Archive for: October 23, 2007

October 23, 2007

Quaking In Their Flip Flops

One day it was Rangoon, Burma. The next: Yangon, Myanmar. When you rule a country as a military dictatorship you can do that… just up and change your country’s name. In fact, you can do pretty much whatever you want… …

In the Middle East, Even Movie Actors Must Play Politics

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,War On Terror - 23 Oct 2007

Earlier this year, Egyptian actor Amr Waked landed a role in a miniseries about the life of Saddam Hussein. For Mr. Waked, who had appeared with George Clooney in the film “Syriana,” the job seemed like another big career boost. …

Chicago Sneaks Free Newspaper Killing Law into Effect

Even though all the Founding Fathers pretended that they hated the media (which then meant newspapers and tract publishing) each of them had their very own newspaper supporters and nearly all paid for tracts that supported their viewpoints and policies …

Republicans Running Uphill

Filed under: The Republicans - 23 Oct 2007

The bad news keeps getting worse for the Republicans. They have twice as many seats to defend as Democrats next year in the narrowly divided Senate. The Democratic presidential candidates are raising twice as much money as the Republicans. And …

Barack Obama: You’re No Ronald Reagan–But You May Be Dick Cheney!

Filed under: The Democrats - 23 Oct 2007

Barack Obama has learned a whole lot about who he is, and is not, over the past several days. The wackiness started when Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani took Obama to task for promising to meet with terrorist leaders. …

Harry Reid Takes Credit for Limbaugh Auction

In a striking display of cheekiness—or abject chutzpah—Harry Reid has decided to take credit for Rush Limbaugh’s auctioning off the now-infamous Reid letter. The false-premise letter—which exceeded $2MM on eBay—was written by Reid, signed by 40 Democrat senators and …