Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Sad Truth

Mark Steyn: No danger of that. If (in Milton Himmelfarb’s famous formulation) Jews earn like Episcopalians but vote like Puerto Ricans, Americans are taxed like Puerto Ricans but vote like Scandinavians. We already have a more severely redistributive taxation system … Continue reading

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Bad Deal

Charles Krauthammer: Why are the Republicans playing along? Because it is assumed that Obama has the upper hand. Unless Republicans acquiesce and get the best deal they can right now, tax rates will rise across the board on Jan. 1, … Continue reading

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Thugocracies in Action

The UN has voted for a Palestinian state. The majority thugocracies have spoken: The resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member world … Continue reading

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What Can’t Go On – Won’t

Michael Goodwin sees the problems democrats have made for themselves: Deficits exceeded $1 trillion in each year of his first term, and his combined debt is a staggering $5 trillion. It brings the nation’s total to $16 trillion, and the … Continue reading

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Stone Twists the Truth – Again

NRO reviews Oliver Stone’s latest false history. Happily, this looks unlikely to change. As Stone well knows, the appeal of Zinnism rests on its remaining unappreciated, as it is primarily for this quality that it sells. Why? Because to those … Continue reading

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Capitol Zone

Glenn Reynolds: So Washington gets fat, and it does so on money taken from the rest of the country: Either directly, in the form of taxes, or indirectly in the form of money that otherwise would have gone to that … Continue reading

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What’s Over the Cliff

Beyond the fiscal cliff is the debt abyss: The actual liabilities of the federal government—including Social Security, Medicare, and federal employees’ future retirement benefits—already exceed $86.8 trillion, or 550% of GDP. For the year ending Dec. 31, 2011, the annual … Continue reading

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Everything Old is New Again

Cadbury has developed a non-melting chocolate bar: Scientists at Cadbury’s Bourneville, England research plant have developed a type of chocolate bar that remained solid after three hours in an incubator at 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Chocolate usually melts … Continue reading

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Now the UN wants your internet under its control: “Next week the ITU holds a negotiating conference in Dubai, and past months have brought many leaks of proposals for a new treaty. U.S. congressional resolutions and much of the commentary, … Continue reading

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Le Déluge

Obama’s bureaucrats are about to unleash a deluge of new regulations:  • Health care. It begins with the Affordable Care Act, which has been in hibernation because it was the largest campaign liability. Since Election Day, the Health and Human … Continue reading

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Wow, What a Surprise!

Obama staffers seeking to cash in as lobbyists: With President Obama’s reelection a done deal, headhunters are expecting worn-out administration aides to look for new jobs in the influence industry. Several Obama aides started making post-election plans well before November, … Continue reading

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Pessimism about the economic outlook for America is up among independents: Fifty percent of independent voters expect the economy to be weaker over the next year, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey. The percentage of unaffiliated voters with a … Continue reading

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Gaza Again

Just another Hudna: Hamas’s objective was to guarantee no further attacks on its leaders or on its weaponry, launch sites and other terror and rocket infrastructure. And the lifting of Israel’s military blockade, which would allow a flood of new … Continue reading

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Twinkie Killers

The unions did it: –Hostess paid out almost $100 million in health benefits for retirees last year, but over half of it covered workers who never had worked at Hostess.  The Teamsters’ onerous and antiquated “multi-employer pension plan” foists the … Continue reading

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