A few things to read that other people wrote: Stephen Green points out how Krugman tries to make capitalism pay for the sins of statists. How Richard Nixon forced the North Vietnamese to sign a peace, and why Bob Beckel is mad. RS McCain ponders the ineffable WTF-ness of South Carolina politics. Jeff Goldstein respectfully… Read More Rocking the Links
This Awesome (picture for link): Go on, tell me again how sensible and obvious these rules and regulations are. Tell me how Leviathan has a special plan for my life! Oh, and don’t forget to let me know how different today is from the frontier days of the 19th century. You will be dead right… Read More How Awesome is Gun Control?
Over at Protein Wisdom, a former Marine and gun store owner speaks a few truths. Writes Jeff: Unfortunately, we’ve become expert, as a popular and political culture, at pretending we haven’t encountered those very truths we continue to molest — all in an effort to will new truths into being out of something so gossamer… Read More The Irrelevance of Conservative Despair
Back in 2008, Jeff Goldstein had a long, ugly argument with Patrick Frey (which started here) about whether Obama was a “good man”. At the time, I found the argument much ado about nothing: what difference can it possibly make if he has a good heart or not? I’m opposed to what he does in… Read More Does it Matter if He’s Eeeeeevil?
In Der Spiegel, a Kenyan economist named James Shikwati attempts the Herculean task of explaining economics to a journalist. Shikwati: … for God’s sake, please just stop. SPIEGEL: Stop? The industrialized nations of the West want to eliminate hunger and poverty. Shikwati: Such intentions have been damaging our continent for the past 40 years. If… Read More African Official: Please Stop With the Aid Already, You’re Killing Us…
Jeff Goldstein makes things nice and sparkling clear, like a good intentionalist should: Either you are a constitutionalist or you aren’t. If you aren’t, then in the most important ways you are anti-American. As such, you are my enemy — and a person looking to enslave me, my children, and those who matter most to me.… Read More Leviathan and Civil Disobedience
Via Protein Wisdom. I seem to recall a saying that “the poor need nothing but the spur of their poverty.” That’s not precisely true, but the poor know what they need better than anyone else trying to help them. Collective responses to poverty create massive instituions but do not give the poor what they truly… Read More “Planning is the Kiss of Death to Entrepreneurship”
Down the Memory Hole with any suggestion that the GOP, in performing its role as the loyal opposition, doing things that Democrats did when they held that coveted role. Therefore, opposition to Susan Rice is racist. Because history began in 2009 The First Year of Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama, apparently.
The New York Post has the skinny on what ObamaCare is going to do for us. If you get your health insurance through a job, you might lose it as of Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the new “employer mandate” kicks in, requiring employers with 50 or more full-time workers to provide the government-designed health… Read More This, My Progressive Friends, is What You Voted For…
Perhaps the worst of all possible defeats are the unexpected. To go into a fight knowing loss is likely. that one can prepare for that. But to be certain that you will win, and to get ruthlessly denied, that staggers. I’ve spent a few days trying to figure out what in the name of all… Read More Okay. I’ve Shaken it Off.