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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Southpark Gnomes policies.

Here’s Bret Stephens, and yet another read the whole thing: Sometimes it takes “South Park” to explain life’s deeper mysteries. Like the logic of the Obama administration’s policy proposals. Consider the 1998 “Gnomes” episode — possibly surpassing Milton Friedman’s “Free to Choose” as the classic defense of capitalism — in which the children of South […]

The confused NYT.

Here’s James Taranto (another read the whole thing): The New York Times now seems a bit confused as to the religion of the suspects in the terror plot revealed earlier this week: Law enforcement officials initially said the four men were Muslims, but their religious backgrounds remained uncertain Thursday. [Laguerre] Payen reported himself to be […]

Dems terror rhetoric not matching their actions.

It would be comical were it not our national security. Democrats have a lot of rhetoric denouncing Bush-era War on Terror policies these days. Just one thing: They seem to be keeping all of the Bush-era War on Terror policies. Saying earlier today that the United States “went off course” with it’s post 9-11 actions […]

An odd admission by Waxman.

House Democrats were worried that their Republican counterparts would “stall” the vote on an amendment to Rep. Henry Waxman’s “climate change” bill, which doesn’t actually change the climate, even if you believe in that sort of nonsense, by forcing it to be read aloud first. So the Democrats countered by — and here’s your tax […]

The Statist and Soft Tyranny.

In light of the Obama administration’s decision to ram down the throat of the American consumer Utopian fuel-efficiency standards I found the following excerpt from Mark Levin appropriate: The modern liberal believes in the supremacy of the state, thereby rejecting the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the order of the civil society, in […]

The gov’t terrible track record.

The Obama administration is bent on becoming a major player in — if not taking over entirely — America’s health-care, automobile and banking industries. Before that happens, it might be a good idea to look at the government’s track record in running economic enterprises. It is terrible. That’s from John Steele Gordon. Problem #1? Private […]

Against tribunals… no, for them!

Here’s the Wall Street Journal: President Obama’s endorsements of Bush-Cheney antiterror policies are by now routine: for example, opposing the release of prisoner abuse photographs and support for indefinite detention for some detainees, and that’s just this week. More remarkable is White House creativity in portraying these U-turns as epic change. Witness yesterday’s announcement endorsing […]

Stimulating unemployment.

Here’s Michelle Malkin: I think it’s time we applied the same advertising standards to Washington’s legislative products that the feds apply to breakfast foods. The Food and Drug Administration rapped General Mills this week for making misleading claims about the benefits of Cheerios. The food manufacturer says the whole-grain O’s are “clinically proven to lower […]

Obama blinks on detainee photos!

The water gets deeper for Nancy Pelosi. Boy, if you’re a Democratic politician you know you are in trouble when even liberal outlets like the St. Petersburg Time’s Politifact or Jon Stewart are calling you a liar. For all his faults Barack Obama isn’t a dummy, and can certainly tell when the tide is turning. […]

The offshore loophole myth.

Here’s Robert Samuelson debunking President Obama’s myth that the tax rules are “full of corporate loopholes that makes it perfectly legal for companies to avoid paying their fair share.” Like it or not, ours is a world of multinational companies. Almost all of America’s brand-name firms (Coca-Cola, IBM, Microsoft, Caterpillar) are multinationals, and the process […]