March 6, 2009
Climate change update

There's a new paper out that is pouring some cold water on the climate change alarmists. I'll try to explain this in layman's terms, because the science can be difficult even if you do follow it rather closely. Carbon dioxide -- manmade or otherwise -- is a miniscule gas in the atmosphere, even growing as […]

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March 6, 2009
Getting your numbers right

I'm pointing out this article from FactCheck.org on the oft-repeated claim that someone declares bankruptcy on on average every 30 seconds due to medical bills. Earlier tonight, columnist Mark Shields repeated the number -- characterizing it as 120 people every hour -- on the NewsHour. Last year, someone filed for bankruptcy roughly every 30 seconds, […]

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March 6, 2009
The New York Times doesn't look half bad

With the market continuing to tank, The New York Times Company doesn't look half bad when compared to most other media companies. E.W. Scripps just closed down the Rocky Mountain News last week. Of course, the hated News Corp. of Rupert Murdoch does a bit better. For those interested, some Rocky staffers have started their […]

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March 5, 2009
The rich tell you how bad you've got it

President Barack Obama has created a Middle-Class Task Force -- that has no one from the middle class on it. Of course, the job probably doesn't pay anything, so only the rich would be able to free up time to talk about how bad off all you poor schmucks are. Last Friday, Vice President Joe […]

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March 5, 2009
I'd like some of that action

Economist Greg Mankiw proposes a bet with New York Times columnist/hack Paul Krugman. Team Obama says that real GDP in 2013 will be 15.6 percent above real GDP in 2008. (That number comes from compounding their predicted growth rates for these five years.) So, Paul, are you willing to wager that the economy will meet […]

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March 3, 2009
A quick thought

Do you remember the Democrat conspiracy theory that said Republicans wanted to cut taxes to "starve" government (aka starving the beast) and eventually get rid of all social programs due to a lack of money? Is it possible that President Barack Obama and the Democrats are trying to destroy the stock market in order to […]

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March 3, 2009
The Lives of Others

A recent issue of National Review listed the top 25 "conservative" movies of the past 25 years. Number one on the list was "The Lives of Others," a German-language film that won the Oscar in 2006 for Best Foreign Film. I hadn't seen the film, and probably wouldn't have if it hadn't received such high […]

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March 2, 2009
Compare, contrast

It's been noted by many that President Obama's budget is different from that of his predecessor only in emphasis, not technique. In his radio talk, Obama did not address the charge that his plans are simply too expensive. But he reasserted his commitment to fiscal discipline, saying his budget team has "identified $2 trillion worth […]

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March 2, 2009
Where's the bottom?

The Dow Jones industrial average closed below 7,000 today. The last time the most well-known financial index was that low it was on its way up and Bill Clinton was president. Glenn Reynolds helpfully provides us with this chart marking the Dow's decline since President Barack Obama took charge of the economy. Starting the graph […]

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March 2, 2009
Change is coming

The New York Times is most famous around here for two things: columnist/hack Paul Krugman and their definition of "filibuster." Throughout the Bush years -- and frankly any time you have A) a Republican President and b) between 51 and 59 GOP Senators -- the Times was very pro-filibuster and urged the GOP to accommodate […]

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The pattern among critics of the DeVos regs that powerful political leaders (Biden, Cuomo, now Stringer) deserve the due process that these same figures seek to deny to random college students remains something to behold.

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