Daily Archive: June 18, 2009


Why Care about Affirmative Action?

Via Ta-Nehisi Coates comes this piece by Pat Buchanan that centers around the following allegation: Sotomayor got into Princeton, got her No. 1 ranking, was whisked into Yale Law School and made editor of...


thursday art walk

The Return of Marcus Sextus by Pierre-Narcisse Guerin


is the iranian regime vulnerable?

Douglas Muir has a pretty good breakdown of exactly what makes a regime vulnerable to collapse – and more importantly, factors that make collapse unlikely.  His verdict regarding Iran?  The regime holds steady unless...


Rittelmeyer Eat Your Heart Out

Dateline: Squamish, British Columbia courtesy CBC: Maureen Lee told CBC News she was turning away to pick a berry when she thought she saw another dog approaching out of the corner of her eye,...


why I am not a neoconservative

I used to believe in humanitarian intervention.  I used to truly believe that the right thing for America to do as a global superpower was to intervene where necessary to stop violence or genocide,...


Acting Like You Mean It: Show Your Work

To a certain extent, I think Freddie’s being too harsh on Reihan in this post.  But at the same time, his broader point is an important one that I think a lot of conservatives...


on healthcare

I think the one thing that free-market health care advocates have yet to illustrate is, as Freddie mentions in the comments to his latest post, how a free-market solution will provide affordable coverage to...


support for the VAT with caveats

Health care reform is capable of whittling out some inefficiencies and could, in the long run, save money in a lot of places. (The degree to which that’s true has been the source of...