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The Real Reason Ron Paul Demands Metal Currency

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Now you know…
 

Kling on Journos

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Arnold Kling struck a great chord in a recent post on EconLog: From the perspective of a macroeconomic textbook, journalists write as if the aggregate supply curve is nearly vertical with respect to monetary policy and nearly horizontal for fiscal policy. 1. You would be rich if you had a dollar for every…
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Since when?

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Walter Shapiro on the risk that the GOP Just Might Nominate [Herman Cain] a Candidate Patently Unqualified to Be President: This is how presidential vetting traditionally works. The press pack pounces on the logical fallacies in a candidate’s positions and the shakiness of his resume. Party elites and top fundraisers then decide,…
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Think Progress now run by former Obama advisor

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
John Podesta, former Clinton ally and confidant, built the Center for American Progress — which runs Think Progress — into a potent, misleading and devious message machine in favor of the Obama administration. Podesta is stepping down, and is being replaced by Neera Tanden, a former Obama campaign official. Tanden has been Chief Operating…
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Not that such things matter to me

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
TaxProf is out with the rankings of law professor blogs for the trailing 12 months as of September 30, 2011, and we are no. 3 both for page views and visits.  (Note: Instapundit is not included since its stats are not public, so really we’re no. 4.)
 

Herman Cain blows smoke in their faces

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
This ad by the Cain campaign is being called one of the worst political ads ever. I disagree. Sure it’s different.  I’m at the airport this morning, and a female anchor on CNN previewed the ad by saying, “I don’t know what it means!”  But we’re talking about it, and there is a…
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Drive slowly and cheerfully

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011
Or at least, not fast and furiously. Thanks to reader Ric who spotted this bumper sticker earlier this week in Sterling, VA:
 

Open

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
The Rick Perry campaign gets a much needed reorganization,  but does this advice hold, Perry shuffles campaign team: The first thing [Joe] Allbaugh ought to do is send Perry to Dallas to apologize for badmouthing W. all over the country. I believe that we will see a slow but steady rise in…
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#WeCantWait Tweet of Day

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Another day, another failed Obama attempt to dominate Twitter with a campaign-inspired hastag (see, #attackwatch). This time the hastag is #WeCantWait as in “we can’t wait” for Republicans to approve whatever half-baked scheme Obama wants to push through Congress to prove that he is the “jobs president.” Dan Riehl nails it:
 

National Popular Vote debacle looming

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Several readers have called my attention to the National Popular Vote movement, through which various states would agree to vote their electors as a block based upon the winner of the national popular vote: Under the U.S. Constitution, the states have exclusive and plenary (complete) power to allocate their electoral votes, and…
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Black Wednesday, or why I am not a utilitarian

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Today in London:  Conservative rebels pushing for an in-or-out referendum on Europe are riding the tide of public opinion, according to a Guardian/ICM poll. Some 70% of voters want a vote on Britain’s EU membership, and by a substantial nine-point margin respondents say they would use it to vote for UK withdrawal. Forty-nine per cent…
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If this is what passes for victory

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
As mentioned earlier, the Obama administration and media are touting Gaddafi’s overthrow as a great foreign policy victory. But Gaddafi’s body has hardly gone cold, and Libya already has a strict Islamist government, see all the links at Memeorandum.  Andrew Sullivan also rounds up some of the related horrors, such as the execution…
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Don’t worry, your centralized medical records are safe

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Creating a centralized electronic medical record is one of the primary goals of the Obama administration (and Bush before that, although not funded) under the theory that a centralized record will lead to greater efficiencies. Don’t worry, your centralized medical records will be safe. Unless, of course, someone working for the government decides to steal…
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AP Reports 37% of Adults Back OWS In Horribly Constructed Poll, Fails To Mention That 56% Don’t

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
The Boston Globe and the AP report that 37% of Americans support OWS: More than one-third of the country supports the Wall Street protests, and even more — 58 percent — say they are furious about America’s politics. The number of angry people is growing as deep reservoirs of resentment grip the country,…
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Joe Biden finds a winning stimulus strategy

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
Since Joe Biden’s play of the rape card did not work in getting the Senate to pass Obama’s new stimulus package, Biden may need to come up with a new strategy.  Rumor has it that Biden will resurrect National Lampoon magazine: (Based on this original, for those of you who are too young to remember.)
 

The insurrection reaches the outskirts of Chicago

Posted by  ▪  October 24, 2011
At Obama campaign headquarters in downtown Chicago they can hear shouts of “OMG WTF” and “How’s that ‘Hope & Change’ thing working out for you?,” like the sound of slowly rumbling thunder just over the horizon. Thanks to reader Norbie who spotted this in Elgin, Illinois, not far from Chicago, and writes: I’ve seen this truck tooling…
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Posted by  ▪  October 23, 2011
The Wisconsin recall effort against Scott Walker gets started in three weeks, and guess what, Dems may go after more Republican state senator!  The punchy Director of Communications of the WI Democratic Party is quite excited. There was a massive earthquake in Turkey, with as many as 1000 possibly dead.  Israel has…
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