Muslims Defend Homicides in USA Today Editorial

The media is giving editorial space in which Muslims defend homicides. I guess we can consider ourselves “warned.” USA Today obviously thought it was a good idea Thursday to print an argument that murder of those who “insult” Muhammad is not only “legitimate,” but apparently “right”: “People know the consequences: Opposing view.” Why did France allow the tabloid to provoke Muslims? Contrary to popular misconception, Islam does not mean peace but rather means submission to the commands Read more […]

Obamacare an Economic Failure for the Middle Class – USA Today

Naturally the newspaper did not admit that they were telling us that Obamacare is an economic failure. They didn’t mention Obamacare at all. But that is what they ended up saying anyway. The (hidden) admission occurred under the depressing headline: “7 things the middle class can’t afford anymore.” The middle class has certainly changed. We’ve ranked a list of things the middle class can no longer really afford. We’re not talking about lavish luxuries, like private jets and yachts. Read more […]

USA Today Tries to Blame Ferguson Riots on Police Militarization

Anyone who reads this blog knows that we have a real problem with police militarization. We celebrate the few times that the police state is rolled back. Furthermore, if witness statements are true, then what happened to the shooting victim certainly seems to be an unjustified homicide. But USA Today’s attempt to blame the militarization of the police doesn’t make sense to me. The Pentagon might not have boots on the ground in Ferguson, Mo., where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by Read more […]

No One Signed the Declaration of Independence to Get an SUV

Yesterday was the Fourth of July and USA Today decided to celebrate it by running this atrocious story: “Price tag for the American dream: $130K a year.” The story features a graphic that has all the alleged expenses of “the American dream.” Some of them were just useless, like the medical expenses. That number would vary wildly (or perhaps now that we are all equally gouged under Obamacare it is easier to figure out). And why assume everyone would want an SUV? Why not a used minivan? For Read more […]

How Liberals Think: Cantor’s Loss Means a Shortage of Laws! Oh No!

It is so weird to see Liberals writing what they purport are bipartisan arguments that should appeal to all Americans but do nothing of the kind. Instead, they simply assume Liberalism is true and that Liberal arguments will persuade all readers. Consider this headline on an editorial from USA Today: “Cantor’s defeat is your loss.” This document pretends to be an argument that all of us will be worse off because of the Tea Party victory. In the end, though, why Cantor lost isn’t as important Read more […]

Polls Show a Different Story Than the Media Regarding the Popularity of the Democrats

So far, the Democrats are fully engaged in the pretense of making clothes for the emperor. They go to elaborate lengths to pretend he is not naked and exposed to the voters. The media cooperates with the ruse, pretending that he is handsomely clothed. Only one Democrat has been willing to break ranks and admit the truth. But the polls indicate that the public is not being persuaded by the media’s pretense. From Business Insider: The Republican Party is at its strongest point in two decades Read more […]

The Fake Story About Jews Being Required to Register in Ukraine

Last night I saw a spate of headlines that indicated Jews in a Ukraine city located in the more pro-Russian region had been ordered to register. Here was how the Washington Times began its story. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Jews in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk were recently given notices instructing them to officially identify themselves as Jews. “In the year 2014, after all of the miles traveled and all of the journey of history, this is not just intolerable, it’s Read more […]

USA Today’s Good News Shows Readers How Bad The Looming Debt Crisis Will Be

The fact that this is considered positive news about the deficit demonstrates how doomed we really are: The budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2013 dropped to $680.3 billion, the government reported Wednesday — the first time in five years the shortfall has been below $1 trillion. Both the Obama administrations and congressional Republicans cited their own cost-cutting efforts. The deficit “is now less than half of what it was when the president took office,” said Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in Read more […]

USA Today Spins Coming Obamacare Disaster For Hospitals

The fact that this story is put out as if it were rational information about a topic shows you how deeply the American media is committed to Big Government and would rather believe politicians than use their brains. USA Today’s sub-headline says it all: One thing about the Affordable Care Act is clear: Hospitals will exist in a world where they are rewarded more for the quality of care than for the volume of patients they treat. How is anyone going to be able to measure and price “quality”? Read more […]

USATODAY: The Government-Funded Hospital Boom Is Bursting

On an “ideological” level, I mostly find Megan McArdle far too “establishment” to say I like her. But she does have some real skills in economic analysis. Because of her, I wasn’t surprised at all at the recent USA Today headline: “A Job Engine Sputters As Hospitals Cut Staff.” Hospitals, a reliable source of employment growth in the recession and its aftermath, are starting to cut thousands of jobs amid falling insurance payments and inpatient visits. The payroll cuts are surprising Read more […]

What Most Americans Don’t Know About Taxes

I read USA Today because it gives me a quick rundown on popular news. Every so often I find a story that surprises me. Rarely do I agree with its Founder, Al Neuharth. But in his Plain Talk article of February 1, 2013, his article on “How income tax has changed in 100 years” caught my attention: “If you’re getting ready to file your income tax return, you should be interested to know that what you’re doing started 100 years ago. But what a difference that century has made! Examples: “When Read more […]

Defunding the Education Thugs

Some of the more welcome news to come out in the last month is the nearly wholesale collapse of faith in the American public schools. It has been reported that as few as 29% of Americans have confidence in the public school system, which only goes to prove how ineffective the system really is. The fact that even 29% of people in this country could even remotely claim to have any vestige of trust left in such a proven money and time-waster as the public school system is the best evidence that promoting Read more […]