Archive for May 2015

Democrats scared of Marco Rubio?

From the New York Times on Friday: A Hillary Clinton Match-Up With Marco Rubio is a Scary Thoughts for Democrats. They use words like “historic” and “charismatic,” phrases like “great potential” and “million-dollar smile.” They notice audience members moved to tears by an American-dream-come-true success story. When they look at the cold, hard political math,…

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List of excuses for the 18-year “pause” in global warming

Current count is 52, including the oceans ate global warming. Don’t be surprised if number 53 is my dog ate my global warming. The real reason is that Old Man Winter is mad at liberals for lying about him so much. A warm climate is better for longevity and human flourishing and economic growth than…

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Camille Paglia is a feminist for the working man

Working men, the real men who fix things and make things, love Camille Paglia because she loves them.  Maybe love is not the right word, so substitute respect if you like.  Here is an excerpt from a 1995 Playboy interview of Paglia: PLAYBOY: Do you support the men’s movement? PAGLIA: I think it’s absolutely necessary.…

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Back to the future…or the olden times?

Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People Last week The Ryersonian reported on an incident that involved two first-year journalism students who were turned away from an event organized by Racialized Students’ Collective because they are white. Marginalized groups have a right to claim spaces in the public realm where they can share stories…

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The strategy of the minimum wage demagogues

Minimum wage increases are usually phased in over a period of years. You know they’d like to slam it in right away, so why don’t they? Well, the phase in is necessary to hide the negative employment effects of a high minimum wage. It’s like boiling a frog. If you suddenly turn the heat on…

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Reform Conservatism anybody?

Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee have floated a proposal that they call “reform conservatism.”  Those who have signed on to this agenda are called “reformicons.” Senate leader Mitch McConnelln and House speaker John Boehner have indicated that Reform Conservatism will the governing agenda of the next Republican Administration.  They haven’t said how they think…

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ISIS now controls ancient city of Palmyra in Syria

Palmyra was an ancient Semitic city, located in Homs Governorate, Syria. Dating back to the Neolithic, Palmyra was first attested in the early second millennium BC as a caravan stop for travelers crossing the Syrian Desert. Palmyra was a stop on the Silk Road. I was there in 2002 and took this photo: Some Christians…

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“Why Does the Left Kowtow to Islam?”

The title to this post is taken from two other internet postings of the same title by and Robert Tracinski and Ed Driscoll, hereafter referred to as “Tracinski” to note the first one and “Driscoll”the second.  These two should be read in that order, Tracinski first then Driscoll. One could ad Jonah Goldberg’s insightful book Liberal Fascism:…

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