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October, 2008  (Page 2)

“Strict Construction” Helps the Democrats – Horrors

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 17, 2008 at 12:25pm

The United States Supreme Court has vacated a 6th Circuit injunction requiring the Ohio Secretary of State to implement procedures to prevent voter fraud. The Supreme Court decision is here, http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/08pdf/08A332.pdf.

Of note, the Supreme Court decided the c...

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Is This Market Volatility the End of Capitalism?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 1:01pm

Are we witnessing the end of capitalism? Has it ever been this bad?





Do these charts show the end of capitalism? I guess that depends on how you look at things.

The first chart tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 1920-1940, when the average went from a high of 380.33 in 1929,...

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Risk in the Mortgage Industry Spurred Meltdown

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 10:38am

Here is a link to my article, published in The Ithaca Journal, on how “Risk in the Mortgage Industry Spurred Meltdown”: http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080927/OPINION02/809270304/1014/NEWS17 .

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“Joe The Plumber” and Obama’s Zero-Sum Game

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 10:01am

Joe the Plumber made it to prime time in last night’s debate. In fact, just about the only thing anyone will remember about the debate is the name Joe the Plumber.

Joe the Plumber first became known when he confronted Barack Obama during a campaign stop, complaining that Obama’s tax plan would...

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Will 401(k)’s Disappear in the Interest of “Fairness”?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 12:37pm

From Investment News:

House Democrats contemplate abolishing 401(k) tax breaks

Powerful House Democrats are eyeing proposals to overhaul the nation’s $3 trillion 401(k) system, including the elimination of most of the $80 billion in annual tax breaks that 401(k) investors receive.

House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Calif., and Rep. Jim...

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“Race” As Political Weapon

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 7:51am

Many people talk about the use of the “race card.” Playing the race card does not mean talking about race or discrimination, which are legitimate political and moral issues. Playing the race card is the use of false accusations of racism to shape the political debate and stifle political opposition.

The Obama...

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Don’t Say No One Told You So

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 8:39am

“PREPARE for a new America: That’s the message that the Rev. Jesse Jackson conveyed to participants in the first World Policy Forum, held at this French lakeside resort last week.

He promised “fundamental changes” in US foreign policy – saying America must “heal wounds” it has caused to other nations, revive...

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John McCain and Nathan Sharansky

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 13, 2008 at 5:43pm

I was a student of Russian and Soviet history in college, and spent a considerable amount of time in the Soviet Union. While a student in Moscow, I became close friends with the Yakir family (more on them in a later post), a family steeped in Soviet tragedy and controversy. During...

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Obama is “Door No. 2″

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 5:42pm

The presidential election of 2008 is still three weeks away. By all likely measures, Barack Obama will win. It’s not a foregone conclusion, but a strong likelihood.

Many people point to the recent economic turmoil as the reason for Obama’s rise. In the short run, that theory is correct. Voter anger at...

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