Archive for May 2014

Will the Obama coalition come apart this November?

That would be the liberal top-bottom coalition.  The American Spectator thinks it’s about to unravel, over the Keystone XL pipeline that 60 percent of Americans want to be built yesterday but which Obama refuses to approve.  He’s managed to make the environmentalist wackos angry as well for merely delaying it.  They want him to kill…

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Private lives, public laws

The freedom we enjoy extends also to ordinary life; we are not suspicious of one another, and do not nag our neighbor if he chooses to go his own way. — Pericles He who imagines that he can give laws for the public conduct of states, while he leaves the private lives of citizens wholly…

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Modern “liberals” are not liberal — not by a long shot

Modern “liberals” are leftists on the order of the Jacobins of the French Revolution led by the bloody tyrant Robespierre. Recent events have shown modern liberalism to be an intolerant ideology that will brook no dissent or contrary point view.  Modern liberals see government as the center of their universe and cannot conceive of any…

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Private Charity versus Government Safety Net

Arthur C. Brooks is a scholar and president of the American Enterprise Institute. His recent book, The Road to Freedom, a pleasant takeoff on Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, is excellent and I recommend it. Brooks’ thesis is tainted, however, by his call for maintaining the government safety net out of a desire for…

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Why Hillary Won’t Run in 2016

The Weekly Standard, Jonathan Last: I suspect that no one–possibly even Hillary herself–has any idea whether or not she’s actually going to run for president. For the moment, all that she likely knows is that it’s in her best interest to at least act like she’s going to run. (Also, as Mickey Kaus points out, this…

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The face of liberalism

She is a member of the 1/10th of 1%, disingenuously railing against the other members of that august class.  The face of the world she would create if given the power:

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Sheriff David Clarke at the NRA convention

On Tuesday of this week, Hillary Clinton said, “I think that we’ve got to rein in what has become an almost article of faith that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime.” Clinton also said that when it comes to guns, “I think again we’re way out of balance, and I don’t believe that is…

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“Take care son.” The saddest goodbye

All of us want to live as long as we can. We don’t relish growing old, but we don’t want to die before our time.  So, growing old is inevitable and none of can be sure exactly what that is going to be like. The UK Daily Mail has a story told in cartoons of…

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“I Think it’s fair to say something has snapped”

That’s Daniel Henninger in today’s Wall Street Journal: Obama Unleashes the Left — How the government created a federal hunting license for the far left. It’s obvious that the far left has decided there are no longer constraints on what it can do to anyone who disagrees with it. How did this happen? Who let…

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Skepticism for the latest National Climate Assessement

Point by point comments on the National Climate Assessment by Roy Spencer, PhD, climatologist, former NASA scientist Bottom Line Conclusion: Follow the money, folks. This glitzy, 840-page report took a lot of your tax dollars to generate, and involved only those “experts” who are willing to play the game. It is difficult to answer in…

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