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State Fiscal Condition: Ranking the 50 States New research from Sarah Arnett examines states’ abilities to meet their financial obligations in the face of state budget challenges that have far outlasted the Great Recession. Fiscal simulations by the Government Accountability Office suggest that despite recent gains in tax revenues and pension assets, the long-term outlook […]
Our liberals feel that they are on the side of history – that things always go their way in the long term and that the United States is certain to eventually be a social democratic nation. Perhaps, but it does seem there are some bumps on the way: The Democratic Party’s biggest super PAC, recently […]
Interesting: Four Republican-leaning groups with close ties to the party’s leadership in Congress — Crossroads and its “super PAC” affiliate, the Congressional Leadership Fund, and Young Guns Action — raised a combined $7.7 million in 2013. Show More Summary
A little primer regarding the ‘minimum wage.’ Understand exactly what a hike in the ‘minimum wage’ entails. A compulsory hike in the minimum wage means that the price of productivity will increase. This means that the level of what one used to purchase per dollar is less; therefore, one will be required to spend more […]
From Volokh Conspiracy: …One other point that I find really interesting and important about Haidt’s work is his findings on the ability of different groups to empathize across these ideological divides. So in his book (p. 287) Haidt reports on the following experiment: after determining whether someone is liberal or conservative, he then has each […]
Yep, just three more years before Obama is gone. Out the door. No longer matters. Can’t screw up things any more – at least, not in a way that we’ll have to care about. And, Barry, it isn’t racism which is making us dislike you – its the whole incompetent fool thing which is getting […]
Dear Speaker Boehner: There is nothing I’d like better than to keep the United States House of Representatives in conservative hands. Regarding that issue, we wholeheartedly agree. In that spirit, could you kindly resign your tenure as Speaker of the House? Under your leadership, Obamacare is still the law of the land. Those responsible for […]
And, as you might guess, he’s in favor of the experts: …I fear we are witnessing the “death of expertise”: a Google-fueled, Wikipedia-based, blog-sodden collapse of any division between professionals and laymen, students and teachers, knowers and wonderers – in other words, between those of any achievement in an area and those with none at […]
Al Qaeda Stronger than Before This pResident’s War on Terror, …. uh… ahem…. excuse me…. War on Man-Caused Disasters is an utter failure. From announcing when he was pulling out of Iraq, against anyone’s sane judgement, to tying the hands of our soldiers when it comes to engagements in Afghanistan, (where there are higher incidents of […]
Spreading like wildfire around the country: There’s nothing like a guy with a few million bucks to lend instant credibility to a previously penny-ante movement to split up the state of California. Venture capitalist Tim Draper of Silicon Valley has filed paperwork for a November ballot measure that would divide California into six states, calling […]
Tell us something we did not already know! The Affordable Care Act contains provisions for “death panels,” which decide which critically-ill patients receive care and which won’t, according to Mark Halperin, senior political analyst for Time magazine. “It’s built into the plan. It’s not like a guess or like a judgment. That’s going to be … … Continue reading ?
With the capture of Fallujah by al-Qaeda-linked Islamists and the clear deterioration of Afghanistan, it is time we both admit these wars have been lost, and draw some conclusions about them. 1. Get out of the UN. It was set up to keep the peace; peace was broken less than two years after it was … … Continue reading ?
Have a happy New Years – and let’s hope that 2014 works out better than the miserable, unlamented 2013!
Yes, I know it has been going on for some time, but I don’t think most people are fully aware of just how bad it is – Spengler writes about Turkey’s problems: …Turkey is a mediocre economy at best with a poorly educated workforce, no high-tech capacity, and shrinking markets in depressed Europe and the […]
Everyone enjoy their Christmas? You atheists just enjoy your Wednesday? The trouble with doing an “Obama’s Biggest Lie” piece is that there are too many to choose from. Reason bucks the general trend and asserts that Obama’s biggest whopper is his insistence that he “welcomes” a debate about the NSA spying on the American people. […]
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the […]
Taking note of the Duck Dynasty fracas, Mark Steyn wrote what we expected – a witty and devastating critique of a culture being bound hand and foot by liberal fascist control freaks. To illustrate his point, Mr. Steyn noted a couple of old jokes from ancient times (ie, the 1970?s): …Here are two jokes one […]
…well, you ain’t alone and you’ve got allies you never suspected: On Thursday, a town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton and the National Action Network to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote […]
I’m posting this from a former ship mate of mine – we served together on board the USS Conolly way back when. Joe became a lifer dog, of course, while I got out after four years – but that just puts him in an even better position to understand these things. Sorry if this offends […]
From Reason: Several years ago I was talking to an epidemiologist who is skeptical of the idea that smokers pose a mortal threat to people in their vicinity. Although he supported workplace smoking bans, he was frustrated by the willingness of so many anti-tobacco activists and public health officials to overlook or minimize the weakness […]