Archives for: July 2007

Just say no to new CAFE standards

PUBLISHED in the Boulder Daily Camera (8/1/07) http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2007/aug/01/no-headline---01elet/ re " Mileage standards falter" (Boulder Daily Camera editorial reprint from Washington Post, 7/30/07) http://dailycamera.com/news/2007/… more »

Amity Shlaes gets it wrong on John McCain

The usually excellent Amity Shlaes recently wrote an opinion piece arguing that Republicans are making a mistake by dropping support for John McCain. Here is my note to Ms. Shlaes in which a disagree with just about every point she made in her article.… more »

A Green breaks ranks on renewables

For your Saturday reading, allow me to recommend this interesting piece by Steven Milloy (of junkscience.com) discussing an article by a long-time leader of the Green movement who now argues that "renewables" are massively inefficient and that we should… more »

Arlen Specter: American Embarrassment

Politico is reporting that Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) "plans to review the Senate testimony of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel A. Alito to determine if their reversal of several long-standing opinions conflicts with pro… more »

Disagreeing with a political scientist about economics

Following is an email I sent to the author of the opinion piece linked below, and then his response to me. see "Bush also earns low marks for economic policy" (Baltimore Sun, 7/18/07) http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bal-op.schaller18jul18,0,… more »

Alberto Gonzales: Should he stay or should he go?

re "Revelations, Contradictions in Gonzales Testimony" (NPR, 7/24/07) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12205388 John Ashcroft reminded me of a hellfire-and-brimstone preacher, and I was more than happy to have him replaced as Atto… more »

Colorado should not move up primaries or caucuses

PUBLISHED in the Denver Post, 7/24/07 http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_6444996 re "Colorado Democrats move up presidential caucuses" (Denver Post, 7/21/07) http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_6432885 To the Editor: Although Colorado… more »

The danger and folly of sex ed for young children

This piece was submitted by a friend (and reader of these pages), Federico Genoese-Zerbi, who has done research on the value (or lack thereof) of sex education for young children. Senator Obama, in his recent suggestion that sex education be provided… more »

Robert Higgs on "War and Leviathan"

For a little light reading (ok, not so light), I recommend to you this intense piece by Robert Higgs in which he accurately describes government as essentially organized theft, and then discusses how governments use war to increase their control over the… more »

Rocket launcher found on NJ lawn

This is a truly scary story: http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_201113005.html more »
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