Media 2.0 – N through Z

Lawrence O’Donnell Talks About 2,182 Miles Per Hour But Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About

There is a great line in that opening scene from The Big Lebowski where the narrator, Sam Elliot, says of “The Dude”: And even if he’s a lazy man, and the Dude was most certainly that. Quite possibly the laziest in Los Angeles County, which …

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Alex Acosta’s hall of fame double game

(Paul Mirengoff) A year into the Trump administration, Alex Acosta’s Department of Labor is finally doing something conservative. It is inducting Ronald Reaga into the Department of Labor Hall of Honor. Reagan led the Screen Actors Guild for many years. His induction may well be …

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The Authorities’ Parkland Failures Get Worse and Worse

(John Hinderaker) I’m normally slow to criticize law enforcement, but this is ridiculous. In addition to the FBI’s already well-publicized failure to follow up when a YouTube video producer alerted the bureau to a comment by Nikolas Cruz about wanting to be a school shooter, …

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On Guns, Democrats Swing and Miss Again

(John Hinderaker) No matter how many times they fail, the Democrats always seem confident that next time, they will successfully climb the gun control hill. This time, they certainly gave it the college try. CNN and MSNBC were all in, and plenty of Republican politicians …

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Officers were ‘stunned and upset’ at what they saw Broward deputies do at Florida shooting

Outrage ensued when it was reported Thursday that one armed school resource officer allowed Nikolas Cruz to continue his massacre, but it turns out he wasn’t the only one – there were three other officers who responded but didn’t enter the school. Police squeal on each other …

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Voters must 'build the wall' in November!

President Trump is warning against complacency in 2018. He’s afraid the troops who delivered the historic upset victory in 2016 will take a breather and stay home in this year’s midterm elections just as the Democrats are mobilizing to take over Congress. Historically, the party …

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Now Dems see Russians under every bed

There was an old joke in my youth that anti-Communists, what we would call “conservatives” today, saw Communists under every bed. It wasn’t true. It was what we would today call “fake news.” But the parody was told over and over again by liberals, left-wingers, …

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Why I battle against easy living

Back in 1990, my husband and I were normal. No really, we were. We were newlyweds living in a rental house in Sacramento. We had two dogs. We commuted on the highway. We each worked 9-to-5 jobs in respectable fields. We went to dinner every …

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Final Pre-Argument Thoughts on the Microsoft Case

(cross-posted at Lawfare) I have blogged a lot over the last two years on the pending case of United States v. Microsoft, the case on whether Microsoft must comply with a search warrant for foreign-stored e-mails. With oral argument scheduled for next Tuesday, I thought …

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Trump Considering Huge Tariff Increase on Steel, Aluminum With Weak ‘National Security’ Rationale

The Trump administration is trying to sell its plan to slap tariffs on imported steel and aluminum as necessary for national security, but the import taxes are an unnecessary step that will hurt American manufacturers and increase prices on a wide range of products, from …

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