Category Archives: American Scene

Changing the narrative

There was a shooting yesterday at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas. The murderer shot a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather in the parking lot. They weren’t even Jewish, which happens more often than you’d think in cases like this. … Continue reading

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Unsettling science

Not satisfied with overmedicating children for ADHD, some scientists are now saying we should medicate children who daydream. Which means that had I been born in this modern generation, I would have been ripe for being diagnosed with this brand-new … Continue reading

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He put on some great shows

Mickey Rooney passed away at the age of 93. Everyone knows Rooney, who died at the great age of 93, precisely because he lived so long, the tireless last surviving star of Hollywood’s 1930s Golden Age, a performer always ready … Continue reading

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The perfect Purim movie

Argo is about a CIA agent working with the Canadians to set up disguises and create fake backgrounds for six people to sneak them out from under the modern-day tyrants of Iran. It’s also a great movie. So thanks, Canada, … Continue reading

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The hypocrisy that is Obamacare

How many times did the president insist that the ACA was the law of the land? That opponents should stop complaining and suck it up, because the law passed and the Supreme Court validated it? Well, on top of the … Continue reading

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Wednesday briefs

If it ain’t anti-Israel, it ain’t Vick’s words: Time Magazine managed to talk to an Israeli source confirming that Israel destroyed some nasty missiles headed for Hizballah’s stores in Lebanon. The story is completely objective and fact-based, without a single … Continue reading

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Elections matter: America the weak

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who we warned you about, wants to shrink the military to pre-WWII size. What does this mean? The proposal, described by several Pentagon officials on the condition of anonymity in advance of its release on Monday, … Continue reading

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Shorter John Dickerson: No fair digging up dirt on Dems

Yesterday, Glenn Reynolds linked to John Dickerson’s article on CBS News saying that Republicans should not be looking into the Clinton presidential years while discussing Hillary Clinton. We’re all very busy, so here’s a time-saver: Let’s all agree to not … Continue reading

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A public service message about color

All things pink are forbidden from this blog today.

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Friday makeup briefs

Not another word about the Koch Brothers: Liberals are outspending conservatives in the race to put money into super-PACs. By how much? Nearly three times. Oh my God, people, GET OVER IT: Americans still blame Bush for the lousy economy. … Continue reading

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