"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

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Gays and Ron Paul

Andrew Sullivan explains why they aren't very worried about him.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Those Ron Paul Newsletters

Here's a good take on the matter from Steve Horwitz, and check out Bill Woolsey's thoughts in the comments.

Communists and Nazis

I don't agree often with Ronald Radosh, but this column is right on the money.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Maybe you Should Cry for Her

Eva Peron was lobotomized as part of her cancer treatment.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Headline of the Day

I'm glad I don't have siblings.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christopher Hitchens on the Nanny State

Cato has posted video of a talk he did on Michael Bloomberg.

Friday, December 16, 2011

How the Internet Ruins Things

This guy is certainly right about Olivia Munn.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

NBA Nerds

Why are pro basketball players dressing like Carlton Banks?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Deporting American Citizen

Relax, you have nothing to worry about...if you are white.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gingrich and Obama

There's a reason they both want to claim the mantle of Roosevelt.

The only thing that separates Gingrich from Romney and Obama is his lack of self discipline. The only thing that separates Romney from Gingrich and Obama is that is self regard isn't as obvious.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Albama GOP Rethinks Anti-Immigation Law

You can't attract foreign companies without attracting foreigners.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dear Liberals

Jason Brennan writes the left a letter.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Don't Check Asian

USA Today reports that Asian students are getting hip to the Rampant racism against them in higher education.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Achor Babies Away?

Kstherine Mangu-Ward looks at illegal immigration and fertility.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Headline of the Day

Being a jolly old soul is against the law.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Can the Bulldog Be Saved?

Well, only be making it something other than a bulldog.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

E-Verify and Wages

Wages for native-born Americans in Arizona did not go up after the state mandated that businesses use E-Verify.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Too Soon?

A new baseball team's name is bringing criticism.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The UFC Sues the State of New York

I wish them luck, but I'm not sure the First Amendment is the best basis for their lawsuit.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Tax on Both Their Houses

The latest from Dalton's own Wyle Wingfield.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The New Jim Crow

Shika Dalmia's latest column.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Modern Bastiat

Frederic Bastiat may have been that greatest economist who wrote for a popular audience of all time. Several econ blogs have been discussing who is the modern Bastiat. My old grad school professor Don Boudreaux weighs in.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Correction of the Day

I didn't realize math would be involved.

Monday, November 7, 2011

What Herman Cain Doesn't Know

Peter Suderman says the sex scandal is actually diverting attention to what a horrible candidate Cain actually is.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fox's Plans for the UFC

Don't sound good. Any time Brock Lesnar gets near a microphone it's a disaster, so I'm not sure what they are thinking making him an announcer. The rest of it sounds equally bad.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The 1 Percent, Today and Yesterday

Don Boudreaux was one of my professors in grad school. He's still teaching, but he has also become a prolific writer of letters to the editors of various publications. Here's his latestt.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Why Was There No Autumn of Love?

Steve Sailer looks back at Haight-Ashbury in 1967.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

John McCain vs. Pat Buchanan

Steve Sailer asks which is the extremist.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Barr vs. Graves

Bob Barr may run for Congress again.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Politico on Tom Graves

The Georgia congressman isn't backing down on his principles.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

UFC on Fox

I've not been impressed at all by their early promotional efforts. The latest commercial is pretty bad.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mil Mascaras Named to the WWE Hall of Fame

I wonder if his nephew will induct him.

I Made Myself a Sandwich Sunday

But this guy was just a little more active.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Facebook and Twitter

Dave Meltzer writes:

I was in a discussion yesterday with the head of a major promotion talking about how that every major company (UFC, WWE and TNA) that has embarked on usage of twitter and Facebook has ended up having their key business metrics (ratings, PPVs) decline, while the former two bring in literally millions of fans. There is a reason why. Stars killing their aura as stars. They get people to talk about them, but they also make people less want to pay to see them because they come across like they aren't stars. Not saying some people don't come across as stars or it's a negative, but the ones that do are the minority.,

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Herman Cain's Business Record

Is it really as impressive as he claims?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Buddy Colt vs. Paul Jones

From Florida, circa 1973

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Headline of the Day

With a name like that he never had a chance.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Georgia State TSPLOST

Dalton native and Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Kyle Wingfoot says it won't even put the money where it is needed most.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Arts Center Disappoints

Attendance at events hosted by the new arts center in Fairfax county, Virginia, have been less than one-third what supporters promised when they lobbied to have it built. Now, they say the need the government to kick in even more money to keep it open.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

FBI Warns Clint Eastwood

Don't portray J. Edgar Hoover as gay.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Meet the New Boss

Steve Sailer looks at Mitt Romney's foreign and defense policy team.

Alabama and Mexico

The economy, not new laws, is driving people back to Mexico, according to the Mises Institute.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

You Just Can't Forget Him

I always thought Tracy Nelson was one of the most underrated singers of the 1970s and 1980s.

Mitt Romney's Plan to Cut Federal Spending

Peter Suderman is underwhelmed.

Stanford Football

The Los Angeles Times look at how Stanford University has become a competitive football school despite high academic standards.

Anti-Latino Racism in Atlanta

One CNN reporter experiences it.

No One Doing Jobs Americans Won't Do

Georgia agriculture is shrinking thanks to new state law.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Beckham Law

Shikha Dalmis says the United States can learn something from Spain.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

RIP Peter Gent

I'm not a football fan, but I really enjoyed North Dallas Forty.

