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Cavalcade of Links 8

May 6th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

1. How to understand Rush Limbaugh. 2. Republicans give up trying to repeal Obamacare. 3.Environmentalist farmers returning to animal power. I wonder if these people are more interested in farming or impressing their fellow environmentalists. 4. George Monbiot despairs because environmentalism seems to be out of touch with reality. 5. Jay Cost argues that Obama […]

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Strong Horse For A Day

May 2nd, 2011 by Myrhaf · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

Today we celebrate the killing of Osama Bin Laden. There has been little to celebrate in our long, muddled effort against totalitarian Islam, so let’s relish this triumph. I think of this as a tactical victory in the context of our strategic defeat in this war. We have yet to get serious and fight this […]

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The Movie

April 29th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

I saw Atlas Shrugged Part 1. There were 21 of us in the theater at an 8:05pm showing on Friday night. 21 is a lot more than were in the house for Kill The Irishman or The Way Back. I liked it. It’s not the great work of art the novel deserves, but it has […]

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Two Horrors

April 27th, 2011 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Another blow to the Constitution’s guarantee of free speech was delivered this time by Michigan’s 19th District Court when it recently ruled that there is a no-free-speech zone around a Mosque in Dearborn. In this zone it shall be illegal for pastor Jones to criticize and/or protest Jihad and Sharia Law in any way. Understandably […]

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Nativity of the One

April 27th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Now that Obama has released his long form birth certificate — which shows he was born in a manger in Hawaii, surrounded by sheep and three wise men — can we move on to more important things? Like why does a guy who has been around intellectuals and effete leftists all his life talk like […]

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Cavalcade of Links 6

April 21st, 2011 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

1. Daniel Henninger looks at Obama’s nasty character. 2. Ed Schultz uses a chart to prove we need higher taxes, but the chart looks like an indictment of spending to me. He is right that Republicans in Congress should have spoken up about Bush’s spending — then he rationalizes Obama’s spending because “every economist on […]

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Cavalcade of Links 5

April 11th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

1. The Objective Standard reviews the week every weekend. 2. “The prose, like the author, belongs in hell.” P.J. O’Rourke has fun with the Chinese Tiger Mother’s book. 3. Andrew McCarthy asks two good questions: First, why should we give a damn about the Afghan people? And second, why are we sacrificing American blood and […]

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“Why Won’t they Fight Me?”

March 24th, 2011 by Jim May · 18 Comments · Uncategorized

At Cato Unbound, C. Bradley Thompson is in the middle of an unfair fight.  He is defending the thesis of his book, “Neoconservatism: An Obituary” against multiple opponents, in a series of essays — and encountering no actual intellectual opposition (if “actuality” here is measured by reference to “dealing with ideas”) from the defender of […]

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On The Road to Hell: Wisconsin Leg

March 19th, 2011 by Jim May · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

In my last post, I defended the idea of unions by re-asserting the fundamentality of the right to bargain individually, versus the derivative “right” to bargain collectively.  The error involved is a hierarchy error, an exceedingly common epistemological corruption born of the inability to think in terms of principles. Described in that manner, it seems […]

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100 Voices

March 18th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Book Reviews, Uncategorized

I thought 100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand by Scott McConnell might be tedious. How many times can you read that Frank O’Connor didn’t say much? (About 100 times.) The book turned out to be fascinating. I could not put it down.

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This Week’s Hobgoblin

March 17th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

Never let a good crisis go to waste, right? With thousands dead and a staggering loss of wealth in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami, the left sees an opportunity to create hysteria over nuclear power. Lots of misery? Oh, boy — let’s use it to score political points! Gus Van Horn posts with plenty […]

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In Defense of Unions — Against the Left

February 21st, 2011 by Jim May · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

The recent events in Wisconsin have brought about a sudden full-court press by the Left against Republican governor Scott Walker and his plan to rein in the state’s public sector unions.  This action is noteworthy in that it shows the same subtle desperation pattern we see deployed against certain other threats to the Left, Ayn […]

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Drifting Toward the Waterfall, Eyes Wide Shut

February 17th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve attacked Hugh Hewitt many times over the years for being a Republican homer. I’m happy to give him credit now for leading the charge against the House Republicans for failing so far to cut the budget or cut government in any meaningful way. House Republicans lost the first round of the messaging battle over […]

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Happy Birthday, Ayn Rand

February 2nd, 2011 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Alex Epstein finds something better than Punxsutawney Phil to celebrate today: Most of us do not take much note when February 2 passes–and if we do, it’s just in reference to Groundhog Day. But February 2nd marks something much more important than a mythical, weather-forecasting rodent. It is the birthday of the late, great author […]

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On “Hypocrisy” versus the Sanction of Theft

January 29th, 2011 by Jim May · 40 Comments · Uncategorized

“Great minds talk about ideas; mediocre minds talk about events; small minds talk about people.” — Unknown Whatever one might think about that well-known quote, it certainly describes the vast majority of Ayn Rand’s critics, ever incapable of dealing with her actual ideas. Instead, they talk about the *person*, jumping on minor aspects of her […]

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Woe is Michigan

January 28th, 2011 by Mike N · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

After reading news articles on Michigan’s new Republican Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State address I’m disappointed. He ran on a platform of making the state government smaller, more efficient and called for a return to free market principles. But it looks to me like Mr. Snyder is not going to be the solution […]

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Come Back, Keith Olbermann

January 24th, 2011 by Myrhaf · Comments Off on Come Back, Keith Olbermann · Uncategorized

There’s not much to say about Keith Olbermann’s departure from Countdown on MSNBC last Friday, but since I have time on my hands, I might as well say it.

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The Way Back

January 22nd, 2011 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve been blogging a lot since I became unemployed. If you want to be a prolific blogger, remove all annoying distractions. First get rid of that nuisance people call a “job.” Ah, the life of leisure! Why don’t I tell you about the movie I saw this afternoon? Warning: some spoilers, but it’s not like […]

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Damn Hippies

January 20th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Message to Love — The Isle of Wight Festival is a documentary of the 1970 rock festival released on DVD in 1997. It is a remarkable, if revolting, portrayal of the “Woodstock Nation.” It shows what the Hippies were all about: drugs, socialism and nihilism. Apart from the music, the film centers on the Hippies […]

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The Wrath of Krugman: The Left’s Anti-Discourse Gambit

January 12th, 2011 by Jim May · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

The Right has reacted loudly to the Left’s ongoing exploitation of the attack on Gabrielle Giffords. Glenn Reynolds has been supplying a steady stream of links to rebuttals, including this incredible compilation by Michelle Malkin of Leftist violence (not just “rhetoric”, note, but actual violence), as well as egregious examples of Leftist projection, one of […]

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