Monthly Archives: March 2012

Atlantic: Americans Who Actually Make Things

Great piece in the Atlantic this morning on the state of American manufacturing: Of course, the United States still produces a huge amount of food, but we do it far more efficiently and with far fewer people. Similarly, America still makes a … Continue reading

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Mother Russia, May I?

You know it’s a sad day when an American President begs a Russian president for permission to wait on missile defense negotiations. …and what’s worse, when the Russian president condescends to pass that request on to the Russian prime minister, … Continue reading

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WaPo: Can The President Reduce Gas Prices?

The answer to this question is an immediate no.  The POTUS couldn’t do it in 2008; the POTUS couldn’t do it in 2012 (at least to an immediate effect). Republicans this morning are gleefully sharing how the Democrats are more … Continue reading

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Allen on Hannity: “#1 In The World When It Comes To Energy Resources”

I love listening to George Allen talk about energy policy — absolutely spot on when it comes to drilling domestic oil, using coal, etc.

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Calculated Risk: New Home Sales Decline, Housing Market Recovered?

Seems like the glut of new homes on the market has finally come down to within 6-months inventory, a metric that indicates the glut of homes on the market has finally — FINALLY — come back to within some degree … Continue reading

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Locavores As Narcissism?

Interesting book review from someone who believes the local food movement is really more about middle class arrogance than security: Through their purchases, these consumers are consciously seeking to affirm and demarcate themselves from the rest of society. Those who … Continue reading

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Rumors of the Death of the West Have Been GREATLY Exaggerated…

Great reading this morning from City Journal: It’s indisputable that the Anglosphere no longer enjoys the overwhelming global dominance that it once had. What was once a globe-spanning empire is now best understood as a union of language, culture, and … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

Beyond shocked to read and see that Andrew Breitbart passed away at age 43 this morning. Truly, a massive loss to conservative media.

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