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Excusing riots

One last post on the London riots a couple of weeks ago, in this case an observation from Jonah Goldberg. If you begin a sentence saying that nothing excuses wanton mob violence and theft, but refuse to come to a full-stop with a period or, better yet, an exclamation point, you know that there’s a […]

Panic in the streets of London.

Here’s the best retort and thought of the week on what I call the entitlement-hooligan riots in the U.K. Presumably, London-type riots would not last long in either Texas, or Arizona. — Adam Baldwin on twitter. Indeed. Thank God for the Second Amendment. I say thank God rather than “Thank Jefferson” because even Jefferson would […]

Question for Napolitano: Why do we take off our shoes?

What’s the point of taking off our shoes at airport security if the screenings can’t pick up a myriad of explosives and detonators? According to reports the “underwear bomb” worn by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a military-grade plastic explosive called Pentaerythritol tetranitrate, or PETN, and neither that nor the detonator would have been caught by […]

More on Euro-rationed healthcare.

Here’s a little more from ABC News’ John Stossel: Can you name any new drugs or medical devices that are invented in France? Nearly all the world’s innovation comes from the relatively profit-driven American system.  If we relied on government healthcare, the world would still be getting 1950’s quality care. Also, it is by no means […]

Healthcare nightmares… in Canada & the U.K.; Alternate title: Your life = just $22k.

First a video from CNN (via Weekly Standard): Embedded video from <a href=”” mce_href=””>CNN Video</a> Next, the Wall Street Journal explains the U.K. healthcare rationing system, through an agency with an Orwellian name — N.I.C.E., or the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. “Americans should understand how NICE works because under ObamaCare it will […]

Long lines of single-payer healthcare.

Mark Stein comments on the lack of cost-benefits to European single-payer healthcare: According to the U.N. figures, life expectancy in the United States is 78 years; in the United Kingdom, it’s 79 – yay, go socialized health care! On the other hand, in Albania, where the entire population chain-smokes, and the health care system involves […]

If not socialism, what is?

Here’s another Jonah Goldberg. Read the whole thing. The government effectively owns General Motors and controls Chrysler, and the president is deciding what kind of cars they can make. Uncle Sam owns majority stakes in American International Group, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and controls large chunks of the banking industry. Also, President Obama wants government […]

Who knew?

CF-18s intercepted Russian plane before Obama visit News Staff As security officials worked to secure Ottawa on the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit, Canadian fighter jets were scrambling to intercept a Russian bomber plane in the Arctic skies. That’s a huge story! I mean who knew that Canada had an air force! […]

Wa. Post lies on Guantanamo.

Does putting an arsonist into prison only create more arsonists? What about car jackers? Then why does detention for terrorists only propel them to commit terrorism upon their release? It’s an absurd proclamation, yet it is exactly what the Washington Post has spent the past weekend arguing on their front page. The story regards Abdallah […]

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 […]