So, let’s have the Ted Cruz conversation

The “challenge” candidate.

(Image via Burnt Orange Report)
(Image via Burnt Orange Report)

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The question is not Obama’s religion, it’s the media’s

Articles of faith.

Church of Progressivism. (Stained glass window by Womacka, in East German (GDR)-era State Council building, East Berlin. Via insidertour.blogspot.com)
Church of Progressivism. (Stained glass window by Womacka, in East German (GDR)-era State Council building, East Berlin. Via insidertour.blogspot.com)

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This is what “Forward” looks like

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One thing I like about Governor Scott Walker is that he reclaimed the excellent English word “forward” – which is the state motto of Wisconsin – before President Obama decided to use it as the theme-word for his 2012 campaign.  I also like Walker’s policies and the quiet, dogged way he works.  But the “forward” theme is important.  Wisconsin has moved forward, and it needs to move further forward.  How?  By getting government off people’s backs.

I wonder, myself, how much further Wisconsin could have gone by now if it had a better regulatory environment.  In 2011, Forbes ranked Wisconsin 35 out of the 50 states for regulatory environment.  The Small Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE) Council Continue reading “This is what “Forward” looks like”

Israel being Alinskyed? – * UPDATE *

Astroturf.

… or just Greenberg-Carvilled?

An MSNBC news spot on The Weather Channel (TWC) this morning caught my attention.  Out of the blue, for no apparent reason, the news announcer informed his audience that thousands had taken to the streets in Israel this weekend to protest the high cost of living.  It was, he said, the eighth week of protests there.

TWC is usually about as interested in foreign social-protest news as Sports Illustrated.  In fact, street demonstrations abroad basically have to bleed if they’re going to lead in the American mainstream media.  People are out demonstrating around the globe all the time, and the average American hears about it only if he frequents the right specialty websites.  I couldn’t help noticing these few out-of-place sentences on Israel, because they were so unusual.

What possessed NBC-Universal properties MSNBC and TWC to feature protests in Israel in their news coverage this morning? Continue reading “Israel being Alinskyed? – * UPDATE *”