From the daily archives:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Labour-Leaning Voters Not Exactly Ga Ga for Gordon

March 11, 2009

Legitimate pollsters readily admit that the true value of a poll is not the main horserace number, but numbers on related questions that give a poll reader a more accurate reading on the dynamics of a race.  One of these related questions is intensity. It’s no secret that the British Conservative Party has been consistently [...]

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Obama In Over His Head

March 11, 2009

The signs are becoming increasingly clear that Obama is in way over his head.  Supporters tout the quick passage of the stimulus and omnibus, but those were practically inevitable given the large majorities enjoyed by the Democrats in Congress.  Yet with the first fifty days of his presidency in the history books, his missteps far [...]

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Sarkozy To Drag France Back into NATO Command

March 11, 2009

Nicolas Sarkozy plans to move France back into the decision-making core of the NATO alliance after forty three years of his country’s passive membership.  The move is being met with some criticism from Sarkozy’s left-wing critics in France and elsewhere, but  Sarkozy has assured those critics that the move would not undermine French independence.  Americans [...]

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Hanging On The Cross Sporting Shoes!

March 11, 2009

I’m watching Angela’s Ashes on DVD right now and just saw the scene that makes me laugh every time.  It’s the scene where the kids laugh at Frankie for having second-hand shoes.  Outraged, the teacher scolds the children and reminds them that you don’t see Jesus “hangin’ on the cross sportin’ shoes!” Well, I find [...]

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“Shared Sacrifice” Budget Increases Pain in New Jersey

March 11, 2009

In his 2009 budget address, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine told the people of New Jersey – you’ll have to pay up!  Most of the budget proposal is terrible (he keeps education pretty unscathed; every NJ politician is scared to death of the NJEA union), but here are some proposals everyone in Jersey is talking about: [...]

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Stimulus II Right Around the Corner

March 11, 2009

In spite of the stimulus package that would cure all economic woes and “create or save 3.5 million jobs”, the Democrats are starting to feel nervous about the economy.  Their answer?  More government spending!  Democrats are gearing up for a second stimulus package (hereafter referred to as “Porkulus II”) because they are starting to realize [...]

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The Tax Increase of Cap and Trade

March 11, 2009

Barack Obama campaigned and still maintains that 95% of all Americans will receive a tax cut, and only the top 2% will receive a tax increase.  If one is talking about income taxes, this may be technically true, although the claim itself is somewhat dubious.  Leaving that discussion to another day, however, the sum of [...]

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