United States government

News Media Coverage of Presidential Campaign

ARRA News Service reports on a Zogby poll and links to a video that illustrate the poor job the national news media did covering the recent presidential campaign. The video is interesting although a little repetitive. The poll results are something else, though. Zogby found that 86.9% thought that Sarah Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that.
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End Taxpayer-Funded Competition Between the States

A Wichita Eagle story (Development speaker touts power of cash) reports on an economic incentive expert's evaluation of our state's effort. (It's revealing to learn that an accounting firm has someone with the title "regional leader of credits and incentives," whose duty, evidently, it is to help companies figure out which state's incentives are most valuable. Actually, since the title is "leader" there's probably a whole department of people doing this.) The problem with Kansas, according to this speaker, is that we grant tax credits to companies instead of outright cash. That puts our state at a competitive advantage compared…
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Nothing works

By Alan Cobb, Americans For Prosperity -- Kansas. From The Topeka Capital-Journal, Saturday, November 01, 2008 On Oct. 1, Congress did nothing. And we at Americans for Prosperity -- Kansas applaud it. By not acting to renew it, lawmakers allowed the ban on offshore drilling and oil shale recovery to expire. This first step, albeit a baby step, toward reducing our nation's reliance on foreign oil by permitting U.S. companies to explore and drill for oil along our coastlines and in our western states will help reduce energy costs and increase energy security. Congress doing nothing about offshore oil drilling…
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What We’re Learning About Ourselves

"Soon this depressing campaign will be over, and we can reflect on what we learned from our two-month introduction to Sarah Palin. Clearly, it is more than we would have ever wished to know about ourselves." "First, there turns out to be no standard of objectivity in contemporary journalism. ... Second, there does not seem to be much left of feminism any more. ... Third, from the match-up of Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, we discovered that our media does not know anything about the nature of wisdom — how it is found or how it is to be adjudicated."…
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1,000 to Protest Attack on Free-Market Principles at U.S. Capitol

I am one of these people! Amidst Market Unrest, Americans for Prosperity Gathers Citizens to Protest Big-Government Power Grab WASHINGTON – About 1,000 citizens will gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on Friday to participate in a free-market call to arms by the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP). Amidst market uncertainty, and just weeks away from a crucial election, the crowd of citizens from 38 states around the nation will protest a looming big-government power grab and rally to the defense of free-market, limited government principles. The rally will kick-off at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 10, in…
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Letter to Justice Anthony Kennedy

From my friend Karl Peterjohn. 16 June 2008 Mr. Anthony Kennedy US Supreme Court 1 First St., NE Washington, DC 20543 Dear Sir: I am writing concerning your most recent decision empowering terrorists captured on the battlefield in the U.S. court system. This edict granting habeas corpus rights to Islamic Jihadists will stain you and your four left wing activist colleagues as much as the bloodstained clothes worn by Danny Pearl were spoiled when he was decapitated and butchered for being an American. (more…)
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