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Month: November 2010

The Week In Blog: Drudge Will Never Go Away Edition

The latest The Week In Blog is up at Bloggingheads.tv featuring the (brief) return of Matt Lewis, joining me to discuss the impact of Drudge on the TSA story and the Washington Post hiring of conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin. Watch it below.
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Sarah Palin Can’t Decide If Fictional Single Women Should Raise Children

Fans of The LiberalOasis Radio Show know we try very hard not to talk about Sarah Palin, because without liberal outrage, she would go away.
But I can’t pass this up.
Her new book bothers to slam the 1992 fictional TV character “Murphy Brown” for choosing to keep her baby and raise it without a father.
Media Matters excerpts:

Standing up for the family wasn’t fashionable then and it is even less fashionable now. Many of us remember one of the early and epic clashes of the American heartland versus Hollywood over the role of the American family.
It was May 1992, and thirty-eight million Americans watched as a fictional television journalist named Murphy Brown, finding herself over forty, divorced, and pregnant, decided to have the child alone. Without the baby’s father. On prime-time television.

And her new book praises the fictional movie character “Juno” for having her baby. AP reports:

Most Americans, I think, are a lot like Juno,” she writes — they may not be actively religious, “but they still want to do the right thing.”

Juno, of course, then gave her baby to a soon-to-be divorced woman who was going to raise it without a father.

The LiberalOasis Radio Show: G-O-P Does Not Spell J-O-B Edition

Traci Olsen brings back the Stabby Five. Bill Scher still waiting for one Republican jobs idea. Senate Dems refuse to point the finger at themselves. And what next for the squabbling deficit commission?
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The Week In Blog: Earmark For Me Not For Thee Edition

The latest The Week In Blog is up at Bloggingheads.tv featuring Melissa Clouthier and me discussing blog reaction to the TSA, the Ahmed Ghailani verdict, earmark reform and the deficit commission. Watch it below.
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The LiberalOasis Radio Show: Masseuse Edition

Where does President Obama go on the Bush tax cuts and deficit reduction? Traci leaves her stabbiness on the masseuse table. Plus, an interview with David Bollier, activist for reclaiming the commons and subject of the new documentary “This Land Is Our Land,” which will have a special screening at Amherst Cinema Sunday at 7:30 PM.
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The LiberalOasis Radio Show: Stabby Bill Edition

On this week’s podcast: Our post-election breakdown. The congressman Bill Scher will miss the most is not who you’d think, or even heard of. How quickly will Republicans try to shut down the government? Which states does Traci Olsen want to stab in the face?
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The Week In Blog: No Mandate Edition

The latest The Week In Blog is up at Bloggingheads.tv featuring The Heritage Foundation’s Conn Carroll and myself discussing blog reaction to the midterm elections. Watch it below.
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