October 30, 2012 |
If you want to understand why conservatives have lost faith in the so-called mainstream media, you need to ponder the question: Where is the Benghazi feeding frenzy? Unlike some of my colleagues on the right, I don't think there's a conspiracy at work. Rather, I think journalists tend to act on their instincts (some even brag about this; you could look it up). And, collectively, the mainstream media's instincts run liberal, making groupthink inevitable. In 2000, a Democratic operative orchestrated an "October surprise" attack on George W. Bush, revealing that 24 years earlier, he'd been arrested for drunk driving.
October 25, 2012 |
Donald Trump's Wednesday presidential race "game changer" turned out to be anything but. The "Celebrity Apprentice" host promised he had information that would have a dramatic effect on the race for the White House between President Obama and Mitt Romney, but the short two-minute video released on YouTube turned out to be a bizarre offer from Trump to donate $5 million to Obama's favorite charity if the president released his college records and...
November 14, 2008 |
The federal government began the new budget year with a record deficit of $237.2 billion, reflecting the billions of dollars the government has started to pay out to rescue the financial system. The Treasury Department said Thursday that the deficit for the first month in the 2009 budget year was the highest monthly imbalance on record. It was far bigger than analysts had expected, more than four times larger than the October 2007 deficit of $56.
October 29, 2008 |
The first big snowstorm of the season closed sections of major highways and blacked out more than 100,000 utility customers. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for parts of New York and issued winter storm advisories for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Vermont. "It looked like a mini-blizzard in October," said Joe Orlando, spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. "We're salting the roads and we haven't even gone trick-or-treating yet." Up to a foot of snow was possible in parts of upstate New York, and as much as 9 inches was forecast in Vermont's mountains, the weather service said.
October 2, 2008 |
CHICAGO -- October arrived Wednesday on the back of a chilly lake wind and a nasty neighborhood roar. The Dodgers shrugged. October arrived with the doom of a two-run deficit in four miserable innings. The Dodgers grinned. October arrived high, hard, and screaming down at them with the bad luck that has plagued their postseasons for the last 20 years. The Dodgers turned on it. Finally, they turned on it. James Loney hit it 400 feet into a Wrigley Field mob gone silent.
September 13, 2008 |
Friday, The Times' Greg Miller and Julian E. Barnes reported that the United States has escalated its war against Al Qaeda and its Taliban allies by "deploying Predator aircraft equipped with sophisticated new surveillance systems that were instrumental in crippling the insurgency in Iraq." It's a story whose significance may extend well beyond the benighted hills and valleys of Pakistan's violent Pashtun hinterlands and onto the hustings of our current presidential campaign. Coupled with Thursday's report in the New York Times that President Bush has signed a secret order permitting Afghanistan-based U.S. special operations forces to cross into Pakistan without Islamabad's permission, the odds of an "October surprise" that could influence the general election have risen appreciably.