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George Will: Liberalism’s decline began with cliff deal. Do you agree?

Posted: January 8, 2013 at 9:18 am   /   Politics

First, watch: Will makes two arguments here. The first is that the left has essentially conceded on the tax argument. Democrats voted in overwhelming numbers to lock in the Bush-era tax rates for 99.5% of taxpayers permanently (or at least as permanent as anything can get in DC). Yes, there was a lot of garbage […]

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Do we hate our children?

Posted: January 3, 2013 at 9:45 am   /   Politics

It certainly seems like we do? After all, we have, for decades, been engaged in a program of systematic theft from them. In the previous post, we showed a visual demonstrating the absurdity of our current national discussion. Through an ongoing public sleight of hand, the right’s focus on low taxes and the left’s focus on […]

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Reason for freedom lovers to be optimistic

Posted: December 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm   /   Politics

In Rome, America, and the Collapse of the Welfare State, I wrote the following: I am going to go out on a limb here and predict now that humankind is about to go through another such sea change: The Collapse of the Welfare State. All the signs are there, from Greece to Portugal to Ireland to […]

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Shatner calmly takes Behar to school

Posted: December 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm   /   Politics

Joy Behar is an extremely unpleasant individual. Not only are her politics terrible, and deeply hypocritical, but she does not appear to be a very nice person. (Of course, since people on the left has convince themselves that they are on the side of the angels in the macro sense, it’s not really necessary for […]

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Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to sing Kwanzaa songs

Posted: December 22, 2012 at 4:10 am   /   Politics

As conservatives and libertarians, the cultural deck is stacked against us. The left enjoys the informational equivalent of air superiority in the media, entertainment, and our schools. Everything we hear, see, and read is suffused with left-leaning information, arguments, and cultural messages. It is constant and inescapable—the very air is redolent with it. In so […]

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A Year-End Smorgasbord

Posted: December 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm   /   Politics

If you’re anything like me, please accept my condolences.  God knows it’s not easy being us.  For one thing, you can’t stop seeking logical reasons for everything that happens even though you know that the search will, far more often than not, end fruitlessly.  Our tombstones could read: “Finally, a logical conclusion.” For instance, when […]

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Rest in Peace, Robert Bork

Posted: December 19, 2012 at 11:10 am   /   Politics

The sad passing of Judge Robert Bork (1927-2012) today reminds us of two things. First, the brilliance of the man himself. Second, the fact that there truly are no levels to which the left and the Democrats will not stoop. Roger Kimball’s obituary today offers a brief window into both. Robert H. Bork, 1927-2012 Bork was a […]

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Clearing the Desk

Posted: December 13, 2012 at 11:30 am   /   Elections, Politics

Every so often, I find myself being buried in memos I have jotted down.  It is then that I decide it’s time to unburden myself, lest my wife walks into my office one day and finds our dog frantically trying to dig me out. To begin with, in the aftermath of the election, I found […]

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The Fantasy of a 91% Top Income Tax Rate

Posted: December 13, 2012 at 3:26 am   /   Politics

In The Fantasy of a 91% Top Income Tax Rate: A liberal article of faith that confiscatory taxes fed the postwar boom turns out to be an Edsel of an economic idea, Peter Schiff deals with some persistent and pernicious myths about taxation, the share that the rich pay, and should pay, and more. Among his point are […]

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