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Entries from January 30th, 2009

Confidence Artist in Chief

January 30th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Politics

Several times during the “President-Elect” period I wrote something like, “We still don’t know how bad Obama will be.” It was impossible to know because he spoke in happy generalities that sent a tingle up Chris Matthews’ leg and bored the rest of us into complacency. After two weeks we’re beginning to see that Obama […]

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The Dead End

January 30th, 2009 by Chuck · 2 Comments · Politics

There hasn’t been much discussion of this, that I have noticed.  The government has decided, in its infinite wisdom, that all Americans, without exception, need to have digital television, if they want television at all.  The poor, benighted citizens of America have no choice in the matter.   I suppose we’ve grown so used to this […]

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Nobels for All

January 30th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 3 Comments · Comment Contest Friday

Many blogs do a caption contest every Friday wherein the blogger posts a picture and then visitors leave their take on an appropriate and funny caption for that photo. I really enjoy contributing to those sorts of things, but it doesn’t seem appropriate for TNC so how about a comment contest on Fridays. We select […]

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The Nascent Chinese Quest for Freedom

January 29th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 1 Comment · Foreign Affairs

As a followup to a previous post about the Charter 08 movement in China, I’d like to draw your attention to this Washington Post article. I wondered in that blog entry whether it would “catch hold as a rallying point.” It has gained thousands more signatures since it came out last year, which is paltry […]

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What Our Readers Are Reading

January 29th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 1 Comment · Book Reviews

This is a guest post by Joseph Kellard, a journalist and commentator living in New York. You can visit his blogs at josephkellard.blogspot.com and theamericanindividualist.blogspot.com. While in 2008 I took a needed break from reading as many often do, this year I’m ratcheting up my reading once again. I’ve always enjoyed reading a few, if […]

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Quick Bites

January 28th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 11 Comments · Link Cavalcade

1. “Piloting the Plane of State” is an excellent example of media slobbering over Barack Obama. It’s got it all: leftist tastelessness, check—calling the Hudson River emergency landing “the anti-9/11” is spectacularly bad form; breathless adoration, check—he is that heroic pilot to the author; and audience castigation, check—we the people that Obama is trying to […]

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The Hidden Destruction of Regulation

January 28th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Politics

From inside the drug industry: Those of us in the drug industry don’t really know what to expect from the Obama administration (although we’re pretty sure that we’re probably not going to like a lot of what we’re likely to get). But it’s not like things were going wonderfully during the Bush years, either, to […]

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Objectivist Psychology and a Bit of Good News

January 26th, 2009 by Mike N · 6 Comments · Link Cavalcade

I posted this too on my website and it sparked an uptic in interest. So I thought I would recommend three sites to visit for any TNC readers who may be interested in Objectivist psychology. First is Dr. Michael J. Hurd Ph.D. who now post his Daily Dose of Reason for all to read. Second […]

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Sustainability

January 25th, 2009 by Mike N · 10 Comments · Culture

In response to a question on the private email list HBL, I linked to an August post at my personal blog on the concept of a sustainable curriculum. I received a good number of visits the next two days so it occurred to me that more people might be interested in examining the concept sustainability. […]

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Man vs. the Welfare State

January 25th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 8 Comments · Politics

I started reading Man vs. the Welfare State by Henry Hazlitt. This book is a bombshell! Wait till the world sees thi… oh, right. It was published 40 years ago. The world saw and ignored — despite the clarity and power of this remarkable book. Maybe the world could not buy Hazlitt’s theme  in 1969, […]

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It’s All About Principles

January 24th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Politics

Bloggers on the right are considering the meaning and importance of Obama’s comment to Republicans last week, “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done”.

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Stay for the End

January 23rd, 2009 by Bill Brown · 12 Comments · Comment Contest Friday

Many blogs do a caption contest every Friday wherein the blogger posts a picture and then visitors leave their take on an appropriate and funny caption for that photo. I really enjoy contributing to those sorts of things, but it doesn’t seem appropriate for TNC so how about a comment contest on Fridays. We select […]

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The Era of Clarity Begins

January 22nd, 2009 by Myrhaf · 14 Comments · Politics

President Obama began his first term with an interesting act of symbolism. He snubbed the “Salute to Heroes Ball,” and is the first President to miss this event in its 56-year history. It’s a little thing, to be sure, but a sign of Obama’s values. He’d rather hang with the Hollywood elite than with Medal […]

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Four Years of This

January 21st, 2009 by Bill Brown · 2 Comments · The Horror File

From the no-detail-about-The-One-goes-unreported department: It’s the same Oval Office. The same desk. Even the same curtains. But President Obama has already made one major change: Go through eight years of White House photos, and you won’t find one of former President Bush in the Oval Office without his jacket on. It wasn’t just a personal […]

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Recipe for Suicide

January 21st, 2009 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Politics

The leftist Katrina Vanden Heuval wants President Obama to reconstruct American society. Let’s look at her agenda point by point.

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Inauguration

January 20th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 19 Comments · Politics

Ever notice how Barack and Michelle Obama love telling the American people how much they will have to work? In a free country a president does not tell people they must work hard. In a free country a president does not lecture people on their responsibilities. That is the kind of talk you get in […]

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Generation We

January 20th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Culture

If you think the Baby Boomers are bad, watch this video of Generation We:  

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Could Be a Cover-All

January 20th, 2009 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Could Be a Cover-All · Politics

I was going to whip up an Obama Inauguration bingo card, but wisely decided to see if anyone else had done it. The one below is good enough for me:

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What Is Obama’s Standard of Practicality?

January 19th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Politics

Finally, after months of speculation as to just how bad the Obama presidency will be, it begins tomorrow. From tomorrow on we will see the results, the facts of reality as they happen. Or perhaps we will read the MSM and see only the propaganda of the left. Those who pay attention and read the […]

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Call for Forced Sacrifices, Almost

January 19th, 2009 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Politics

The Sunday Jan 18th Detroit Free Press has an editorial on what Obama should do after all the shouting is done. It calls for Obama to challenge Americans to make more and more sacrifices. It also demonstrates a hatred of the free market and the rights of individuals to keep the fruits of their own […]

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