Monthly Archives: October 2008

Nails it again…

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Speaks for itself

The latest column by Thomas Sowell says this far better than I can: Representative government exists, in the first place, because we the voters cannot possibly have all the information necessary to make rational decisions on all the things that … Continue reading

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Makes the point

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What does “change” really mean?

Once again Thomas Sowell has asked exactly the right question: Exactly what kind of “change” will Obama bring and will it be a good thing? The magic word “change” makes specifics unnecessary. If things are going bad, some think that … Continue reading

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Joe Biden is an idiot

All the presidential and vice presidential candidates received their “transitional briefings” on national security issues last week.  The purpose of these is to make sure that whoever wins will be up to speed and ready to step in and handle … Continue reading

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“One man – many votes”

So here is finally the explanation for the oft-claimed “phenomenal” increase in Democratic voter registrations during this year:  Chicago style politics have hit the big time!  In Chicago, where I grew up, the common saying (only partly in jest) is … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, the answer seems to be “No”

In the most recent round of political Jeopardy:  I’ll take “Bailouts” for $700 million, Alex.  The answer is “No” and the question (raised by economist Thomas Sowell) is: “Do facts matter?” For the last several weeks, we have been constantly … Continue reading

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