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Entries from March 31st, 2011

Cavalcade of Links 3

March 31st, 2011 by Myrhaf · 12 Comments · Link Cavalcade

1. The Professional Left. 2. When Newt Gingrich jumps on the religion bandwagon, does it mean that a longtime power seeker senses the way things are going in America?

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A Half-Assed Kinetic Military Action

March 30th, 2011 by Myrhaf · Comments Off on A Half-Assed Kinetic Military Action · Foreign Affairs, Politics

There is one line in Obama’s speech on Monday justifying military action in Libya that stands out, amongst a lot of illogic and contradictions, as the real reason: …I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. The prospect of emotionally wrenching pictures of suffering was too much for […]

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The Obama Doctrine

March 25th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 10 Comments · Foreign Affairs, Politics

Some have wondered what the Obama Doctrine is. I believe Bryan Preston at Pajamas Tatler has found it. Obama made this statement in El Salvador: And that’s why building this international coalition has been so important because it means that the United States is not bearing all the cost. It means that we have confidence […]

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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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Cavalcade of Links 2

March 24th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Link Cavalcade

I walked into a diner yesterday with $20. After a seafood dinner, coffee, tax and tip, I walked out with $1. 10 years ago I think the same dinner would have cost in the $10 range. I remember when I was young scraping by for three or four days on $5 until I got paid. […]

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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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Cavalcade of Links

March 9th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Culture, Link Cavalcade, Politics

Barry Rubin argues that Obama is bringing disaster to the Middle East and US interests. Michael Hurd explains Charlie Sheen. Evan Sayet looks at how leftists portray themselves in movies and TV. I think the explanation is that the left accepts the mind-body dichotomy, which is as old as Plato. The moral ideal is altruism, […]

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Collectivists Speak

March 3rd, 2011 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Business, Politics

Peter Wehner looks at two recent statements of leftist economic principles from Michael Moore and Robert Reich that are remarkably honest and revealing.

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