Monthly Archives: April 2013

Major Economic Oops!

Who was right and who was wrong about the Great Recession and how to deal with it, Republicans or Democrats?  Henry Blodget has an opinion on that, an opinion buttressed with facts. Blodget is a former senior equity research analyst … Continue reading

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On Forks In The Road

NPR is commonly considered to have a liberal bias, but having of late listened to many of its products I would now disagree. Of course, that might have something to do with a drift politically leftward, but I prefer to … Continue reading

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Nation of Hypocrites?

NPR, showing a remarkably illiberal bent lately and having previously surprised me with its expose’ on accelerating disability rolls, has now done it again by revealing the core reason for the undocumented worker problem. The story comes from an anonymous … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher, R.I.P.

Originally posted on The Erstwhile Conservative: A Blog of Repentance:
She was Britain’s first and only female prime minister and served longer in that capacity than anyone in the twentieth century. If that weren’t remarkable enough, the iconic Meryl Streep portrayed her…

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Those who do not remember the past . . .

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. – Mark Twain Who writes the history books now, and what do they have to say about the Iraq war? This was the question in my mind after … Continue reading

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Anonymity. It’s common on the internet of course. I recently had an interesting exchange of views about it with an anonymous blogger who uses the pseudonym “jonolan”. He is articulate and his comments usually reflect intelligent analysis, albeit they are … Continue reading

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