San Francisco Chronicle:
No endorsement in U.S. Senate race — Californians are left with a deeply unsatisfying choice for the U.S. Senate this year. The incumbent, Democrat Barbara Boxer, has failed to distinguish herself during her 18 years in office. There is no reason to believe that another six-year term …
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air, American Power, Moe_Lane's blog, Liberty Pundits Blog, Calitics and The Page
Allahpundit / Hot Air: New polls show Fiorina and Paul fading …
Clyde Middleton / Liberty Pundits Blog: Thump? Not sure. SF Chronicle refuses to endorse Boxer. Or Fiorina
Robert Cruickshank / Calitics: The SF Chronicle's Absurd Senate Non-Endorsement
Feifei Sun / The Page: SF Chron: No Endorsement in Senate Race
UN to appoint Earth contact for aliens — THE United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as EarthÂ's first contact for any aliens that may come visiting. — Mazlan Othman, the head of the UN's little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa) …
Bruce McQuain / Questions and Observations: Third world debating society elects itself world's envoy in case of alien contact
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway: U.N. To Appoint Obscure Scientist As Official “First Contact” Representative
Stephan Tawney / The American Pundit: Bizarre: UN to Appoint Ambassador to Aliens
Jonah Goldberg / National Review: I Feel Safer Already
Meredith Jessup / The Blaze: United Nations to appoint alien ambassador
Megan Carpentier / TPMDC:
Ann Coulter At Homocon: 'Marriage Is Not A Civil Right. You're Not Black.' — Ann Coulter doesn't mince words. And even when speaking to a gay conservative organization, GOProud, at their inaugural Homocon party on Saturday night, she apparently wasn't willing to start.
Discussion: Little Green Footballs and Joe. My. God.
Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs: Coulter Speaks to Gay Republicans: 'You're Not Black'
Ben Smith / The Politico:
They're gay, conservative and proud
They're gay, conservative and proud
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Towleroad News #gay and Joe. My. God.
Christopher R. Barron / The Daily Caller: The rise of the political unicorns
Tanya Somanader / Think Progress:
Boehner: The ‘Pledge’ Is Just To ‘Lay Out The Size Of The Problem,’ Americans Aren't Ready For Solutions — Since its release last week, House Republicans have been touting their “Pledge To America” as a bold policy vision to solve the nation's problems, which they would enact if they gain a majority after the November elections.
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Boehner: Tax cuts punt ‘most irresponsible thing I have seen’ — House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) called Congress' expected adjournment before acting on the Bush-era tax cuts the “most irresponsible thing that I have seen since I have been in Washington, D.C. — “And I've been here a while,” he added.
Discussion: The Politico, Raw Story and CNN
Richard H. Thaler / New York Times:
What the Rich Don't Need — WANT to give affluent households a present worth $700 billion over the next decade? In a period of high unemployment and fiscal austerity, this idea may seem laughable. Amazingly, though, it is getting traction in Washington.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?
So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?
Discussion: Firedoglake, The Impolitic, Angry Bear and Economist's View
Libby Spencer / The Impolitic: Sunday reading — Slept in this morning and I have to work …
Rdan / Angry Bear: Tax cuts are pledged why??
Brad Hamilton / New York Post:
A'jad monster's ball — Tweet — It was a strange week for the loony strongman from Iran. — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's six nights in New York featured a secret sit-down with militant minister Louis Farrakhan, heckling in a hotel bar, and a fear of being rubbed out that bordered on paranoia.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit, Atlas Shrugs, AmSpecBlog, JammieWearingFool and Weasel Zippers
Quin Hillyer / AmSpecBlog: Black Panthers; Black Days at DoJ
Frank I. Luntz / Washington Post:
Is the ‘Pledge to America’ a worthy successor to the ‘Contract With America’? — The men and women were so angry that they were actually spitting on me as they barked out their complaints — “sickening government spending” and “lobbyist legislation” and “repulsive corruption” and the “whole stinking mess.”
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Exchequer vs. Economist — Some fellow at The Economist has taken me to task for my description of socialism and communism: “The difference between communism and socialism: Under communism, politics begins with a gun in your face; under socialism, politics ends with a gun in your face.”
