The Calvin Coolidge Presidency at the Century Mark

February 21st, 2023 6:05 PM

WASHINGTON – How people understand history largely depends on who writes it and from what perspective. Calvin Coolidge, our 30th president, has received what might be called a raw deal from historians like Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Henry Steele Commager, among others. They created a caricature of Coolidge that includes blaming him for the Great Depression, which began in 1929, the year after…

Politico's Kelsey Snell Sloppily Decries Indiana's Economic Progress

December 23rd, 2013 10:28 AM
Kelsey Snell "is a tax reporter at POLITICO Pro." Her output in a column entitled "Indiana lures 'Illinoyed' biz with tax breaks" makes one wonder how she arrived at her current position. Snell's piece is riddled with striking omissions and lame progressive talking points. But the most jaw-dropping element in her report is her clear inability to detect erroneous numbers which she and her…

'Double Down': Huntsman Campaign Behind 2011 Smears of Herman Cain and

November 2nd, 2013 1:10 PM
Not surprisingly, the liberal media on Friday focused on leaked details from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's new book "Double Down" that involved Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, and Chris Christie. Yet buried deep in Peter Hamby's review at the Washington Post was a paragraph claiming the campaign of former Utah governor Jon Huntsman was behind the 2011…

Cal Thomas Column: The Stossel Solution

July 13th, 2012 3:45 PM
In order to get the correct answer to anything, one must ask the right question. That is what former ABC News and current Fox News TV host John Stossel does on his weekly program. If ever there was "must see-TV," this is it. Stossel's show on Saturday, June 30 was a classic. It was called "Government, Incorporated" and focused on what private industry can do less expensively and more…

'Solicitweetion': AP Reporter Tweets For Negative Comments on Mitch Da

June 21st, 2012 4:07 PM
The Tweet watchers at Michelle Malkin's caught an Associated Press reporter seeking out (perhaps the term should be "solicitweeting," with "solicitweetion" as the related noun) negative comments about Mitch Daniels on Twitter earlier today from Purdue alumni and students about the appointment announced today of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to become that school's next president…

MSNBC's Roberts: Indiana's New Right-to-Work Statute a Blow to 'Union

February 2nd, 2012 3:18 PM
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts isn't even trying anymore to be an objective journalist. Yesterday's passage of a right-to-work bill in Indiana was a measure "stripping the state of union rights," Roberts insisted during the 11 a.m. Eastern hour of MSNBC programming. "That makes Indiana not just the 23rd union-busting state, but the first new right-to-work state in ten years," the anchor noted as he…

Biz News Wire Reuters Spins Passage of Ind. Right-to-Work Bill with Li

February 2nd, 2012 11:50 AM
The passage of "controversial" right-to-work legislation in Indiana is a "blow to organized labor." That's the spin by Reuters reporter Susan Guyett, who front-loaded her coverage of the bill's passage by focusing on anger from liberals and labor unions over the new legislation (emphases mine):

Krauthammer Advises Romney: Memorize Daniels' SOTU Response, 'Give it

January 28th, 2012 12:18 PM
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Friday had some high praise for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels' Republican response to Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week along with some advice for presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "Memorize that speech, give it everywhere you go, you’ll be president" (video follows with absolutely no need for commentary):

Rachel Maddow Sniffs in Disdain at Belief in America as 'Shining' City

January 26th, 2012 12:14 PM
Thanks for sharing, Rachel, and confirming what we already knew. The oh-so bright light in MSNBC's nightly firmament could barely contain her revulsion after Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels cited a familiar metaphor for America, that of the shining city on a hill, while delivering the official Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address. (video after page break)

Mitch Daniels No Fan of Jon Stewart

September 29th, 2011 12:33 AM
A few days after a contentious appearance on The Daily Show, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels made clear to the Washington Examiner’s “Yeas & Nays” column that he didn’t appreciate how Jon Stewart treated him.  In the item in Wednesday’s newspaper, “Stewart not among Mitch Daniels favorite book tour stops,” the free daily’s Nikki Schwab noted how Daniels is on a book tour and “said he had…

CBS Tries Its Darndest To Get Gov. Daniels To Trash GOP Field

September 26th, 2011 6:36 PM
On Monday's Early Show, CBS's Jim Axelrod pressed Gov. Mitch Daniels to anything derogatory about the Republican presidential field, leaving the Indiana politician little time to say anything about his new book. Axelrod also devoted a significant amount of time during the interview to the question of whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would get into the presidential race. The…

Jon Stewart Presses Mitch Daniels to Admit the GOP Uses Intemperate 'S

September 22nd, 2011 10:52 PM
On The Daily Show Wednesday night, Jon Stewart interviewed Mitch Daniels and there were no laughs. Stewart put on his serious face, stroked his chin, and tried to get Daniels to admit that the Republicans were unfairly defending wealthy people and making no sense. Stewart played dumb: “It seems like the Republicans are doing everything they can to protect the wealthiest people in this country…

NBC's Guthrie Urges Obama 'Go For Broke' With New Stimulus

August 22nd, 2011 11:46 AM
In an interview with former press secretary and current Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Sunday's Meet the Press, substitute host Savannah Guthrie pushed the President from the left: "If the President thinks more should be done, if he thinks there should be more stimulus, why doesn't he just go for broke? Why doesn't he go out there and ask for it, make a case for it?" Guthrie worried…

MSNBC's Bashir Plays Softball With Planned Parenthood President

June 7th, 2011 9:24 AM
Martin Bashir tossed softballs at Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards on his eponymous MSNBC program on Monday, letting his guest spout her talking points in defense of her abortion-providing organization. Bashir even went so far to use a phrase in vogue with the pro-abortion left in one of his questions: "Do you think this is, in effect, a war on women?" [Audio available here; video…