Russ | May 20, 2012
Refuting the oh, so horribly wrong article, Why Soccer Is Better Than Football, at Hot Air Headlines: Soccer is wonderful exercise for children without enough coordination to play a sport. Commenter Ted Torgerson, getting it exactly right.
Russ | May 4, 2012
Frank J. Fleming asks: Is it really a bullying crisis? . . . Maybe kids have just gotten sissier. It probably started with making kids wear bike helmets. Next, scientists put feathers on dinosaurs. Now vampires, instead of being murderous monsters, are sparkling and caring about their girlfriends’ feelings. Everything is sissier; it has to […]
Russ | April 17, 2012
It’s a whole new business model for the Washington Post: The media is no longer in the information business. They are in the instruction business. This is an important distinction. Ace, en fuego, at Ace of Spades HQ.
Russ | February 8, 2012
Jeff Goldstein, on the candidacy of Rick Santorum: Santorum is known for being willing to stand up, take questions, and defend his positions intellectually. If he’s given a big platform on which to do that — say, as the GOP nominee for President, where he can speak directly to the American people — I suspect […]
Russ | January 31, 2012
The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson, discussing the Obama administration’s abrogation of religious liberty: The implications of Obama’s power grab go further than contraception and will provoke opposition beyond Catholicism. Christian colleges and universities of various denominations will resist providing insurance coverage for abortifacients. And the astounding ambition of this federal precedent will soon be apparent […]
Russ | January 25, 2012
Indiana governor Mitch Daniels: In word and deed, the President and his allies tell us that we just cannot handle ourselves in this complex, perilous world without their benevolent protection. Left to ourselves, we might pick the wrong health insurance, the wrong mortgage, the wrong school for our kids; why, unless they stop us, we […]
Russ | January 20, 2012
Ace nails it: This aspect of the Paul agitation — seeking power without going through the bothersome step of ever securing permission — infuriates me. It’s always these games with rigging polls, caucuses, straw polls, etc. There’s an arrogant contempt of democracy here. “Infuriates” is the right word for it. The most rabid followers of […]
Russ | January 5, 2012
Ace, and the magic of language: From Triumph To Triumph: California Board Puts Kibosh On High-Rail Boondoggle, As Economically Retarded Their word. They actually said that. The report really said, “economically retarded.” No it didn’t. But in that one moment of doubt, a million possibilities existed. I created those possibilities. You’re welcome. Positively lyrical, that.
Russ | December 30, 2011
Iowahawk: Teddy Roosevelt charged San Juan Hill. Barack Obama charged $4 trillion to my kids. on Twitter.
Russ | December 16, 2011
Mark Hemingway: When it comes to fact checking, the media seem oblivious to the distinction between verifying facts and passing judgment on opinions they personally find disagreeable. . . . It’s impossible for the media to fact check without rendering judgment on their own failures. Seeing the words “fact check” in a headline plants the […]