not only do they vote for Obama, they are allied with Obama. They are his public relations people. They protect him. They defend him. In turn, he makes them giddy and tingle. Chrissie Matthews tingles whenever he even thinks of Obama: I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when...
  • Big Business Sells Out Small Business

    12/21/2012 6:44:41 AM PST · by LRoggy · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/21/12 | Kimberly Strassel
    Big Business Sells Out Small Business CEOs say yes to higher individual taxes in return for Obama's promise of corporate tax reform. By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL Were the Hollywood academy to hand out Oscars for roles in this fiscal cliff drama, the winner of the Best Charlatan award would not be in much doubt. Corporate America, take your bow. Say this for the Republicans and Democrats: Both sides are fighting over principles. Nothing so generous can be said for the bulk of America's corporate chieftains, whose agenda lately has been to stick it to everyone else. As the negotiations have...
  • Is Gun Violence Soaring in America?

    12/10/2012 7:11:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9 December, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    An article published in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday reported that while the number of homicides has decreased over the last decade (2001-2011) due to improvements in medical technology, the number of people treated for gunshot wounds increased by almost half. Here is an excerpt from the WSJ article: After a steady decline through the 1990s, the annual number of homicides zigzagged before resuming a decline in 2007, falling from 16,929 that year to an estimated 14,722 in 2010, according to FBI crime data. At the same time, medical data and other surveys in the U.S. show a rising...
  • On ‘Self-Deportation’ — The Wall Street Journal vs. Romney

    11/09/2012 9:22:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/09/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    IÂ’ve elsewhere addressed other shortcomings in this morningÂ’s Wall Street Journal editorial urging Republicans to reassess what is portrayed, in the wake of strong Hispanic electoral support for President Obama, as their hostility to immigration. Here, IÂ’d like to focus on the editorsÂ’ swipe at Mitt Romney's endorsement of "self-deportation": " Mr. Romney ... often pandered to his party's nativist wing (especially after Texas Governor Rick Perry entered the primaries), even endorsing what he called 'self-deportation.' That may have endeared him to one or two radio talk show hosts, but it proved a disaster on Tuesday. This is an...
  • Wall Street Journal Live 2012 Election Coverage

    11/06/2012 11:47:20 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 6, 2012 | Staff
    Live Coverage of Election 2012- Videos on all aspects of the election leading up to final vote tally.
  • Beware Crappy Battleground State Reporting in the Wall Street Journal

    10/13/2012 5:15:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Neil King in the Wall Street Journal assesses the Battlegrounds following Mitt Romney’s post-debate surge. But before we get to that let’s get the disclaimers about King out of the way first. He is the opposite of Jon Ralston below. King is a lefty hack who does consistently partisan reporting in what are supposed to be news stories. This one is no different. After President Obama threw up all over himself in the debate and is hemorrhaging support, King writes a piece on the state of the race and every section is a glass-half-empty scenario for Romney despite the overwhelming...
  • Kidnapped WSJ reporter a friend of Muslims

    02/01/2002 12:15:46 AM PST · by kattracks · 71 replies · 126+ views
    UPI | 2/01/02 | SHAHID IQBAL
    KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 01, 2002 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- The kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was a friend of Arabs and Muslims and often supported their cause, says a former editor of the Asian edition of the newspaper. "You have got the wrong guy," said Kenneth Neil Cukier, in an article published in Pakistani newspapers on Friday. "Freeing him unharmed is in your interest." Appealing for his release, Pearl's former boss said "the Arab and Muslim world has no greater in American media than Danny Pearl." The 38-year reporter is newspaper's bureau chief in Bombay, ...
  • CNN Reporting Kidnapped Journalist Killed ...

