Michael Moore Is a Busy Man

I just read this Reuters piece about left-wing director Michael Moore’s successful effort to change the Academy Award nomination process for documentaries to discourage TV networks from gaming the system. Interesting cause, perhaps even deserving of praise, but it’s surprising that Moore had time to pursue it given his new job of producing Newt Gingrich’s attack ads on Mitt Romney.

John Hood — John Hood is president of the John William Pope Foundation, a Raleigh-based grantmaker that supports public policy organizations, educational institutions, arts and cultural programs, and humanitarian relief in North Carolina ...

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
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