Monthly Archives: January 2011

Suspect Motives

This is a bad sign. Iran is urging Egypt to “follow the rightful demands” of its people. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has called on political leaders in Egypt to follow the “rightful demands” of their people. “Iran expects … Continue reading

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How To Win The Future

Not through spending like a drunken sailor investing every dime the government can borrow or steal. The way to win the future is the same way things got won in the past – by unleashing the American people, not a … Continue reading

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The Naked Truth

Man sentenced for streaking at Obama Rally: A New York man has been sentenced to probation for streaking at a rally for President Obama in Philadelphia. Twenty-four-year-old Juan Rodriguez, of Staten Island, N.Y., got arrested on charges of indecent exposure, … Continue reading

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Flashback

What’s going on in Egypt right now – as well as the words dribbling forth from the White House – have me flashing back to 1979 and the uprising in Iran. I don’t know of anything good to say about … Continue reading

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To Touch The Face Of God

Challenger, 25 years on. Dick Scobee. Michael Smith. Ellison Onizuka. Judith Resnik. Ronald McNair. Christa McAuliffe. Gregory Jarvis. Rest in peace. Tweet

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Old World Order

Victor Davis Hanson: A therapeutic college curricula and hyphenated “studies” courses have not made graduates better-read or more skilled in math and science. For many employers, the rigor of the new BA is scarcely equivalent to that of the old … Continue reading

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No. Not Everyone Can Do Political Theory

This one is going to hurt the old brain. It begins with CNN publishing the following opinion piece from a law professor improbably named Carl T. Bogus: There’s no right of revolution in a democracy “A well regulated Militia, being … Continue reading

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The Worst Is Yet To Come

Illinois briefly made the news for its recent 66% increase in personal tax rates (the media promptly stopped talking about it after the initial news reports). The enormous rate increase is not even close to enough to close the budget … Continue reading

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Piano Mystery Solved

It wasn’t a music video, it was “art”: Jorge Pino of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told CNN that for his agency “it would be highly unlikely that we would cite this young man for anything.” The agency … Continue reading

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NOW The Fat Lady Is Singing

And the tune is Rahm’s Back in The Race: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that Rahm Emanuel can stay on the ballot for mayor of Chicago. The decision comes without a moment to spare; early voting for the Feb. … Continue reading

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Expect The Unexpected

Oops, guess what? Initial jobless claims jumped upwards again last week – by a rather large amount, 51,000. Most of the lost jobs were in Florida and Nevada – and Ed Morrisey catches Reuters in what could best be described … Continue reading

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Dugway Update

The lockdown at Dugway Proving Grounds was initiated when a small quantity of VX nerve agent was discovered to be missing. The VX has been recovered. A news release from the base on Thursday said, “during a routine inventory of … Continue reading

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The Old Frontier

Jay Cost on Obama being stuck in the 1960s: But this is where I was wrong about President Obama. The 111th Congress was his Great Society moment: it passed a huge new entitlement program to get his name in the … Continue reading

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This Isn’t Good

Dugway Proving Grounds is locked down due to a “serious concern”. Dugway is the facility where biological and chemical weapon defense systems are tested. Tweet

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Don’t Forget To Use Protection

I don’t think this is exactly what they meant: Man Seeks Protection From Sex-Crazed Wife In Germany A Turkish man living in Germany with his wife of 18 years went to police for protection from her insatiable appetite for sex, … Continue reading

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