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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Obama’s school choice hypocrisy.

The largest union in the U.S., with more than 3.1 million members, is the teachers union, less known to the public by it’s proper name, the National Education Association (NEA). In 2007 alone, the NEA spent more than $32 million on political lobbying, and more than $80 million on contributions almost exclusively to left-wing activist […]

Pelosi’s arrogance.

This, to me, is just beautiful. It really underscores the arrogance of Nancy Pelosi. These fools on Capital Hill better realize that just because they are beholden to union dollers doesn’t mean that fellow free-trading nations are. [Wall Street Journal] In a grim world economy, the news that Canada and Colombia signed a free trade […]

1970s Economics.

Here’s Jerry Bowyer. I guess the second time is farce. Ronald Reagan summed up the economic philosophy of the 1970s in one brilliant sentence: “If it moves, tax it; if it keeps moving, regulate it; and if it stops moving, subsidize it.” Doesn’t that sum up to a T the economic era which we have […]

Quote of the day.

“The biggest thing to take from that day is what Marines can accomplish when they’re given the opportunity to fight. A small group of Marines met a numerically superior force and embarrassed them in their own backyard. The insurgents told the townspeople that they were stronger than the Americans, and that day we showed them […]

Activist courts against energy.

From Ace of Spades: Surprise! 9th Circuit Blocks Drilling In One of Few Places Congress Permits It

Mr., we could use a man like Vaclav Klaus.

…Klaus, the 67-year-old president of the Czech Republic — an iconoclast with a perfectly clipped mustache — continues to provoke strong reactions. He has blamed what he calls the misguided fight against global warming for contributing to the international financial crisis, branded Al Gore an “apostle of arrogance” for his role in that fight, and […]

Change? CitiBank, Bob Rubin & Obama.

“Citi never sleeps,” says the bank’s advertising slogan. But its directors apparently do. While CEO Vikram Pandit can argue that many of Citi’s problems were created before he arrived in 2007, most board members have no such excuse. Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin has served on the Citi board for a decade. For much of […]

Regarding pirates.

Bret Stephens finds it ridiculous that we’re talking about piracy on the open seas as though it’s something new, or that we can’t learn from history. By the 18th century, pirates knew exactly where they stood in relation to the law. A legal dictionary of the day spelled it out: “A piracy attempted on the […]

McCainiacs finally get it.

The McCain camp finally starts to realize what fiscal conservatives knew years ago — McCain’s lack of fiscally conservative economic principles would hamstring his election chances. [Business & Media Institute] As it turns out, swaying from conservative principles doesn’t always pay off for a Republican presidential candidate. Sen. John McCain learned that lesson that hard […]

What “recount” means to Democrats.

To Democrats, “recount” means stacking the deck with liberal activists. BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A woman who worked for Al Franken earlier this week during the Senate recount in one county ended up counting ballots as a nonpartisan volunteer here Saturday in a recount that grew heated at times. No shananigans there. Move along, move along.