    02/01/2002 9:38:51 AM PST · by RCW2001 · 436 replies · 833+ views
    CNN Live
    CNN reporting live that "New organizations have received Email claiming that kidnapped WSJ has been killed. Searching for wirecopy confirmation.
  • WSJ in Scathing Editorial Justifies Israel's Mistrust of Obama Largest U.S. paper says Obama's

    09/02/2012 1:56:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    INN ^ | 9/2/12 | Gil ronen
    The largest-circulation newspaper in the United States, the Wall Street Journal, has penned a scathing editorial against the Obama Administration's handling of the crisis with Iran, saying that its attitude is pushing the Jewish state to strike Iran on its own. Following Gen. Martin Dempsey's statement that "I don’t want to be complicit" if Israel chooses to attack Iran, the Journal writes acidly: ”We don’t know what exactly Gen. Dempsey thinks American non-complicity might entail in the event of a strike. Should the Administration refuse to resupply Israel with jets and bombs, or condemn an Israeli strike at the U.N.?...
  • Why Israel Doesn't Trust Obama The U.S. is harder on its ally than on Iran's nuclear program.

    09/02/2012 1:52:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/2/12 | editor
    Barack Obama is fond of insisting that he "has Israel's back." Maybe he should mention that to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. In remarks to journalists in London quoted by the Guardian, General Martin Dempsey warned that any Israeli attack on Iran would "clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran's nuclear programs." He also said economic sanctions on Iran were having an effect and needed more time to work, but that the good they were doing "could be undone if [Iran] was attacked prematurely."
  • Chick-fil-A Leaps Into Controversy

    08/02/2012 7:29:29 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 2, 2012
    <p>After all the shouting, tweeting and protesting is over, the fried-chicken empire of Chick-fil-A will be just fine. Sales at the company, which recently leapt into the debate over gay marriage, may even get a lift in the near term.</p>
  • Obama: I Defy You To Believe What I Said About Business

    07/27/2012 4:43:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Obama's desperate protests that his anti-business rant was taken out of context are betrayed both by that very context and because they are a part of a piece -- just one more component of his war against the American entrepreneurial spirit. He would have us believe that his words "you didn't build that" referred to roads and bridges and not businesses. Given his accompanying statements -- "you didn't get there on your own," etc. -- that is an absurd construction. But even if that's what he meant, why would he have felt compelled to point out that businesses don't succeed...
  • Obama's Enemies List—Part II

    07/20/2012 4:38:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/19/2012 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSE
    This column has already told the story of Frank VanderSloot, an Idaho businessman who last year contributed to a group supporting Mitt Romney. An Obama campaign website in April sent a message to those who'd donate to the president's opponent. It called out Mr. VanderSloot and seven other private donors by name and occupation and slurred them as having "less-than-reputable" records. Mr. VanderSloot has since been learning what it means to be on a presidential enemies list. Just 12 days after the attack, the Idahoan found an investigator digging to unearth his divorce records. This bloodhound—a recent employee of Senate...
  • WSJ Economist: 75% of Obamacare Costs Will Fall on Backs of Those Making Less Than $120K a Year

    07/02/2012 7:22:33 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/30/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Take Your Medicine, America… Stephen Moore, Senior Economics Writer with the Wall Street Journal, told FOX and Friends this morning that nearly 75% of Obamacare costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year.
  • News Corp. Advances Plan to Split Up

    06/26/2012 11:25:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    WSJ ^ | Updated June 26, 2012, 8:54 p.m. ET | JOHN JANNARONE And DANA CIMILLUCA
    News Corp.'s board is set to decide Wednesday whether to proceed with a split of the media conglomerate into two companies, carving the bigger and more profitable entertainment businesses from the newspapers. If the board approves the split, News Corp. is expected to announce the restructuring Thursday morning, said a person familiar with the situation. News Corp. stock jumped 8.3% Tuesday to its highest level since 2007 after the company confirmed it was contemplating a split, without giving any details. News Corp. is mulling splitting its 20th Century Fox film studio, Fox broadcast network and Fox News channel from its...
  • Of course Obama will take the low road; he has no high road

