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October 2008

One of the nagging questions of this election is the emotional, almost violent, reaction of Obama supporters to Sarah Palin. The absurd and offensive verbal abuse hurled at Palin has been unprecedented, and the mainstream media has led the charge. But why?Many have speculated...

Similar to my post Obama Is Door No. 2, Fouad Ajami in his great article in The Wall Street Journal, Obama and the Politics of Crowds, points out that the hysteria in favor of Barack Obama long ago passed the stage of irrationality:On the face...

It has been a while since I have agreed with Thomas Friedman, but Mr. Friedman has a good observation on the economic forces which may lead to the collapse of the Iranian regime:Under Ahmadinejad, Iran’s mullahs have gone on a domestic subsidy binge — using...

Barack Obama has put forth a plan to issue refundable income tax credits so that people who pay no income taxes will get “refund” checks from the federal government. Obama justifies these payments as being a refund of “regressive” payroll taxes. At the same time,...

Think the Article and Video are farfetched? See this 10/31/2008 report: Syrian 3rd Army moves south from Iraq border to face Lebanon and Israel and this 11/3/2008 report: Syria moves more tank-artillery forces south to Israel border, "Senior IDF officers and some Western military sources...

Comrades! The revolt by the five kulak volost's must be suppressed without mercy. The interest of the entire revolution demands this, because we have now before us our final decisive battle "with the kulaks." We need to set an example.1) You need to hang (hang...

I created this blog after a conversation with a good friend of mine, someone I respect tremendously for his personal strength under pressure. The topic turned to politics (he brought it up), and we had quite the argument (still friends) over the election. My friend...

Barack Obama has vilified a small minority to whip up popular anger. Obama has turned that anger into political support. While Obama portrays himself as a new style of politician, the mistreatment of a small minority to gain popular support is one of the oldest...

The mainstream media has been so biased in this election, that most journalists no longer deserve the title. So says ABC News journalist Michael Malone in a great blog post:"The traditional media is playing a very, very dangerous game. With its readers, with the Constitution,...

Respected financial journalist Charles Gasparino has an excellent article, entitled An Obama Panic? In the article, Gasparinio makes a point the mainstream media ignores: While Obama certainly did not cause the credit and market crisis, the fear of an Obama victory is fueling the crisis....

It would be so much easier to jump on the Obama bandwagon, to imagine hope, to wish for the Dear Leader to save us, to be popular with those who are oh so smart, to be polite at cocktail parties, to cower in silence, to...

Actually, I don't know if Joe Biden read my article, A Harvard Trial Lawyer for McCain, and whether he agrees. But Biden made a point that the world would try to test Obama because of Obama's lack of experience. I made a similar...

The United States Supreme Court has vacated a 6th Circuit injunction requiring the Ohio Secretary of State to implement procedures to prevent voter fraud. The Supreme Court decision is here, http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/08pdf/08A332.pdf.Of note, the Supreme Court decided the case on very narrow grounds, that the Ohio...

Are we witnessing the end of capitalism? Has it ever been this bad? Do these charts show the end of capitalism? I guess that depends on how you look at things. The first chart tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 1920-1940, when the average went from...

Here is a link to my article, published in The Ithaca Journal, on how "Risk in the Mortgage Industry Spurred Meltdown": http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080927/OPINION02/809270304/1014/NEWS17 ....

Joe the Plumber made it to prime time in last night's debate. In fact, just about the only thing anyone will remember about the debate is the name Joe the Plumber.Joe the Plumber first became known when he confronted Barack Obama during a campaign stop,...