Daily Archives: November 21, 2012

The Dubya List

The American Conservative’s Rod Dreher has a good piece on conservative pundits who should never be heard from again.

Barone’s election number crunching leads to parallels with 2004

Michael Barone’s latest Washington Examiner column explains why the 2012 election numbers remind him of George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004. A funny thing happened as I was looking at the political map of this year’s presidential election: It began to look like the map of the presidential election of 2004. I’m not talking aboutContinue Reading

Re: Stand By Your Ad lawsuit

Dallas Woodhouse, North Carolina state director of Americans for Prosperity, offers some additional insight about the way campaigns and parties pay for television ads: It is common practice in North Carolina for the candidates to always be the ones paying for TV ads because they qualify for the lowest unit rate and the political partiesContinue Reading

Stossel’s not afraid to peek over the cliff

John Stossel‘s latest column reveals that he’s not as scared of the fiscal cliff as Washington politicians seem to be. The “cliff” is a series of tax increases and budget cuts that automatically go into effect Jan. 1 unless Congress acts. Will Congress act? It will! I see the future: The politicians will meet andContinue Reading

Cato’s Tanner explores the fiscal cliff debate

Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute tells Nationsl Review Online readers that many pundits and prognosticators have been misreading the facts surrounding the federal government’s so-called “fiscal cliff.” Negotiators are reportedly locked away behind closed doors working on a grand bargain to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts that will hit on January 1.Continue Reading

Newsweek scribe tries to shift blame for Twinkies’ demise

Don’t blame labor unions for the downfall of Twinkie maker Hostess Brands. That’s the argument Newsweek‘s Daniel Gross makes in the magazine’s latest issue. Hostess Brands is a story of what happens when businesses—be they large companies or small firms—focus too much on financial engineering to the detriment of innovation. Hostess, Dolly Madison, Ho Hos,Continue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Carolina Journal Online reports that former N.C. Sen. Joe Sam Queen, newly elected to the N.C. House, cannot collect damages in his “Stand By Your Ad” lawsuit against 2010 election opponent Sen. Ralph Hise. John Hood’s Daily Journal analyzes President Obama’s successful attack-ad re-election strategy.