Discussion: The Mahablog, Dean's World and EconLog
Maha / The Mahablog: Taxes and the Real World
Arnold Kling / EconLog: A Libertarian One-Liner — from Kevin D. Williamson:
MikeM / Confederate Yankee:
The Erik Scott Shooting: Update 3 — Since the second update, many interesting developments have come to light and many questions have been answered, or at least, more informed suppositions can reasonably be made. However, complete and accurate original source videos and audio and transcripts …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
Candidate trips on birther issue — Tim Walberg, the former GOP congressman running to win back his Michigan seat from freshman Democratic Rep. Mark Schauer, says he doesn't know whether President Obama was born in America or if he is a Muslim. — Asked on a local call-in radio show whether …
Discussion: Alan Colmes' Liberaland
Counter Islamophobia, Muslim nations urged — Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu urged members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to work with Western leaders to dispel misconceptions about their faith. They met on the edge of the UN General Assembly. — Ihsanoglu said on Saturday …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Democrats Unleash Ads Focusing on Rivals' Pasts — WASHINGTON — Democratic candidates across the country are opening a fierce offensive of negative advertisements against Republicans, using lawsuits, tax filings, reports from the Better Business Bureau and even divorce proceedings to try …
Discussion: The Politico, theblogprof, iOwnTheWorld.com, American Power, CNN, Prairie Weather, Wake up America, Commentary, The Other McCain, THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS and The Page
BigFurHat / iOwnTheWorld.com: When Progs Attack — Across the nation we are witnessing the shameful display.
Donald Douglas / American Power: Democrats Unleash Ads Focusing on Rivals' Pasts
Prairie Weather: Digging deep into Republican candidates' pasts (and present) and coming up with dirt
Susan Duclos / Wake up America: New York Times Reports Democratic Desperation
John Steele Gordon / Commentary: Mourning in America — I confess to a weakness for puns.
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Democrats Unveil 2010 Message: ‘Hope, Change and a Buttload of Attack Ads’
Reliapundit / THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: DEMOCRATS UNLEASH UNPRECEDENTED SLEW OF PERSONAL ATTACK ADS AGAINST GOP OPPONENTS
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Rove Returns, With Team, Planning G.O.P. Push — WASHINGTON — In 2004, the Republican master strategist Karl Rove led weekly sessions at his Washington residence where, over big plates of his butter-smothered “eggies” and bacon slabs, he planned the re-election of President George W. Bush …
Discussion: Firedoglake, Politics Daily, FrumForum and Washington Post
Glenn W. Smith / Firedoglake: Thoughts on the “Return” of Karl Rove
Dana Milbank / Washington Post: Tim Kaine's GOP cannibal quip: Unfair to the Donners
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Their Moon Shot and Ours — China is doing moon shots. Yes, that's plural. When I say “moon shots” I mean big, multibillion-dollar, 25-year-horizon, game-changing investments. China has at least four going now: one is building a network of ultramodern airports; another is building a web …
Discussion: Classical Values, TechCrunch, ColoradoPols.com, Swampland and naked capitalism
Lora Kolodny / TechCrunch: The All-Electric Coda Sedan, Made In California And China, Coming To U.S. Markets
Harrydoby / ColoradoPols.com: Stop Making Sense
Wayne Slater / Dallas Morning News:
Poll finds Perry has the numbers, but White has a shot — email@example.com — AUSTIN - Rick Perry has a solid but not insurmountable lead over Democrat Bill White in a new poll that indicates the Republican governor has yet to win over a majority of Texas voters.
Discussion: Politics Daily
Walter Shapiro / Politics Daily:
The First Kennedy-Nixon Debate: Are We Better Off than 50 Years Ago? — Fifty years ago in Chicago, on Sept. 26, 1960, an enervated and emaciated Richard Nixon spent the day in seclusion in his suite at the Pick-Congress Hotel. The GOP presidential nominee's contact with the outside world …
Discussion: The Caucus
Janie Lorber / The Caucus: Sunday Word: Visual Age at 50
‘This Week’ Transcript: Axelrod, McConnell and Queen Rania — Plus, the ‘This Week’ roundtable. — AMANPOUR: Hello again. And this week, the recession was finally declared over. It officially ended June 2009, but the recovery has been slow and the voters have been losing patience.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
CNN Poll: Nearly three-fourths say recession not over — Washington (CNN) - Economic experts may believe the recession is over, but try telling that to the public. — Seventy-four percent of Americans believe the economy is still in a recession, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway, American Power and Gateway Pundit
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway: Recession Over ? Most People Don't Think So