August 31, 2010
What Obama should say

The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol has some good advice for President Obama on what he should say tonight in his oval office speech on Iraq. And I hope you would also explain that, whatever one's views of the decision to go to war, we now have a moral obligation and strategic opportunity to help a […]

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August 31, 2010
Landslide, tsunami …

Liken it to whatever natural disaster you will, it looks like Democrats are going to get demolished come November. The 10-point margin for Republicans on the generic ballot is the largest since Gallup started polling on that subject in the 1940s. Democrats have had bigger margins (at the height of the Watergate scandal), but never […]

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August 30, 2010
Whatever you incentivize, you get more of

I mentioned economist Richard Barro’s work a month ago in the context of the ludicrous claim that a $1 of unemployment insurance spurs $1.63 of economic activity. Barro is back today with another op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on the tricky subject of unemployment insurance. Here’s the key number: To get a rough quantitative […]

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August 29, 2010
Charlie Crist’s principles

One wonders how Charlie Crist can still have a viable candidacy. Last week he told an interviewer that had he been in the Senate at the time, he would’ve voted for Obamacare. The next day he said he misspoke. By the Weekly Standard’s count, he’s had six different positions on the subject. Does anyone doubt […]

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August 29, 2010
Ever wonder if you’re being used?

Sojourners’ head Jim Wallis recently got into a spat with Marvin Olasky of World magazine after Olasky charged that Wallis’ organization had received funding from famous lefty George Soros’ Open Society Institute. Wallis attacked Olasky, saying that “he lies for a living” and that Sojourners hasn’t gotten money from Soros. Wallis was wrong, and when […]

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August 29, 2010
For the record

Here’s a graph from the CBO on the Bush era federal deficits and Iraq War spending. A couple of things to note: First, note the trendline until we get to the TARP bailout, etc. in 2008. Second, the Obama administration stimulus plan added more to the deficit than all the Iraq War spending combined.

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August 28, 2010
They work for us

We’re starting to see more and more stories about law enforcement officials – both cops and prosecutors – abusing the law in order to hide their activities. The latest case in point is that of Felicia Laverene Gibson who was arrested and subsequently found guilty (though apparently not in a jury trial) of “resisting, obstructing […]

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August 26, 2010
Malice or incompetence?

I generally go with incompetence – it’s better to think the best of people. But to hear New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie explain how his state lost out on $400 million in federal education funds, you wonder if there might be a little something else involved. One wonders if any beltway reporters would be interested […]

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August 24, 2010
The day has finally come

More than five years ago, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman assailed President Bush’s proposal for partial privatization of Social Security and promised a “real plan to strengthen Social Security.” I created a banner, and some other bloggers put it up on their sites in the vain hope of shaming Krugman into delivering on his […]

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August 23, 2010
That’s what we call a “forfeit”

James Cameron, director of “Avatar,” doesn’t like people who challenge the anthropogenic global warming orthodoxy. He's famously said he: “want[s] to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads.” Cue Brave Sir Robin: From Not Evil, Just Wrong: It looked like James Cameron really was a […]

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