Author Archives: Gaius

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Ruger has made it easy for gun owners to make themselves heard. Well? Why are you still here? Tweet

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The Operative Word is Militia

Not hunting party. It’s particularly loathsome for the gun grabbers to try to exploit every act by a madman to punish law-abiding citizens. Tweet

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Madness

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Privacy?

No, that’s a thing of the past. Mark Steyn: But in the broken-down rural hinterlands, EHR and other novelties make it more lucrative for surviving medical centers to prioritize federal paperwork over patient care. For example, there’s a lot of … Continue reading

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The Suicide Pact

This is ironic. The states that most firmly supported Obama and his anti-rich rhetoric are the ones who will suffer the most under the Obama purges to come: The ironic geography of the Democratic drive can be seen most clearly … Continue reading

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Killer App

Apple’s map software is bad. Even Apple says so. Now the Australian police are warning people not to use it. After all, who wants to be stranded in the outback? Police in Victoria, Australia, issued a warning Monday discouraging iPhone … Continue reading

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They Already Have

Janet Daley in the Sunday Telegraph title her piece, “The West is signing its own death sentence.” I’m afraid that might have been better phrased in the past tense: What the West took from its defeat of the East was … Continue reading

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Imperial Style

Mark Steyn: In the American republic, even the dogs cost more. The Queen is a famous corgi lover and has been breeding them since she was a young girl. Now in her late eighties she’s slowing down and only keeps … Continue reading

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Zero Sum

Charles Krauthammer: This is why he sent Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to the Republicans to convey not a negotiating offer but a demand for unconditional surrender. House Speaker John Boehner had made a peace offering of $800 billion in new … Continue reading

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All Throttle, No Brake

Daniel Henninger reminds us of how much deal-making skill Barack Obama has – that would be exactly zero: Presidents, kings, queens, generals all have accomplished a modus vivendi with their opponents and mortal enemies. Until now. What deal of Clintonesque … Continue reading

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Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

Online sales taxes through the back door. Tweet

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Take Five

Dave Brubeck has died. Probably his best known piece, Belgium, 1964. I have the original recording in my collection. I don’t think I’ve ever skipped to the next song when it comes on. Rest in peace.   Tweet

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King of Pain

Obama will pay a price for going over the fiscal cliff, too: In light of that, Republicans should continue to act in a reasonable and responsible way, as Speaker Boehner has with his offer to raise tax revenues in exchange … Continue reading

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Disability as a Lifestyle Choice

Or rather, collecting disability payments as a lifestyle choice: “It is exceptionally difficult — for all practical purposes, impossible,” writes Eberstadt, “for a medical professional to disprove a patient’s claim that he or she is suffering from sad feelings or … Continue reading

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Democrats Will Reimpose Clinton’s Taxes

The taxes that were passed under Bill Clinton will be back – on all Americans. That’s what Obama actually wants. This was never about the “rich” paying their “fair share”. This was always about reimposing the biggest tax hike in … Continue reading

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