From the daily archives:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dump Ron Paul, Already

February 24, 2010

I realize that I am basically inviting trolls with this, but here it goes.  The GOP and the Conservative movement need to dump Ron Paul.  Yes, he has enthusiastic and well-organized supporters.  Yes, in some ways he espouses the principles of our founding in ways that other elected leaders are afraid to, and he’s very [...]

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The Central Falls Precedent

February 24, 2010

I lived in Rhode Island for about 24 years.  I can say without hesitation that Central Falls is one of the worst square miles one could find outside of Detroit.  One doesn’t drive through it… you find ways to drive around it!  OK, that’s a little exaggeration (nothing in the developed world is nearly as [...]

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Attaching a Price to Carbon, the Most Basic Element of Life

February 24, 2010

Cap and trade Cap-and-Tax legislation appears to be at a standstill due to a disagreement at the mechanism for setting a price for carbon.  Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Sen. Lindsay Graham (RINO-SC) are attempting to come up with the best way to determine the price for carbon. Think about that [...]

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Super Mario Bros. for Piano

February 24, 2010

A bit of pop-culture nostalgia for a boring Wednesday.  I happen to be a huge fan of all things Nintendo.  I grew up with the original NES, and Super Mario Bros. was the first game I got for the system.  I also happen to be a piano player.  So, imagine my (somewhat geeky) surprise when [...]

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Charlie Cook Says Democrats are Cooked

February 24, 2010

Charlie Cook, who runs the Cook Political Report, is a widely-respected political commentator.  He analyzes the political races in detail, and provides a handicapping on all of them.  While I don’t always agree with his assessments, I appreciate his analysis.  In a recent interview, Cook essentially said that the Democrats are cooked, and he does [...]

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