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Basics of Media Bias

UPDATE:  The Columbia Report about Rolling Stone’s coverage of rape allegations at UVA just landed, and it seems to underline everything I’m saying here.  READ IT HERE.   I don’t remember much about my first appearance on television.  I was down somewhere near the Medical Center about ten years ago,…

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Bloody Awful

  This post is not about the story I’m linking, not really.  It’s about something bigger than that.  But to get the basics out of the way, women in Britain are protesting because their feminine products are taxed.  (I don’t know how VAT taxes work in Britain, or sales tax…

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Poverty v. Amnesty

US Unemployment Rate Down to Nearly 7-Year Low – Trading Economics The unemployment rate for blacks was 12 percent in February 2014, compared with 5.8 percent for whites – National Urban League Unemployment rate among Black 18- to- 29-year-olds at 22.1 percent – Generation Opportunity The declining labor participation rate…

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Tea Party Turns Six – Now What?

Six years ago today, a few friends and my oldest daughter (The Bigun) set up a microphone, some signs, and a sign-in table on the lawn of Discovery Green in downtown Houston and waited.  We had six days to get the word out and pull together an event called Tea…

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Selling v. Selling Out

I used to get called a lot for comment by the local news stations.  Almost any time they wanted a tea party opinion or reaction, my phone would ring.  ‘Can you comment on the latest budget proposal?’ ‘How does the tea party feel about Ted Cruz running for Senate?’  ‘Can…

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All Speech or None

We’re all talking about free speech, since the #CharlieHebdo massacre this week.  It’s a good time to review just what that is. Arthur Chu thinks it likely doesn’t extend to trollish behavior, which is how he characterizes the satirical magazine.  Thankfully, though, there are more reasonable voices out there.  Rich…

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The Horse You Rode In On

As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time. – Donald Rumsfeld   Like many conservatives, I’m highly disappointed that John Boehner will return to serve as Speaker of the House again.  His…

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Left Tactics: Bullying

Recently on The Refinery, our weekly grassroots strategy session with The Party of Choice and The Conservative Union, we decided to begin a series on the tactics of the Left.  As far back as Rush Limbaugh’s early days as a nationally-syndicated talk show host, we’ve had discussions on the Right…

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Happy New Year *

On The Refinery this week, we shared some of our New Year’s Resolutions for the Conservative Movement.  We had a great discussion about things we want to do better in 2015, but the thing I think we spent the most time on was ‘Remember Who The Real Enemy Is’.  That…

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The Right Questions

At least I’m pretty sure it does. If you have even loosely followed the news over the past few weeks, you probably noticed a trend – lying has been front page news.  From Gruber and Obamacare stories, to the Rolling Stone’s sketchy reportage of an alleged on-campus rape, to the…