Archive for July 2011

Quote of the Day

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with…

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Good News For Republicans

Obama to address the Nation tonight. Each new hissie fit raises the prospects for Republicans in 2012. UPDATE: Professor Jacobson has the Obama speech in one sentence: “I’m not going to be ignored, John.” He borrowed the line from Fatal Attraction. Reactions to Obama’s speech: John Hinderaker: This was, I think, the key moment in…

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Sage Advice From Arthur C. Brooks

Arthur Brooks is the President of the American Enterprise Institute. He writes in the Wall Street Journal today: Republicans are nervous… But before they succumb to too much caution, budget reformers need to remember three things. First, this is not a political fight between Republicans and Democrats; it is a fight against 50-year trends toward…

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Law School Starts in About Three Weeks

Several thousand young hopefuls will be starting law school in about three weeks. If they’re lucky they are now filled with excitement, rolling over in hope and pride and confidence in their futures. That’s how I felt back in 1974 when I was about to enter the first year of law school. Life was a…

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The Cycle of Debt

If Jane uses credit card B to pay off the balance on credit card A, then charges more on card A because Jane is still spending more than her income every month, we know that Jane will soon max out both credit cards, she will be broke and headed for Bankruptcy court. “Jane” is the…

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Sycophant Journalism — No Fourth Estate Here

The mainstream media, or old media, will deny that it’s biased to the left until the last journalist in hanged. Most of us know that’s rubbish. CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, WaPo, NYT, AP, Reuters, et al. act as if they are the public information arm of the Democrat party. Many times the questioning…

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Sending Their Children To Private Schools Makes Rahm Emanuel a Hypocrite and Chris Christie A Champion

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel both got testy when questioned about their respective decisions to send their children to private schools. Emanuel is fair game for such criticism, but Governor Christie isn’t. Christie is supportive of legislation that will make it possible for all children to receive a good education…

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Murder in Norway

All the facts aren’t in but it appears a madman dressed up as a policeman and took a boat to Utoya Island where he ordered a group of teenagers to gather around him, and then started shooting. The death toll has reached at least 80, but they’re still counting. The only thing that stopped the…

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Bernard Cornwell’s Richard Sharpe Series

I’m not sure how many books Author Bernard Cornwell has written, I think it’s 40 or more. Cornwell writes historical novels and the Richard Sharpe books, as least the adventure series, follow the life of a fictional British Army soldier during the Napoleonic wars. There are 21 books that make up Sharpe’s Adventure Series and…

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