Monthly Archives: August 2013

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Albert Guillory

I share this video not to promote the GOP but to question the limitations of the Democrat’s near monopoly on the black vote.

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Hillary and Syria

From Jennifer Rubin at The Washington Post Questions for Hillary Clinton: Does the United States have national security interests at issue in Syria? Did the inability to negotiate a status of forces agreement in Iraq embolden Iran and/or unleash sectarian…

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What Does Victory Look Like in Syria?

Mark Steyn writes in The National Review, An Accidental War: I see the Obama “reset” is going so swimmingly that the president is now threatening to go to war against a dictator who gassed his own people. Don’t worry, this isn’t…

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Is Democracy A Prerequisite for Innovation ?

Eamonn Fingleton writes in the New York Times America The Innovative?, 3/31/13 Excerpts: Few of the most creative societies of the ancient world were free. Certainly not Mesopotamia or Egypt. As for the spectacular creativity of early modern Europe, this…

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Real Respect for Power

From Today’s Sultan Knish: The United States was founded by English colonists who were dissatisfied with vesting this much power in a chief executive. Yet it’s the UK, whose leaders were far more bent on war, that will recall its…

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Big Spender Analysis

from Dan Mitchel at his blog- International Liberty- Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Barack Obama (Surprisingly) Is Not the Biggest Spender of All. It turns out that Obama supposed frugality is largely the result of how TARP is measured in…

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Notes from 013 08 30

“A talented con man, or a slick politician, does not waste his time trying to convince knowledgeable skeptics. His job is to keep the true believers believing. He is not going to convince the others anyway.” – Thomas Sowell How…

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The Worst of Both Worlds

Mark Steyn writes Obamacare’s Hierarchy of Privilege in The National Review. Excerpts: All third-party systems are crappy and inefficient. But socialized health care has at least the great clarifying simplicity of equality of crappiness: liberté, égalité,merde. It requires a perverse genius to construct a…

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An Atoll of Prosperity

from The Israeli Spring by Victor Davis Hanson in The National Review excerpts: In terms of realpolitik, anti-Israeli authoritarians are fighting to the death against anti-Israeli insurgents and terrorists. Each is doing more damage to the other than Israel ever…

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The New Civil Rights- An Exchange of Evils

Marching In Time in The National Review Another mark is the decrepitude of today’s civil-rights movement. The evils the movement fought — state-sponsored segregation, pervasive racial discrimination — have been vanquished. In their place are evils that are, alas, less…

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Global Cooling

Latest result of global warming: cooler temperatures by Michael Barone The science is settled, alarmists like to insist. But science is never settled; scientific theories are by definition falsifiable and sometimes are falsified. Recently Interior Secretary Sally Jewell assured an audience…

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Legitimacy and Consent

“Because we cannot irrefutably establish the superiority of our first principles to the satisfaction of the general public—because there is no real consensus—political entrepreneurs have been obliged to come up with arguments for forcing others to consent to their principles…

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An Inconvenient Political Economy

“In a 2011 survey, Porter and his colleagues asked HBS alumni about 607 instances of decisions on whether or not to offshore operations. The United States retained the business in just ninety-six cases (16 per cent) and lost it in…

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Soviet Style Business

Daniel Greenfield writes in Sultan Knish, Government Money, 3/17/13 Excerpts: And still some of the most greediest and most abusive companies, were invariably either created by the government or operate in close partnership with it. HMO’s were created by the government. Banks fed…

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iHealth Care

Kevin Williamson writes in The National Review, iPencil, Nobody knows how to make a pencil, or a health-care system Excerpts: Which is something to keep in mind the next time somebody promises to “solve” our health-care challenges or unemployment. Washington is…

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Hate Crime Hoaxes

A History of Hate Crime Hoaxes  

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The Real Enemy of Civil Society

“It is not technology that has hollowed out civil society. It is something Tocqueville himself anticipated, in what is perhaps the most powerful passage in Democracy in America. Here, he vividly imagines a future society in which associational life has…

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The Problem with Comprehensive Legislation

Mark Steyn writes Obamacare’s Hierarchy of Privilege in The National Review. Excerpts: As Nancy Pelosi famously said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.” But the problem with “comprehensive” legislation is that,…

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Readings 2013 08 22

The Work versus Welfare Trade-Off: 2013 Mad Men economics? No, we can’t return to the sky-high tax rates of postwar America Don’t Ignore Race in Christopher Lane’s Murder 2899 Record cold temps vs 667 record warm temps in U.S. —…

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Socialist Haves and Have Nots

Daniel Greenfield writes in his blog, Sultan Knish, Savages of Socialism, Excerpts: Nationalizing industries is a bad deal for consumers and taxpayers, but a great deal for workers. And all it takes is declaring the industry a vital one that can’t…

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