davidl on February 2nd, 2011

Coherence from Cohen, some sobering questions from Richard Cohen no Egypt, from the Washington Post: Egypt’s problems are immense. It has a population it cannot support, a standard of living that is stagnant and a self-image as leader of the (Sunni) Arab world that does not, really, correspond to reality. It also lacks the civic […]

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Eric Florack on November 20th, 2010

The the big news story for the last couple of weeks has been the IPO of General Motors .  They managed to raise something on the order of $20 billion last week selling literally millions of shares owned by the Federal government and reducing the Federal government’s share of General Motors to 33% down from […]

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davidl on July 15th, 2009

If Sonia Sotomayor were a horse, thny would shoot her.    Ok, Sotomayor was never going to convince Rush Limbaugh to support her, but her weak and unconvincing testimony hoa lost support from Eva Rodriquez,  Washington Post: I’m surprised and disturbed by how many times today Sonia Sotomayor has backed off of or provided less-than-convincing explanations for […]

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Eric Florack on July 6th, 2009

A great piece from Mary Grabar at Pajamas Media today. Here’s a bit of it: But those streets, once havens for displaced persons, soon were destroyed by the utopian plans of collectivists and their agitators who urged the mobs to violence. The neighbors of my working-class neighborhood in Rochester, New York, complained from their front […]

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Eric Florack on May 20th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the “Yet Another Truck Stop” Edition That’s two Truck Stops in as many weeks, I know. I’m not sure what it is about old truck stops I find so appealing.  I certainly like to travel, […]

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Eric Florack on March 12th, 2009

Somehow, I ended up on the mailing list of the New York GOP.  Found this in my mail last night: “Since its founding, the Republican Party has stood for the time honored values and ideals of opportunity, personal responsibility, accountability and hope,” said Chairman Mondello. “Our nation has become the greatest society in history, because […]

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Eric Florack on February 25th, 2009

OK, I know that by now a lot of you either saw or read though this speech of Obama’s, and so it’s old news. But I’ve seen nobody rip through this thing point by point. I can understand why… with my work and family schedule it took me most of a day to get this […]

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(From The Conservative Reader) Well, it took almost 3 months, but Congress finally passed the bill Saturday, on older version of which was  passed by the House in May, after some considerable back and forth between the Senate and the House.  The bill is HR 3221 (pdf), titled: “Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008?. […]

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Eric Florack on June 12th, 2008

After the downright stupid USSC ruling of earlier today, there was something that didn’t sit quite right with me about the ruling from a historical perspective, that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I couldn’t get it out of my head that I’d already written something to this type of case, but I couldn’t […]

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