Daily Archives: January 25, 2011

Aside From Political Junkies, Who Is Watching?

Yes, I have the SOTU streaming while I type this (“Now it’s our turn….”) but Newsweek points out that I am part of a shrinking minority in America: It’s a peculiarity of the modern State of the Union. What used … Continue reading

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Obama’s Edsel Moment?

Early leaks of Obama’s main talking points from the SOTU message include the already piloted “Sputnik Moment” line trotted out earlier in one of his speeches: But we have never measured progress by these yardsticks alone. We measure progress by … Continue reading

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Dirty Dishes

Oh, this is just lovely: They just don’t make ’em like they used to. Dishwashing detergents, that is. Really. Thanks to environmental protection laws passed in 16 states, dish detergent manufacturers have been forced to remove powerful cleansing agents called … Continue reading

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The Fat Lady Ain’t Singing Yet

The Illinois Appellate Court has signaled that may hear Rahm Emanuel’s appeal. It will at least reconsider the briefs filed with the three judge Appellate Court panel that kicked Emanuel off the Chicago mayoral ballot. There will be no oral … Continue reading

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“History Tells Us” Nothing Of The Sort

Ann Althouse dismembers an “expression of outrage” by a “serious” group of sociologists regarding Francis Fox Piven and Glenn Beck – the outrage is directed at Beck, of course: Fox News? And do you also call on The Nation, which … Continue reading

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Negative Returns

Amity Shlaes: Private-sector jobs will be created. That’s the argument President Barack Obama will present tonight in his State of the Union address to justify his plan for any federal spending increases. The president will pay lip service to the … Continue reading

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Altering History

The National Archives has announced that an amateur Civil War historian has admitted to changing the date on a pardon issued by Abraham Lincoln: Washington, DC…Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today that Thomas Lowry, a long-time … Continue reading

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