The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Certainly the best reflection on Tuesday I’ve read so far: “The point is not ‘He was a great man and you are a nincompoop,’ though that is true. The point is that Reagan’... [More]


I ran across two pretty extraordinary statements this week. The first quote is from Scott Rasmussen in the Wall Street Journal. I think he sums up the sentiment of Americans in general better than a... [More]


No drilling “Sink, a longtime opponent of offshore drilling, contends this summer’s Deepwater Horizon disaster should put an end to the effort to drill anywhere near Florida’s beache... [More]


Oct
04

The Daddy State

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Great article… “The compact fluorescents are harder to manufacture — something about all of those twisty tubes — and if something is hard to make, it ends up getting made in China, which i... [More]


Sep
25

The Fringe

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OK, so my last post dealt with arguably the most competent new figure in the Republican party. Let’s move to the opposite end of the spectrum: “Evolution is a myth.” “Have yo... [More]


Get this man in the White House. Pronto.


Sep
23

Envy

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A great article: Victor Davis Hanson “We are all getting poorer in hopes that a few won’t get richer.” That’s about as clear as it can be stated. To many (including the president),... [More]


In politics, there are generally two dominant sides of the political equation: left vs. right. In order to better understand these opposing factions, it would be instructive to define some of the ob... [More]


Sep
17

The War on Wealth

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“I think that there are a whole host of Republicans, and certainly independents, who have lost trust in their government, who don’t believe anybody is listening to them, who are staggering... [More]


“‘But how can you control matter?’ he burst out. ‘You don’t even control the climate or the law of gravity. And there are disease, pain, death -’ O’Brien ... [More]