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The other 3 Mile Island?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 8:15am
In the past two weeks or so, everyone has been discussing the tragedy in Japan. In addition to the death toll, news headlines have been relentlessly speculating the impact of the Fukushima reactors. Matthew Shaffer’s latest piece in NRO helps amalgamate some of the best minds in the field to...
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Take that, Oliver Stone.

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2011 at 2:16pm


Veronique de Rugy’s research has, once again, proven pouty liberals wrong.
Myth: The hedge fund industry’s tendency to take excessive risks, combined with a lack of regulation, was an important cause of the financial crisis.

Fact: Not only did hedge funds not precipitate the financial crisis, they did nothing to exacerbate it....

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Haley’s Mark on 2012

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Posted by    Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 3:43pm
Thanks to my friend Mike for a referring me to a really fascinating article on South Carolina. I really don’t like playing...
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Victory on the web

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Posted by    Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2:18pm
Recently, “The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given the .XXX top-level domain (TLD) its final seal of approval. The TLD is meant to give pornographic websites a clearly marked home on the Internet, but it has gone through so many ups and downs over the last 11...
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Why haven’t I seen this before?

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2011 at 4:43pm




Update:  Per commenter, maybe not a young Michael Moore literally, just figuratively.

Update 3-19-2011: Further proof that this likely is not Moore, from reader Matthew, who sent this clip of the same debate indicating it was at Cornell University, which Moore did not attend, and was taken in 1978, at which point Moore...

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Insights into Japan

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2011 at 1:20pm
At the Telegraph & American Thinker, they explore the cultural differences that separate Japan from most other cultures.
The Japanese, in other words, are more rooted and socially connected, and even when they move around, they make an effort to get to know each other. This builds social capital which, as...
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Notable Mention

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2011 at 10:52am
Yesterday in the WSJ there was an op-ed from Sam Kazman of the CEI titled “How Washington Ruined Your Washing Machine
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Mother Nature is a Keynesian (and other lefty fairy tales)

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Posted by    Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 2:45pm
Jonathan Swift himself could not have written better satire than Nathan Gardels in his most recent HuffPo post:

No one — least of all someone like myself who has experienced the existential terror of California’s regular tremors...
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Meghan McCain

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 1:53pm
From The Corner:

she is almost entirely a creature of liberals who want to use her as a prop to discredit and attack conservatives. I gather Meghan thinks she is some kind of youth recruiter for a hipper form of conservatism or Republicanism or something. I spend a bit of time following...

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The Best Walker Interview

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 12:22pm
I’ve read so far is from Bob Costa of National Review:

Walker knows that his Badger State battles have only begun. Facing down on-the-lam Democrats — and winning — was a relief; closing a $3.6 billion budget gap will be a higher-order task.

Earlier this month, Walker took to the floor of the...

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Typical

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Posted by    Monday, March 14, 2011 at 2:06pm

I was in New York over the weekend. Just as I had forgotten how polemic and distasteful Manhattan mini-storage ads were, I saw this gem on the West Side Highway. (I was in the passengers seat, no lefty or righty was hurt in the taking of this picture.)

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Dems gamble in MA

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Posted by    Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2:20pm
Dems are taking a gamble for the support of independents in 2012 by trying to take a hit at Romney:

BOSTON — President Barack Obama and other top Democrats have lavished praise on former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney for signing the health care law in 2006 that laid the groundwork for...

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Broken Windows

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Posted by    Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2:14pm
Some people never learn:

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The natural disaster of a tsunami could actually provide a temporary boost to the global economy.

Larry Summers, former director of President Obama’s economic council and a former head of the World Bank, said rebuilding could temporarily boost the Japanese economy.

I refer you to Frederic Bastiat,...
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Qaddafi after dictatorship

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Posted by    Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 11:00am
K. McCaffrey — The Onion had a really clever article posted yesterday: Libyans Agree To Come Up With Something For Qaddafi To Do All Day In Exchange For Him Leaving.

TRIPOLI—In an act of reciprocity they called “vital to the future of our nation,” the leaders of the rebel uprising in Libya...

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Money and technology.

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Posted by    Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2:42pm
Today the tragedy in Japan is on the minds of people around the world. This was a terrible tragedy, but it lifts my spirits to see how being in a developed country can dramatically increase the welfare of a group of people in such a tangible way. The technology available to...
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I hope character counts.

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Posted by    Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 3:29pm
Newt Gingrich has been incredibly brazen in the past few weeks, forming an exploratory committee to help consider his first steps towards a presidential bid in 2012. Yesterday it was reported...
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A Must See

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Posted by    Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:50am
A hilarious, smart, and insightful video from ReasonTV that discusses the higher ed. bubble.

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