"There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters." Daniel Webster

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Football on the Brain

Sports Illustrated looks at concussion.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hooters Tokyo

Is it odd that China got Hooters years before Japan did?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Republican Victory, Conservative Loss

Daniel Larison says the results of Tuesday's election will change litte.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

America's One Child Policy

The Weekly Standard looks at how birth rates are declining across the world.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How Barack Obama Is Like Joan Jett

Steve Sailer directs our attention to an article by perhaps the only person to have been in a band with Joan and law school with Barack.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Suspicious Minds Remix

Not bad. But I prefer the orginal.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Will Marijuana Legalization Fail in California?

David Henderson points to one reason why it may.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Who Says Romance Is Dead?

For a few thousand dollars, you can get married at McDonald's. It almost makes me wish I had a fiancee.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ignorance Is Bliss

Daniel Larison writes:

It is hardly news that Christine O’Donnell is a talking head with dreams of being a television celebrity, so I’m not sure that it proves much of anything when she demonstrates that she doesn’t know much about the amendments to the Constitution. Andrew focused on her apparent ignorance of the First Amendment near the end of the video, but I thought the far more telling moment was when she asked her questioner to explain to her what the 14th and 16th Amendments were. Actual constitutionalists have at least some basic familiarity with these, not least since they tend to see these amendments and later interpretations of the 14th Amendment as having been particularly damaging to republican self-government. Based on her responses, O’Donnell not only doesn’t agree with them, but she wouldn’t even be conversant with the relevant arguments. So we can confirm what a lot of people already knew: Christine O’Donnell is a professional political activist who has no real grounding in the fundamental law she has been repeatedly invoking as the core of her beliefs during this campaign season, and as far as respecting the Constitution is concerned she is simply a phony. Anyone on the right who wants to keep defending her as anything else is wasting his time and embarrassing himself.

Of course, the Republican Echo Chamber can't be embarrassed.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Why Japanese Love Robots

And Americans fear them.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

One Nation Under Fraud

Ron called my attention to this scary article.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

What the Tea Partiers Really Want

Jonathan Haidt says they are motivated less by a fear that freedom is being eroded than by a fear that karma is.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Shock of Gray

China is geting old really fast:

In 2015, China’s working population below the age of 65 will begin to shrink. Meanwhile, the number of people over 65 will be rising to 300 million by 2050, a threefold increase. Richard Jackson, the director of the Global Aging Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, notes that China will be older than the United States within a generation, making it the first big national population to age before it joins the ranks of developed countries. One of China’s biggest fears, expressed repeatedly in public pronouncements, is that it will grow old before it grows rich.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Correction of the Day

Most reporters aren't very good with statistics.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Seven Day Lover

By Atlanta's own James Fountain. In England, they call this Northern Soul.

Monday, October 11, 2010

$1 Million !?!?

Why didn't somebody tell be about this offer?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Big Soda Is Watching You

The latest in Japanese vending machine technology.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

What a Dikshit

TV host's comments spark an international incident. Seriously, India, the joke was sophmoric and probably racist. But as nation you seem really thin-skinned.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

You've Got a Sick, Sick Country There, Ron

Did I mention that it is sick? But at least that guy has a retirement plan, which is more than I can say.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

You Don't Bring a Praseodymium Knife to a Gunfight

Does China really have a monopoly on rare earth minerals?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Obamacare: It Begins

Principal Financial is leaving the health insurance business, citing the impact of the health care reform law passed earlier this year.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Unemployment in South Africa

Alex Taborrak looks at how government and union policies have drive the jobless rate to 24 percent.