Monthly Archives: May 2010

Tea party becomes weasel party? That was quick

Boy, this is amazing. Rand Paul runs as a Tea Party candidate, wins, and suddenly has to explain actual policy, not engage in the usual bumper sticker “give us back our country” yelling. How does he do? He makes a … Read More

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Terror rights and wrongs, but is it the right terrorist?

There’s much debate over whether that yahoo who tried to blow up a car in NYC a bit ago should have been read his Miranda rights before he was arrested, lest he clam up. The question is moot — he’s … Read More

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Bennett was booted by machine politics

Tim Bridgewater has a rather gloating op-ed in the Washington Post today (click!) in which he, rather condescendingly, gives us all a Constitutional lesson and then says that his near-election proves that Utah leads the way in a massive uprising … Read More

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Hatch to Obama: Pick someone fair who thinks like me.

Sen. Orrin Hatch met with President Obama yesterday about the coming nomination of a new Supreme Court justice. Here is Hatch’s entire statement from his official web site: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued the following statement today … Read More

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Tea Party aims at Bennett, shoots self in foot

Just in passing, Judson Phillips, the head of teapartynation.com and one of the self-proclaimed leaders of the movement that is pillorying Bob Bennett, was on the Washington Post’s chat today. His disdain for anyone who disagreed with him, his amazing ability … Read More

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Liberal Bennett Must Die!

Well, practically. Just how mean are these people? As we see in this story (click!) the GOP convention on Saturday will be asked to ponder a resolution chastising Sen. Bennett for introducing a health care reform bill. Now, keep in … Read More

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A blog about a blog, but traveling

A few of you may remember Pat Bean, who was this newspaper’s environmental reporter and then city editor and then editorial page assistant editor, who retired from this veil of tears lo these five years. She announced that she was … Read More

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