Thomas Jefferson Street

August 2009


Time for Virginia to Drill, Baby, Drill

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The ongoing economic crisis has states scrambling for new sources of revenue to fill the holes in their annual budgets. Spending cuts, while popular in the abstract, are almost always unpopular among the constituents and interests groups whose spending it ...

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oil
Virginia

Glenn Beck Can't Spell

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Check out this clip of Fox News nutter Glenn Beck. He has apparently themed his show this week around asking questions and in Thursday's episode he tried to tie them all together with an acronym. "I told you that we were, were going to talk about ...

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Fox News

Obama Administration Sued Over Healthcare Enemies List

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

A doctors' group and an organization that advocates for the interest of the inner-city poor have joined forced to sue the Obama administration, charging that its abortive effort to collect criticisms made by those opposed to President Obama's plan to ...

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Obama Doesn't Get How to Be President

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Ronald Reagan was said to have been a fan of Back to the Future, the mid-'80s blockbuster about a time-traveling teen who inadvertently interferes with his parents getting together and has to set things right, as well as figure out a way to get back to his ...

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Obama, Barack

The Decline of Lou Dobbs and Cable News

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

 The Daily Beast has an interesting if somewhat disappointing look at Lou Dobbs's transformation from someone who, as the piece notes, "practically invented television business news" to a fringe-nut kook who takes time off from his immigration ...

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Newt Gingrich's New Math--2009 = 1984?

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

It's an underappreciated but important notion in political discourse that people use Hitler and Nazi allusions too often. They tend to dilute the enormity of Hitler's evil and absurdly caricature whatever wrong is being criticized. I suggest a ...

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Gingrich, Newt

Glenn Beck Condemns Violence ... Sort Of

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Kudos to Glenn Beck for making the brave assertion that the conservative fringe shouldn't resort to violence to advance their agenda. Of course it makes one wonder why someone sufficiently in the main stream of the media to have their own ...

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