davidl on May 18th, 2010

It is the hostility stupid, Ed Morrissey discusses the increasing Jewish dissatisfaction with Dim Won, from Hot Air: How badly has Barack Obama’s support eroded among Jewish voters over Israeli-US relations?  Enough to send Rahm Emanuel to a meeting with rabbis in the White House to offer an apology.  Saying that the Obama administration had […]

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davidl on May 15th, 2010

For whom the bill tolls, Megan McArdle,  Atlantic: The Health Care Reform Already Costs More Than We Thought It Would There’s been a spate of bad news recently about the health care bill. Henry Waxman canceled his War on Accounting, not because there was a sudden breakout of common sense on Capitol Hill, but because […]

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davidl on March 31st, 2010

And I’ve watched congressional hearings.  There’s no chance that four CEO’s are going to explain the accounting code to the fine folks in Congress; explaining how to boil water would challenge the format. Megan McArdle, via Don Boudreaux, Cafe Hayek. Explaining elementary principles of accounting to a congresscritter as dumb as Henry Waxman is simply […]

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Eric Florack on March 17th, 2010

Live and on tape, in Full Stereophonic Buzzing, it’s the…. long heralded ummmm. much anticipated (OK, never mind… actually nobody knew about it at all…) …return of the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble OK, yes, I’m back for I’m not sure how long this time. The job I […]

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Eric Florack on January 8th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most INTENSE nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble SO PEOPLE TALKING UP OBAMACARE TOOK MONEY FROM ADMINISTRATION? So reports Megan McArdle, though frankly it should shock nobody: MIT economist Jonathan Gruber has become the go-to economist for fans of the health care reform wending its […]

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Eric Florack on July 7th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “When Cows Fly” edition So, the Gloved One is now the Buried One. Someone, and I don’t know who, on Twitter last night, called him a “Shovel Ready Project” . Yeah, that fits.  Someone else called him “America’s version of Princess […]

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Eric Florack on May 12th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Travel Trailer Edition Flailing About: You know, watching this Pelosi thing is rather like watching someone who is drowning, desperate to find something that will keep them afloat. Let’s not lose sight, though, of […]

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Eric Florack on March 13th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BigsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Mirror Image” edition.  I got to thinking; What would happen if I started applying the website CSS to other objects? This is the first result. And yeah, I’ve used it before. But I’m working on another one, […]

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Eric Florack on February 12th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense Nightly Read anywhere on the ‘sphere…Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble This is the “Gone with the Wind” edition. As I was driving into work this morning, I was getting reports from all over Ohio that they’d had lots of win, and power outs, trees and wires down, schools closing […]

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Holiday weekend, so this will be a short one… essentially a nod to the Ramble Tradition. As to the holiday itself, let me say this clearly: Labor unions have outlived their usefulness, and have evolved to the point where they are now not the solution. Rather, they are the problem. Why on earth do we […]

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Eric Florack on July 5th, 2008

I note this morning Megan McArdle: Now the gun controllers pour out of the woodwork to claim that you’re more likely to kill yourself or a family member with a gun than a criminal. Some of the people deploying this statistic really ought to know better.  Composition fallacy, anyone? These are not double blind experiments. […]

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