John Boehner, Mitch McConnell should attend Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.
The President can’t be bothered to go himself, you see. Or – and this is the actually offensive part – send anybody currently from the administration. Whitehall sources have revealed that the US delegation at tomorrow’s service in St Paul’s Cathedral will be led by two Reagan era secretaries of state: James Baker and George Shultz. Though President Obama himself had not been expected to | Read More »
The Iron Lady
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Ted Bromund from the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom to discuss the life and career of Margaret Thatcher, her influence and accomplishments in Great Britain, and how she helped change the world by bringing an end to the Cold War.
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Carterism revisited, Thatcherism needed
Kevin Williamson has a great piece at National Review explaining why the Left hates Margaret Thatcher so much. (Enough to throw parties celebrating her death, followed up by a bit of light rioting and looting.) In short, Williamson says Thatcher earned the undying animosity of the Left by making them look silly, and having a good time doing it. In other words, she challenged their legitimacy. The Left | Read More »
When the Right Decided to Go Left, Thatcher Went Right
My friend Ben Domenech has a must read post on the passing of Margaret Thatcher. I would consider it necessary reading for Republicans and conservatives in America right now. In the 70′s the British Conservative Party had lost its way. Like in the United States, the left was on the rise, Soviets were on the march, and people began to accept the decline of their | Read More »
The Passing of The Iron Lady and the Threat of Bitcoin
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the passing of Margaret Thatcher, her role in history and the governmental threat of Bitcoin.
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She Did Not Go Wobbly
It is sad news to learn as the sun rises today that Margaret Thatcher has passed away. She was the first politician I ever met. As a kid, I had the opportunity to, in passing, meet her. She was charming. History brought us Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and John Paul II at the same time to battle communism. She was the last of the three | Read More »
RIP, Margaret Thatcher.
The Right Honorable Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, Order of the Garter, Order of Merit, Privy Counselor, Fellow of the Royal Society, has passed away from a stroke at the age of 87. She was the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain, serving from 1979 to 1990, and is widely considered to be the greatest one since Winston Churchill. Her husband passed away in | Read More »
The Demon Behind the Benevolent Mask of the Welfare State II: Property Rights Edition
“While assessing the proposed additional levy on bank accounts in Cyprus, Putin said that such a decision, should it be made, would be unfair, unprofessional and dangerous,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
(HT: Yahoo News)
It’s rare that I find myself admiring Vladimir Putin as a human rights visionary. It was a glaring omission from the syllabus back when the KGB used to train agents for USSR. Be that as it may, even Communists and Fascists sometimes make valid points. It makes their evil all the more pernicious, but it doesn’t make Vladimir incorrect in his assessment of the Eurozone’s behavior towards Cyprus this past weekend.
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Margaret Thatcher in hospital.
Because, hey, this day wasn’t quite frustrating enough: Baroness Thatcher is recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a growth on her bladder. The former Prime Minister is “absolutely fine” after the minor operation, a spokeswoman said. The 87-year-old was admitted to hospital on Wednesday after complaining of pains. She is expected to remain there while she recovers.
Open Thread: Margaret Thatcher on Public Money
from the diaries by Neil As we debate just how much our government ought to be spending–and where that money should come from–I think it’s a good idea to reflect on the words of Margaret Thatcher on the subject of “public money” (of course, when is listening to Maggie a bad idea?): Open thread.
Tech at Night: Amazon Tax in California, George Soros and OSI loom behind the AT&T opposition, Net Neutrality, More problems with the FCC’s 706 report
This week I already called upon Rick Perry to veto the Texas Amazon Tax, and now I’m left to hope that California Democrats will be less stupid than Joe Straus. Sigh. Meanwhile the posturing around the AT&T/T-Mobile deal continues. We find from a press conference with COMPTEL CEO Jerry James that the Rural Cellular Alliance is joining with radical left, George Soros/OSI-funded group Public Knowledge | Read More »
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