Archive for January, 2011

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Finally Friday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Finally Friday Edition

| January 28, 2011 | 2 Replies

Today – today! – is Friday. Finally. That’s all. And now, links. If Joe Biden isn’t back at the Veep nominee in 2012, he’ll only have the squirrels to blame. Union members make up less than 12 percent of the workforce, yet they account for 40 percent of all Obamacare waivers granted by the White […]

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We Can Handle the Deficit, but We'll Have to Do It Over Harry Reid's Political Hide.

We Can Handle the Deficit, but We'll Have to Do It Over Harry Reid's Political Hide.

| January 28, 2011 | 1 Reply

Megan McArdle is not at all pleased with the latest debt numbers. “Grim” doesn’t seem to be a terrifying enough word to describe the budget outlook that the CBO released Wednesday.  Oh, sure, we sort of knew this was coming–tax cuts are expensive if you don’t find spending cuts to match.  And yet the numbers […]

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We Can Handle the Deficit, but We’ll Have to Do It Over Harry Reid’s Political Hide.

We Can Handle the Deficit, but We’ll Have to Do It Over Harry Reid’s Political Hide.

| January 28, 2011 | 1 Reply

Megan McArdle is not at all pleased with the latest debt numbers. “Grim” doesn’t seem to be a terrifying enough word to describe the budget outlook that the CBO released Wednesday.  Oh, sure, we sort of knew this was coming–tax cuts are expensive if you don’t find spending cuts to match.  And yet the numbers […]

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The Delivery Presents – A Real SotU Rebuttal

The Delivery Presents – A Real SotU Rebuttal

| January 27, 2011 | 1 Reply

As I mentioned in a post yesterday morning, the early leak of the President’s State of the Union address put me in an interesting position when it came time to record Episode 75. I could either roll with the topics I picked out, in the usual format, or I could do 90 minutes of some […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Another Snowy Thursday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Another Snowy Thursday Edition

| January 27, 2011 | 1 Reply

Well, we got it. The big one. The snowstorm that darned-near paralyzed Washington, DC. As storms go, it wasn’t a particularly big one, but the combination of rain followed by freezing rain followed by thundersnow (yes, there was lots of thundersnow) turned the city into a Commuter Hell the likes of which I haven’t seen […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – State of the Union Wednesday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – State of the Union Wednesday Edition

| January 26, 2011 | 3 Replies

I didn’t get to watch President Obama deliver his state of the union address live, because I was recording a rebuttal episode of The Delivery? How is such a thing possible? Well, thanks to a fortuitous leak to the National Journal from a Democrat who had a copy of the speech, the White House released […]

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In Defense of the Renaissance Man

In Defense of the Renaissance Man

| January 25, 2011 | 5 Replies

My friend Elizabeth Scalia has an interesting column at First Things today on our over-dependence on academic credentials in the job market and elsewhere that is worth your time today. Here’s her opening. He has authored over a dozen books, written a syndicated newspaper column and countless essays and articles covering a broad range of […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – State of the Tuesday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – State of the Tuesday Edition

| January 25, 2011 | 2 Replies

If you didn’t read my post on tonight’s State of the Union address, please take a moment and do so. It’s a little bit funny and a little bit snarky and I think you’ll like it. Also, there’s a link to a RedState post by Caleb Howe that makes my attempt at snarky humor look […]

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Democrats at the State of the Union: Republicans, You are Our Density

Democrats at the State of the Union: Republicans, You are Our Density

| January 25, 2011 | 2 Replies

2011 may go down as the year the State of the Union completed its transformation from a stately and sober governmental ceremony to a full-blown three-ring circus. Actually, that’s not fair to circuses, which are usually tightly-managed professional productions whose sole purpose is to delight and amaze the audience. This year’s address is likely to […]

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The Revolution Will Not Be Shown on Your In-Flight Movie

The Revolution Will Not Be Shown on Your In-Flight Movie

| January 24, 2011 | 4 Replies

Why, I ask again, would anyone in their right mind want to fly a commercial airline? Two things to know about me:  1) I’m fairly cheap about air travel.  I hate the idea of paying to sit at the pointy end of the plane (other people, though, are welcome to pay for me; and in […]

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