Monthly Archives: November 2014

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Future Consumption Denied

From John Mauldin in his blog, Mauldin Economics, Where is the Growth? Yes, shrinking workforces, private-sector debt overhangs, and technological innovation are making it difficult to achieve “financially stable growth with full employment” (quoting Summers); but governments and central banks are…

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Politically Caused Crime

From Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish, Super-Amnesty Will Turn Every City into Detroit excerpts: Chicago’s murder rate in 1992 was double what it is today. The death rate was at 33.7 out of 100,000 which meant that you had a…

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Reading 2014 11 13

Jonthan Grubers Freudian Slip AMA vd Emmanuels 75 and out Gruber and Obama Meet the guy who found those Gruber Obamacare clips Chelsea’s rebellion Gruber under oath ? Voter Stupidity is GOP Ammo Obamacare was Designed to Deceive A Sign…

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Degrading American Democracy

From Commentary, Obamacare Lies and Democracy Excerpt: In a sense, Gruber’s statement doesn’t exactly break new ground. After all, if then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could say that ObamaCare had to be passed before its contents could be understood, it’s not…

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Inequality and The Missing Data

In The Wall Street Journal Phil Gramm and Michael Solon write How to Distort Income Inequality- The Piketty-Saez data ignore changes in tax law and fail to count noncash compensation and Social Security benefits. excerpt: The chosen starting point for…

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Weaponizing Compassion

From the October 2014 issue of Hillsdale’s Imprimis, William Voegeli writes The Case Against Liberal Compassion excerpt: All conservatives are painfully aware that liberal activists and publicists have successfully weaponized compassion. “I am a liberal,” public radio host Garrison Keillor…

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The Ends Justify the Means

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber admits to deceiving the pubic in order to pass Obamacare.   From The Daily Signal In a newly surfaced video, one of Obamacare’s architects admits a “lack of transparency” helped the Obama administration and congressional Democrats…

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Defying Julia

Kevin Williamson writes Julia Lost  in The National Review excerpt A funny thing happened in the “war on women” — Mia Love and Joni Ernst won, Wendy Davis and Sandra Fluke lost. The representative who will be the youngest woman ever…

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Trading Places

from The Sultan Knish, The Democratic Party’s Civil War is Here One is the old corrupt party of thieves and crooks. Its politicians, black and white, are the products of political machines. They believe in absolutely nothing. They can go from…

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More Thoughts on the Election

The stock market is moving higher, unemployment is consistently sliding, oil prices are down, the deficit is declining, and we have disengaged from unpopular conflicts.  So why did the GOP do so well? The biggest reason in my opinion is…

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Scott Walker- Results Do Count

from The Wall Street Journal, Joseph Rago writes How Scott Walker Keeps Winning Mr. Walker suggests a more secular reading: “People actually saw, they saw with their own eyes,” he says. “Once they got past the myths and the half-truths…

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The John Birch Left

Ed Driscoll writes in Pajama Media, The Rise of the John Birch Left. excerpts: The John Birch Society was founded in 1958 by businessman Robert Welch, and named after a Christian missionary shot by Communist forces in China in 1945, whom Welch…

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Polling Bias

from the Patriot Post   Pollaganda and the Election Results Pollaganda — n. 1. mainstream media (MSM) polling used to manipulate public opinion and advance a particular bias. 2. Outcome-based polling; instruments designed to generate a preferential outcome, which can…

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The Two Parties are Increasingly Irrelevant

From The Daily Beast Nick Gillespie writes Relax—Both Parties Are Going Extinct excerpts: What’s going on? The short version is that political, cultural, and even economic power has been decentralizing and unraveling for a long time. Whether you like it…

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It’s the Economy, Stupid

From Daniel Henninger in The Wall Street Journal, Why The Democrats Lost: Fifty years from now, no one will remember the names of the one-term Democratic senators or candidates who were washed out in the 2014 midterm elections—Hagan, Udall, Braley…

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The Media Got it Wrong

from Erick Erickson at Redstate, Lessons from the Night, Second, the Republican wave was too great to have been just their effort as opposed to a rejection of Democrats. Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida held on. Republicans picked up…

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Election Thoughts 2014 11 04

The GOP was favored demographically more in this election than they will be in 2016.  More Red states were involved.  Yet Illinois, Massachusetts,Maryland and other very blue states elected Republican governors. Election campaigns avoid specifics. We hear about leadership, bi-partisanship,…

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Accountability on Trial

From The Weekly Standard, Stephen Hayes writes An Election about Everything excerpt: It’s about a government that makes promises to those who have defended the country and then fails those veterans, again and again and again. It’s about a president…

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Empty Wars

from Victor Davis Hanson at PJ Media, Democrat Dilemmas excerpts: That said, after several past successful assaults, the latest version of “Sexist!/Racist! /Homophobe! /Nativist!” seems to be so predictable that it is becoming flat and boring. In other words, after…

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No More Munichs- defined

Conrad Black writes Battle of the Cliches in The National Review excerpt: “No more Munichs” must mean no more complicity in foreign aggression — it must not mean that the West will prevent any injustice that occurs everywhere in the world even if it is…

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