Category Archives: Opinion

If You Read One Thought Piece This Week…

A combination of the Mystery Hunt, EC’s Bad Ideas competition, my research, and a revival of my squash playing habit have conspired to keep me off the blog for the past ten days.  As amends, I bring to you one … Continue reading

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Olbermann is Out… Will Other Hyperpartisans Follow?

John Avlon at DailyBeast has an interesting thesis, which is that Olbermann’s departure from MSNBC marks the beginning of the end for several rancorous partisans, including Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and presumably many others (my list includes Rachel Maddow, Lawrence … Continue reading

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Tuscon Roundup

For those of you interested in reading more than two articles on the Loughner-Giffords shooting, here you go, ranked roughly in order from articles I like the most to articles I like the least: Jacob Sullum at Reason says not … Continue reading

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If You Read Two Articles on the Giffords Shooting…

Let them be Toby Harnden’s from The Telegraph and Erick Erickson at RedState. A summary: The left is just as guilty of using martial terminology in their campaigning.  They have maps with crosshairs too.  There’s even a liberal map that … Continue reading

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The Potshots Pundits Aim at WikiLeaks

In an earlier post (“Enormously Pompous, Infuriatingly Self-Righteous, and Waging a War on America”) on this blog, Mr. Yost remarked that this column (“The WikiLeaks War on America”) was “perhaps the best profile of Julian Assange” he had seen to … Continue reading

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Sunday Foreign Edition

RUSSIA — Ultranationalism on the rise Steve LeVine at Foreign Policy says we don’t need to worry about the disappearance of democracy and rise of corruption in Russia… but the ultra-nationalism is worrisome. George Satarov at the Japan Times gives … Continue reading

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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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