Archive for March, 2009

Greed is the New Fear (Or, Why Progressives Can’t Leave Well Enough Alone)

Greed is the New Fear (Or, Why Progressives Can’t Leave Well Enough Alone)

| March 13, 2009 | Reply

Good news, folks. Fear has been banished and greed is in! Lawrence H. Summers, the White House economic adviser, calls it “the paradox at the heart of the financial crisis. “ “In the past few years, we’ve seen too much greed and too little fear; too much spending and not enough saving; too much borrowing […]

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Greed is the New Fear (Or, Why Progressives Can't Leave Well Enough Alone)

Greed is the New Fear (Or, Why Progressives Can't Leave Well Enough Alone)

| March 13, 2009 | Reply

Good news, folks. Fear has been banished and greed is in! Lawrence H. Summers, the White House economic adviser, calls it “the paradox at the heart of the financial crisis. “ “In the past few years, we’ve seen too much greed and too little fear; too much spending and not enough saving; too much borrowing […]

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An Overdue Hockey Blog Post

An Overdue Hockey Blog Post

| March 13, 2009 | Reply

I don’t write much about it here, but I’m a huge fan of the Washington Capitals and have been since even before the greatest goal in Capitals history. Ted Leonsis has done an excellent job building what I believe it one of the strongest franchises in the NHL. If you are even tangentially interested in […]

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The “Object in Chief” Declares the Economy Isn’t So Bad After All.

The “Object in Chief” Declares the Economy Isn’t So Bad After All.

| March 12, 2009 | 1 Reply

Well, why didn’t he tell us this before he panicked the country into believing that dumping a couple of million bucks on his favorite activist groups and campaign donors would be a great idea? But Obama, speaking to top executives of the Business Roundtable, expressed an optimistic vision and called for patience. Richard Parsons, chairman […]

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The "Object in Chief" Declares the Economy Isn't So Bad After All.

The "Object in Chief" Declares the Economy Isn't So Bad After All.

| March 12, 2009 | 1 Reply

Well, why didn’t he tell us this before he panicked the country into believing that dumping a couple of million bucks on his favorite activist groups and campaign donors would be a great idea? But Obama, speaking to top executives of the Business Roundtable, expressed an optimistic vision and called for patience. Richard Parsons, chairman […]

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They Held  Senate Hearing and a Revival Meeting Broke Out

They Held Senate Hearing and a Revival Meeting Broke Out

| March 12, 2009 | Reply

The Democrats held a hearing in the Senate on the Card Check bill on Tuesday and, lo and behold, a labor rally broke out! The Senator chairing the hearing, by the way, is the largest recipient of labor union cash in the Senate over the past 20 years. No wonder he’s so eager to turn […]

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Color Me Unimpressed, New York Times

Color Me Unimpressed, New York Times

| March 12, 2009 | 4 Replies

This quote from one of Stacy’s posts seems a perfect introduction to another announcement: By slow and imperceptible degrees, like a vine climbing a wall, a stultifying artificiality has crept into American intellectual life, which is governed by a set of unspoken rules that prohibit engagement on terms that are honest, honorable and manly. Our […]

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About That Backside…

About That Backside…

| March 11, 2009 | 2 Replies

My friend Stacy McCain has laid on me the most scurrilous charge of “undermin[ing] journalistic standards” because my post on Meghan McCain was linked in this post Jenn Q Public behind the words “shapely behind”. His accusation is simply not true. I never said Meghan McCain’s behind was “shapely”. I did say she had a […]

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Hey, He Did Try to Destroy California, Which is Cool, Right?

Hey, He Did Try to Destroy California, Which is Cool, Right?

| March 11, 2009 | 2 Replies

We’ve definitely hit hard times when even the super villains need bailout money. By the way, if you don’t immediately recognize the actor under the bald pate, that’s John Hamm, from Mad Men. I haven’t watched the show but I should because Christina Hendricks is in it (and invoking her name in a blog is […]

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Why the Republicans Will Be A Minority For A While Longer

Why the Republicans Will Be A Minority For A While Longer

| March 11, 2009 | 2 Replies

Here, in two stories, is everything that’s wrong with the Republican party. Story the First, wherein Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivers a good scolding to Congress for its profligate spending in the Age of Obama. “In just 50 days, Congress has voted to spend about $1.2 trillion between the Stimulus and the Omnibus,” McConnell […]

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