Category Archives: Politics

Left-leaning law professor analyzes the Perry indictment

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley explains in a USA Today column why the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry fails to pass the smell test. The news of the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry late Friday thrilled many of his critics around the country, but it perplexed anyone who actually read theContinue Reading

War on women, you say?

Kirsten Powers documents for USA Today readers an ideological attack that puts leftist rhetoric about a Republican “war on women” in proper perspective. The “war on women” isn’t just for Republicans. Left-wing organizations in New York City have launched their own misogynist crusade against former CNN anchor turned education advocate Campbell Brown. Brown is runningContinue Reading

Should we retire the expression “to call a spade a spade”?

“As with many other racialized terms, there were efforts to reclaim the word after it had become a slur.  [snip] So what does all of this mean for people who want to, well, “call a spade a spade”? I urge caution. [University of Vermont professor Wolfgang] Mieder concludes his case study [titled Call a SpadeContinue Reading

NCAE proudly posts photo of meeting with Jim Hunt

Courtesy of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Facebook page: The photo also includes NCAE’s “messaging ideas,” which are written on a large sheet of paper behind Governor Hunt.  I’ll try my best to decipher the writing, but none of them are terribly revealing. – NCAE = public education students, educators, and ESP’s [educationContinue Reading

WSOC: “Parents, teachers frustrated by stoppage of Common Core”

Another misleading headline courtesy of WSOC in Charlotte. According to WSOC reporter Paige Hansen, parents and teachers are frustrated by stoppage of Common Core. There is just one problem.  Common Core hasn’t stopped.  Hansen even says so in her story. Common Core remains in place for the 2014-15 school year.  A standards review commission willContinue Reading

The most transparent administration indeed

Jonah Bennett of the Daily Caller reports on a lawsuit from conservative legal group Cause of Action challenging the Obama administration’s intransigence in addressing public information requests. The central complaint is that federal agencies have taken over 14 months to complete Cause of Acton’s FOIAs, and still has not provided the information, owing to theContinue Reading

Richard Epstein joins in the anti-Krugman fun

Richard Epstein‘s latest column for the Hoover Institution’s “Defining Ideas” takes aim at Paul Krugman’s flawed arguments. In order to set the stage for this critique, it is necessary to first establish how libertarians understand free markets. Most emphatically, these markets do not operate in a vacuum. They require that we have clear assignments ofContinue Reading

Lowry labels Perry indictment ‘mind-bogglingly stupid’

Rich Lowry of National Review devotes his latest column to the political calculations behind the recent indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas governor Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. Perry was indicted last week for the offense of vetoingContinue Reading