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How Dare The WSJ Blame The House GOP?

The Wall Street Journal this morning excoriates House Republicans for mishandling the payroll tax holiday: The GOP leaders have somehow managed the remarkable feat of being blamed for opposing a one-year extension of a tax holiday that they are surely going to pass. This is no easy double …

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Written by David Frum on Wednesday December 21, 2011

Poland to Germany: We Need You to Act!

In an important speech in Berlin, Poland's Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski expressed a thought maybe has never been heard before on German soil from a Polish leader: What, as Poland’s foreign minister, do I regard as the biggest threat to the security and prosperity of Poland today, on 28 th …

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Written by David Frum on Monday November 28, 2011

Why We Should Still be Sweating Global Warming

Robert Bryce, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and writer about energy, has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal stating “ Five Truths About Climate Change .” Some of his assertions are to the effect that there’s not that much that can be done to restrain carbon emissions. That’s a …

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Written by Kenneth Silber on Thursday October 6, 2011

Nice Central Bank You Have Here

One of the highest forms of political jiu-jitsu is to accuse your opponents of exactly the same offense that you yourself then proceed to commit. If executed properly, the audacious maneuver will stun critics into silence - and overwhelm spectators so impressed by the Parson's sermon against …

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Written by David Frum on Monday August 22, 2011

Newt Gets It: Ryan Plan is Toxic to Voters

The trigger for the Journal’s attack on Newt’s long history of overstatement was actually a wise statement: a caution against a huge rework of Medicare. So now we know how to prod the Wall Street Journal into protesting Obama-Hitler comparisons: join those comparisons to a word of criticism of …

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Written by David Frum on Tuesday May 17, 2011

Why Did Think Tank Kill Journal Critique?

Did the Tax Foundation delete a post on their blog because of the merits of the argument or because it accused the Wall Street Journal of dishonesty? A very large hat-tip goes out to blogger Brendan Nyhan who has noticed that the Tax Foundation has deleted a blog post on their site which was …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Tuesday May 17, 2011

The Headlines Review

Napoleon Linardatos presents a humorous take on today's headlines. Napoleon Linardatos presents a humorous take on today’s headlines. “As Internet Booms, the Postal Service Fights Back” - New York Times , 08.28.09 The U.S. Postal Service plans to start its own email …

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Written by Napoleon Linardatos on Sunday August 30, 2009

A Kennedy Lesson for Obama Critics

Peggy Noonan's Wall Street Journal column today reminds readers of a graceful tribute to John F. Kennedy delivered by President Reagan in 1985. As the nation pays tribute to Jack Kennedy's last brother, we should remember: There are boys and girls who will feel into the 2080s about President …

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Written by David Frum on Friday August 28, 2009