Category Archives: Politics

The State Hates Beer

From Mark Steyn at The Corner: Further to previous adventures of the undercover agents of Seal Team Sixpack comes this stirring tale from USA Today of the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control: Just after the opening kickoff of the Arizona Cardinals’ preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, Cardinals season ticket holder John Coulter wanted to take…

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George Will on Detroit’s folly

George Will pretty astutely puts his finger on the underlying cause of the disaster that was once the city of Detroit: Detroit’s population, which is 62?percent smaller than in 1950, has contracted less than the United Auto Workers membership, which once was 1.5 million and now is around 390,000. Auto industry executives, who often were invertebrate…

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Wherein Rep. Mike Kelly accurately sums up the IRS scandal

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Why Joe Biden will never be President

Pretty much everyone expects that Joe Biden will run for President in 2016. Anyone who’s paid attention to Biden over the years realizes how ridiculous the notion of “President Biden” really is. As Larry Mendte notes at Philly Post, Biden even further beclowned himself at the recent Obama inauguration festivities: No one seemed to enjoy…

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Dire times for Christians in Egypt

Srada Trifkovic has some interesting things to say about the danger that Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood pose to Christians in Egypt: Joining us to talk about the ongoing plight of Christians in Egypt is Dr. Srdja Trifkovic.  He is Foreign Affairs Editor ofChronicles: A Magazine of American Culture . . . Are we seeing…

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Farewell, Speaker Boehner

From CNN: House Speaker John Boehner on Saturday offered to allow income tax rates for wealthy Americans to increase in exchange for spending cuts, tax reform and entitlement reform in fiscal cliff negotiations with the White House, according to a source familiar with the discussions. Boehner offered to allow tax rates to go up on…

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Is America too big?

An interesting question posed by Professor Donald Livingston:  

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Because Congress does such a great job with the stuff that IS within its authority …

It ought to branch out and stick its grubby fingers into some things it has absolutely no Constitutional authority to involve itself in. Like, say, whether NFL players use human growth hormone or other performance enhancing substances. Last week brought the news that Supreme Overlord Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Reform and Government…

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Justin Amash is a fraud

If Representative Amash is in fact willing to consider “increased revenue” (red: tax increases) as a part of any fiscal deal with Democrats, then I am afraid that I am compelled to agree with Ryan McMaken: Justin Amash’s recent comment that raising taxes or increasing government revenues is all something he could be convinced to…

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Why be a Republican?

From Ben Stein at the American Spectator blog: I am looking in my favorite book,Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, for a quote by Hayek about how you cannot clearly associate economic effects with economic causes because so many different circumstances are at work each time. I cannot find that quote in this edition — maybe a 1976 edition…

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