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A refugee from Planet Melmac masquerading as a human. Loves cats*. In fair condition. A fixer-upper. Warranty still good. Not necessarily sane. [*Joke in reference to the TV sit-com "Alf", which featured a space alien who liked to eat cats. Disclaimer: No cats were harmed in the writing and posting of this profile.]

Empower Black Parents With Vouchers

  In a commentary titled “Solutions to Black Education”, Dr. Walter E. Williams writes the following: “There is little that the political and education establishment will do about the grossly fraudulent education received by many black youngsters, and more money is not the answer. For example, according to findings by Cato Institute’s Andrew J. Coulson, Washington, […]

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Democrats Causing Income Inequality?

  If Democrats want to combat income inequality in the USA, then perhaps they should start where it is the greatest … in cities dominated by the Democratic Party. As cited by the New York Times, the Brookings Institution has published a study that shows where in the USA income inequality is the greatest. Here […]

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Global Warming Cancelled

From NBC News: Frigid temperatures generated by what one meteorologist labeled a “polar vortex” took hold across a wide swath of the Midwest and Northeast on Saturday, as the regions dug out from a deadly snow storm and braced for another blast of dangerous winter weather. The frigid air is coming from the North Pole […]

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A Patriot’s Story

As Americans celebrate the birthday of the USA, it is fitting that we take time to remember the blood, sweat and tears shed by the American colonists who fought in the USA’s war for independence, a.k.a. the American Revolution. With this in mind, I want to introduce Wizbang readers to one of the rank-and-file colonial […]

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SCOTUS rules against Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against Texas in a unanimous ruling. The Lone Star State could have received some kind of consolation if just one SCOTUS justice had voted in favor of Texas, but none did.  What Texas wanted from the Court was so wrong that even President Obama’s SCOTUS appointees knew it, despite […]

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NYT Public Editor responds to editorial softening claim

On 7 June 2013, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan responded to the claim made by some parties that the newspaper changed one of its editorials about the Obama Administration in order to “soften” it. The original version of the editorial has a sentence that says, “The administration has now lost all credibility.”  In an […]

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NYT: Obama Administration has lost credibility

The New York Times editorial board has published an editorial that is anything but favorable toward the Obama Administration. Here is how the editorial begins: Within hours of the disclosure that federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration […]

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When you lose the New York Times . . .

Once upon a time, you could count on the New York Times to have President Obama’s back no matter what what he or members of his administration did. Not anymore. In its 14 May 2012 edition, the New York Times published an editorial that starts with the following statement: The Obama administration, which has a […]

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Republican Party Minorities Beware!

Once upon a time in United States history, the expression “racist Democratic Party” would have been considered redundant, because it was a given that the Democratic Party was a bastion of racism. After all, back during the antebellum period of the 19th Century, it was the Democratic Party that resisted the end to slavery, that […]

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Anthony Weiner Tries To Be Re-Branded

It is the kind of thing that can make a late-night talk-show host feel giddy. As if he were not already roasted enough, twitter lingerie-model wannabe Anthony Weiner is exploring the odds of him rebranding himself.  Not satisfied with being a hotdog of modern-day communication technology, the former congressman who fell from Grace – or […]

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Bill O’Reilly vs. Townhall Ideologues

It didn’t take long for Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly to draw the ire of a few ideologues who write for Townhall.com. In his criticism of Mr. O’Reilly, Townhall columnist Kevin McCullough* states the following: The original basis for most of our basic laws stem from the ten commandments. The original version of any form of recorded […]

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Arianna Huffington Downplays Federal Budget Deficit

In her 04/07/13 “Sunday Roundup”, Arianna Huffington states the following: On Tuesday, President Obama announced a federal effort to map the human brain in unprecedented detail. With any luck, it might help explain the kind of loopy thinking we saw demonstrated at the end of the week. On the one hand, we had the latest […]

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CNBC’s Version of Suburban Poverty

