Top Articles by Oliver Willis
It’s always a treat for us in the political-media business when conservatives admit their true feelings about an issue. In this case it is Jim Hoft, aka Gateway Pundit, a blogger who has been cited repeatedly by Fox News and whose work has been promoted by other conservative bloggers like Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit). In case… Read More
And with that, John Boehner tells the truth about what conservatives think about jobs. During his weekly news conference on Tuesday, Mr. Boehner claimed that Mr. Obama has added 200,000 federal workers since he took office (a figure that has been disputed), and shrugged at the idea that Republican efforts to slash government spending would… Read More
To restate for the record – I really like Apple. But this subscription thing just reeks of a Microsoft-style land grab that screams “bad idea.” It’s a play by Apple to lock down everything in the digital media world. Here’s the thing: There’s a platform available where content producers can charge for their content if… Read More
Of course, because Haley pissing off the KKK would offend his particular base. In the latest racially charged incident in his home state, Haley Barbour on Tuesday drew fire when he refused to condemn a proposal honoring a Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate general on a state license plate. “I don’t go around denouncing… Read More
Nate Silver has a good look at the numbers that seem to back up the notion that the GOP field looks quite weak at this point going into next year’s election. In national elections there are no gimmes (ask Al Gore), but President Obama seems to be in the right place opposite his possible rivals… Read More
In case you forgot for a minute about all the people who died thanks to the policies of worst President ever, George W. Bush: Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, codenamed “Curveball” by German and American intelligence officials, now admits he made up tales of mobile biological weapons trucks and clandestine weapons factories in Iraq, information that… Read More
Remember, none dare call them the American Taliban. A law under consideration in South Dakota would expand the definition of “justifiable homicide” to include killings that are intended to prevent harm to a fetus—a move that could make it legal to kill doctors who perform abortions. The Republican-backed legislation, House Bill 1171, has passed out… Read More
Remember, you were warned! Maybe it’s wishful thinking, but I’d hope even hardcore cons don’t take him seriously anymore. But history says otherwise.
This is why Republicans prefer to deal in abstract concepts versus actual things. It’s easy to say “cut government spending” but inevitably people really mean “cut everything but that program I rely on/like”. People generally think the government should cut programs – in one of the other 434 congressional districts.
Or as Republican base voters call it, “amnesty.” Barbour may be eager to showcase his record, but one of Barbour’s foreign lobbying clients could cause him some troubles in the 2012 Republican primary, if he decides to run. According to a State Department filing by Barbour’s former lobbying firm, The Embassy of Mexico decided to… Read More
Shorter Beck: The revolution in Egypt means Communists are working with Islamic extremists to take over the world. They used the word “change” once and so did Obama, so… It’s only a matter of time before Beck accuses Bill O. of being part of the New World Order, and who am I to say he… Read More
Should be interesting. Blogger Andrew Breitbart has been sued by former U.S. Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod who contends her reputation was damaged by Breitbart’s posting last year of an edited video. The New York Times reports today Breitbart was served with the lawsuit at CPAC Saturday. Sherrod contends in the suit that a video… Read More
If you want to know why Hollywood is dominated by liberals look no further than this trailer. It’s not some secret cabal or whatnot, it’s just that liberals tend to be better at it. Seriously, conservatives, stick to running giant corporations, being xenophobes, pushing pseudoscience and being blowhards. Leave the filmmaking to the hippies. The… Read More
A new poll from Fox News shows President Obama beating all the possible Republican challengers they polled in next year’s election. This includes Jeb Bush, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, and Mitt Romney. Obama performs the best against Palin, defeating her 56% to 35%. Run, Sarah, Run.