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by the way

when thinking about the national jobs picture, it is useful to remember that the Texas model of low tax (low government services) low regulation works. Here is a nice graphic demonstration of the fact that Texas has produced more private … Continue reading

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Get the book

Do you remember that part in the movie Pattonwhere General Patton is beating Rommel in a tank battle in North Africa? Patton yells out with gusto, “Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I READ YOUR BOOK.” as free market libertarian conservatives who … Continue reading

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political science

here from Michael Knox Beran is a beautiful educational paper on the descent of liberalism in the United States from the classical liberalism of Jefferson and Jackson to the social liberalism of Comte and other 19th Century philosophers. Rulers skilled … Continue reading

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Jacksonians and Tea Partiers

I think that Mead and Goldberg are talking about the same group of folks. If not exactly the same group, then a substantially overlapping one if you were looking at a Venn Diagram. here’s Walter Russell Meade: Many of the … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan v. Barack Obama

Debate between Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama on the nature of government. A better contrast between visions is hard to imagine. Its an oldie (from November 2008) but a goodie By the way, have you bought the book yet? what … Continue reading

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just the foundation

in case there is anyone still under the illusion that Barack Obama is the least bit moderate, there is this story in the Huffington Post about the President’s attempt to shore up his left flank with the “progressives”* in the … Continue reading

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Avatar's aftermath

check out this CNN article. ¬†Seriously. ¬†Go read it. (CNN) — James Cameron’s completely immersive spectacle “Avatar” may have been a little too real for some fans who say they have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts after seeing the film … Continue reading

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perfect book at the perfect time

on a secular economic and political note, Jonah Goldberg’s book Liberal Fascism is celebrating its two year anniversary today. What a perfect book for today’s political climate. A fairly easy to read but still quite serious and unvarnished look at … Continue reading

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so completely true

we humans quickly accommodate to the status quo and become discontented and ungrateful in the midst of overwhelming prosperity and comfort. the link above takes you to a Jonah Goldberg post which has a video to watch that you will … Continue reading

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Man is homo religiosus

or as I keep saying, “you don’t replace something with nothing.” the blue people movie is more evidence that in our modern culture spirituality is fine, but Christianity or other specific organized religion is off-limits. Jonah has an interesting piece … Continue reading

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faster please

Jonah Golberg has been the lone voice crying in the wilderness on behalf of proper funding levels for research into airborne-laser volcano lancing. The only thing I can do at this dire moment is to add my small voice to … Continue reading

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paperback version is out tomorrow

the paperback version of the book is out. No more excuses for not getting and reading one of the most important books explaining the ideological antecedents of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton. Get it tomorrow. Read … Continue reading

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Government control

I really don’t want to be or to come across like one of those black helicopter conspiracy theory nuts, but we have been down this road of unfettered Federal government control before. It was not pretty then and it will … Continue reading

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data points

here are two data points on the slide we are going down. first, courtesy of Andy McCarthy, is Matthew Franck’s discussion of the Iowa Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing homosexual marriage in Iowa. here is the opening, but go read it … Continue reading

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cool stuff

ok, this is seriously cool. behold the work of some very creative shepherds with too much time on their hands and a video camera. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FX9rviEhw&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&feature=player_embedded&fs=1] hat tip to Jonah Goldberg.

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you don't replace something with nothing

I posted this briefly last night, then I took it down. I was torn because I don’t want to be heard to be saying that being a follower of Christ necessarily means being a political conservative. Nonetheless, I do think … Continue reading

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