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Is Google programmed to teach us not to write "Democrat Party"?!

In a post earlier this morning, I noticed the congressional Democrats have something called "New Democrat Coalition" and wondered why they accepted using "Democrat" like that when they adamantly oppose "Democrat Party." It's a coalition of Democrats, so Democrat Coalition is fine grammatically. You can use a noun as an adjective when it makes sense. It's the Optimist Club, not the Optimistic Club. Why rankle at "Democrat Party"? And why think you're insulting them by calling it the "Democrat Par...
Tags: Google, Law, Israel, Grammar, Republican Party, Rats, Spelling, Democratic Party, Democrat Party, Hertzberg, Ann Althouse, Optimist Club, Hendrik Hertzberg, New Democrat Coalition, Mesquito, Democrat Coalition

Old Paul Ryan gaffe goes viral: "We're not going to give up on destroying the health care system"

This brainfart from the Republican speaker of the house dates to 2013, not the aftermath of his failure to pass his widely-disliked Obamacare replacement plan. Snopes: WHAT'S TRUE House Speaker Ryan said he would not give up on destroying the United States' health care system. WHAT'S FALSE The statement was a gaffe that was taken out of context, not an actual admission of intent. ... Although Ryan did say “we’re not going to give up on destroying the healthcare system for the American peop...
Tags: Post, Video, Politics, News, Obamacare, United States, House, Paul ryan, Gaffes, Ryan, Rush Limbaugh, Kinsley, Michael Kinsley, Hendrik Hertzberg

It Wouldn't Be A Democratic Debate Without Men Criticizing Hillary Clinton's Voice

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) faced off Thursday in a debate in Brooklyn, New York, just five days before the state's primary. As expected, things got heated. Also as expected, several prominent male political reporters and pundits criticized the former secretary of state's voice. Hillary's voice is annoying.— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) April 15, 2016 I don't think I'll be able to take listening to an annoyed President Hillary at ...
Tags: Washington Post, White House, Chicago, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Hillary, Huffington Post, Clinton, Sanders, John Podhoretz, Marina Fang, Wolf Blitzer, Bernie, Geraldo Rivera, Brooklyn New York, Greta Van Susteren