Archives for: June 2009

Who's worse, Sotomayor or the Supreme Court?

In a 5-4 ruling yesterday, the Supreme Court overturned Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's defining decision, the case of Ricci v DeStefano, in which she ruled that it was OK for the city of New Haven, Connecticut to refuse to use the results of tes… more »

LA Times reporter clueless on climate science

In his opinion piece entitled “Global warming bill still contains some smoke and mirrors,” Todd Darling complains about the details of the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill while suggesting that its goals are essentially correct because “Now, with Preside… more »

Whom will you miss the most?

Four famous people have died within a few days. I don't normally write about "famous people" but I thought it might be interesting to ask you, dear reader, which of the following people you'll miss the most, and why. Did any of them have an impact o… more »

Don Boudreaux on the benefits of free trade

My friend Don Boudreaux, Chairman of the Economics Department of George Mason University, has an interesting piece followed by some very interesting Q&A over at the Fraser Institute web site on the subject of free trade. Although economics experts… more »

Web widget: Obama countdown timer

Thanks to Keith for sending this along. It will be a permanent fixture of the blog in the right-hand column until our very own Manchurian Candidate has departed the White House. more »

Responding to the "liberal middle"

My long-lost friend Scott Jones wrote a comment to my note yesterday about "What we're up against" which I think is representative of potentially the majority of Democrats in society (not the majority of Democrats in Congress.) So for today's note, I'm… more »

Waxman-Markey passes with help of 8 traitors

So many people will be writing about the House of Representatives passing the Waxman-Markey cap-and-tax bill on Friday afternoon that I will for now keep my comments relatively brief. First of all, this may not be a bad thing because it's a tremendous… more »

What we're up against

While I have written several times recently about new polls showing measurable changes in sentiment against Democratic policies (more than against actual Democrats), several comments and online discussions I've had in recent days have served to remind me… more »

IBD: All you need to know about Waxman-Markey

Waxman-Markey, aka "cap and trade", aka "cap and tax" -- potentially the most destructive legislation of my lifetime -- is scheduled to be voted on in the House of Representatives today, although Comrade Pelosi might pull the vote if she thinks it will f… more »

Robert Reich's "public option" lies

Although this note may seem similar in content and intent to my note yesterday about Barack Obama's outrageous news conference, Robert Reich's Wednesday WSJ plea for government-run health care deserves an equal smack-down. Reich's entire article is fi… more »
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