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Archive for September, 2010

Cliff Claven Gets It Wrong On The American Workforce

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

A common lament these days is that America “doesn’t build anything anymore”. John Ratzenberger takes that thought and expands upon it at Big Hollywood, suggesting that not only do we not build anything, we have nobody to do the building. Unfortunately for John, he’s made enough logical errors, irrelevant points, and misdiagnoses of the problem [...]

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UPDATE: Despite Possible Political Implications, Gov. Strickland Stops Kevin Keith’s Execution; Commutes Sentence to Life

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Bob Driehaus writing for The New York Times reports: CINCINNATI — A death row inmate convicted of murdering a child and two adults was spared the death penalty Thursday by Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio, who said there were possible problems with the evidence. A diverse group of Republicans and Democrats, attorneys general and federal [...]

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Police Kill Seventeen Year Old: How Much Is Enough?

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Reason’s Radley Balko reveals another disturbing story of America’s increasing police force gone awry: Last Sunday night, police in Morganton, North Carolina shot and killed 17-year-old Michael Sipes. The officers were responding to a noise complaint called in by a neighbor in the mobile home park where Sipes lived. His mother says there were three [...]

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Tweet Of The Day

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

I’m not normally I huge fan of Fred Thompson as a politician, but he is a bit witty. Here is his take on Christina Romer: Obama Econ Adviser: spend more stimulus money. Bet she repeatedly pushes the elevator button trying to make it come faster, too. I’ll admit, I got a chuckle. But then, since [...]

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Obama’s Budget And The Deficit

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Everyone expected 2009 to be a budget-busting year for Obama. With the country mired in recession, tax revenues were plummeting just as his stimulus spending was spiking. We ended up with a bit $1.4T deficit for the year. But his 2010 budget promised a light at the end of the tunnel. His stimulus spending was [...]

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Thoughts On The Libertarian/Conservative “Alliance”

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Over at Liberty Pundits, Melissa Clouthier argues that libertarians and conservatives are natural allies: Libertarians want the government to bug out. Conservatives want the individual to empower himself. Libertarians believe in rational self-interest. Conservatives believe help and charity come from a giving heart–not from the government’s pointed gun. Their motivations might be different, but their [...]

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