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The Franzia Challenge

by Zoë Pollock Ari LeVaux stands up for boxed wine: Go buy a box of Franzia Cabernet (not the Merlot or Chianti), which I consider a decent yardstick of value in a good cheap blend. The box costs $ 15 for five liters. A standard wine bottle has 750 ml, so the Franzia works out […]

A New Year’s Prediction Challenge For Climate Alarmists

Happy New Year’s! Welcome to 2011, and a new decade. And one year closer to End Of Life As We Know it. 2150 and 2200 are fast approaching, the primary dates that the climate alarmists always want to use to denote when Earth is going to burn, baby, burn in fire, dan dan daaaan, fire, […]

Mack to Challenge Nelson in Florida?

Dave Catanese argues that Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) is showing all the telltale signs that he’s seriously mulling a run for U.S. Senate in 2012, when Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) will be up for re-election. “In mid-November, Mack wrote an op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel pressuring Nelson to support extending the Bush era tax cuts […]

A Brown primary challenge?

Scott Brown is getting a lot of ink today, with the announcement of a book tour and a profile of his efforts with Ron Wyden to tweak the health care law. And now there’s talk of a primary challenge against Brown, who has tacked to the center: But the threat of a primary challenge from conservatives […]

Federal court dismisses Miller challenge to election

Murkowski certifications to be complete tomorrow. Ruling that Joe Miller’s lawsuit contained no federal issues for him to resolve, Judge Ralph Beistline dismissed the Republican Senate nominee’s case late last night, ending for now the lengthy uncertainty over the election results.  The state issued a statement shortly after the dismissal that assured Alaskans that Lisa […]

Lakers will get challenge, but win on X-Mas is worth more to Heat –

Globe and Mail Lakers will get challenge, but win on X-Mas is worth more to HeatSI.comAfter upending the Suns without Dwyane Wade by his side, LeBron James and the Heat will take their talents to LA to face the reigning champion Lakers. As much as they'd rather play on any other day but Christmas, the […]

Fudgy The Iranian Whale’s Challenge to American Hegemony

The Green Zone is about to get an Iranian ice cream franchise called Ice Pack, reports the Washington Post’s Liz Sly, in “a vivid reminder of the shifting balance of power here as the U.S. military winds down its presence and prepares to go home.” Sly notes that Ice Pack’s franchising is modeled on a […]

Christie and the Pepsi Challenge

Ezra Klein draws an interesting parallel between the problems with the Pepsi Challenge and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) media strategy. “In 1975, Pepsi unleashed ‘the Pepsi Challenge,’ a blind taste test where subjects threw back an ounce of each beverage and reported back on their favorite. Their favorite was Pepsi… Behind all this […]

9/11 First Responders Challenge Teary-Eyed McConnell: ‘Where Is His Human Feeling For Us?’

In this lame duck session, Senate Republicans are grasping at every possible reason to “run out the clock” on any Democratic priority. Their brazen obstruction, however, took some victims last week when they used another filibuster to block the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. Named after a New York City policeman […]

Jets’ struggling QB faces must-win challenge – New York Post

Boston Globe Jets' struggling QB faces must-win challengeNew York PostRex Ryan, in the aftermath of a second consecutive anemic offensive performance by his Jets last Sunday against the Dolphins, stated publicly that he thought about benching his franchise quarterback during that loss. …Steelers' Troy Polamalu not likely to play vs. JetsBoston HeraldAgainst Steelers, Jets looking […]

Judge in Florida hears challenge to health care law

Sarasota, Florida (CNN) – Opponents of this year’s sweeping health care law challenged its validity in a Florida courtroom Thursday,… CNN Political Ticker

The winner of the 2010 PhD challenge is announced

Congratulations to Gabriel Parent of Carnegie Mellon for getting the phrase “I smoke crack rocks” into the final version of a peer-reviewed paper. Ezra Klein

Courtney Weighs Lieberman Challenge

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) tells the New London Day that he “will decide early next year whether to mount a campaign for the Senate in 2012 — adding another name to the list of those who might seek to unseat Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT).” Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire

A challenge to Khaled Amayreh

Khaled Amayreh, a prolific Arab writer and hater who we’ve already seen is an explicit anti-semite, has a new and unintentionally funny article: A few weeks ago, a supposedly religious activist, probably from one of the Gulf States, suggested to me that Muslims shouldn’t confine our attacks to Zionists; we ought, he said, to attack […]

Former DNC chair won’t challenge Obama in 2012

(CNN) – Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean dismissed talk Sunday that he will challenge President Obama in 2012, and he predicted the president will avoid a primary fight. “I don’t think he’s going to face an opponent in the Democratic primary,” Dean said in an interview on CBS. “I think that would be […]