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Be thankful for little things

Posted by  ▪  October 27, 2011

This war has been going on for a long time.  At least we’re still winning. Thanks to reader Dickie who writes: First…..Let me express my thanks and gratitude for the time and effort you put into your site. I am an

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Open – California Dreaming

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

This California time zone is messing with my head.  I think I’ll walk into the desert, sit with my legs folded and palms raised towards the sky, and watch the sunset. A couple of things I noticed: A long-range rocket

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Newt staying above the fray

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

Romney and Perry are doing each other and themselves damage by going at it in the way they have been, which at times seems childish, petty and insincere, which has even such mainstream commentators as John Podhoretz (A Pack of Nonsense) and

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Mine this coal

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

The New York Times is shocked, just shocked to find that a New Poll Finds Deep Distrust of Government: With Election Day just over a year away, a deep sense of economic anxiety and doubt about the future hangs over

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Obama strategy Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

Obama has a check for you.  And you.  And … Money for police under the guise of preventing rape, now for students through loan forgiveness and better repayment terms.  It sure is easy to run for re-election using taxpayers’ money to

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The Plagues of Occupy Wall Street

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

Reading this article at The Boston Herald reminded me of the 10 plagues from the Passover story: Food-borne illnesses, a flu outbreak, hypothermia, sexually transmitted diseases and vermin are just some of the hazards experts say make Occupy Boston a public

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Obama still owns Hollywood influencers

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

Via Taegen Goddard: President Obama “stopped for an undisclosed meeting with some of the entertainment industry’s high-level executives” before leaving California yesterday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “The event was not a fundraiser, and attendees were not asked to donate

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Dazed and confused, except …

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

A friend writes: I’m sure you’ve been following Romney’s latest flip-flop, in which he supported Kasich’s anti-union initiative in June but today traveled to Ohio and claimed he wasn’t familiar with the referendum.  It’s just too much.  The guy disgusts

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What did you say your name was?

Posted by  ▪  October 26, 2011

Thanks to reader Glenn who spotted this in Woodlands, Texas, and sent me an e-mail with the subject line “Is dissent still patriotic?”: Spotted while stopped at a red light in the Woodlands, TX. The driver went on to turn

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Open – A Tape from California

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011

Traveling all day, now in Palm Desert, CA.  Because there’s almost no way to get there from central New York, we ended up flying into Orange County airport and driving.  Along the way we saw these windfarms — Obama would

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“it’s way too early in Libya’s transition to be shouting about victories”

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011

David Dayen at Firedoglake, where the professional left is not sure Libya represents victory: Replacing a brutal government with a government that turns a blind eye to brutality doesn’t really count as a success, in my book…. The point here

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The Real Reason Ron Paul Demands Metal Currency

Posted by  ▪  October 25, 2011

Now you know…

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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

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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

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