McConnell warns of attempts by Obama, Media Matters to silence critics
During the speech, entitled “Growing Threats to Our First Amendment Rights,” McConnell emphasized what he views as a continuing effort by the Obama administration and its surrogates, like Media Matters, to “muffle” free speech by exposing “critics to harassment and intimidation, either by government authorities or third party allies, and that should concern every one of us.”
“The attacks on speech are legion,” said McConnell, placing special emphasis on efforts by Democrats to turn back political speech protections afforded by the Supreme Court’s decision in the infamous Citizens United case.
Libertarian does not mean ‘pro-corporate’
WASHINGTON EXAMINER – Tim Carney
So, why is Lambert confused? Probably because he buys the Jane Mayer/Thomas Frank definition of the libertarian movement: a “pro-corporate movement,” as Mayer puts it.
Who opposed TARP? Who opposed the Export-Import Bank reauthorization recently? Who stood against the Chamber of Commerce when the Chamber supported the stimulus? Libertarians.
Liberals Still in Denial of Wisconsin Recall Results
RED ALERT POLITICS — Mike Wakefield
In politics, as in life, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. No matter how liberals attempt to spin it, it’s clear voters are supporting lawmakers who seek to balance their budgets though compensation cuts to public unions rather than continue the bipartisan tradition of buying-off union support with ever increasing benefits.
The same night of Walker’s victory, California voters in San Jose and San Diego similarly voted to overwhelmingly to cut retirement benefits for their unionized city workers.
Left-wing foundations: A quiet Leviathan
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — David Horowitz and Jacob Laskin
As of 2009, the financial assets of the 115 major tax-exempt foundations of the Left added up to nearly $105 billion. That is over 10 times greater than the financial assets of the 75 major foundations of the Right.
Not that such disparities have deterred progressives from portraying themselves as underdogs.