Monthly Archives: April 2011

Who Could Forget the Hinderaker-Ward Experience?

Oops, I could: I forgot to post Episode 6, which Brian and I recorded a few days ago. It was fun: You can listen to the podcast by playing it right here, or you can go here to download or »

The Lawyer Left

The legal profession was once one of the pillars of the Republican Party, but that began to change when people figured out that endless government regulation is good for the law business. Now, while there are plenty of conservative lawyers, »

“Weather is Not Climate Unless People Die”

Further to John’s post below about how Think Panic, I mean, Think Progress, immediately defaulted to global warming as the certain explanation of the recent tornado outbreak, it is worth noting Roger Piekle Jrs’ blog post about this issue, “Weather »

The Circle Game

Tom Rush is a giant of the sixties folk revival. As such, he is a peer of Bob Dylan, Eric Andersen, and Judy Collins. Rush is coming to the Twin Cities next Saturday for a rare appearance at the Cedar »

A Tornado Engulfs the White House

Tornadoes are in the news these days, sadly. Michael Ramirez uses this most destructive of weather events as a metaphor for the disaster that has overwhelmed the Obama administration, as a result of its own misguided policies. Click to enlarge: »

Dems Are Getting Nervous About the Budget

With Congress in recess, members have been talking to their constituents about the budget. The press has tried to create the impression that voters are opposed to the Ryan budget and angry that Republicans don’t want to keep the Ponzi »


Rand Paul has a great idea: “I’ve come to New Hampshire today because I’m very concerned,” said Paul, according to The New York Times. “I want to see the original long-form certificate of Donald Trump’s Republican registration.” An excellent way »

Think Progress Makes “A Terrible Mistake”

How low can liberals sink? This low: Think Progress blames the tornadoes that killed close to 300 across the South on those states’ Congressional delegations: “Catastrophic Climate: Storms Kill 292 In States Represented By Climate Pollution Deniers.” The Congressional delegations »

Virginia Fires King & Spalding

We wrote here about King & Spalding’s firing the House of Representatives as a client in connection with the Defense of Marriage Act, reportedly after complaints by other clients of the firm. This sad episode illustrates how deeply engrained liberal »

Jonesing for More Political Power

The good people at Fox News brought my attention to the growing effort to bestow “human rights” to nature, apparently on the theory that trees are people, too. Seems the UN will be taking up the idea soon. Amnesty International »

A good talk spoiled, part 3

We’ve covered Tom Klingenstein’s close encounter with Bowdoin College President (and occasional fabulist) Barry Mills here and here. In his CRB essay “A golf story” Tom responded to President Mills’s convocation address this past fall. Today Tom takes to the »

Mixed-up confusion

The Arab Spring has exposed the direction of American foreign policy in the Age of Obama with great clarity. It undermines friends and takes a hands-off approach to enemies. It’s time for you to go, Hosni Mubarak. I’d like to »

Minnesota Leads the World

I’m about to get ready for bed. Why, you ask, since it is only 8:30 in the central time zone? Because my wife, an Anglophile, is going to get up at 3 a.m. to watch the royal wedding. So if »

Paul Krugman: Punch Line!

We have had fun beating up on Paul Krugman over the years. Krugman is the most fact-challenged of the New York Times stable of far-left commentators, which is saying a great deal. It is good to see that the general »

The Purpose of Government

What is the central purpose of government? That question might be tricky to answer in theory, but here in the U.S., the practical answer is easy: the principal function of our national government is to transfer wealth from the young »

Facts About Oil

The Democrats are furiously demagoguing energy costs, hoping to dodge the blame for their failed policies. When gas prices spiked in 2008, whom did they blame? Nancy Pelosi attributed high gasoline prices to the “oil men in the White House.” »

While Obama played Oprah

At his birth certificate press conference yesterday, Obama put it this way: “We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We have more important things to do. I have more important things to do.” Then he took off »