Doug Schoen, “Obama Policies Turning Off Voters” – from the article: The Benenson survey shows that the administration’s approach is fundamentally at variance with the one voters desire. Voters favor tax cuts over government investment by a clear majority and are looking for candidates and parties that champion fiscal discipline, limited government, deficit reduction, a free market, pro-growth agenda, and comprehensive plans to create employment opportunities, enable entrepreneurship, and aid business creation.
LGF, “Cordoba House Imam: ‘I am a Jew, I Have Always Been One’” – from the article (Jeffrey Goldberg quoted): That any Muslim imam who stands before aJewish congregation and says, “I am a Jew,” is placing his life in danger. Remember, Islamists hate the people they consider apostates even more than they hate Christians and Jews. In other words, the man many commentators on the right assert is a terrorist-sympathizer placed himself in mortal peril in order to identify himself with Christians and Jews, and specifically with the most famous Jewish victim of Islamism.
Greg Sandow, “Still in the Clouds” – Heather Mac Donald of City Journal wrote a piece claiming that we live in a new “golden age” (her term) of classical music. The implications of this idiocy are staggering – saved in my drafts folder is a rant discussing how only in the age of Breitbart, where conservatives and libertarians must be right about everything and the establishment must be wrong, could this be possible. Sandow’s numbers should frighten you: we’re talking about classical album sales in the hundreds and thousands over a period of months, not days or weeks. There are some very positive developments for classical music, don’t get me wrong. I could see a rebirth of interest in our lifetime. But this is mainly here to warn you: some right now will say anything to convince you they can win the war of ideas. Those of us who work on ideas full time will call out those who are full of it, even if they’re on our side of the aisle.