21 September 2012

They're not reporters....

They're White House Interns with a byline!
Mickey Kause says, "Bring back beats" Money quote:
Kay Hymowitz of Manhattan Institute argued fact-checkers typically just don’t know enough about the subjects they’re required to instantly check on. They’ve given the old “beat” system renewed appeal. Yes, “beat” reporters are reluctant to piss of their sources. But at least they tend to know the history and context of any dispute

20 September 2012

A once and -- I hope -- future guest speaker on buying medical coverage with a pre-existing condition

Megan McArdle has an autoimmune condition which knocks her out of the most common medical plans. Like a lot of people, she assumed that she couldn't get insurance. Fortunately for her, she has a good friend who's a financial planner... Read the rest here.

Instapundit uses the wrong title!

Quoth the maven:
"Too bad the legitimate press Democratic Party operatives with bylines didn’t report this stuff four years ago."
I bet to differ. They're not Democratic Party operatives with bylines, they're White House Interns with bylines!"

19 September 2012

Chait: Looters & Moochers.

via Anne Althouse: quoting Jonathan Chait:
"It seems unavoidable now to conclude that Romney’s embrace of Paul Ryanism is born of actual contempt for the looters and moochers, a class war on behalf of his own class."
Yikes.  Do you really want the Romney/Ryan are attacking looters and moochers meme to settle in?  Them what're frothing at the mouth over this video are -- pretty much universally -- going to vote to reelect POTUS44.  If, with your aid, the Phants can convince independents that Obama voters are looters & moochers the swing states become a lot more problematic.
Althouse: The secret video reveals Romney as "the sneering p...: "... fully in thrall to a series of pernicious myths that are at the heart of the mania that has seized his party," says Jonathan Chait . [...