Monthly Archives: February 2011

The American Politburo…

…is well-described here.

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Pot shots.

Washington state is considering making marijuana legal. This is exactly where decisions about recreational drugs should be made, the state level. I’d go further and allow city and county governments within that state to declare drugs illegal, unless the state … Continue reading

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Edumacation.

at least 45 percent of undergraduates demonstrated “no improvement in critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing skills in the first two years of college, and 36 percent showed no progress in four years. Article here. Higher education today seems to … Continue reading

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It’s for the children!

Uh-huh. This is cute in its colossal absurdity: For America’s governors — both Democrats and Republicans — balancing budgets is nothing new. It’s what we do, every year. Er, no. A “balanced budget” is when you spend exactly what you … Continue reading

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Answer: because they’re brutes.

Question: why do public unions employ brute force?

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Is liberalism dead?

Asks James Piereson. He then answers himself “no”, which is correct. He traces American “liberalism” through five historical states, suggesting it may be in its last. This is the problem with language or “meaning” creep; it turns words and phrases … Continue reading

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Jonah describes one half of the coin.

By refusing to enforce or defend DOMA, Obama betrays the Constitution and his oath to it. He should have pointed out the other side. Twenty-six states brought suit that ObamaCare is unconstitutional, and at present the federal judiciary agrees. Absent … Continue reading

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