Monthly Archives: September 2015

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

A Program for Every Problem

from George Will in The Washington Post, The danger of a government with unlimited power Lack of “a limiting principle” is the essence of progressivism, according to William Voegeli, contributing editor of the Claremont Review of Books, in his new…

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Similarities Between Nazis and Commies

From The Telegraph, Leftists become incandescent when reminded of the socialist roots of Nazism by Daniel Hannan Marx’s error, Hitler believed, had been to foster class war instead of national unity – to set workers against industrialists instead of conscripting…

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Eisenhower- A Better GOP Role Model

Excerpt from Modern Times on Eisenhower: “Eisenhower concealed his gifts and activities because he thought it essential that the autocratic leadership, which he recognized both America and the world needed, should be exercised by stealth. He had three quite clear…

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Pretending to Balance the Budget

from Kevin Williamson at National Review, We’re Not That Far from a Balanced Budget One, Americans earning $100,000 or more pay basically all of the federal income taxes, about 80 percent. That is far in excess of their portion of…

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Leftist Anti Semitism

from The Orange County Register, Jews finding less comfort on the Left by Joel Kotkin Like their European counterparts, some Democratic politicians soon may find that appealing to Muslims pays larger dividends than catering to Jews; by 2030 there will…

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Slide into Autocracy

from Kevin Williamson at National Review, Squeaker of the House: As Gohmert notes without quite saying so, these United States are in the process of transforming the form of their union government from that of a democratic republic to that…

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Abortion Support Data

from The Week, Why liberals should support banning late-term abortions by  Damon Linker Flush from their sweeping victory in the fight for same-sex marriage, many liberals may be inclined to think things are going their way on every issue in the…

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The Economics of Culture

Kyle Peterson interviews Thomas Sowell in the Wall Street Journal in The March of Foolish Things: excerpt: He offers another statistic: “For every year from 1994 to the present, black married couples have had a poverty rate in single digits,” Mr. Sowell…

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Incomplete Climate Models

from al fin next level Why are Climate Models so Estranged from Reality: Why do climate models predict apocalyptic levels of warming that do not match up with reality? It comes down to assumptions being made about numerous unknown dynamic quantities…

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Transforming American Rule

from Phil Gram in The Wall Street Journal,How Obama Transformed America Excerpts: American democracy has historically relied on three basic constraints: a shared commitment to the primacy of the constitutional process over any political agenda, the general necessity to achieve…

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Abstract Anguish

from Hillary Clinton’s Empire of Dirt by Victory Davis Hanson in National Review We all understand the principles of medieval liberal exemption. Progressives often voice abstract anguish to win psychological absolution and political cover for their own moral lapses and…

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Reality Political TV

The last Republican debates on CNN were worthless. Asking candidate X to comment on what candidate Y said about them was a juvenile waste of time. Having to make up a code name on the spot told us nothing about…

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Paranoid Explanations of Human Behavior

A few excerpts from Paul Johnson’s Modern Times, The World from the Twenties to the Nineties: “History shows us the truly amazing extent to which intelligent, well-informed and resolute men, in the pursuit of economy or in altruistic passion for…

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Rhetorical Exibitionism

from George Will at The Washington Post, Francis’ Fact-Free Flamboyance: Francis deplores “compulsive consumerism,” a sin to which the 1.3 billion persons without even electricity can only aspire. He leaves the Vatican to jet around praising subsistence farming, a romance best enjoyed…

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The Origins of the League of Nations

The common belief in our history is that President Woodrow Wilson championed the concept of the League of Nations and it failed at the hands of his Republican adversaries who leaned toward isolationism.  Historian Paul Johnson in his history of…

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So Much Sex, So Few Children

from Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish, A Tour of  Our Decadent Civilization Excerpt: The barbaric and vigorous civilizations speak little of sex and yet have high birth rates. Decadent civilizations are obsessed with sex and have few children. Perversions multiply in…

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Rent Extraction

Holman Jenkins in The Wall Srteet Journal, A Better Way to Bring the ‘Elites’ Into Line: excerpts: Business leaders. Management is a pragmatic exercise, so of course business leaders lobby for government policies that reduce their risks and hamper their competitors…

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The Sweetness of Illusion

from Leon Wieseltier at The Atlantic,  The Iran Deal and The Rut of History. excerpt: But what is the alternative? This is the question that is supposed to silence all objections. It is, for a start, a demagogic question. This…

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Perpetuating Bureaucracy

Kyle Peterson interviews Thomas Sowell in the Wall Street Journal in The March of Foolish Things: excerpt: Why do we never seem to learn these economic lessons? “I think there’s a market for foolish things,” Mr. Sowell says—and vested interests, too.…

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