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wonk wire

  • Supply-Side Economics, But for Liberals
  • It’s Too Late to Compensate Free Trade’s Losers
  • The Handbook That Can Help Americans Rig the Government
  • How Left and Right Media Models Perpetuate Partisan Politics
  • AI and the Robot Uprising: With So Many Jobs at Risk, Why Isn’t the World More Prepared?
  • You Draw It: Just How Bad Is the Drug Overdose Epidemic?


  • The Democratic memo about the Russia investigation, explained
  • It’s time for a somber national discussion about [INSERT LATEST MASS SHOOTING HERE]
  • Even Trump’s hair is a lie
  • So George Papadopoulos was just some drunk. Right.
  • The State of the Union is stormy
  • Breaking: House GOP declares war on the FBI

drudge report

talking points memo

  • Trump Says Arming Teachers In Schools 'Up To States'
  • Trump Claims Dem Memo Shows ‘Really Fraudulent’ Behavior, Doesn't Elaborate
  • China Paves Way For Xi Jinping To Extend Rule Beyond 2 Terms
  • School Shooting Survivors Target NRA-Linked Companies
  • A Note on TPM, Its Past and its Future
  • Dem Memo Knocks Down Nunes' Claims About Carter Page Surveillance Warrant

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Fact-checking Donald Trump's 2018 speech at CPAC
  • School shooting survivor claims CNN asked him to read ‘scripted’ question
  • How Russian trolls exploited Parkland mass shooting on social media
  • George Washington’s lessons and the future of political civility
  • How do we prevent school shootings?
  • The Russia investigation and Donald Trump: a timeline from on-the-record sources

hot air

paul krugman

the hill

  • The Memo: Russia finds weapon in US divisions
  • Trump: 'The generals would love' to have a military parade
  • Trump doubles down on arming teachers: 'The bad guys love gun-free zones'
  • Trump misquoted Fox News anchor to attack Dem memo
  • Maxine Waters: Time ‘to get ready for impeachment’
  • Maxine Waters slams Trump for ‘most incompetent staff,’ Cabinet appointments

huffington post

the fix

  • Trump bulldozed a Fox News host, showing again why he likes phone interviews
  • Read the Democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo, annotated
  • How the NRA came to demonize the media
  • The NRA’s big dilemma
  • Trump seems to miss his old life
  • A big question in the debate about arming teachers: What about racial bias?


  • Broward County FL Sheriff Israel Responds to Parkland Shooting Critics: ‘I’ve Given Amazing Leadership’
  • EXCLUSIVE — Michelle Malkin: Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Should ‘Absolutely’ Resign
  • NRA’s Loesch on FL Shooting: Blame Broward County Sheriff’s ‘Abdication of Duty,’ Not Gun Owners
  • 7 Deceptions Inside Democrats’ Rebuttal of GOP FISA Memo
  • Kasich Predicts Midterms May Be Beginning of the End for 2-Party System
  • Poll Shows Netanyahu’s Likud Getting Stronger Despite Allegations

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Carnage at Sea: A Photographic Memoir
  • Democratic Rebuttal to Nunes Memo Finally Released
  • Do Republicans Really Want to Be the Party of Homer Simpson?
  • I Got a New Catblogging Camera This Week
  • Susan Rice Wearily Replies Yet Again to Republican Party Interrogators
  • Friday Cat Blogging – 23 February 2018

little green footballs

  • Tommy Emmanuel and Jerry Douglas: Purple Haze
  • Things You May Not Have Known About Marsupials, With Zefrank
  • Pedal Steel Like You've Never Seen It Before: Roosevelt Collier, "Supernatural Encounters"
  • The Bob Cesca Show: Very Weapons Talented
  • Watch Live: CPAC 2018, Day 2, Featuring Far Right Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist Frank Gaffney
  • Acoustic Guitar Maestro Antoine Dufour: "Electromagnetic Sun Powered Starship"

power line

  • CPAC Recap
  • Reading the Dems’ memo
  • Fools, knaves, and Knavs, Part Two
  • Nunes responds
  • Rebut this


the volokh conspiracy

  • [Stewart Baker] Russians and more Russians -- but no Baker
  • [Orin Kerr] Final Pre-Argument Thoughts on the Microsoft Case
  • [Ilya Somin] Voting with Your Feet Does Not Lead to Segregation
  • [Eugene Volokh] Dangerous Radicals
  • [Eugene Volokh] Nametags at Conferences: Three Fails
  • [Eugene Volokh] My Podcast Debate on Mandatory Union Fees and the First Amendment

crooks and liars

  • Ralph Peters: 'Having [AR-15s] In Civilian Hands Is Madness'
  • Dana Loesch Loses It Over Banning AR-15s And Bump Stocks: 'The NRA Doesn't Back Any Ban'
  • How To Cut Off The Slaughter Lobby's Money Stream
  • Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread
  • Does Your Governor Want To Arm Teachers?
  • Open Thread: 'Funny Or Die' Presents 'Blades Of Tonya'

the moderate voice

  • Good Guys versus Bad Guys with a Gun…
  • Cartoon: Marco Rubio and school shooting
  • No wonder Wayne LaPierre is freaking out
  • America’s gun violence, a curse or God’s retribution?
  • Trump: I Want a Parade Worthy of Me (UPDATES)
  • (UPDATE) Reflections of a ‘Nation of Immigrants’ – Part 1


