The Bottomless Gas Tank….

    There is probably not a person that owns a vehicle that has not felt the pain at the pump. Has had second thoughts about a trip to the store, and decided that they really don’t need to go, because they didn’t want to burn up the gold in their tank. Personal home budgets are being revised to try to figure out where they are going | Read More »

    Why Now?

    The president has finally released his birth certificate? I guess the Trump pressure smoked him out…but is it legit, and why did it take so long? If “W” had pulled this stunt, he would have never gotten away with it, of course… but this guy is acting as if it’s funny that people have actually expected him to produce a birth certificate! Only because he | Read More »

    Another state legislature passes labor union reform.

    Much like similar laws passed in states like Wisconsin and Ohio, the legislation will go after public sector union abuse of collective bargaining over health care.  Let me refresh people about why that’s important: it’s important because the public perception of benefits packages has traditionally been that they are somehow fundamentally different than wages; this despite the fact that a person who used to have, | Read More »

    Another state legislature passes labor union reform.

    Much like similar laws passed in states like Wisconsin and Ohio, the legislation will go after public sector union abuse of collective bargaining over health care.  Let me refresh people about why that’s important: it’s important because the public perception of benefits packages has traditionally been that they are somehow fundamentally different than wages; this despite the fact that a person who used to have, | Read More »

    Florida Democrats astroturf GOP town halls!

    …and don’t do a very good job of it, really. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Rep. Daniel Webster got heckled by “members of progressive groups such as Moveon.org and Organize Now,” while Allen West got screamed at by a woman later identified as being a former radio host for Air America (remember them*?).  A few things to note about this: When the newspapers are taking | Read More »

    Obama Releases His Birth Certificate

    Today, President Barack Obama released his long form birth certificate, and the document certainly looks legitimate at first blush. For most, the issue is largely at rest, and the whole thing is more of a blip on the screen that uncovers other issues. The idea that many people wanted to see his birth certificate is totally rational and justifiable. While many people theorized that Obama | Read More »

    The Facebook Petition

    Don’t you think that Facebook should allow the Republican nominee for President to also do a Facebook townhall? They let Barack Obama do one. It was clearly a campaign event.Our sister site Human Events has a petition online you can sign requesting Facebook give equal time to the Republican nominee and allow that person to do a townhall on Facebook too.Go sign up now.

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    The Facebook Petition

    Don’t you think that Facebook should allow the Republican nominee for President to also do a Facebook townhall? They let Barack Obama do one. It was clearly a campaign event.Our sister site Human Events has a petition online you can sign requesting Facebook give equal time to the Republican nominee and allow that person to do a townhall on Facebook too.Go sign up now.

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    What Bernanke Should Say About Unemployment: David Leonhardt Gets It Wrong

    Dave Leonhardt has a piece in today’s New York Times (“Holding Bernanke Accountable,” no link due to paywall). I’m sad about this piece because Leonhardt is a very knowledgeable guy whom I always enjoy reading. But I find that he has a tendency to fall back on conventional wisdom. At times I feel that his research is limited to what he reads in his own | Read More »

    What Bernanke Should Say About Unemployment: David Leonhardt Gets It Wrong

    Dave Leonhardt has a piece in today’s New York Times (“Holding Bernanke Accountable,” no link due to paywall). I’m sad about this piece because Leonhardt is a very knowledgeable guy whom I always enjoy reading. But I find that he has a tendency to fall back on conventional wisdom. At times I feel that his research is limited to what he reads in his own | Read More »

    Obama’s Libya Problem

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Pejman Yousefzadeh and Elizabeth Blackney to debate whether or not Obama should have intervened in Libya, what the real reasons for our involvement are, and who’s to blame when the operation goes awry. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and | Read More »

    Obama’s Libya Problem

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Pejman Yousefzadeh and Elizabeth Blackney to debate whether or not Obama should have intervened in Libya, what the real reasons for our involvement are, and who’s to blame when the operation goes awry. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and | Read More »

    Charles Maurice de Talleyrand And Leon Panetta.

    French Dictator Napoleon Bonaparte once said of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand that like garbage, Talleyrand floated to the top of the harbor. He also hired Talleyrand to be the Grand Chamberlain of The French Empire. The two had quite the falling out after which Napoleon referred to him as um, fertilizer in a silk stocking. Talleyrand then went on to negotiate on France’s behalf after | Read More »

    Charles Maurice de Talleyrand And Leon Panetta.

    French Dictator Napoleon Bonaparte once said of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand that like garbage, Talleyrand floated to the top of the harbor. He also hired Talleyrand to be the Grand Chamberlain of The French Empire. The two had quite the falling out after which Napoleon referred to him as um, fertilizer in a silk stocking. Talleyrand then went on to negotiate on France’s behalf after | Read More »

    Preserving the rights of dead people to vote

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