Tag: Washington Post

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to reports – and audio – of Montana GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte getting physical with a reporter, who claims Gianforte body slammed him and broke his glasses. They also shake their heads as Manchester police stop sharing intelligence on Monday’s bombing with U.S. officials after several sensitive items were made public. And they groan as Washington Post columnist David Ignatius has already decided that the 2018 midterm elections will be all about whether to impeach Trump because he is just so very sure that Robert Mueller will recommend impeachment, Trump won’t resign and Republicans won’t pursue impeachment on their own.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Left, in a Nutshell

 

I had to comment on this before I exploded. From a Washington Post article:

The regulation actually would have cost relatively few mining jobs and would have created nearly as many new jobs on the regulatory side, according to a government report — an example of the frequent distance between Trump’s rhetoric, which many of his supporters wholeheartedly believe, and verifiable facts.

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The Washington Post just posted an article that they feel really good about: Behind Closed Doors, Republican Lawmakers Fret About How To Repeal Obamacare More

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Recently, The Federalist published an article in which the author sincerely argued that two popular social movements – Black Lives Matter (BLM) and anti-abortion/pro-life activists – pursue a common goal: the respect and preservation life. More

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I am continually amazed at how people will take one verse from the Bible (whether they are a devout Christian or an avid atheist) and try to build asinine arguments from that one verse for or against some social issue. It is so important to do good exegesis when it comes to understanding Scripture. Moreover, it […]

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The New York Times is generally credited with having introduced the genre of highlighting the suffering of government-favored groups, perfectly satirized by Mort Sahl when he posited the headline World Ends, Women and Minorities Hardest Hit. (Page 2: Woman Completely Satisfied). While the Times may have created the genre, the Washington Post perfected it with its […]

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The Washington Post’s recent op-ed “The Catholic Church’s Defiance and Obstruction on Child Sex Abuse” is a little misleading, as the editors are keen to make sure that no inconvenient facts get in the way of promoting their chosen narrative. Perhaps they were disappointed in Pope Francis because Amoris Laetitia did not meet their expectations and did not sanction gay marriage, transgender restrooms, or pro-choice restrooms in the Vatican, or declare abortion a sacrament. Nibbling away at Church teaching is not good enough for some, especially those in newsrooms. They write:

Meanwhile, church officials have fought bills in state legislatures across the United States that would allow thousands of abuse victims to seek justice in court. The legislation would loosen deadlines limiting when survivors can bring lawsuits against abusers or their superiors who turned a blind eye. Many victims, emotionally damaged by the abuse they have suffered, do not speak until years after they were victimized; by then, in many states, it is too late for them to force priests and other abusers to account in court.

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This started as a comment on TeamAmerica’s post President Trump: Defender of Religious Freedom?, but under the principle of Compartmentalization of the Stoopid, I decided to let it loose on it’s own. TeamAmerica quotes Scott Adams in one of his comments: More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. From the Editors’ Desk: Petraeus’ Advice for the “Long War” Against Islamism

 

384px-DCIA_David_PetraeusA few days ago in the Washington Post, David Patraeus published a list of lessons the United States should learn from the past fifteen years. What follows is a highly abridged version:

First, it is increasingly apparent that ungoverned spaces in a region stretching from West Africa through the Middle East and into Central Asia will be exploited by Islamic extremists who want to establish sanctuaries in which they can enforce their extremist version of Islam and from which they can conduct terrorist attacks. Second, it is also apparent that the attacks and other activities of such extremists will not be confined to the areas or regions in which they are located. […] Third, it is also increasingly clear that, in responding to these challenges, U.S. leadership is imperative. […] Churchill was right when he observed, “There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.” And, if one of those partners wants to walk point — such as France in Mali — we should support it, while recognizing that we still may have to contribute substantially. Fourth, it is becoming clear that the path the United States and coalition partners pursue has to be comprehensive and not just a narrow counter-terrorism approach. It is increasingly apparent that more than precision strikes and special operations raids are needed. […] Fifth, and finally, it is clear that the U.S.-led effort will have to be sustained for what may be extended periods of time — and that reductions in our level of effort should be guided by conditions on the ground rather than fixed timetables.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Lies, Damned Lies and the Washington Post’s Omitted Statistics

 

shutterstock_27561673To its significant credit, the Washington Post has devoted much time and energy over the last year to assembling a database of fatal police shootings. By their tally, some 998 Americans were shot to death by police under all variety of circumstances in 2015. That is double the previous high total reported by the FBI, a fact that unveils an unquestionable gap in government statistics management. It is somewhat remarkable that no government entity accurately tracks this data. However, inasmuch as such statistics come partnered with Disraeli’s lies and damned lies, the reluctance of law enforcement to provide unethical activists with a tool chest of numbers to twist is not unsurprising.