  • Jake Tapper Lets Sheriff Scott Israel Expose Himself as an Amoral Cretin Obsessed With Avoiding Blame
  • Trump Signals Tough New Gun Regulations and He Expects the NRA to Approve
  • NIFLA vs. Becerra: A Primer
  • What Billy Graham and Ronald Reagan Taught Us in Death
  • Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 56
  • Hold up! Here Are Some Facts Too Many Get Wrong When Talking About Guns


congress blog

  • Rebuild U.S. infrastructure with American metals and minerals
  • America’s moral obligation to the environment
  • State leaders unite outside
  • Want bipartisan infrastructure? Increase domestic hydropower production
  • Déjà vu all over again: Trump’s steel tariff redux
  • Fighting back against the weaponizing of the FBI for political purposes

michelle malkin

  • Do not let the children lead
  • The war on JROTC resurrected…by unhinged liberal media
  • Science, secrecy, and lies in Oklahoma
  • Holtzclaw update: Parole hearing, secret hearings, and conflicts galore
  • Memo to Dan Rather: Shut up about memos
  • Colts player Edwin Jackson killed by suspected drunk unlicensed driver with ICE retainer

washington monthly

news hounds


flopping aces

  • Sunday Funnies
  • Jake Tapper’s ambush of Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch
  • The Week in Radical Leftism, 2/23/2018
  • The Parkland JROTC kids ran toward the gunfire, the Broward cops ran away
  • The NRA does not glorify gun violence. Hollywood does. Will democrats swear off Hollywood cash?
  • What we could see coming for gun control

political animal

  • The Media is the Message
  • It’s Always Foolish for Progressives and Democrats to Fall for “Bipartisanship”
  • De Leon Beats Feinstein by Double Digits in California Democratic Party Endorsement Vote
  • They Released the Memo
  • Romney’s Senate Run Will Be a Comedy of Errors, Even if He Wins
  • The Spirit of ‘08

gruntled center

  • Are Conservatives More Nostalgic Because They Weren't Paying Attention to Others the First Time?
  • Baby Boomers Will Be the Last Generation to Live Their Whole Lives in Majority-White America
  • Whites Are Now a Minority Among All U.S. Children
  • Racists Hate the "Uppity"
  • Fear of Scarcity is No More Natural Than Trust in Abundance. Both Are Learned
  • Most Christians No Longer Support Trump

drudge retort

  • Kushner, Dozens of Others Lack Full Security Clearance
  • NRA Gave Ajit Pai an Award for Killing Net Neutrality
  • Ted Cruz: 'Democrats Are the Party of Lisa Simpson'
  • Rice 'Justifiably Concerned' Sharing Intel with Trump Administration
  • Trump Reads Racist Anti-Immigrant Lyrics at CPAC
  • House Intel Committee Releases Democratic Memo


  • "At the White House on Wednesday, President Trump suggested that if a football coach at the high school, Aaron Feis, had been armed, he would have saved even more lives than he did..."
  • "Because to be discredited is to be credentialed in the world of fake news."
  • If you imagine it's well known that, of course, you have to be a citizen to vote, listen to Saoirse Ronan, completely innocent of knowledge.
  • "On her way to work one morning, down the path along the lake, a tenderhearted woman saw a rich, coldhearted, frozen snake. His tangerine skin was all caked with makeup..."
  • Weird Al-evator.
  • Peter Sloterdijk is known for "impressionistic coinages—' anthropotechnics,' 'negative gynecology,' 'co-immunism' —that occasionally suggest the lurking presence of some larger system."

vox populi

  • Why the deputies stood down
  • California Democrats are the New Holocaust
  • The skinsuit comes off
  • Periscope blocking "crisis actor"
  • Literal student actors
  • Mailvox: a cop on the future of police work

crooks and liars

  • Ralph Peters: 'Having [AR-15s] In Civilian Hands Is Madness'
  • Dana Loesch Loses It Over Banning AR-15s And Bump Stocks: 'The NRA Doesn't Back Any Ban'
  • How To Cut Off The Slaughter Lobby's Money Stream
  • Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread
  • Does Your Governor Want To Arm Teachers?
  • Open Thread: 'Funny Or Die' Presents 'Blades Of Tonya'

ace of spades hq

  • Sunday Morning Book Thread 02-25-2018
  • EMT 02/25/18
  • Saturday Overnight Open Thread (2/24/18 )
  • Saturday Evening Movie Thread 02-24-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]
  • Mini Chess Thread 02-24-2018
  • Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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