    04/12/2012 5:36:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4/12/2012 | Bookworm
    Karl Rove has written a WSJ op-ed, the title of which is “Obama’s Campaign Will Take the Low Road.” I haven’t even read Rove’s piece — which I’m sure is good — but I already know he’s right. Obama’s campaign will take the low road because there is no high road. After almost three and a half years in office, he doesn’t have a record on which to run. Wait. That’s untrue. He does have a record on which to run. It’s a record pitched to a narrow demographic that would take pleasure if Obama gave the following speech: My...
  • Journal Columnist Jeffrey Zaslow Dies at 53 [WSJ]

    02/11/2012 2:23:59 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 11, 2012 | STEPHEN MILLER and DOUGLAS BELKIN
    Jeffrey Zaslow, a longtime Wall Street Journal writer and best-selling author with a rare gift for writing about love, loss, and other life passages with humor and empathy, died at age 53 on Friday of injuries suffered in a car crash in northern Michigan. [snip] At the Journal his subjects ranged from the anguish of losing a car in the Disney World parking lot, to the power of fathers' lunchbox letters to their daughters, to the distinctive pain of watching a beloved childhood stadium go under the wrecking ball. More recently, he became one of America's best-selling nonfiction writers, known...
  • Sixteen prominent scientists publish a letter in WSJ saying “No Need to Panic About Global Warming”

    01/27/2012 9:46:40 AM PST · by Signalman · 8 replies
    WUWT ^ | 1/27/2012 | Anthony Watts
    This is quite something. Sixteen scientists, including such names as Richard Lindzen, William Kininmonth, Wil Happer, and Nir Shaviv, plus engineer Burt Rutan, and Apollo 17 astronaut Dr. Harrison Schmidt, among others, write what amounts to a heretical treatise to the Wall Street Journal, expressing their view that the global warming is oversold, has stalled in the last decade, and that the search for meaningful warming has led to co-opting weather patterns in the blame game. Oh, and a history lesson on Lysenkoism as it relates to today’s warming-science-funding-complex. I can hear Joe Romm’s head exploding all the way out...
  • Bring Back the Smoke-Filled Rooms?

    11/30/2011 5:07:48 PM PST · by GOP_Harley_Guy · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-01-11 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    The campaign-finance laws have made the presidential selection process a self-destructive mess. Eliminate the limits on individual donations. In what all say is an "historic" election, the GOP is fielding its B team while the A team sits in the locker room. Since when does that win the big games? Mitt Romney, stuck forever at 25%, has been a front-runner out of a Henny Youngman joke. Take my candidate—please. Gov. Romney has been such a front-runner that virtually any new face in the race momentarily catches him—Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry and now even an old face, Newt Gingrich....
  • The Surveillance Catalog - Where governments get their tools

    11/21/2011 1:09:54 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    Documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal open a rare window into a new global market for the off-the-shelf surveillance technology that has arisen in the decade since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The techniques described in the trove of 200-plus marketing documents include hacking tools that enable governments to break into people’s computers and cellphones, and "massive intercept" gear that can gather all Internet communications in a country. The documents—the highlights of which are cataloged and searchable here...[snip]
  • Public School Teachers Aren't Underpaid

    11/08/2011 4:50:54 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11-8-11 | ANDREW G. BIGGS And JASON RICHWINE
    Despite recent layoffs, teachers still have greater job security than workers in private businesses. While employment in education declined by 2.9% between September 2008 and July 2011, according to BLS data, overall private-sector employment declined by 4.4%. Moreover, from 2005 through 2010 the unemployment rate for public school teachers averaged 2.1%, versus 4.1% for private school teachers and 3.8% for occupations that some consider comparable, such as computer programmers and insurance underwriters.
  • Banks Repay TARP Loans With Money Meant For Small Businesses

    10/09/2011 9:40:26 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies
    (Wall Street Journal) - More than half of $4 billion in federal funds disbursed this year to spur small business lending by community banks was used to repay bailout funds that the banks received under the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The Small Business Lending Fund was meant to raise capital at smaller banks, which tend to lend more heavily to small businesses, in the hopes of jump-starting growth and employment. But instead of directly lending to small businesses, many of the banks used the money to rid themselves of higher-cost TARP debt...
  • Steve Jobs: The Secular Prophet

