Jim—That’s an interesting theory and, like you, I have no idea if Fingleton is right. But I do think we should have a pretty heavy dose of skepticism. Fingleton is deeply invested in the idea that the Japan Inc. model … read more
A new Harvard poll finds that young people are not the feedstock of a new youth movement as so many on the left had hoped: Do you consider yourself to be a supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement? So … read more
It’s “first as tragedy, second as Farsi.” From Fars, an Iranian news service: Obama Begs Iran to Give Him Back His Toy Plane TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Obama is hoping that the Iranian government is in a Christmas mood because … read more
Given everything going on in Europe these days, I thought it might be worth jumping in the WayBack Machine and jaunting back to this January 2010 column by New York Times columnist Paul Krugman titled “Learning from Europe.” As health … read more
I got a fundraising email from Obama campaign manager Jim Messina yesterday. It’s long, so I won’t reprint the whole thing here, but I liked the opening hook: Friend — This weekend, The New York Times Magazine ran a long … read more
Also of Interest
Don't edit the First Amendment
Obama's 'idiot' defense
Government officials will behave like idiots sometimes, not because they are individually dumb but because a government that takes on too much will make an idiot out of anyone who thinks there's no limit to what it can do.
An agency after Obama's own heart
Obama probably didn’t order the IRS to keep his opponents from talking. But these bureaucrats certainly acted like ones he’d been waiting for.