Monthly Archives: June 2015

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Peter and Paul’s Health Care

From Holman Jenkins at The Wall Street Journal, ObamaCare Beyond the Handouts Excerpts: Of the eight million who have signed up, some 87% are receiving taxpayer subsidies. In other words, they are getting health care partly or wholly at someone…

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Forgive, Hell!

From The New York Times, Why I Can’t Forgive Dylann Roof by Roxane Gay: Excerpt: The call for forgiveness is a painfully familiar refrain when black people suffer. White people embrace narratives about forgiveness so they can pretend the world…

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Sharing Fords

Ford to Launch Car-Sharing Program in Six U.S. Cities, London 9:34 AM ET 6/24/15 | Dow Jones Associated Press Ford Motor Co. is launching a car-sharing program in six U.S. cities and London. The auto maker said late Tuesday the…

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Comfort With Contradictions

From  Jonah Goldberg in National Review, What Is a “Conservative”? I mean this in the broadest metaphysical sense and the narrowest practical way. Think of any leftish ideology and at its core you will find a faith that circles can…

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Democracy’s Delusions

George Will in The Washington Post, So what if Greece leaves the European Union? Now come Greeks bearing the gift of confirmation that Margaret Thatcher was right about socialist governments: “They always run out of other people’s money.” Greece, from…

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Rufus T Firefly for President

from Jeff Jacoby, From beyond the fringe, it’s Donald Trump excerpts: (referring to Donald Trump) He has touted a single-payer health care system on the Canadian model. He hasadvocated a wealth tax on individuals and trusts with a net worth of at least…

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Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church The Dead Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41 Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74 Cynthia Hurd, 54 Sharonda Singleton,45 Myra Thompson, 59, Tywanza Sanders, 26 Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49 Susie Jackson, 87 Ethel Lance,70 The Killer I refuse…

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Structural Corruption

The country has increasingly demanded nationalistic authority for the government, but has refused to abandon the parochialism inherent to the original design. Indeed, Americans are wont to celebrate the contradiction: we unabashedly demand that our government exercise sweeping powers to…

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Messiah for President

Trump is a disgusting addition to the GOP circular firing squad, but Kevin Williamson at National Review, one of my favorites, said it far better than I in Witless Ape Rides Escalator  We’ve been to this corner of Crazytown before.…

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‘Other Stuff’

from Cafe Hayek, Krugman and Other Stuff by Russ Roberts. When it’s convenient, Krugman ignores the “other stuff.” (We all do.) So according to Krugman, the economy of Kansas is struggling because the governor cut taxes. One variable explains everything. We can…

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Foreign Policy Continuity

from The Wall Street Journal, How Obama Abandoned Israel by Michael Oren The first principle was “no daylight.” The U.S. and Israel always could disagree but never openly. Doing so would encourage common enemies and render Israel vulnerable. Contrary to…

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Gluckschmerz

from The Wall Street Journal, Schadenfreude Is in the Zeitgeist, but Is There an Opposite Term? Others, like schadenfreude, cross continents in mysterious ways. It is an old German word whose usage in English dates to the 1850s, spiking in…

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No Way To Treat an Ally

From The Jerusalem Post, Michael Oren: US altered 40-year policy on ’67 lines without consulting Israel President Barack Obama endorsed the Palestinian position on the 1967 lines in 2011 and by so doing altered more than 40 years of American…

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Marco’s Boat

From National Review, Kevin Williamson, Envying Marco Rubio: excerpts: Marco Rubio, according to that last surviving bastion of pure Yankee bigotry, the New York Times, has financial problems. What are those problems? He managed a $300,000-plus annual income and an…

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A Hierarchy of Relative Preferences

from Bernie Sanders’s Dark Age Economics by Kevin Williamson in The National Review excerpts: Money is a medium of exchange, and prices are a form of communication. What do prices communicate? How much we value certain things relative to other…

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The Trick to Success

from Daniel Greenfield at The Sultan Knish, The Incredible Entitlement of the Welfare Lobby excerpts: Tellingly the justifications for the looting involved claims that the businesses don’t come from the ‘community’. The question is why is the average business in a…

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Underestimating Technology

From an historical view- oil was once greeted as environmentally friendly fuel- it eliminated the need to hunt whales for fuel and reduced the smell and health issue of horse feces in Manhattan. Coal kept us from destroying timber assets,…

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Similar Characters

From The Wall Street Journal, Hillary Milhous Clinton by Evan Thomas: The political shorthand to describe Hillary Clinton’s resentful, suspicious attitude toward the press is to say that she brings to mind Richard Nixon. Like Nixon, she sees enemies everywhere (and, like Nixon…

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Fostering a Liquidity Crisis

From The Wall Street Journal, How the Next Financial Crisis Will Happen by Stephen Schwarzman: Despite good intentions, however, politicians and regulators constructed an expansive and untested regulatory framework that will have unintended consequences for liquidity in our financial system.…

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A Last Opportunity Denied

From Townhall Walter Williams writes The True Black Tragedy excerpts: The minimum wage law and other labor regulations have cut off the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. Put yourself in the place of an employer, and ask: If I must…

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