Monthly Archives: September 2010

Animals return from the dead

Daily Mail: Conservationists are overestimating the number of species that have been driven to extinction, scientists have said. A study has found that a third of all mammal species declared extinct in the past few centuries have turned up alive … Continue reading

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Liberalism’s greatest failure?

Jonah Goldberg: Amidst all of this talk about education this week, there’s an omission that drives me crazy. Yes, yes, the horrid state of American education is an American problem, and to that extent we’re all to blame in some … Continue reading

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Considerable quote

Milton Friedman: It’s nice to elect the right people, but that isn’t the way you solve things. The way you solve things is by making it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right things. HT: Ace of … Continue reading

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Is Obama a socialist?

Jay Nordlinger: Some people have called Obama a socialist, and that has other people all shaken up — even “all wee-weed up,” as the president himself might say. I have a couple cents to add to this discussion — and … Continue reading

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Constructive delusions

Woody Allen: This sounds so bleak when I say it, but we need some delusions to keep us going. And the people who successfully delude themselves seem happier than the people who can’t. I firmly believe this, but I’ve never … Continue reading

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Stop saying giving people tax cuts is giving people money

Chris Matthews: I have one small tweak to make to what the president said today — he should stop saying that giving people tax cuts is giving people money. It`s their money! A tax cut is when the government doesn`t … Continue reading

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Incentives trump intentions

Washington Post: Some of the country’s most prominent health insurance companies have decided to stop offering new child-only plans, rather than comply with rules in the new health-care law that will require such plans to start accepting children with preexisting … Continue reading

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