Welcome to the Week In Review, published every Friday on the blog. WiR is a collaborative effort of TAC’s Editors and contributors. Thought- and mirth-provoking articles we stumble across end up here.
“Sharyl Attkisson’s computer intrusions: ‘Worse than anything Nixon ever did’,” Eric Wemple, Washington Post
THE EDITORS: If true (and that’s a big ‘if’), this is a stunning abuse of power by the federal government. It may receive more play in the media than controversies like the IRS targeting scandal because the press tends to care about First Amendment rights that are germane to their profession.
“What’s Bad for America Is Good for Democrats,” Dennis Prager, National Review Online
“October 2014 Issue,” Frank Pray, Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Review
THE EDITORS: The latest from our friends at UNC-Chapel Hill.
“Listen to These Obesity Rap Songs That Cost You $88,529,” Elizabeth Harrington, The Washington Free Beacon
THE EDITORS: This ad by NARAL Pro-Choice America is a late contender for worst smear of the cycle (although the Wendy Davis wheelchair ad is stiff competition). Here in Realityland — a land far, far away from NARAL HQ — Gardner supports legislation to make the Pill available over the counter. That’s a far cry from wanting to “ban” it.
“Plutocratic Populism Pays,” Victor Davis Hanson, National Review Online
“What it looks like when taxi drivers protest Uber and Lyft in D.C.,” Andrea Peterson, Washington Post
THE EDITORS: The yellow cab cartel throws (another) tantrum. Plus, the mask slips..:
— Martin Di Caro (@MartinDiCaro) October 28, 2014
“Health-Care Hell,” Kevin D. Williamson, National Review Online
“Majoring in Fear,” Mark Shiffman, First Things
THE EDITORS: Shiffman argues that modern schools have become award mills, and the result is more limiting than affirming.
“Georgia gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter visits Athens,” Kendall Trammell, Red & Black
THE EDITORS: Well-known goober Jason Carter visited campus this week to meet an ardent crowd of Millennials with rectangular glasses.
Here’s a picture of him, chosen completely at random from the many hundreds of pictures taken during his visit.
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