From the daily archives:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Air America Signs Off. Loses Zero Listeners

January 21, 2010

It looks an updating of philosophy textbooks is in order because Ace of Spades just answered an age-old mystery.  As it turns out, a tree that falls in the middle forest does make a sound even if there is no one there to hear it.  How else would they have learned that Air America is [...]

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Bob McDonnell to Deliver GOP State of the Union Response

January 21, 2010

The new Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Bob McDonnell has been selected to deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union address in February.  While some were hoping for Scott Brown, McDonnell is a solid choice and one of the GOP’s rising stars.  His campaign for Governor was a great example of [...]

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McCain-Feingold Gets Beaten Up By SCOTUS

January 21, 2010

Today the philosophy behind McCain-Feingold got beaten up by the five members of the Supreme Court who can still read the Constitution! Campaign Finance Reform was supposed to take the money out of politics.  It has not.  CFR was supposed to get the special interests out of political campaigns.  Ha! (I was even laughing at [...]

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Tommy Thompson to Challenge Russ Feingold?

January 21, 2010

Former Wisconson Governor Tommy Thompson (who also served a stint as Bush’s first Director of Homeland Security) hinted that he may be considering a run for Senate against Russ Feingold (D-WI) in November’s election.  Wisconsin has been considered by most analysts to be firmly in the Democrat column this November.  If Thompson enters the race, [...]

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Next Tea-Party Test: Illinois Republican Primary

January 21, 2010

What to do about Illinois.  Emboldened by the victory in Massachusetts, Tea Party activists are clamoring to support Patrick Hughes over Mark Kirk in the Senate Primary.  Kirk is the odds-on favorite, but he is a full-fledged RINO;  he supports abortion to the extreme (partial-birth abortion), he supports gun control, and he supported cap-and-tax.  On [...]

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Glass-Steagall: A Red Herring for the Financial Crisis

January 21, 2010

The causes of the Great Recession of 2008-2010 (and possibly beyond) have been debated and explored in many publications, including on these pages.  One of the arguments that I see frequently, even among Conservatives, is that the banking industry collapse was a direct result of the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999 by the Republican Congress [...]

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