Archive for May, 2007

Climate Change Heretics

Climate Change Heretics

| May 17, 2007 | Reply

Here’s something of interest in the current climate change debate. A number of scientists have done an about-face and are moving in the other direction, away from the notion of strong anthropogenic climate change. If you have some interest in staying on top of the current debate (and I think it would not be a […]

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We Must Not Let Then Think They Were Right.

We Must Not Let Then Think They Were Right.

| May 17, 2007 | Reply

There is no scholar alive who knows the Islamic world better than Bernard Lewis. It’s probably a good idea to listen to what he had to say at Opinion Journal. During the Cold War, two things came to be known and generally recognized in the Middle East concerning the two rival superpowers. If you did […]

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Thompson to Moore: Michael Who?

Thompson to Moore: Michael Who?

| May 15, 2007 | 11 Replies

Michael Moore, maker of more fantasy films than Peter Jackson, decided today to challenge Fred Thompson to a debate prompted by, of all things, cigars. Thompson, in less time than it takes for Moore to eat breakfast, dashed off a video response that took down Moore’s pseudo-intellectual bloviation faster than Mike Tyson demolished Michael Spinks. […]

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A Note on the Debate Tonight.

A Note on the Debate Tonight.

| May 15, 2007 | Reply

I’m sure this’ll make the news tomorrow at some point, but there are pretty good reasons that Libertarians will never be seen as a serious national party. Ron Paul is one of those reasons. He is frankly clueless when it comes to national policy. Rudy Giuliani (and a couple others) rightly jumped into him with […]

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Rev. Jerry Falwell is Dead

Rev. Jerry Falwell is Dead

| May 15, 2007 | 1 Reply

Wow. LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – A Liberty University executive says the Rev. Jerry Falwell has died. Falwell was hospitalized in “gravely serious” condition after being found unconscious Tuesday in his office at Liberty University, a school executive said earlier. Ron Godwin, the university’s executive vice president, said Falwell, 73, was found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. […]

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Who'll Start Digging First?

Who'll Start Digging First?

| May 15, 2007 | Reply

I wonder if we can get a betting line going on whether Congress hits bottom before the President does. There really does seem to be a plethora of self-inflicted wounds going on in national politics. The President is tenative and seems about as willing to fight back against his critics or the terrorists as an […]

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Richard Cohen, This Week's Waste of Newsprint

Richard Cohen, This Week's Waste of Newsprint

| May 15, 2007 | Reply

You can look for a long time, but you’re not going to find a more insipid, thought-free piece of editorializing than Richard Cohen’s chunk of “Huh? What?” in today’s WaPo. Let me see if I can sum it up for you: Ever notice how Presidential Candidates spend time getting all thin and buff? Why is […]

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Free Speech? What's That?

Free Speech? What's That?

| May 14, 2007 | Reply

Well, you know what they say: If you can’t beat ‘em bring the government in to shut ‘em down. It’s kind of interesting how this is gearing up as we approach the 2008 election.

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The Southern Scourge

The Southern Scourge

| May 14, 2007 | Reply

Professor Bainbridge has issues: Dean Barnett conjures up a terrifying picture (albeit not one that scares him): “Now imagine what a candidate could get done if he achieved fluency in pop culture. Picture a candidate who could effortlessly segue from paying homage to Dale Earnhardt’s #3 to saying how much High Noon has always meant […]

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Because Government Isn't Big Enough?

Because Government Isn't Big Enough?

| May 13, 2007 | 2 Replies

Does Ezra Klein live on the same planet as the rest of us? As the old adage goes, when the gods want to punish you, they give you what you want. Conservatives talk a lot about government failure, but over the last few years, it’s really we who have failed government, depriving it of the […]

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