Archives for: "November 2011"

That's gotta hurt

As my wife and I were wandering around a tourist-catering market in Puerto Vallarta, we saw the inevitable faux Louis Vuitton and Coach bags awaiting purchase. It's good to see that none of the vendors of such things actually expects their cruise ship-b… more »

Taking a few days off

I'm taking a few days off to spend time in the sun with my family. Will be back to writing shortly... more »


Needing to take a day off from heavy news, I share with you this bit of information provided by my friend Jed Babbin, in case any of you are contemplating various locales for your twilight years: You can retire to Phoenix, Arizona where...  1.  You ar… more »

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish all my family, friends, and readers a very Happy Thanksgiving. more »

Dan Mitchell: Still skeptical of the GOP

My friend Dan Mitchell from the Cato Institute explains why recent Super Committee negotiations makes him think that today's Republicans remain somewhere between barely worthy and unworthy of support. That said, the alternative is so much worse that I d… more »

The wrong Balanced Budget Amendment?

After the House of Representatives failed to pass Balanced Budget Amendment legislation by a large enough majority to begin a for-now quixotic process to so-amend the constitution, it's been interesting to see fiscal conservatives criticize both the… more »

The Democrats' waving hand

Although it scares me greatly to wish for the same thing as Paul Krugman, I, like that master of Progressive misdirection, am pleased that the "Super Committee" of Congress, assigned to find a way to reduce our debt and deficits, is on the brink of… more »

Ross on KOA on Sunday, November 20

Hello friends, readers, and fans (I hope I have a few), I'll have the privilege of being on the air on Denver's Newsradio 850 KOA on Sunday, November 20, from 11 AM to 2 PM. I hope you'll be able to listen in, and to join the conversation at 303 713… more »

$15 trillion and counting

On Wednesday, the federal government's total debt exceeded fifteen trillion dollars. That's $48,000 in debt per citizen and over $133,000 in debt per taxpayer. Adding in all U.S. debt, including personal (mortgages, credit cards, student loans), plus… more »

Our mugger-in-chief

As Joe Lawler brought to our attention, in some comments made in Hawaii on Tuesday, Barack Obama proved his intellectual weakness yet again. It's not just his thinking that Hawaii is in Asia. (By the way, if Hawaii is in Asia, that makes it even harder… more »
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