Monthly Archives: September 2012

John Silber and “Obedience to the Unenforcable” (updated)

From yesterday’s American Spectator blog John Silber, the longtime President and later Chancellor of Boston University, has passed away from complications of kidney failure. He was 86. [snip] Judging by this interview in which Silber described the late Howard Zinn’s … Continue reading

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You Can Never Start Too Young (updated)

Helicopter Ben (Bernanke) training: Is that you, ‘Panky? Ready for QE III? Hat Tip: Nancy M. Update: As John Mauldin put it on Saturday, “QE Infinity: Unintended Consequences” The Federal Reserve (that is, the FOMC – Federal Open Market Committee) … Continue reading

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Parker and Stone, do you have one in the works about Muslims?

On Tuesday, Bret Stephens asked in the Wall Street Journal, “Why is it OK to mock one religion but not another?” So let’s get this straight: In the consensus view of modern American liberalism, it is hilarious to mock Mormons … Continue reading

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China notes from Bill Gertz (updated)

In case you haven’t heard. . . From the September 12th “Inside the Ring” column: China rejects zero option President Obama and other disarmament advocates continue to call for the total elimination of nuclear arms. This week, China’s government signaled … Continue reading

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Response Nuanced

A few days ago, the Huffington Post published a story titled “Allen West Blames President Obama For Libya Attack; John McCain Backs Arab Spring.” After detailing what West and others, including Sarah Palin, had to say critical of President Obama’s … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal vs. Romney on ‘Free Trade’

Time for another stab at the Free Trade Boogeyman … and the Wall Street Journal. Here are some of the thing that the Journal had to say about presidential candidate Mitt Romney in response to a recent Romney ad swiping … Continue reading

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Will there be an election? Will there be a result?

There was a time in American politics when asking such questions would automatically label one as certifiable. However, such confidence in the electoral system has now been raucously relegated to the historical curiosity department. Persons both intelligent and sane now … Continue reading

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Conservative pundits wonder if GOP should get out of politics

George Will on ABC This Week mused, “If the Republican Party cannot win in this environment (a depression-level-numbers economy), it has to get out of politics and find another business”: On her talk show, Laura Ingraham agrees with Mr. Will … Continue reading

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China boasts of new ICBM, the DF-41

This just in from the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington: China Reform Monitor No. 987, September 10, 2012 On July 24 the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) strategic missile force, the Second Artillery Corps, test fired a state-of-the-art 10-warhead Dongfeng-41 … Continue reading

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The world is turning but not in our favor

Responding to one of my bottled messages, an ol’ B-school sectionmate of mine garnished his return email with a poem that includes the lines: “Will señor tell me of my future?” Her future is all too clear — it has … Continue reading

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