Archive for June 2011

Reckless Endangerment

Rush Limbaugh talked about this book Thursday on his radio show. Rush said, “This book apparently is a cover-to-cover indictment of Wall Street and the Democrat Party, Fannie Mae and subprime mortgages. This book answers the question that the American people have: Who is responsible for this debacle?” Walter Russell Mead reviewed the book on…

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Texas Governor Rick Perry — The Real Deal Part II

Is Rick Perry going to run for President?  It’s looking more and more that he will.  That’s a good thing because Perry is a Tenth Amendment guy [The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.]…

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The War On Photography

UPDATE:  Recording a cop or rape:  Which has the longer prison sentence?  In Illinois recording a cop and rape both carry a sentence of 15 years in prison.  A man is facing 75 years in prison for recording his own court hearing when the judge refused to appoint a court reporter. Small video cameras and…

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Care or Cure?

Does an LLM in Federal Taxation improve your acumen in judging public policy alternatives?  No, much as I’d like to think so because I have that degree.  But so does Michele Bachmann and she’s talking up some crackerjack ideas lately.  For example, on health care: “In the midst of all the talk about facts and…

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China Dumping Its Holdings of U.S. Debt

(CNSNews.com) – China has dropped 97 percent of its holdings in U.S. Treasury bills, decreasing its ownership of the short-term U.S. government securities from a peak of $210.4 billion in May 2009 to $5.69 billion in March 2011, the most recent month reported by the U.S. Treasury. The squabble over whether to raise the debt limit is academic…

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The Legacy of Obama’s Keynesian Policies

From David Harsanyi: Recessions come and go. Typically we emerge with strong sustained growth. Not this time. Today we learned that employers added the fewest jobs in 8 months. Unemployment jumped back to 9.1 percent – and really, the level is 15.8 percent. The housing market still stinks, as do other foundations of the economy.…

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City of Chicago Ordered to Pay Attorneys’ Fees In Chicago Gun Ban Case

Otis McDonald and The National Rifle Association win an award of attorneys’ fees in their suit against the City of Chicago, the 7th Circuit rules. McDonald and the other plaintiffs prevailed in the Supreme Court ruling in McDonald v. Chicago. That case struck down Chicago’s draconian gun ban. See this post from last year for an…

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Raising The Debt Limit

The Republicans stuck together and rejected Obama’s plea to raise the debt limit.  More than 80 Democrats in the House broke ranks and joined the House Republicans.  That included Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer.  (Something is up with that but I haven’t a clue) Obama went down to defeat 318-83 or some such astounding number.…

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Basher Al Assad Clinging To Power By Terror Beyond Human Imagination

Arab dictators hold onto their power by terrorizing their people into submission. Carried too far terror can lose its ability to subdue; at some point people will simply give up caring for their own lives and safety and will revolt en mass. That may be the current situation is Syria. Terror that exceeds human imagination…

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