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Blast from the Past

I couldn't help but insert the pun. I am researching a little bit about popular environmental rhetoric and came across these doozies from the esteemed Robert Kennedy Jr.:   By now Kennedy was fully warmed up. He asserted, without any evidence, that “the quality of life has diminished measurably in America. But people don’t know […]

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More Quality Reporting from the AP

Disclaimer: My current understanding is that the mandate in the Affordable Care Act should pass constitutional muster based on what the court has been deciding since the Wickard v. Filburn case. But here’s yet another AP Story that will make you want to gouge your eyeballs out with piping hot meat thermometers … The headline: […]

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Via Brookings: Notice the direction of the trend lines and when the inflection points happen.

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Hinderaker vs. Krugman

Here is Krugman at his best. Here is more. UPDATE: Tyler Cowen links to this interesting Krugman post and points out this question: And if states and localities can borrow freely, how do you explain the drastic fall in their spending I have been documenting? To answer his question directly, I’d argue that people want […]

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Media Bias Update

I don’t care too much about the “bias” in the media, though I have no doubt that it exists. For those who want some scientific proof of the existence of such bias, Professor Tim Groseclose has a new book with evidence: To measure media bias, Professor Groseclose examines the political content of news and converts […]

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Tired, Old, Powerful and Scary

The Columbia University President shares these freedom-fighting (against) comments in tomorrow’s WSJ: Meanwhile, the broadcast news industry was deliberately designed to have private owners operating within an elaborate system of public regulation, including requirements that stations cover public issues and expand the range of voices that could be heard. The Supreme Court unanimously upheld this […]

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Mock Them

Check out James Taranto’s “Great Moments in Socialized Medicine” Great Moments in Socialized Medicine The Montreal Gazette reports from a “thinkers’ conference” held by Canada’s opposition Liberal Party: In a morning session on health care the conference was told that Canadians and their governments must face up to some hard facts and have “an adult […]

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How long until the carbon footprint police stop these guys?

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