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Monthly Archives: November 2005

They Don’t Come Any Smarter Than Thomas Sowell

Random thoughts by Thomas Sowell Nightmare for the 2008 Presidential election: Hillary Clinton versus John McCain. I wouldn’t know whether to vote Libertarian or move to Australia. A liberal can be found standing over a dead body with a smoking gun in his hand and the media will remind us that everyone is innocent until [...]

Quotas For Wall Street?

Rev. Jackson: Wall Street has “a long way to go” The survey of 48 firms showed “people of color” now hold nearly a quarter of senior-level positions in the industry and over a third of mid-level jobs. And Jackson agreed that high-profile role models like Merrill Lynch chief executive Stanley O’Neal could be a source [...]

It All Depends On Who Is President.

Upbeat Signs Hold Cautions for the Future – New York Times By most measures, the economy appears to be doing fine. No, scratch that, it appears to be booming. But as always with the United States economy, it is not quite that simple. Right now, the President is a Republican. That mean that even the [...]

The Story That Doesn’t Get Told.

The Iraq story: how troops see it Yet the Iraq of Corporal Mayer’s memory is not solely a place of death and loss. It is also a place of hope. It is the hope of the town of Hit, which he saw transform from an insurgent stronghold to a place where kids played on Marine [...]

But It Was Bush That Misled The Public

AMERICAN FUTURE » Blog Archive » The New York Times on Iraq, 1993-2005 Except for a brief period during 1994, The Times’ editorial position was distinctly hawkish during the Clinton presidency. At no time did the Times express any doubts regarding the credibility of intelligence information pertaining to WMD. Throughout this period, the paper’s editors [...]

Joe Lieberman Didn’t Get The Memo

Our Troops Must Stay I have just returned from my fourth trip to Iraq in the past 17 months and can report real progress there. More work needs to be done, of course, but the Iraqi people are in reach of a watershed transformation from the primitive, killing tyranny of Saddam to modern, self-governing, self-securing [...]

I’m Sure This Must Be George Bush’s Fault

Militants threaten attacks on Southeast Asian governments – INQ7.net JAKARTA, Indonesia — A militant group calling itself Al-Qaeda’s Southeast Asian Division has threatened to attack regional governments, and lauds two notorious terrorist leaders as “tigers of Islam.” In a website posting seen Tuesday, the previously unknown group warned Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines [...]

Liberal Solution For GM Problems?

A taxpayer funded subsidy. Washington Needs to Break Out Jumper Cables for Big Three – Los Angeles Times One good idea is the proposal from Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for Washington to assume some of the companies’ retiree healthcare expenses if they commit to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles. The auto companies also provide the best [...]

Emperor Misha Has Some Good Advice

Nope, It Hasn’t Started… Yet… Remember: There are two sides to every story, your side and his side. Make sure he ain’t telling his. Self defense is YOUR job. If you don’t care enough about yourself to realize this, then keep in mind that your family is also relying upon you to do YOUR job.

Have We Lost Our Will To Fight?

Dan Melson at Searchlight Crusade has a wonderful post wondering if we have lost the capability of waging any war at all. Searchlight Crusade Recent US Political and Military History and the War on Terror The single most important lesson of this work, the earliest basic text on which all military science is based, is [...]