Monthly Archive: July 2009



Digital readers apparently make things easier for would-be censors.


health care vs education

One thing I thought about reading this Hot Air post is that if a lot of the proposed health care funds come from state coffers, we run the risk of not being able to...


the unborn…

…have memories, or at least a recent study shows that after 30 weeks they do… (via Dreher).


Sunday, 3PM

At approximately the same time as Stewart Cink was beginning the celebration of the collapse of old age at the terrifying feet of early middle age, Stacy McCain received the 2,000,000th visitor in his...


rethinking a strong national defense

Mark Levin’s response to The Weekly Standard’s Peter Berkowitz is surprisingly good.  I find myself truly befuddled by the apparent twin-personalities of the man who is Mark Levin – the thoughtful, reasonable essayist vs....


This is your justification?

National Review‘s best argument for “enhanced interrogation” now hinges on the threat posed by . . . Jose Padilla? So we’ve gone from defending torture on the grounds of a ticking time bomb scenario...


Climatize This

From NyTimes: India served notice on Sunday that it remains opposed to legally binding targets to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, digging in its heels against the United States as the Obama administration begins...



Jonah Goldberg has a pretty amusing link round-up….


Where Idealism Goes To Die

This is a few weeks old, but this discussion between Michael Totten and Jeffrey Goldberg is of the eye-opening variety.  And I think that’s true whether or not you agree with either participant’s perspective. ...


public plans, vouchers, and choice

“This, then, is the fundamental conservative problem: you can either have universal coverage or you can have a quasi-free market.  There’s no way to have both, but no one is willing to say publicly...


I sincerely hope

that after this incident, no one gives any more money to the American Conservative Union.


pet projects

So Dan Miller critiqued me and conservatives in general for not talking about health policy enough, and he’s right.  We haven’t.  Part of this is because when it comes to government planning there is...


Top 25 Econoblogs

The Wall Street Journal lists them so you don’t have to (with oddly tiny pictures and even more oddly cramped descriptions.  It’s almost as though whoever designed the slideshow was working on a very...


charts can be deceiving

I’m not a huge fan of charts because I think they’re usually just used to create illusions and sales pitches.  James Joyner points to this chart from Conor Clarke, illustrating the drop in effective...


GOP 2012 Race

Poll out today on the GOP race. Romney, who was a front-runner for the 2008 nomination, came out on top with 26 percent of respondents. That gives the former Massachusetts Governor a slight advantage...


law & order & checks & balances

Nick Gillespie has an interesting post up about laws and social behavior over at Hit & Run: However, there are also clear governmental actions that very quickly caused changes in behaviors and attitudes that corresponded...


Paul Erhlich’s Greatest Hits

Inspired by David Harsanyi’s excellent take-down of Dr. John Holdren, newly-installed director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, I decided to to revisit the predictive track-record of Holdren’s erstwhile co-author,...

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