My codefendant Erick Erickson has a post up over at RedState exploring the mainstream media’s Democrat-operatives-with-bylines’ prognostications of doom for the Republicans in 2016.

No, it just has to be a coincidence that on the same weekend five major media outlets run the same basic talking points against the GOP.

Read the whole thing.

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

Clinton CashPolitico reports that Fox News and the New York Times have both cut exclusive deals for early access to the anti-Hillary research to be published in Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich by Peter Schweizer. The book is due out on 5 May and can be pre-ordered here.

Martin O’Malley, Liberal Impersonator

That’s the message of this piece over at Slate. It points out that O’Malley, who is trying position himself to the left of Hillary Clinton for the coming primaries, is actually somewhat closer to the political center than she is.

However, O’Malley’s big problem isn’t his lack of leftism. It’s his record as Governor of Maryland. His eight years in Annapolis resulted in one of the bluest states electing a Republican as his successor. To overcome that, he’ll have to impersonate a competent leader, and those of us who suffered under his misrule in Maryland are unlikely to let him get away with it.