Tragedy in South Carolina

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A mentally deranged young man (who will receive no notoriety by having his name mentioned here) went into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday night and shot an killed 9 people. This prompted the usual calls from the usual callers for more “common sense” gun regulations. I do not know how much longer we can […]

You didn’t build that

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Coming from the party of you didn’t build that and you didn’t earn that and tax cuts are giving money back to people (rather than taking less of something that was never the government’s in the first place, comes this bit of genius. Another accomplishment — Obama first President to have a Triple Crown winner […]

Stupid Facebook Posts

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I rarely post to my personal Facebook page. I’ll do it when traveling, or attending a concert or something similar, but I’m not a regular Facebook user. I look at Facebook to see what’s up with friends and family—travel, reading, concerts, kids, etc.—not politics. Some people—mainly former colleagues at newspapers—post political stuff. I have a […]

Red Cross Failure

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ProPublica reported this week that despite raising about $500 million for relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the Red Cross was able to convert that money into the construction of only six homes. Six. The Red Cross says it has provided homes to more than 130,000 people. But the actual number of permanent homes the group […]

Democrats with Bylines

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The New York Times has one of the most talked-about stories on the Web this morning revealing that GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio and his wife have had 17 traffic tickets over the years. The presidential candidate, it is revealed in the 3rd paragraph, has had 4 tickets since 1997. His wife, in a serious blow […]

2nd Amendment Logic

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I always find it interesting to take some of the “logic” applied by gun-control advocates with regard to the 2nd Amendment and apply it to the First Amendment. This 2nd Amendment logic usually quickly devolves into something indistinguishable from a reductio ad absurdum. In California, the Calguns Foundation filed suit against California’s 10-day waiting period before ownership […]

Coming Climate Catastrophe?

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I’ve long been on the record that the global warming/climate change/climate catastrophe or whatever the preferred alarmist formulation of the moment is bogus. There is no coming climate catastrophe. One of the main proofs of this is Instapundit’s regular claim that he’ll start worrying that it’s a crisis when the people yelling loudly that it’s […]

Censors on the left

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I can remember the days when liberals were strongly in favor of free speech. They would quote with pride the line attributed to Voltaire (but really made by English writer Beatrice Evelyn Hall) “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” Instead, […]

Early-onset Alzheimer’s

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The New York Times’ house Republican David Brooks, a man of such strength of belief that he is swayed only by pants creases, made an interesting observation on last Friday’s PBS Newshour program. And I have my disagreements, say, with President Obama, but President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but […]

Labor unions as ‘fixers’

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Los Angeles appears likely to follow in the footsteps of Seattle and San Francisco in mandating a $15/hour minimum wage. If you want to make sure youth unemployment skyrockets, you couldn’t come up with a better plan. The number of no-experience 16-year-olds who add more than $15 per hour to your business’s value is vanishingly small. […]