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October 25, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1357653
(John Hinderaker)

One of the main story lines of this year’s elections has been Democratic Senate candidates fleeing from President Obama, even as he insists that his policies are on the ballot and they are all his staunch supporters. The spectacle has had plenty of entertainment value, but its significance ...


October 25, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1357606
(Steven Hayward)

John has already done a good debunking three weeks ago about the latest climate hysterics over walruses beaching themselves on the beach instead of on ice floes, but in case you missed it or would like another helping, our friends at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in ...


October 25, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1357607
(Steven Hayward)

You thought Groundhog Day was in February, right?  No: it’s been moved.  The Obama Administration woke up (if they can ever be said to wake up about anything), saw the groundhog’s shadow up in New York, and realized it means six more weeks of Ebola.  What was that ...


October 25, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1357605
(John Hinderaker)

In New Hampshire, Scott Brown has pulled into a statistical dead heat with incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. Brown is not a staunch conservative on every issue; if he were, he would not be competitive in purple New Hampshire. But one issue on which Brown is strong is immigration. ...


October 25, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1357604
(Steven Hayward)

It’s becoming increasingly clear that Colorado Senator Mark Udall—or Senator “Mark Uterus” as he has been cleverly but accurately dubbed by local media—deserves to lose to Cory Gardner on grounds of his obvious sheer stupidity.  Watch him mangle—but perhaps tell the effectual truth of liberal dogma today?*—the famous ...


October 25, 2014, 10:18 am, 1357590
(Scott Johnson)

Michelle Malkin performs a case study of Robert Hunter Biden that she dubs “The chronicles of Hunter Biden.” Biden is the younger of Vice President Biden’s two sons. Hunter Biden was discharged from the Navy when he flunked a Navy drug test; he tested positive ...


October 25, 2014, 8:18 am, 1357565
(Scott Johnson)

A long-time reader and professional investor responded both to the critical if tentative substance as well as the spirit of inquiry in which I posted “The Age of QE” yesterday. Our reader’s company is devoted to private equity investment and he has asked me to withhold ...


October 24, 2014, 8:18 pm, 1357497
(John Hinderaker)

In this one-minute clip, trying to shore up the floundering Coakley campaign in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton displays her ignorance of how the world works not once, but twice. First she assures her audience that raising the minimum wage doesn’t cost jobs, it leads to job gains. (“Our entry-level ...


October 24, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1357358
(Scott Johnson)

We have yet to hear from the White House press office in response to our request for a comment on our reader’s report that a major network problem has hit the computers used by staff in the Executive Office of the President. Our source, however, updated us ...


October 24, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1357281
(John Hinderaker)

Rob Stein is the founder of the Democracy Alliance, an umbrella a group that organizes the funding of left-wing causes by rich liberals and interest groups. In The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado by Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer, at page 7, Stein explains candidly ...