Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Fire This Time- Signs of Economic Ugliness

Via Drudge we find the Domino’s Pizza/Papa John’s Pizza rivalry has become “heated”, you might say, and not in the kind of oven they use. Torching a rival’s business seems more like a New York Mafia move than something that … Continue reading

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If You’re Good, You Can’t Be Bad- Why Liberals Steal

Walter Russell Mead at the American Interest takes note of the Long Island Rail Road disability scandal, and notes its connection with widespread financial crime. Michael Lewis has an article in Vanity Fair detailing the looting of California by its … Continue reading

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The Evil Heart of Liberalism

I’ve read “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens but this line never struck me quite so hard, as today reading it quoted at The Belmont Club– “I see the evil of this time and of the previous time … Continue reading

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Trolls at the Atlantic

The ever-excreable¬†Ta-Nehisi Coates put up something on the Herman Cain ad, which led to a meandering discussion that apparently included some comments he didn’t like. TNC is extremely thin-skinned, even for a liberal, even for a black race man “urban … Continue reading

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The Empty Tombstone

Hunter Wallace thinks the cancer of Wall Street can’t be contained in New York City, despite David Duke’s hatred of the place and support for Occupy Wall Street. Walter Russell Mead on the other hand notes the departure of some … Continue reading

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Superstition Versus Magic- Degrees of Socialism

As a college freshman I had to write a brief paper on superstition. Some of the examples were baseball players and South Seas tribesmen. Both these groups are prone to superstition, but why, and what is the connection if any? … Continue reading

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The Era of Declining Expectations

People are more angry and discouraged now than they have been in a long, long time, as much as they have been ever as far as I can tell. What is going on? Living standards have been declining for most … Continue reading

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