And, as if on cue, the Post has proven that fear well founded. A tool that could have shed light on (arguably) the most crucial aspect of the relationship between government and governed was instead (though not unexpectedly) obfuscated and sullied the conversation with misleading spin and blatant omission.

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By now you have heard about the Washington Post publishing a cartoon depicting Republican Ted Cruz’s children as monkeys . More successful pundits than me have already beaten into the ground the obvious double standard here. The children of Democrats may never be mocked. The children of Republicans are fair game. Right, Mrs. Palin? I would […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Washington Post Pushes for More Car Deaths

 

shutterstock_89786395At least that’s how I interpreted Thursday’s panicked WonkBlog article, “Guns are now killing as many people as cars in the U.S.” Earnest gun control fans are passing around the headline on social media — especially those in other countries — tut-tutting those cousin-kissing, gravy-swilling rednecks who shoot first and ask questions never.

For the first time in more than 60 years, firearms and automobiles are killing Americans at an identical rate, according to new mortality data released this month by the CDC. In 2014, the age-adjusted death rate for both firearms (including homicides, suicides and accidental deaths) and motor vehicle events (car crashes, collisions between cars and pedestrians, etc) stood at 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people.

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HoopSkirtAs I’ve said before, the primitive desire to purge our society of anything that makes us feel bad, particularly things that relate to history (no matter how far removed we are from the events in question) will continue, unabated, until people stand up and say “enough.”

Consider this opinion piece in the Washington Post, headlined “Remove the Southern belle from her inglorious perch.” The author, Elizabeth Boyd, makes the case for banning the hoop skirt. Yes, you read that correctly: The hoop skirt must be banned. But that’s not all.

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Trump CarI’ve resisted writing about the Donald. The sheer absurdity of the man seems to make commentary pointless. Even Jonah Goldberg, who mixed it up with Trump last week over “pants-gate“, has a sort of weary regret in dealing with his badly coiffed arch-nemesis. The absurdity is heightened when you consider the quality of the Republican field in 2016. The GOP has some remarkable bench strength, a sharp contrast to the warmed-over leftovers being passed off by the Democrats.

Compare 2016 with any election cycle in recent memory and you’re spoiled for choice: Jindal, Walker, Perry, Rubio, Cruz and Bush are all very plausible candidates for the presidency. You may have your favorite — I have a certain fondness for Senator Rubio — but each are basically conservatives candidates that the party can rally around. Jeb Bush does have the establishment smell about him, to say nothing of that family name, but see him in a clear and unobstructed light and yes, he would make a decent Commander-in-Chief.

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It’s a long-settled question that the Washington Post doesn’t care for the Washington Redskins. The editorial board has already formally announced that the paper will never use the team nickname, except in the sports section. Over and above that, now-departed columnist Mike Wise spent much of the latter part of his tenure at the Post railing against […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Is There a Mole at the Washington Post?

 

“Man is not a rational animal. He is a rationalizing animal.” – Robert Heinlein

shutterstock_132280742What to make of the resolutely pro-choice Washington Post’s lengthy Style section travelogue following a woman who drove 407 miles to obtain a second trimester abortion? Is this part of the campaign to destigmatize abortion? If so, they’ve chosen a very odd way to do it. Or perhaps Monica Hesse, the Post writer, is a pro-life mole?

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/12/01/resolved-comments-sections-need-to-go/ The headline of the article (shut down all comments) isn’t actually Cillizza’s conclusion. Rather, he wants either comment moderation (by paid staffers!), or so much good content that the noise comments are drowned out by sheer volume. More

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