Archives for: June 2012

John Roberts too clever by half

On Thursday morning, in the most anticipated Supreme Court ruling in recent American history, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Court's four liberal Justices to uphold Obamacare's "individual mandate" as a tax, even while Roberts agreed with the… more »

It's for your own good, Fattie

It's for your own good, Fattie. This is the most accurate summary of recent moves by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Cambridge, Massachusetts Mayor Henrietta Davis to limit the maximum size of sodas or other sugary drinks sold within their… more »

IBD: Obama's litany of lies

Speaks for itself: http://news.investors.com/article/615581/201206201901/obama-tells-stories-to-support-radical-agenda.htm more »

Another bad day for SEIU

It's been a rough road for public sector unions lately, particularly with their having spent millions of dollars in a losing effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. A Supreme Court ruling released today in the case of Knox v Seiu is, if not… more »

Bernanke Twists Asset Prices

Yesterday, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke annouced the Fed's ectension of "Operation Twist" using a justification of weaker than expected economic performance. I, along with a few others affiliated with the Heartland Institute, commented o… more »

The Alice in Wonderland Stock Market

As a financial markets trader, it's hard for me lately not to feel that we're living in a Lewis Carroll-inspired stock market. Stock prices often move counter-intuitively, and with large price swings that have the distinct smell of "momentum traders" ra… more »

You can't swing a dead cat...

This is just too good: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands/9313591/Orvillecopter-rises-value-of-cat-helicopter-increase-tenfold.html more »

Eric Weissmann for Congress

For those of you who are Republicans living in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, which includes the counties of Boulder, Larimer, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Summit, and Grand, along with the eastern part of Eagle County and the western part of Jefferson… more »

Thoughts on Wisconsin recall results

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/06/06/no-more-excuses more »