Monthly Archives: June 2013

President Embraces Flat Earth Science… and Economics | | 06.26.13

Yesterday President Obama joined the Flat Earth Society. That’s not how he put it, of course.  Just the opposite.  He said, “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society,” i.e. those not prepared to join him in embracing radical anti-fossil fuel policies. Put another way, he meant forget about Congress.  Congress […]
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What is the Greatest Force Shaping Our Age? | | 06.25.13

On the front page of Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, two unrelated articles pointed to a greater story. The first concerned a 15- or 16-year-old factory girl in Bangladesh. Her name was Mahinur Akhter. She survived five weeks of burial in the collapsed garment factory where she had worked. A seamstress, she had earned $90-100 a month, essential […]
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When Professors Become Presidents | | 06.20.13

Quick now. U.S. policy in Syria on one hand; Dodd-Frank, Obamacare and immigration reform on the other. What do they have in common? The answer is hidden in reports that have the Obama Administration saying both that it is attempting to create a democratic, pluralistic Syria and quickly end the civil war there. The administration has also made clear […]
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Overheated Frauds and Fools | The American Spectator | 06.13.13

Who can forget it? In April 2008, as he campaigned for the Democratic nomination for president, Barack Obama intoned that history would say of his election, “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” The messianic declaration sounded over-the-top laughable, political theater meets theater […]
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Breaking Bad in Washington | | 06.07.13

So the morning papers are full of talk about the administration’s massive sweeping up and mining of communications data of all forms in the US.  The New York Times editorializes today that the Obama White House has “lost all credibility” on questions of domestic surveillance.   And the surveillance program does look might broad.  Who called whom […]
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