“The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.” — Milton Friedman

British Newspapers Are Doing The Job Ours Refuse

We all know that American newspapers are pretty worthless these days, but it is only by contrast to the British newspapers that we come to…

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Democrats Take Hit, But Little Benefit For Republicans

A new Rasmussen Poll reports that “In December, the number of Americans identifying themselves as Democrats fell to the lowest level recorded in more than…

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John Brennan On Fox News Sunday

The Fox News Sunday interview by Chris Wallace of John Brennan is a study in weaselism. Brennan is assistant to the president for homeland security…

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The Obsolete Man

Watching The Twilight Zone 1961 episode The Obsolete Man made me think of the death panels that are sure to exist under the government-run health…

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The Hockey Stick Trick Legal Troubles

This is from Climategate: Michael Mann’s Very Unhappy New Year by James Delingpole writing the U.K. Telegraph: As I said yesterday, one of our jobs…

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Study in Body Language

Obama and Biden. . . confer? I wonder if Plugs Biden has a clue what is going on here. In this better image from Instapundit…

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Obama and His Pals Attack Rasmussen

A story at Politico reports that Democrats are on the attack against the Rasmussen polling firm. The results shown in the my post just below…

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It’s The Trend That Matters and The Trend Is Down

Rasmussen says, “…people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen…

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The Lion In Winter

The Snows of Scotland It’s cold in Britain. In fact, according to this story in the Telegraph, Britain is facing its coldest winter in 100…

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The Rule of Law

My post of December 14, 2009 on this subject ended with a question mark. Charles Rowley has some thoughts today on the rule of law…

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Quote of the Day

To subdue an enemy without fighting is the highest skill. — Sun Tzu, 2,500 years ago

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That Was Then, This is Now

At 2:08 minutes into this video of president-elect Obama’s weekly radio address heard on January 3, 2009, he says, the “No. 1 goal of my…

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