Archive for February, 2010

All We Are Saying, Is Give Charisma a Chance »

Joan Baez (pictured in her former, peacenik persona, above), fresh from a visit to the White House, speaking at a charity benefit Sunday night: To hell with Afghanistan, [the Obamas] are so appealing.

Amendment 28 »

How about this as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States? Amendment 28: Section 1: The president shall determine the dollar amount of total federal outlays prior to the passage of the budget. Congress must allocate outlays to remain within this dollar limit. Section 2: The presidential budget cap can be exceeded...
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One More Time: World War II Did Not Bring Us Out of the Depression »

I don’t listen to talk radio all that often, but appreciate all efforts from whatever quarter that get people rebelling against reckless government actions. As far as I can tell, there’s general talk radio consensus at this point that bailouts and stimulus packages don’t help the economy. But a huge hole remains—the perennial myth...
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Avatar and Just War Theory »

James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar is a thrill to see, and various commentators have judged the film for whatever ideological message they have found in it, but what struck me most is that the Na’vi people, in defending their land on Pandora from the imperialist exploitation by the humans, are engaging in one of the...
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“There has been no warming since 1995″ »

As reported in the London Daily Mail, Phil Jones, the scientist at the center of the Climategate scandal in which leaked email documents reveal that IPCC scientists were manipulating data, has now made a series of major admissions, including the following: * Data for the IPCC’s vital “hockey stick graph” used by climate alarmists...
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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Military Tribunals Are Unconstitutional »

In an article in the Los Angeles Times on November 29th, “The case against military tribunals,” Judge Andrew P. Napolitano presented his opposition to military tribunals in the U.S. government’s undeclared “war on terror.” It’s a violation of the Constitution to use the panels without a declaration of war—and just calling it a “war”...
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The University of Alabama at Huntsville (Another “Gun Free Zone”) »

See here.

More on Iran’s Nuclear Non-threat »

In sharp contrast to the State Department’s bellicose rhetoric, the White House now says Iran is incapable of enriching uranium to 20 percent—well below the more than 90% needed for a weapon.

Snowed Under in Washington, DC »

The nation’s capital was buried in snow over the past week by two massive storms that blanketed the District of Columbia and much of the East Coast. Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and countless other cities and towns likewise were hit hard by stiff Arctic winds and record-setting accumulations of the white stuff. But the...
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Murray Rothbard Teaches Microeconomics »

The Mises Institute has made available, at a price of $0, audio recordings of some of Murray Rothbard’s microeconomics lectures from 1986. The discussions of price controls and the economics of oil are very interesting.