Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Wow: Ford + GM want a 3rd, even lower-wage tier of workers below the $16/hr “Tier 2” bloom.bg/1G8oY5V (Solution: More immigration!)

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This piece-from the left-seems a challenge to @LHSummers‘ apparent idea that adding unskilled immigrant workers helps gu.com/p/46qex/stw

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With open borders: “It is the relatively unskilled in the bottom half of the distribution who have lost out.” #tlot gu.com/p/46qex/stw

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The attempted likeablization of Cruz by his campaign is going go to be a painful phase for all of us nyti.ms/1Gm3hzv

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Fox is part of the story. Can’t be a no-go-zone//”Mark Levin Goes After Fox News for ‘Trashing’ Ted Cruz” mediaite.com/online/mark-le…

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Listening to NPR (TED hour) + realized where the obnoxious tone-adopted by @vox-of “explaining” what are highly dubious truths may come from

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Going to be hard to ignore: “My No. 1 problem with him right now is the whole amnesty thing.” politico.com/story/2015/03/…

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THAT’S ENOUGH: “On policy matters, it’s hard to find an issue other than immigration where we disagree with him”-@WSJ on.wsj.com/1FwL0jT

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“Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check” nydn.us/1HteQCT

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Is Immigration now a No-Go Zone for the MSM? is it possible to write a take-out on Ted Cruz’s strategy for winning the 2016 GOP presidential nomination without mentioning, even once, his opposition to delusional establishment Amnesty-First schemes for legalizing the current illegal immigrant population — and the potential for that opposition to a) help him cut down GOP rivals and b) appeal to the moderate white working class voters he’d desperately need in a general election? You would think the national political correspondent for the New York Times would not make that mistake. You would be wrong. …

It’s not a mistake, of course. The  establishment press really doesn’t want to talk about immigration. It’s like a sore spot in a relationship:  ‘If we ignore it maybe it will go away and nobody will be upset.”  So large mysterious things happen — the Department of Homeland Security is threatened with a shutdown, maybe Ted Cruz starts to get traction — without apparent explanation. Perhaps it’s the result of global warming, or Mercury is in retrograde [No-ed..] …

This seems to be the next big thing in cocooning: Don’t confect positive trends (like the popularity of amnesty) or downplay unfavorable trends (like opposition to amnesty). Just ignore the whole business completely. I predict trouble. …

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Fox’s Kurtz says Tucker Carlson’s “No-Trash-Fox” rule “helps undercut his site’s independence.” Those Fox people are vicious! First they scare Carlson into performing demeaning acts. Then they shoot him for doing it. Next they’ll bill him for the cost of the bullets. …

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Rules: Emailer R suggests that New Republic, under Marty Peretz, had a “No-Trash-Gore” rule similar to Tucker Carlson’s “No-Trash-Fox” rule at Daily Caller. That was not my experience. True, Marty had his areas of … concern. But I remember several times trying to quit on principle — there’d be all that good publicity, plus no deadlines for a while — only to have Marty or his editors at the last minute graciously relent and publish. So annoying.  People at TNR argued with Marty a lot — you never had to worry that he was secretly mad at you. But he also had an academic’s tolerance for wild contention. Seems quaint now. …

P.S.: The Washington Monthly under Charlie Peters was different. TWM, as others have noted, wasn’t a forum for ideas. It was a forum for Charlie’s ideas. If you wanted to get your piece published you pretty much had to convince Charlie it was right, on policy as well as facts. But you knew that was the deal going in (plus Charlie has sound judgment). And once he had something he wanted to say Charlie was fearless about saying it even if it might offend people who could do him lots of favors — which he, in fact, repeatedly did. (I do remember he had a “One Block Rule,” which is he would avoid angering neighbors he actually had to see in the morning when he went out the front door.)  Perhaps as a result, Charlie did not get rich off his magazine– even lawyer-rich. But he didn’t seem to need to. [Also quaint?-ed You said that …].

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Here’s this morning’s CNN Reliable Sources, with Brian Stelter and me discussing Fox cnn.com/videos/tv/2015…

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