Monthly Archives: January 2011

Go Mitch, Go

My early pick for 2012, Mitch Daniels, is out and about raising his profile.  It brings some hope to my dark, cynical heart.

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To Make Government More Efficient, Bust Up Public Unions

The Economist sounds the call for union reform.  I’m in perfect agreement– the piquant twist that The Economist adds is the argument that union reform should be pursued in lieu of cutting government spending.  I like that take, and hopefully … Continue reading

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Putting Words in Scalia’s Mouth

Ann Woolner at Bloomberg is furious with Antonin Scalia’s position that the U.S. constitution does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender. But it seems to me, after reading through the interview that instigated Mrs. Woolner’s ire, that Scalia … Continue reading

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Texas Remains the Gold Standard for State Budgeting

Paul Krugman (KPR: -0.8) has a scathing article in the New York Times, ripping into Texas for its upcoming budget shortfall. It’s hard to tell though what Krugman is actually upset about.  He claims that the Texas model has been … Continue reading

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For profit vs. community colleges?

The Harvard Crimson last month wrote an editorial examining how for-profit colleges are hurting America — through student loans, they collect enormous amounts of taxpayer money, and often reward graduates with a poor education.  Plus, many for-profits rely on fraudulent … Continue reading

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Chemical spill in 66/68 basement

Around 6 p.m. this evening, a hazardous chemical spill took place in the basement between buildings 66 and 68. The chemical is believed to be acetonitrile. The spill is not serious (Cambridge Fire has categorized it as a “class 1″ … Continue reading

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ObamaCare Repeal is a Terrible, Terrible Idea

It’s not often that I get to stand side by side with the Center for American Progress, but as an attentive student of Jon Gruber’s, my views on ObamaCare are almost perfectly in lockstep with those of the memo Gruber … Continue reading

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America, Land of Equality

Ross Douthat points me to an excellent piece by Tyler Cowen in The American Interest.  Tyler’s piece is roughly two parts: the first a dissection of the alleged inequality that is growing in America (hint: it’s mostly due to natural … Continue reading

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Mr. Assange is Probably Just Confused

Blake Hounshell at Foreign Policy picks the low hanging fruit on Julian Assange’s claim that he has a list of Arab leaders who are spying for the CIA:  the CIA does not use diplomatic cables.  Mr. Assange, with his imagination … Continue reading

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Publication Rankings

Also, just in case anyone finds it interesting, here is what my Keith Pundit Ranker scores various opinion sources as. Some of the outliers are less a statement about the publication than a few of its writers.  The American Interest … Continue reading

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