Tag Archive for conservatives

RIP: The Fairness Doctrine

The FCC yesteday effectively killed the Fairness Doctrine, which had been effectively deregulated since the Reagan Administration, along with about 80 other rules affecting broadcast communication that the Obama Administration considers “out of date.” I believe this is a mistake. Mass media have evolved into multiple sources of media from a host of new satellite…

Psychology Today: Liberals are Smarter

We can’t say we’re surprised but according to an article in the journal Psychology Today, Liberals are smarter than Conservatives (no separate testing was done for Tea Party members). Now I’m certain this article is going to raise the hackles of those on the right, but read the story to conclusion and then make a…

Paul Krugman: Most Libertarians Fail to Defend Liberty

 I’m looking forward to the comments our Libertarian friends will have to this New York Times blog post by Paul Krugman. I’m sure there will be whining and complaining, and usually from the same people so quick to ill-define what Liberals stand for and support. I’ve said for years that these Ron/Rand Paul loving…

An Email from a Conservative

Jim Bieber, who runs a public affairs firm and handles a lot of conservative clients, took me to task for the post I put up about referencing resigned-Alaska govenor and failed VP candidate Sarah Palin’s defense of her website’s gunsight targets and language of “reload” in the wake of the Rep. Giffords shooting as a…

A Reader Rebuttal worth Reading

April Fool's 2007

On April Fool’s Day 2007, Mike Lawson pulled the perfect prank announcing that Red County has acquired the Liberal OC blog and changed the name to “The Blue Minority” with a tag line “Because even Liberals should get the chance to speak.”  A political reporter from the Register actually bought it and called Matt Cunningham…

Would the Tea Party Throw Reagan Under the Bus?

This weekend marks the 100th birthday of the most beloved Republican president ever – Ronald Reagan.  Now, there is a lot for any American to like about President Reagan.  He had unbridled optimism, a great sense of humor and actual respect for members of the opposing party.  But as a Democrat who survived the Reagan…