Archives for: May 2009

Even a liberal intern can get one right...

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I've run across a very good article by a summer intern at the usually worthless Nation magazine. Andy Kroll explains fairly well why the TARP, PPIP, and bailouts overall have been "The Greatest Swindle Ever Sold." more »

Interesting article about high-end real estate

According to this very interesting real estate blog entry entitled "High-End Foreclosures Are Next" by CNBC's Diana Olick, the high end of the real estate market is in much worse shape than recent slightly-bullish real estate headlines might make you thi… more »

A couple of excellent political cartoons

Thanks to TaxGuru... more »

What do you expect from a President who loves ACORN?

It's no surprise that an Administration who coordinates with people who should be in prison for election fraud (ACORN) would want to protect Black Panther thugs who brought weapons to polling places to intimidate anyone not likely to vote for Barack Obam… more »

Follow-up on Sotomayor: Biased judge with a weak legal mind

A commenter over on the Gang of Four blog asked me whether I had any evidence for my statement that Sonia Sotomayor is "bigoted". I was going to respond in a comment, but I think the question is important enough to warrant its own post. The primary p… more »

Were Chrysler dealers targeted based on their politics?

[Update: An interesting analysis over at the fivethirtyeight blog suggests that car dealers are, by a wide margin, more likely to be donors to Republicans than to Democrats, casting some doubt on the "Dealergate" story. The key question remains whether… more »

GM bondholders doing the right thing

[Update: On Thursday morning, it appears that GM bondholders have changed their minds and agreed to take 10% of the company in exchange for their debt. Under the plan, if bankruptcy is averted (which is not at all clear it will be even with the bondhold… more »

Be careful if you criticize Sotomayor

From the "What country do I live in?" files comes this remarkable story: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs warned people to be "exceedingly careful" in how they criticize President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor. Are you kidding me?… more »

Jeb Bush JUNIOR endorses Marco Rubio in Florida

[Update: Like many others, I feel slightly misled by the released endorsement, which is NOT by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, but by his son, Jeb Bush, Jr. It's a bad move by the Rubio campaign to put out something which appears to be designed to be… more »

Obama's dangerous Supreme Court nominee

Well, we can't say we weren't warned. Obama has always said that the Constitution is essentially irrelevant, in the sense that it can and should mean whatever the newest, most liberal generation of activists in judges' robes says it should mean. And… more »
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