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John O’Neill

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2004 08:58 AM

Interesting article in the Los Angeles Times about John O’Neill, co-author of Unfit for Command. Although many of John Kerry’s defenders say the Swift Boat veterans are basically undercover Bush operatives, the Times reports that: * O’Neill voted for Al Gore in 2000; * he has described President Bush to several friends as an “empty […]

MMR VACCINE PROBLEMS IN BRAZIL

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2004 05:01 AM

Lawrence Altman of the New York Times reports that Brazilian health officials have stopped using Chiron’s vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella after “an unexpectedly high number of children who received it experienced serious allergic reactions in an immunization program last week. The reactions included rashes and anaphylactic shock, a potentially fatal allergic condition.” At […]

THE LATEST IN THE SWIFT BOAT CONTROVERSY

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2004 10:47 AM

An officer who served with John Kerry in Vietnam said Thursday in his first on-the-record interview about the Swift boat controversy that John Kerry’s first Purple Heart was awarded for self-inflicted wounds. Retired Rear Adm. William L. Schachte Jr. told columnist Bob Novak that Kerry wasn’t wounded by hostile fire and wasn’t even under fire […]

America’s broken health insurance system

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2004 07:29 AM

Update 10/11/2007. Welcome, new visitors. Go here. *** Paul Krugman has a column in today’s New York Times decrying America’s health care system. He supports–surprise!–a single payer approach. I have commented before on the problems with central planning in health care. I certainly am not convinced that a government-run system is the answer, but I […]

BOOK BUZZ

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2004 06:43 AM

The latest news on the book front: * I will be speaking about the book in Houston today, at an event sponsored by The Houston Forum. My next public appearances will be at U.C. Berkeley (145 Dwinelle Hall) at 7 pm on Weds Sep 8th, Borders Books in Puyallup, Wash., at 7 pm on Friday […]

GOV. MARK WARNER SIGNS PROP. 200-LIKE LEGISLATION

By thisistwitchy  •  August 26, 2004 11:14 AM

Dan Stein of FAIR has the scoop: Virginia Governor Mark Warner (D) signed a measure this afternoon cutting off illegal aliens’ access to public benefits. The bill limits illegal aliens access to state services, much like Arizona’s Prop. 200. “The measure would require that both state and local governments verify the legal presence of an […]

TRASHING CENTRAL PARK

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 26, 2004 07:42 AM

In Manhattan yesterday, a judge ruled that “United for Peace and Justice,” organizers of the largest protest planned during the week of the Republican National Convention, may not hold a rally in Central Park on Sunday. The New York Times (registration required) reports: Yesterday’s decision was the second this week in which a group of […]

COMING TO AMERICA: IT’S A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 26, 2004 06:51 AM

The State Department, after consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has revoked the visa of a Muslim scholar with possible links to terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda: Russ Knocke, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman, told Reuters on Tuesday, that the work visa was taken back because of a section in federal law applying […]

HOW RED INK DAMAGES SELF-ESTEEM

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 25, 2004 10:47 PM

You are not going to believe this latest entry into the annals of Stupid Public School Tricks. (Hat tip: Right Wing News.) According to the Boston Globe, teachers are no longer grading papers with red ink because it is too “scary” and “frightening” for children: When it comes to correcting papers and grading tests, purple […]

ARGUING IN BAD FAITH

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 25, 2004 09:39 PM

Blogger Eric Muller, believes it’s time to start “winding the back-and-forth down.” This desire is apparently shared by his co-critic, author Greg Robinson. I can see why. In yesterday’s post, I pointed out that Robinson had failed to correct more than a half-dozen factual errors that I called to his attention in my Aug. 6 […]