Monthly Archives: November 2010

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Civil Dissent

From “The Report of our Death was Greatly Exaggerated” The Conservative Resurgence by Wilfred M. McClay in the November 2010 Commentary Magazine (hard copy): There is a great deal of genteel moaning in the air about civility, or the lack…

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Novemer 3rd Observations

Not too many surprises that were not predictable. I was surprised that Reid won even though I thought Angle was weak. Intrade missed that one. Angle and O’Donnell may have overcome inexperience and qualifications in the primary, but that did…

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Where Bad Ideas Go

Writing in Townhall.com, Herb London, When Satirists Dominate the Culture. Excerpt: Oscar Wilde once argued that “when bad ideas have nowhere to go they gravitate to American universities and become courses.” Surely there is truth in this claim, but only…

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Does Government Stifle the American Spirit?

So I am lucky to catch a debate on Bloomberg on the topic “Does government stifle the American Spirit?” On the side taking the affirmative (that government does in fact stifle the American Spirit) is my favorite economist, Arthur Laffer,…

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An Ancient Jewish Tradition

This clip of Milton Friedman is a great insight into the ancient tradition of surviving is spite of governmental authority vs those who seek protection from that authority. tips to Bob Cain

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Hatred’s Political Utility

Ruth Wisse writes in the November 2010  Commentary (hard copy) The Anti-Semite’s Pointed Finger about the incredible historic persistence of anti-Semitism. She poses and then answers the question of why anti-Semitism remains when other hatreds and failed political philosophies have…

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Fighting the Wrong Recession

Michael Barone writes in Townhall.com Obama’s Economists Missed What Voters Plainly Saw. Barone makes an astute observation that there is a difference between the business cycle recessions more commonly seen in the past and a recession caused by a financial…

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Time To Sell

from Townhall.com Why Obama Does Not Get it by Bruce Bialosky Excerpt: Mr. Obama may be a smart man, but he cannot become a business brain through osmosis. It takes experience and a certain aptitude, neither of which he appears…

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November 1 Observations

Some random observations about this election. If one wants to really know what is motivating the Tea Party movement it would be the single word “arrogance”. John Kerry declares “we’ve lost our minds…truth and science and facts don’t weigh in..” …

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