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Archive of posts published in the tag: Mark Steyn

Political Health Care Priorities

from The Jewish World Review, The Process is the Punishment by Mark Steyn: excerpt: It is one of the many distinctive features of Obama-style “health” “care” “reform” that, while it has not led to the hiring of a single additional doctor, nurse…

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IRS Discretion

from The Jewish World Review, The Process is the Punishment by Mark Steyn: excerpt: Let us also overlook the excellent treatment received from the IRS by members of the president’s family. Although acting commissioner Steven Miller apologized for the “horrible customer service”…

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Embracing Skepticism

from A Change fo Climate by Mark Steyn: “Climate Change Not A Top Worry In US,” reports Gallup, deadpan. Washington’s Potemkin parliament can hold as manypajama parties as it wants, but Big Climate absolutism is going nowhere, and the savvier scientists –…

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The Corruption of Consensus

from Mark Steyn in The National Review Online, Ice Everywhere, But No Hockey Sticks: Global warming will kill us. Global cooling will kill us. And if it’s 54 and partly cloudy, you should probably flee for your life right now.…

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The Smartest President Ever

From Thus Spake Obama by Mark Steyn in National Review. I love when humor enters politics. I love it when arrogance meets reality.  I love it when we mix the two. Excerpts: Still, as historian Michael Beschloss pronounced the day after his…

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Unscrambled Eggs

From Thus Spake Obama by Mark Steyn in National Review. I love when humor enters politics. I love it when arrogance meets reality.  I love it when we mix the two. Excerpts: On Thursday, he passed a new law at…

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The Rollout Reader

Comments on the disastrous health care roll out. Delaying from Behind by James Taranto at the WSJ Our younger readers–those who were born yesterday–may not remember when delaying ObamaCare was considered a wild idea, its exponents limited to crazy right-wing terrorists. Times have…

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What Does Victory Look Like in Syria?

Mark Steyn writes in The National Review, An Accidental War: I see the Obama “reset” is going so swimmingly that the president is now threatening to go to war against a dictator who gassed his own people. Don’t worry, this isn’t…

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The Worst of Both Worlds

Mark Steyn writes Obamacare’s Hierarchy of Privilege in The National Review. Excerpts: All third-party systems are crappy and inefficient. But socialized health care has at least the great clarifying simplicity of equality of crappiness: liberté, égalité,merde. It requires a perverse genius to construct a…

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The Problem with Comprehensive Legislation

Mark Steyn writes Obamacare’s Hierarchy of Privilege in The National Review. Excerpts: As Nancy Pelosi famously said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.” But the problem with “comprehensive” legislation is that,…

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DC Becomes Like Hollywood

Mark Steyn writes in National Review, Dream Transition Team. Excerpt:  So Mrs. Clinton flew a million miles — to “reset” our relationship with Russia, and lead from behind in the Arab Spring. This weekend, America’s embassies in Egypt, Libya, Saudi…

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The Benghazi Reader

It is not surprising the the Benghazi controversy is reduced to mindless partisan gamesmanship.The sycophants on the left deflect every criticism not with real answers but with criticism of the right.There were 13 Benghazis under Bush we are told and Fox raised…

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Less Than Mediocre Medicine

Mark Steyn writes The Doctor Won’t See You Now in The National Review, 12/14/12. Excerpts: So good luck retaining any meaningful doctor-patient confidentiality in a system in which more people — insurers, employers, government commissars, TSA Obergropinführers, federal incentive-program auditors…

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The Real Work of Government

Mark Steyn writes in The National Review Online, A Tale of Two Crisis, 11/2/12. Excerpts: He appeared in New Jersey wearing a bomber jacket rather than a suit to demonstrate that when the going gets tough the tough get out…

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An Affront to Self Government

Mark Steyn writes in National Review Online, Swinging Kennedy,The liberties of more than 300 million people hinge on just one man , 3/31/12.  Steyn ponders how we arrived at a point where one of the most controversial pieces of legislation,…

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Ruinous Generosity

When government spends on the scale Washington’s got used to, that’s not a spending crisis, it’s a moral one.  The Irish have a useful word for the times -flaithiulacht- which translates to ruinous generosity, invariably with someone else’s money.  There’s…

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The Other Debt

Mark Steyn writes in National Review April 16, 2011 Losing the Future excerpt Government is not alone in “investing” in “the future.” The New York Times reported last week that in 2010, for the first time, student-loan debt topped credit-card debt.…

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A Nation of Potholes

Mark Steyn writes in National Review April 16, 2011 Losing the Future excerpt That’s the choice, is it? Multi-trillion-dollar government “investment” or a nation of potholes? America “invests” a lot in roads. It has more highway signs than almost any other…

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The Real Apartheid

Mark Steyn (an immigrant) writes on the Arizona immigrant issue in National Review Online. What Arizona Must Live With excerpt: That’s Arizona. To the coastal commentariat, “undocumented immigrants” are the people who mow your lawn while you’re at work and…

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“Skepticism is the Price Knowledge Pays for Truth”

Much has been written about the Climate-Gate, but Mark Steyn applies his clarifying wit to it in this article “Cooking the Books on Climate.” Read the whole article here. Excerpt: “The trouble with outsourcing your marbles to the peer-reviewed set…

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