If CNBC wanted to present a case of poverty in suburban America, then the network could chose to feature one of countless Americans who ended up in poverty because of a job layoff or an unexpected disability. The network could tell the story of someone who is trying to get by with the bare minimum […]

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Gun Deaths in the USA

In a story titled “Gun deaths shaped by race in America”, the Washington Post cites statistics showing how race ties into gun-related deaths in the USA. The statistical difference is dramatic, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A white person is five times as […]

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Pharisees in Republican Guise

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal had just cause to tell the Republican Party to stop being the stupid party.  Currently, the GOP is faced with a case of stupidity coming from some Republican members of the North Carolina legislature. Here is an excerpt from a story published by the Charlotte Observer: Two Rowan County [NC] lawmakers […]

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Office of Congressional Ethics Investigating Michele Bachmann

Fox News has confirmed a report by The Daily Beast that the Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s 2012 presidential campaign. Here is an excerpt from the latter’s report. Former staffers tell The Daily Beast that investigators have allegedly asked about allegations of improper transfer of funds and under-the-table payments actions by […]

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Jesse Jackson using Detroit crisis to pad résumé?

Here is an excerpt from a 03/22/13 news story published by the Detroit Free Press. The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined the fight against Detroit’s emergency financial manager on Friday, calling for mass, nonviolent protest in the city to fend off what he called an attack on residents’ voting rights. Jackson and several other opponents to an […]

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HuffPo promotes meaningless gun statistic

If you were to visit The Huffington Post right now, then you would see at the top of its home page an alleged statistic about gun-related deaths in the USA since the Newtown shooting. There is one little problem with the statistic. By itself, it is meaningless. The statistic doesn’t separate accidental deaths from intentional […]

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Florida Lt. Governor quits amid probe

Here is an excerpt from an AP story published by FoxNews.com: Florida’s lieutenant governor resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in a widening scandal of a purported veterans charity that authorities said Wednesday was a $300 million front for illegal gambling. Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll’s resignation came a day after she was questioned […]

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CNN’s Navarrette Plays Race Card

In a commentary published by CNN.com, CNN contributor Ruben Navarrette Jr. plays the race card against the Republican Party. Here is how he begins his commentary: Did you think the Republican Party had cornered the market on racism, nativism and ethnic demagoguery? If so, think again. That is the GOP’s modus operandi when it comes to […]

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Global Warming Hearing Cancelled Because of Snow

Here is an excerpt from a 03/26/13 story published by The Washington Times. An unusually chilly March day and the snowstorm it spawned have shut down much of official Washington on Wednesday — including a hearing House Republicans had called to examine global warming. Didn’t the IPCC say that global warming would result in less snow? […]

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Atheists Targeting Republican Politicians

Here is an excerpt from a story published by CNN: An atheist organization known for being provocative plans to take that reputation to the next level this week by putting up seven billboards that call out prominent politicians and religious leaders. American Atheists plans to target three Republican politicians: former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, […]

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Gay Marriage and the U.S. Constitution

In a February 25th New York Times story titled “Republicans Sign Brief in Support of Gay Marriage”, reporter Sheryl Stolberg states the following: Dozens of prominent Republicans — including top advisers to former President George W. Bush, four former governors and two members of Congress — have signed a legal brief arguing that gay people […]

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Liberal Media Members Silence Dissenting Voices

Liberal political commentator Juan Williams was interviewed by The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. Here is an excerpt of what Williams had to say about the liberal media: I always thought it was the Archie Bunkers of the world, the right-wingers of world, who were more resistant and more closed-minded about hearing the other side.  In fact, […]

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What Liberals Want – Part 2

How one responds to liberalism depends on the kind of liberalism that one is responding to. As I have said previously, liberalism comes in two forms: social liberalism and fiscal liberalism. Of the two, fiscal liberalism is easier to deal with, because even a social liberal can see the logic in insisting that able-bodied adults […]

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