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News Roundup for April 21

It’s enough to make you become a Mennonite: “The Amish church frowns on government aid, but it relented on unemployment checks after a wave of layoffs … Church leaders justified the decision because workers are collecting on the unemployment taxes they paid into the system.” Credit card restrictions in the works: “In December, the Federal…

News Roundup for April 20

The party of know-nothing: “Limbaugh recently told the CPAC audience that the right should ‘stop assuming that the way to beat [the left] is with better policy ideas,’ pointing to the Republican contingent that isn’t especially concerned with ‘substantive answers.’ ” You ain’t conservative enough for us:  Rep. Gresham Barrett of South Carolina “was booed…

News Roundup for April 18

Not everyone you disagree with is a communist, and here’s $310,000 to prove it: “A 65-year-old former boat person … won a six-figure judgment in Washington state court against people who have accused him of being a communist.” Illegals, illegals, illegals: The Pew Hispanic Center has released a 52-page report entitled “A Portrait of Unauthorized…

News Roundup for Monday, April 13

To the Shores of Tripoli: “Within days of his March 1801 inauguration … Thomas Jefferson ordered a naval and military expedition to North Africa, without the authorization of Congress, to put down regimes involved in slavery and piracy. The war was the first in which the U.S. flag was carried and planted overseas; it saw…

News Roundup for Friday, April 10

Be careful what you wish for: Liberal OC really has nothing to say about the picture on the left, but it was too precious not to share. If you dare, watch Rachel Maddow and Anna Marie Cox dip into the subject on a “Conservatives Go Teabagging” clip. Prop 187 is back: “Despite the fact that…

News Roundup for Thursday, April 9

John Campbell gets by with a little help from his friends: John Campbell doesn’t request earmarks, so the other OC members of Congress do it for him. Congressmen Miller,  Calvert (especially Calvert), and Royce, and Congresswoman Sanchez all help out by asking for money for projects in Campbell’s district. Those liberal scoundrels at the Chicago…

News Roundup for Tuesday, April 7

Cue the tiny violins: “Citigroup Inc.’s new board chairman, Richard Parsons, said financial institutions are being targeted for creating the nation’s financial crisis, but they aren’t the only ones responsible.” Rick Warren bears false witness to Larry King: The Gay-Bashing Driven Life.”Will Rick Warren ever be held accountable for trying to rewrite his bigoted history?”…