Wednesday's links and comments
Wesley Pruden has a column which should be widely read by our representatives in congress. It is a shame we don't have a Churchillian caliber speaker today. But it is a larger shame we don't have an audience of the caliber Churchill was addressing.
Having taken control of Congress, the Democrats are quickly pushing legislation to ensure they retain control.
Democrats in Congress are pushing for legislation that they say would bring more balance to the media, but critics say would muzzle conservative voices.The liberal extremists have virtually complete control of the message delivered on TV. This legislation would be aimed at radio where conservative voices have been more entertaining and thus more successful.
The Fairness Doctrine, a federal regulation requiring broadcasters to present both sides of a controversial issue, was enforced by the Federal Communications Commission from 1949 to 1987, when it was dropped during the Reagan administration.
What I Saw in Iraq is an article by Michelle Malkin detailing her recent visit to Iraq.
I came to Iraq a darkening pessimist about the war, due in large part to my doubts about the compatibility of Islam and Western-style democracy, but also as a result of the steady, sensational diet of "grim milestone" and "daily IED count" media coverage that aids the insurgency.
I left Iraq with unexpected hope and resolve.
Frank Keating Decides Against Run For President. Well, that really clears the way for the other candidates. Seriously though, not that I was promoting Keating as a viable candidate but his decision speaks to the problem of presidential politics. You need big money to be competitive in the primary and big money wants to bet on a winning horse early.