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Archive for April, 2010

Passage Of ObamaCare Leads People To Line Up For Their “Free” Health Care

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

This is utterly depressing: WASHINGTON — Two weeks after President Barack Obama signed the big health care overhaul into law, Americans are struggling to understand how — and when — the sweeping measure will affect them. Questions reflecting confusion have flooded insurance companies, doctors’ offices, human resources departments and business groups. “They’re saying, ‘Where do […]

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Peak Liberty

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

This is a post I wrote at my personal blog back in June 2005. I was reminded of it today, as many of the points Doug touched on in his post this morning were in the same vein as points I made back then, and after a search I was surprised that I’d never cross-posted […]

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Memo To Libertarians: There Was No Golden Age Of Liberty

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

David Boaz has a great piece over at Reason today on the historical blinders that some libertarians seem to have when looking at America’s past: When we look at our own country’s history—contrasting 2010 with 1776 or 1910 or 1950 or whatever—the story is less clear. We suffer under a lot of regulations and restrictions […]

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Quote Of The Day

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Ezra Klein, reviewing Michael Lewis’ The Big Short, on the financial meltdown: Like the poor, idiots will always be with us. In fact, we’ll frequently be among them. The seductions of group-think, the tendency to trust experts, the incentives for employees to go along with their bosses rather than contradict them and the need to […]

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And The Slimmed-Down Lady Sings – TLP Bracket Challenge

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Jennifer Hudson might have slimmed down to sing “One Shining Moment”, but the NCAA seems to want to turn March Madness into a bloated flabby mess. It’s a stupid decision, but then again, the NCAA isn’t known for its desire to act in the fans’ best interests. After all, if basketball decided a champion the […]

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Major Blow Against Net Neutrality, Major Blow For Economic Freedom

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. today hand a major defeat to the Net Neutrality crowd: WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. Tuesday’s ruling by the United […]

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Is The iPad Too Easy To Use?

Monday, April 5th, 2010

First of all… No, I don’t own one. While I’m a techie, I try very hard to limit my gadget addiction. I try to make sure that when I’m buying a gadget, I’m buying something I’ll actually use, instead of something I’ll use for a few weeks and then let gather dust. For me, I […]

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Congress Begs For Intervention Due To Spending Addiction

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Congress has a problem. They have a tough time cutting unpopular spending, but cutting popular spending is just impossible. They talk about their ability to be elected, go to Washington, and make the tough decisions, but when push comes to shove, they want to shove responsibility off to a third party. I believe it’s called […]

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The Case Against An Article V Constitutional Convention

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Virginia Delegate James LeMunyon has an article in today’s Wall Street Journal where he makes an argument that I’ve been hearing with disturbing frequency lately: The remedy is in Article V of the Constitution, which permits a convention to be called for the purpose of proposing constitutional amendments. Any proposed amendment then would have to […]

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Obama’s April Fools Joke

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Yesterday, President Obama announced a new plan that supposedly announced new drilling off the nation’s East Coast, Alaskan Coast, and Gulf of Mexico. State run media proclaimed it as Obama moving to the center and striking a balance between environmentalists and the “drill, baby, drill” crowd. However, once you look at Obama’s actual proposal the […]

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