    10/08/2011 6:15:38 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 39 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/8/11 | Andy Crouch, editor at Christianity Today
    Steve Jobs turned Eve's apple, the symbol of fallen humankind, into a religious icon for true believers in technology. But can salvation be downloaded? For every magical thing Steve Jobs revealed in his Apple keynote addresses, there were many other things he concealed. Like the devices he created, his life was more and more opaque even while becoming more and more celebrated. So his death this week came as a shock for nearly all of us, even though we knew that only grave illness could be keeping him from the company he co-founded and loved. He told us almost nothing...
  • Illegal Immigration Collapse

    09/25/2011 10:11:11 AM PDT · by Eva · 319 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/24/11 | editors
    To listen to the recent Republican Presidential debates, you'd think illegal immigration was the biggest threat to the U.S. economy—not to mention to the rule of law, our social fabric and national security. We hate to spoil the political reverie, but the real immigration story these days is how many fewer illegal migrants are trying to get into the land of the free. That's the news from the Department of Homeland Security, which reports that border apprehensions have dropped to their lowest level in nearly 40 years. For fiscal 2010, arrests were 463,000, down from 724,000 in 2008—a one-third decline...
  • The Marxist Roots of Net Neutrality

    04/27/2011 3:49:17 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | December 2010 | lonelyconservative
    The net neutrality vision for government regulation of the Internet began with the work of Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois communications professor who founded the liberal lobby Free Press in 2002. ......... For a man with such radical views, Mr. McChesney and his Free Press group have had astonishing influence. Mr. Genachowski’s press secretary at the FCC, Jen Howard, used to handle media relations at Free Press. The FCC’s chief diversity officer, Mark Lloyd, co-authored a Free Press report calling for regulation of political talk radio. ............... Considering how openly activist the Berkman Center has been on these issues,...
  • WSJ: Eric Holder going after Murdoch

    09/20/2011 4:05:16 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 20 September 2011 | THOMAS CATAN And DEVLIN BARRETT
    U.S. prosecutors have sent News Corp. a letter seeking information about possible payments made by its U.K. tabloid newspapers to British policemen, according to people familiar with the matter. The letter of request, sent last week, is part of a Justice Department investigation, these people said, into whether the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a U.S. law t hat prohibits companies from bribing foreign officials. The fact the Justice Department chose to issue a "letter of request" rather than a criminal subpoena suggests the department has opted for a less confrontational approach to the matter, legal experts say....
  • Income Slides to 1996 Levels

    09/14/2011 7:02:34 AM PDT · by bolobaby · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 | CONOR DOUGHERTY
    The income of the typical American family—long the envy of much of the world—has dropped for the third year in a row and is now roughly where it was in 1996 when adjusted for inflation. The income of a household considered to be at the statistical middle fell 2.3% to an inflation-adjusted $49,445 in 2010, which is 7.1% below its 1999 peak, the Census Bureau said. The Census Bureau's annual snapshot of living standards offered a new set of statistics to show how devastating the recession was and how disappointing the recovery has been. For a huge swath of American...
  • From the files of Terror Inc

    08/16/2004 3:02:51 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 571 replies · 7,393+ views
    theaustralian.news.com.au ^ | August 14, 2004 | Alan Cullison
    The September11 terror attacks in the US were staged to overcome disunity in al-Qa'ida, confidential computer records reveal. Alan Cullison reports on what happened after his laptop was wrecked while he was covering the combat in Afghanistan IN the autumn of 2001, I was one of scores of journalists who ventured into northern Afghanistan to write about the US-assisted war against the Taliban. After losing use of my computer in an accident, I scrawled stories by candlelight with a ballpoint pen and read dispatches to my editors at The Wall Street Journal over a satellite phone. When the Taliban's defences...