Archives for: "November 2010"

The Tea Party, the "establishment", and political reality

This note was originally written less than 24 hours after the election; I delayed publication for a week on the advice of a wise friend who suggested that I should not be seen as “kicking Ken when he is down” if that’s not my intention… more »

The mind of a liberal...

An appropriate follow-up to yesterday’s note about the mind of an Ivy League “philosopher”… From time to time, I can’t help but wonder whether it’s some sort of unjustified elitism (an attribute I usually attribute to… more »

Backbone Radio, November 7, 2010: Colorado election post-mortem

While Republicans made huge gains in the House of Representatives – the largest pick-up by a party in the House since 1938, even while we still don’t know the precise total – and while Colorado did boot two incumbent Democrats and give… more »

Two cheers for the stock market

The stock market had a massive rally yesterday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up over 200 points and the S&P 500 up better than 22 points.  (The Nasdaq, while still up big, was a relative laggard in percentage terms.) But before we start… more »

The mind of an Ivy League "philosopher"

I’m taking a much-needed blog-day off from writing about elections. H/T (or maybe curses) to Mike R. who sent me the link to the professor’s web page… Brown University “philosopher” and Assistant Professor in that… more »

Whose priorities?

A nugget for thought: In his press conference this morning, John Boehner, soon to be Speaker of the House, repeatedly referred to the GOP’s focus on “what the people want", “what the people expect", “what the people demand",… more »

Si se puede indeed

Just what does it say about Colorado elections when, as Senator Mark Udall, stood up at noon in Denver today to introduce newly elected (formerly appointed) Senator Michael Bennet, the chant of the crowd behind him was “Si se puede!"? When our… more »

Can't we all just get along?

Even before yesterday’s elections, the Dems’ theme is already clear.  Whether it’s Jon Stewart’s “Rally for Sanity” or the liberal talking heads on the Sunday morning talk shows, all the liberal whining is about… more »

Heartland Institue election prediction contest; winner gets P.J. O'Rourke book!

Enter your guesses in the comments section of this blog note: SHARETHIS.addEntry( { title : 'Heartland Institue election prediction contest;… more »

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