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Monthly Archives: January 2010

No Duh!

Michael V. Hayden – Obama admnistration takes several wrong paths in dealing with terrorism – washingtonpost.com We got it wrong in Detroit on Christmas Day. We allowed an enemy combatant the protections of our Constitution before we had adequately interrogated him. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is not “an isolated extremist.” He is the tip of the [...]

Hmmm. This May Explain Why The Stock Market Is So Crappy Right Now.

Strategies – How Political Leanings Can Affect Investing – NYTimes.com YOU’RE likely to feel more confident about the economy when your political party is in power. That’s no surprise. But a new study has found that your feelings probably affect the way you invest your stock portfolio. The study, which has been circulating in academic [...]

America’s Softer Foreign Policy Pays Off

China’s strident tone raises concerns among Western governments, analysts – washingtonpost.com China’s indignant reaction to the announcement of U.S. plans to sell weapons to Taiwan appears to be in keeping with a new triumphalist attitude from Beijing that is worrying governments and analysts across the globe. China has found that there’s no down side to [...]

John Kerry – A Really Really Bad Judge Of Character.

“This Isn’t the Person I Campaigned With Back Then,” Kerry Says of Edwards, Per Source – Political Punch In July 2004, Kerry announced that Edwards would be his vice presidential running mate, saying, “I have chosen a man who understands and defends the values of America…a man whose life has prepared him for leadership and [...]

The Things Liberals “Know” That Aren’t Necessarily So

The Blue Assumptions Among those blue-state voters who do put some effort into their politics, I find there are four mistaken assumptions about government that guide their thinking. Government is an exercise of authority, so it’s wise to have a clear understanding of the nature of authority before voting to expand government.The first, and perhaps [...]

I Didn’t Even Know He Died.

Keith Richards giving up alcohol

I Thought They Already Were?

Movie made by chimpanzees to be broadcast on television

I’ll Bite. Who?

WHO slams swine flu critics as ‘irresponsible’

Reality Is Never As Good As Fantasy

The author and the reviewer may agree that the outcome of the Cold War in Europe could have been better if we had just listened to Gorbachev. But the real world would not allow that to happen. As much as we may want pretty ponies and cotton candy clouds, (not that I do particularly) real [...]

It Must Be the Air.

When David Brooks started writing in the NYT I thought he was, not a conservative, but someone slightly right of center. After reading his latest I am starting to think that there is some time of mind altering substance in the atmosphere at the newspaper. His latest on Barack Obama; Op-Ed Columnist – The Pragmatic [...]