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Ten years later

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2011

The Financial District is on lockdown this morning, as one would expect on the anniversary of any act of war that attracts thousands to pay their respects where their loved ones died. A lot of my friends in the city

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I’m glad Krugman gave voice to it on this day

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2011

Paul Krugman has a shameful column today, shameful even by Krugman standards. Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued? Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd. What happened after 9/11 —

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9/11/01 and Memory

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2011

Memory is a strange thing. There are many things I remember about the attacks on 9/11/01:  The first announcement when I was at my desk in Providence that a “small plane” had hit the World Trade Center, the announcement of

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W04

Posted by  ▪  September 11, 2011

I wasn’t going to run a bumper sticker post today, because the over-the-top nature of most of them seemed out of place.  But then reader Lenny sent this one, which I think fits. Lenny writes: It’s on a neighbor kid’s

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Saturday Night Card Game (The “Negrophobia” card is played)

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2011

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: I know, I know, you’ve heard it all before.  Broken dreams and shattered hopes that the use of the race card for political gain would

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Unions launch “fight back” campaign in Rhode Island

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2011

I’m sure that by “fight back” they don’t literaly mean “fight” back, it’s just a turn of phrase.  Like “take these son of bitches out,” words, just words. And when it comes to the pension system in Rhode Island, which is

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The Fidi this weekend.

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2011

As I have mentioned before, I wind up in New York most weekends and this one is no exception. I’m staying in the Financial District, as I usually do, where there has been a particularly eerie spell cast over the

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The Arab Spring bubble has burst “unexpectedly”

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2011

What is going on in Egypt was all foreseeable to those of us who did not harbor the romantic view of the Arab Spring, which in many places was just a venting of anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel which had been suppressed by

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Put the U.N. on the next debate agenda

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2011

Via NRO, Anti-Israel Durban Declaration Reaffirmed: On Thursday, Western negotiators at the U.N. caved in to the demands of envoys from Islamic states to renew a modern-day form of the decades-long U.N. smear campaign alleging that the Jewish state is

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They’re made for each other

Posted by  ▪  September 10, 2011

What’s the chance these two bumper stickers would be on the same vehicle? Thanks to reader Dave, who writes: Love the blog; please keep up the great work! Here is a picture of a bumper sticker on a car parked

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Charts of the Day: Obama’s Failed Stimulus Promises

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2011

As Obama talks up Son of Spendulus, it is important to remember how his promises of job creation fared last time.  Below are two charts, the second new for this post. From Veronique de Rugy: …and my own Photoshop of

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NY9 Camp

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2011

From Ladd Ehlinger, creator of the best political commercial ever (and its sequel), via The Other McCain (which also has updates on the election):

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Sarah Palin may be the one liberals have been waiting for

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2011

I made the point the other day that Sarah Palin’s speech in Indianola, Iowa, went to the core of the Tea Party movement: I don’t know what the future holds for Palin, whether she will be a candidate or just a

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Palin knew Revere better than Obama knew Lincoln

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2011

Obama flubbed his history.  Via Ed Morrissey, Obama inaccurately called Abraham Lincoln the founder of the Republican Party: Not true! Doesn’t Obama know history? So now the media will erupt for weeks on end about what an “idiot” and “fool” and “know-nothing”

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