Eric Florack on December 27th, 2006

So, where’s the betting pool for exactly when Saddam Hussein gets to wear his new necktie? And before you anti-death penalty nut cases start getting ramped up, (Yes, that’s what I said….) as far as I’m concerned Saddam Hussein disproves your pet theories about how cruel and inhumane the death penalty is.  There, certainly, if […]

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davidl on December 27th, 2006

The Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal has an op-ed on the fake rape case in Durham, North Carolina.   That is not news.  The case has  been getting a lot publicity sinse it fell apart. The article’s authorship is interesting,  Stuart Taylor, Jr. and K.C. Johnson.   Taylor is lawyer and heavy weight legal analyst.   Johnson is the […]

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davidl on December 27th, 2006

Ok, Baghdad is a Hell hole, but Baghdad is not Iraq.  In the New York Post, Amir Taheri, writes about, “The Boom Outside Baghdad:” WHILE the American political elite is using Iraq as an ex cuse for fighting internal political wars, a different reality is taking shape in parts of this war-torn nation. Wherever some […]

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Eric Florack on December 27th, 2006

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John Hawkins notes Paul Krugman doing his usual double standards:   “[Robert] Rubin was one of the ablest Treasury secretaries in American history. But it’s now clear that while Rubinomics made sense in terms of pure economics, it failed to take account of the ugly realities of contemporary American politics.   “And the lesson of […]

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Eric Florack on December 27th, 2006

Stanley Kurtz makes an important point about Clinton and Obama, in the upcoming election in ’08, in light of the death of Gerald Ford, and the retrospectives that spring from it….   It’s clear in hindsight that Ford would have been tougher than Carter, based on party affiliation alone.  In 1976, however, we were not […]

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Eric Florack on December 27th, 2006

Jim Angle, last night: Iran’s status as a Persian Gulf power fueled by oil revenue could collapse without any push from the U.S. or other nations. That according to a new study from the National Academy of Sciences which says restrictions on foreign investment, a focus on short-term profit and just plain mismanagement could eliminate […]

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Eric Florack on December 27th, 2006

I mentioned a few days ago that Hillary was using Obama as a sheild, that the two of them were going to take all the air out of the Democrat primary races… but that she was going to need some means of controlling Obama, eventually. Looks like she may have found it. CHICAGO (AP) – […]

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davidl on December 27th, 2006

Former President Gerald Ford has died: RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) – Former President Gerald R. Ford, who declared “Our long national nightmare is over” as he replaced Richard Nixon but may have doomed his own chances of election by pardoning his disgraced predecessor, has died. He was 93. A good man, who did his best […]

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