Daily Archive: November 17, 2009

The Acid Test for Conservative Populism

A few weeks ago, The Nation had a great editorial on breaking up the banks: The heart of our predicament is the Too Big to Fail (TBTF) problem. Banks have grown so large that...

my thoughts exactly

Commenter “SmartHippo” on the Sherdog.com mixed martial arts forum: My feelings towards MMA are kind of similar to my feelings toward metal. I love metal, and I respect it. I do, in one sense,...

For the record

Predictably enough, Obama has attracted some nonsensical criticism for reiterating his support for the “one-China” principle. So it’s worth remembering that Bush not only opposed formally recognizing Taiwanese independence, he was actually criticized for...

Our Twitterific Future

A few weeks ago, I lamented my inability to finish long, difficult books. Over at First Thoughts, Jared Bridges offers a more hopeful interpretation of our changing reading habits.

Car question for readers

2000 Honda CR-V with 142,000 miles @ $5300 vs. 1999 Honda CR-V with 114,000 miles @ $6500.  Both in good shape.

Bill Belichek, Randian Superhero

Though my heart belongs to the Redskins, I am an unabashed Patriots apologist (I mean, you have to find a team to root for in the playoffs, right?). I admire their consistency. I admire...

You say Obama, I say Osama

I read this post over at The Dish and quite honestly thought it said “Obama” and not “Osama.”  Which changes everything, of course.  Read the following passage substituting the word Osama with Obama: Paul...