July 31, 2002
Spreading the wealth

Roll Call is reporting that House GOP member have been dissuaded from filing an ethics complaint against a Democratic House member after Minority Leader Dick Gephardt threatened to retaliate against Republicans. Roll Call outlines the case against Rep. Paul Kanjorski: GOP strategists and party officials had been contemplating for months filing ethics charges against Kanjorski, […]

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July 31, 2002
I like James Lileks

In his latest column he takes on the silly lawsuits against fast food joints for selling tasty food. In the course of his column he offers a look forward at some upcoming lawsuits. I like this one: Inexplicably Single Men vs. the Stuck-up Women Who Think They're too Good. A class-action suit against the female […]

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July 30, 2002
Saving a child

I wanted to point readers to this Sacramento Bee column by Marjie Lundstrom before it dropped off the Bee's Web site. The article is something of an ode to what good laws can do. Last week a mother dropped her newborn child off at a hospital -- instead of into a trash can. The "Safe […]

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July 30, 2002
Another take on Social Security

I came across this 1999 budget update from the Concord Coalition. Short-term budget surpluses are not the long-term solution to the problems of Medicare and Social Security. Regardless of its size, a projected surplus is no substitute for the tough choices policy makers must make to address demographic realities. Simply using presumed general revenue surpluses […]

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July 30, 2002
"Clinton," "Honest" in same paragraph

Yes, it's another Paul Krugman column. I'll let some bloggers from New Jersey, Tennesee and Alabama address some of the claims of mismanagement that Krugman alleges took place in those states. It must be his training in business and economics, but Krugman repeatedly assumes in his attacks against President (and then-Governor) Bush and the governors […]

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July 29, 2002
A promising development

Today's San Diego Union-Tribune reports on a stem cell success story at La Jolla's Scripps Research Institute. (The story on the Web site is missing the lede -- I've typed it in from the paper itself.) Growth of abnormal blood vessels deep inside the eye slowly degrades the retina, impairing vision for nearly 6 million […]

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July 28, 2002
The Fall of Enron

That's the title of The Washington Post's excellent five-part series. Part one appeared in today's paper. You can find part two here. These articles are a pretty damning indictment of former Enron CEO Jeffrey K. Skilling and one of his top aides Andrew Fastow. They should be on their way to jail for the fraud […]

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July 28, 2002
Congrats!

Congratulations to American cyclist Lance Armstrong on his fourth consecutive Tour de France victory.

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July 28, 2002
More unrest in Iran

Hardliners are cracking down again according to this article in today's New York Times Hopefully Michael Ledeen will be able to provide some context for this action over at National Review Online soon.

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July 26, 2002
Chinese government = evil

Thanks to National Review's Jay Nordlinger for pointing out this piece in the Taipei Times. It seems that Chinese women married to Taiwanese men who returned to the mainland to visit their families were: "ordered by Beijing to have abortions or to undergo surgery to have their fallopian tubes tied. They were also fined and […]

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Perfectly said: “It’s not that the statue had become unworthy of the museum. It’s that the museum had become unworthy of the statue. “ https://www.nysun.com/editorials/theodore-roosevelt-back-to-the-badlands/91960/

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