Monthly Archives: April 2012

Jacobin: Against Chairs

Apparently, chairs are not for everyone.  Some people have stronger feelings on this issue than others: I hate to piss on the party, but chairs suck. All of them. No designer has ever made a good chair, because it is … Continue reading

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NCR: Of Rosa DeLauro and Other Disoriented Catholics

George Weigel effortlessly destroys so-called “Catholic” opposition to the Ryan budget, specifically from quarters that can’t get it right on the culture of life, much less on basic economic principles: Now, to make matters worse, here is Paul Ryan, a … Continue reading

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Calculated Risk: San Francisco Rents “On a tear”

Is this what recovery looks like? If San Francisco is any indicator… perhaps so: While rents in other parts of the country are rising around the pace of inflation, at 2.7%, the average rental price in San Francisco shot up … Continue reading

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Jefferson and Liberty

Worth two minutes of your time — Jefferson’s campaign song from the “Revolution of 1800” still sounds just as awesome today as it did then: The gloomy night before us lies, The reign of terror now is o’er; Its gags, … Continue reading

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Gary North: Avoiding Kamikaze Politics

…or better entitled, why a third-party run is a really bad idea: We need 8 years to quietly infiltrate the Republican Party’s county organizations, especially in rural counties where Democrats are dominant. Nobody wants to be a Republicans in in … Continue reading

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Bacon’s Rebellion: Code Words for Mo’ Money

Jim Bacon tackles Virginia’s transportation crisis: A number of years ago, the letter notes, there was an attempt to get the Golden Crescent to coalesce around transportation and education issues. It is time to revive that initiative. “Considering the transportation crisis … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Solidarity is 110% Correct

Apparently, the right of free association doesn’t have the same respect at Vanderbilt University as it does in the rest of America. The victims?  Catholic groups who want to have Catholic members, all in the name of “diversity” of course: … Continue reading

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