I have been surprised, and even a bit amused, to see the Left wrestle with the meaning of the tea parties that have sprung up across the United States over the past year or so. Some of what they have said is ridiculous, and surely insincere; can anyone actually believe that the tea parties are about race? J. M. Bernstein, writing in The New York … Continue reading Tea Party Metaphysics
Here’s the list. I’ve met seven of them, but only know three very well. And, of course, I not only know lots of Tea Party Patriots, but think of myself as one. Continue reading The 100 Americans the Left Hates Most
That’s about all I can conclude from this article: The chairman of the Business Roundtable, an association of top corporate executives that has been President Obama‘s closest ally in the business community, accused the president and Democratic lawmakers Tuesday of creating an “increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation.” Ivan G. Seidenberg, chief executive of Verizon Communications, said that Democrats in Washington are pursuing tax … Continue reading Businessmen Are Stupid
We’re in the third month after the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and the extent to which the federal government has not only failed to contribute to a solution but has constituted a stumbling block is becoming clearer every day. It may be the only thing becoming clearer: There’s a growing sense that things are unraveling, while those in charge in Washington play … Continue reading Playing Politics with the Gulf
Greg Mankiw discusses the Obama administration economic policies at length, treating them as standard Keynesian prescriptions. I thought Keynesian economics had been refuted decisively by the 1970s, since the Keynesian policies of Nixon, Ford, and Carter led to stagflation. But Keynesianism is not dead; it has risen, zombie-like, as if out of a 1970-s horror movie. A decade of stagflation following the “increase spending” model; … Continue reading Zombie Keynesians!
Take a look at these maps to show migration patterns. Here’s the one for Austin: Black lines represent people moving in; red lines, people moving out. For contrast, check out LA: People are voting with their feet. Now if only they start realizing which policies have made Texas so much more attractive than California! Continue reading From California to Texas
Ann Coulter’s book Treason infuriated liberals by questioning their patriotism and, indeed, loyalty. It turns out Ted Kennedy was in communication with the KGB to try to undermine U.S. policy and promote a more favorable image for the Soviets. I expect big stories from the mainstream media any day now…. Continue reading Ann Coulter Was Right
Richard Fernandez puzzles over a piece in the Telegraph that predicts Rahm Emanuel’s departure from the White House. He engages in analysis worthy of Kremlinologists at their best, and translates: Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, is expected to leave his job later this year after growing tired of the ‘idealism’ of Barack Obama’s inner circle. His abrasive style has rubbed some people … Continue reading Kremlinology Begins at Home
…and that has to stop. E. D. Kain writes in the Washington Examiner about the latest absurdity to come out of the education establishment: the idea that it’s bad for children to have a best friend. The New York Times reports, Most children naturally seek close friends. In a survey of nearly 3,000 Americans ages 8 to 24 conducted last year by Harris Interactive, 94 … Continue reading You’ve Got a Friend…
A student asks Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC) whether he supports Obama’s agenda, and the Congressman attacks him, knocks his camera from his hand, grabs his wrist, then his arm, then his neck, all the while demanding, “Who are you? WHO ARE YOU?” What on earth is going on here? Does it relate to things like this? When are people going to start fighting back? Of … Continue reading Good Thing He Didn’t Ask for Directions!