Monthly Archives: April 2015

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Contextualized Sin

Victor Davis Hanson writes in the National Review, Moral Schizophrenics I am not suggesting that there is a direct connection between the new political correctness and an epidemic of personal dishonesty — only that at best the former has done nothing…

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Creating Zombie Businesses

from John Mauldin’s Thoughts from the Frontline excerpts: By encouraging a reach for yield in riskier investments because interest rates are abnormally low, the Fed has created an environment in which far more risk is being taken than is normal and…

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The Progressive City

The editors of The Wall Street Journal wrote The Blue-City Model excerpts: You’re not supposed to say this in polite company, but what went up in flames in Baltimore Monday night was not merely a senior center, small businesses and…

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The Cynics in the Mirror

Bret Stephens writes in The Wall Street Journal, Hillary’s Cynical Song of Self excerpts: Cynicism is the great temptation of modern life. We become cynics because we desperately don’t want to be moralists, and because earnestness is boring, and because…

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Ethics Check

Victor Davis Hanson writes in the National Review, Moral Schizophrenics The provost of Stanford University recently wrote a letter to campus faculty and staff to address a perceived epidemic of student cheating. One report had suggested that 20 percent of the…

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The Clinton Slush Fund

from The New York Post, Isabel Vincent writes Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’ Excerpt: The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits last month.…

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Liberal and Conservative Borders

Quote of the Day from Cafe Hayek … is from Todd Zywicki – a colleague of mine from over in the GMU School of Law – who asks today on his Facebook page for the following clarification: So just to make sure…

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Deadly Economic Ignorance

Jeff Jacoby writes Politicians, ‘profiteers,’ and public health excerpts: “It’s just incredible,” the deputy fire chief of Revere, Mass., marveled in a public-radio interview last year. “There’s somebody who’s on the ground who’s literally dead. They have no pulse. Sometimes they’re blue,…

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Our Cultural Fabric

The claim that there is an anti-intellectualism woven  into our culture does not jibe with the remarkable innovations and progress also woven into our fabric. American’s disproportionate contribution to commerce, science and the arts are readily visible worldwide.  Anti-intellectualism was…

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The False Pride of the Poles

from Townhall, Suzanne Fields writes The FBI, the Holocaust and Us Excerpts: The speech, given in the Week of Remembrance, was framed to focus on something else, what the Holocaust means today, that no matter where we come from, whether…

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Endless Corruption

This corruption is nothing new and I fail to understand how she is even considered a serious candidate. She has the total lack of ethics and integrity of her husband and none of the charm. From the Wall Street Journal,…

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The Whole Story on Inequality

Brian Wesbury review Joseph Stigletz’s new book in the Wall Street Journal in One Man Against the 1% For the past 50 years, liberals have gotten almost exactly the policies they’ve wanted. So why are they still complaining? excerpts:  The…

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Racist Regulations

Jonah Goldberg writes Martin O’Malley’s modern-day know-nothingness at AEI excerpt: The first minimum wage laws were advocated by progressive economists on the assumption that if you forced employers to pay a “white man’s wage,” they’d only hire white men. As the…

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Political Notes 2015 04 22

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” Yogi Berra It is a common and comfortable construct to view the political debate as a continuum between Democrats and Republicans, Liberals and Conservative, Capitalists and…

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Pernicous Hypocrisy in Political Fundraising

Victor Davis Hanson writes in the National Review, Moral Schizophrenics excerpts: But Ms. Clinton’s public ethics are loud and clear: She damns the effects of private money in polluting politics; she is furious about Wall Street profit-making; she is worried…

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Political Climate

From The Heartland Institute, Patrick Moore, a founder of Greenpeace, writes Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic Excerpts: Climate change has become a powerful political force for many reasons. First, it is universal; we are told everything on Earth is…

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The Liquidity Trap

from John Mauldin’s Thoughts from the Frontline Central banks have proven that they can make money cheap and plentiful, but the money they’ve created isn’t moving around the economy or stimulating demand. It’s like a car. Our central banker can…

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Death By Victory

from Daniel Greenfield, The Sultan Knish, The Death of The Left Excerpts: What can the left achieve when it no longer has to worry about a conservative opposition, budgets, democracy or any other obstacle to its great dreams? Cities filled…

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Mutual Reinforcement of Foreign and Domestic Policy

from Bret Stephens at The Wall Street Journal, Israel Alone Excerpts: In other words, Mr. Obama is bequeathing not just a more dangerous Middle East but also one the next president will want to touch only with a barge pole.…

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Polish Holocaust Controversy

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