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Goliath smirks: The Orrin Hatch Machine shuts down a challenger

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 22, 2011 05:46 PM

Before I get to the big and disappointing announcement this afternoon, I want to share an e-mail from a Utah Tea Party leader in Utah who was incensed that the movement to unseat entrenched incumbent GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch was falsely portrayed as an “outside” campaign orchestrated by nefarious forces: Dear Michelle, Most of the […]

Out: ‘Fourth Estate’ — In: ‘Eighth Hole’

By Doug Powers  •  August 22, 2011 12:56 PM

**Written by Doug Powers The term “Fourth Estate” has long been used in reference to the press, but it’s getting a little stale. So, thanks to a little inspiration from the vacationing president, we can now get rid of “Fourth Estate” and replace it with “Eighth Hole”: But it was later, at the Vineyard Golf […]

White House deportation waivers by executive fiat

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 22, 2011 09:29 AM

Surprise, surprise. No, it’s about as unsurprising as the setting sun or the rising sun. The Obama Department of Homeland Security late last week announced it would enforce the DREAM Act illegal alien student bailout by administrative order — call them White House deportation waivers — over the heads of a bipartisan majority of Congress […]

Libya: Rebels take Tripoli, Gaddafi on ice

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 21, 2011 08:39 PM

Scroll for updates… It’s been six months since Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi gave his “I am still in charge” speech, ranted about rats and drugged-up children, and appealed to his “son” Barack Obama for help. Now, it finally appears Libyans are done with him — freedom-fighters are celebrating across the Twittersphere, though the identity of […]

Swamp Queen Maxine Waters makes taxpayers’ lives hell

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 21, 2011 03:03 PM

Calling the civility police. Oh, never mind. It’s an uncivil corruptocrat with a “D” after her name. Go ahead, progs, and look the other way. Via the LA Times: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) came out swinging against Republicans in Congress on Saturday as she addressed the unemployed during a forum in Inglewood. The event […]

David Axelrod: To Create Jobs We Need to Do More of What Didn’t Work the First Time

By Doug Powers  •  August 21, 2011 12:40 PM

Definition of insanity

Costco to Remove Electric Car Chargers Because Nobody’s Using Them

By Doug Powers  •  August 20, 2011 06:57 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Oh no… now where will Al Gore plug in his SUVs? From the New York Times: Costco, the membership warehouse-club chain, was an early leader in offering electric-vehicle charging to its customers, setting an example followed by other retailers, including Best Buy and Walgreen. By 2006, Costco had installed 90 chargers […]

Chris Christie: Climate Change is Real, Humans Contribute

By Doug Powers  •  August 20, 2011 11:28 AM

**Written by Doug Powers And you thought the global warming loveseat was crowded before… From NJ.com: In case anyone had any doubts on where Gov. Chris Christie stands on climate change, he made his position crystal clear this afternoon: It’s real and it’s a problem. In vetoing a bill (S2946) that would have required New […]

Biden to China: Of Course We’re Good for the Money!

By Doug Powers  •  August 19, 2011 03:28 PM

The Loan Ranger

Latest Terrific Creator of Jobs: Government Regulations

By Doug Powers  •  August 19, 2011 01:03 PM

**Written by Doug Powers We already know that unemployment and food stamps are are great ways to stimulate the economy and create jobs, and Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey now adds government regulations to the list. Transcript by way of Weasel Zippers: “Now the Texas governor Rick Perry has also said that the EPA is a […]