Archive for February 2014

Colorado Republicans finally getting some political savvy

Republicans catch another break in the 2014 Senate elections “Senate Republicans have scored an unexpected recruiting coup, with Rep. Cory Gardner (R) opting to challenge Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) this year, according to a person with knowledge of his plans. Gardner, who is considered the state’s top GOP rising star, previously said he would not…

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George Will on Climate Change — A Perfect Climate For Liberals

From George Will’s syndicated column yesterday: Obama says “the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.” When a politician says, concerning an issue involving science, that the debate is over, you may be sure the debate is rolling on and not going swimmingly for his side. Obama is, however, quite right that climate change…

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The global warming hoax alive and well in one small part of Wyoming

The Jackson Hole News and Guide of February 19, 2014 reported a story with the following headline: Teton residents blame people for hot planet. From the story: A recent poll found that Teton County residents believe at rates far exceeding other parts of Wyoming that humans are to blame for climate change. Eighty-four percent of…

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Voter ID challenge thrown out by Federal judge

No challenge of a voter ID law has ever been successful in Federal Court.  The United States Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s voter ID law in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board.  Yesterday Federal Judge Ronnie Greer threw out a suit brought by the Green Party claiming Tennessee’s voter ID is invalid on grounds it denies…

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Gun registration laws violate substantive due process

The State of Connecticut is trying to make its citizens who own modern sporting rifles on the AR-15 platform (the gun liberals love to hate and call an “assault rifle’) register them.  This appeared today in  Glenn Reynolds column in USA Today, Americans Rising Up Against Government: Meanwhile, in Connecticut a massive new gun-registration scheme…

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P.G. Wodehouse said…

“It was one of the dullest speeches I ever heard. The woman told us for three quarters of an hour how she came to write her beastly book, when a simple apology was all that was required.”

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A definition of crony capitalism

Crony capitalism can be thought of as a system where a company’s bottom line profit depends on the approval of politicians rather than on the approval of its customers.

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What Explains Altruism in Humans?

This is a repost from June 17, 2012 which am prompted to do after reading William Patterson’s biography of Robert Heinlein.  Patterson recounts an incident in Heinlein’s life when he was a child and that is said to have influenced Heinlein for his entire life:  “A young couple was walking along a set of railroad…

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