I was scheduled to give a talk at the Hannah Arendt conference here at Bard this evening on the problems of the green movement in dealing with the connections between scientific data and public policy,...
Thanks to reader Joe, who writes:
Spotted this unfortunate billboard in Chicago (which is shocking, I know) on Western Ave near the I-90 entrance ramp. Felt like it was juxtaposed nicely with the billboard from those greedy, evil corporate fat cats at Big Red.
Keep up all the great work!
The pretext for the U.N. no fly zone in Libya was to protect Libyan civilians from Gaddafi’s army. The U.S., France and others then exceeded the U.N. mandate by attacking Gaddafi’s forces more generally, leading eventually to Gaddafi’s capture and field execution.
Back in March I asked whether Obama would protect Gaddafi...
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain
The attacks on Herman Cain from the left are gruesome, as Cain is reduced by his attackers to an affirmative action candidate who helps white Republicans hide their racism by allowing them to support a compliant black...
Because these are the types of headlines from Tea Party rallies:
- Occupy Wall Street Protester Threatens Fox 5 News Reporter
- Report: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters
- Occupy Madison loses permit (due to public masterbation)
- Woman charged with pimping teen recruited at Occupy NH rally
In one sense, it’s a tragedy because at a certain...
President Barack Obama goes into the 2012 with a weak economy that may doom his reelection. But he...
Thanks to reader Brian who saw this in the parking lot of this brew pub in Indianapolis, and writes:
I live in a much more downscale area, much more blue collar, and I never see this kind of thing in my neighborhood. Apparently ostentatious progressivism is proportionately related to income, shocker right?
Thanks Brian for bringing this vehicle out of the shadows:
He’s staked out a position, and he’s not backing down.
The title is facetious, of course, but nonetheless relevant in light of this “leak” of a portion of Will’s upcoming column which skewers Mitt Romney:
Romney, supposedly the Republican most electable next November, is a recidivist reviser...
Elizabeth Warren has stepped in it with her boast that she created the Occupy Wall Street movement:
“I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do,” she says. “I support what they do.”
Warren’s boast was an overstatement much akin to Al Gore’s claim of credit for the internet, but even...
Yes, this is the point, isn’t it? It’s not just about big liberal government, it’s about big government.
By way of example, it’s why I am against centralize federal tort reform; just because you like the result doesn’t mean you have to empower the federal government to get the result. And going...
This week in 1983 Iranian backed Shiites bombed the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 299 Marines and French soldiers.
The Marines had been sent as part of an international peacekeeping force in the wake of the Lebanese civil war. Iranian-backed Shiites who later formed Hezbollah carried out the attack:
Although no group...
From Nile Gardiner at The Telegraph (h/t reader John):
Instead of hope and change, the Obama presidency has delivered decline and despair on a scale not seen in America since the dying days of the Carter administration. Both at home...
Thanks to frequent photographer Jason who writes:
This one was parked at a hospital in Raleigh, NC. The sun was messing me up, so I had to get right up close to get the sticker on the right.
From the files, a freak show on the Ed Show, with Anthony Weiner commenting on Alan Grayson:
Aka Rep. Connie Mack (R-Florida) is going to run against Bill Nelson in the 2012 Florida Senate race:
U.S. Rep. Connie Mack unexpectedly signaled late Wednesday that he will enter the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, apparently convinced other candidates cannot defeat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson….
The other candidates are former state House Majority...
Whether Rick Perry ends up showing up at the debates or not, this sends precisely the wrong signal. This is not May or June. If you want the nomination, you show up to debates in November and December, without hesitation:
After a series of poor debate performances in the early months of his...