Friday, September 30, 2011

As the World Ages

ARnold Kling points to a new article on how aging populations will affect the world, especially Mexico and the United States.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Last Outlaw

Alex Marvez talks to Stan Hansen.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Iron Man

William Shatner debuts his version of the heavy metal classic.

Moneyball and the Military

National Review says defense spending cuts could help the Pentagon.


Steve Sailer reviews it.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Take It with a Grain of Salt

The left says there's no such thing as a war on salt. But Lucy Steigerwlad notes that there real position is that the

moment something is proven or suggested to be harmful by enough experts, to resist heavy-handed regulations (or to fear them) is to be anti-science.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Bayonne Bleeder

Chuck Wepner will be the subject of a new documentary and, maybe, a movie staring Liev Schrieber.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hagler vs. Leonard

A look back at that fight, with interviews with many of the people involved. I remember thinking Leonard lost. i don't recall him being such a bitch.

Regime Uncertainty

Economist Don Boudreaux explains what prolonged the Great Depression and the Great Recession.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pakistan Isn't Really on Our Side

Steve Sailer explains why we have been ignoring that.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Groupie (Superstar)

This song is credited to Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell, but I've read that Delaney actually wrote many, maybe all, of the songs credited to Bonnie. He let her have the credit because he had a music publishing deal he didn't like.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Was Nathan Deal Right to Can the State Climatologist?

Master Resource, a conservative site dedicated to energy and environmental issues, says he was not.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What Ron Paul Should Have Said, Part II

Bryan Caplan responds to Rod Long and says Paul basically got it right in his answer to Wolf Blitzer's healthcare question.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tea Partiers vs. E-Verify

Some of them, anyway. Despite their claims to oppose larger, more intrusive government, Georgia Tea Party groups supported a law state law enacted this year that will force businesses to use E-Verify.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Neoconservatism Taken Down

David Gordon reviews Bradley Thompson's new book.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

What Ron Paul Should Have Said

Rod Long answers Wolf Blizters' question about patients lacking health insurance.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Whiskey, Weed & Women

A little Hank Williams III.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's the Investment, Stupid

Steve Horwitz looks at what really ails the American economy.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

In Defense of Tax Havens

The latest from my old college pal Dan Mitchell.

Truther Comic

This doesn't sound as promising as Veitch's work on Swamp Thing.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A World Without Borders?

Economist Michael Clemens sys it makes sense.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Children of the Night

They are making music in France again.

Big Government Conservatives

The latest from Barton Hinkle.

Whatever Else you May say About Brock Lesner

You can't say he's afraid of tough competition. He's signed to fight Alastair Overeem in December. Based on the caliber of fighters he's defeated lately, Reem can lay a solid claim to best heavyweight in the world right now.

Don't know who to pick in this one. But I'm sure it ain't going five rounds. It might not go two.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

All Blue Collar Work Is Not the Same

Economist Steve Horwitz looks at (one reason) why the stimulus did not work.

UPDATE: Steve has more thoughts here.

Friday, September 2, 2011

UFC: Very Dumb or Very Smart

They've announced that their first show on Fox will feature Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight belt. If they put that on PPV, it would be guaranteed to generate at least 700,000 buys. So they are leaving a lot of money on the table. On the other hand, it is a high-profile matchup that should be an action-filled fight, so they are kicking off the Fox series with a big bang.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

You Are Right. The Experts Are Wrong

Government econmics statistics are meant to mislead.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bachmann's Crusade

Shikha Dalmia looks at the presidential candidate's latest tactic.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Flair's Agent Responds

Apparently, he hasn't read Flair's book, where the Nature boy himself says he has alcoholic cardiomyopathy.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Mass Transit

The private sector delivers.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Rock and Jerry Bruckheimer Team Up

We can only hope this will be as good as "Learning the Ropes."

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Republican Reading List

The Washington Post looks at what the GOP's presidential contenders (say they) are reading.

Monday, August 22, 2011

RIP to the Wrestling Rabbi

Rafael Halperin was a noted Torah scholar and founder of Israel's largest optometry chain. He was also, briefly, a pro wrestling star in the 1950s in the Northeast United States. But with all due respect to the rabbi, the claims that he didn't do worked matches is hooey. There's video of him out there on Youtube, and he appears to have been pretty talented.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011


I just finished Tom Woods' book on the financial crisis/recession. It's an excellent primer for the lay audience on exactly what went wrong and what continues to go wrong.

Friday, August 19, 2011

UFC on Fox

Dave Meltzer has the details of the new network deal.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It Takes Balls to Execute an Innocent Man

Texas Gov. Rick Perry likely presided over the execution of an innocent man. When Kay Bailey Hutchison challenged him in the 2010 primary, she considered raising that issue, but a focus group of Republican voters found that killing innocent people actually impressed them.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Fuhrer Principle

Mario Rizzo looks at how tired the left has become of democracy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Obama and Hoover

Jonathan Bean compares two presidents.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Left and Right Now Agree on Obama

The latest from Dalton's own Kyle Wingfield.

Home Prices Fall Again

We haven't seen the end of this.

Catch-22 at 50

The Cato Institute observes the 50th anniversary of the novel by posting an interview it did with Joseph Heller many years ago.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tom Renesto - The Original Heel Promoter

Arrest First

Figure out if a crime has been committed later.

Still Longing for Camelot

Gene Healy looks at the remaining Obamaphiles.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

He's Forgotten Everything Ayn Rand Taught Him

Alan Greenspans says the United States won't default on its debt because it can always print more money.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lemonade Stands and Immigrants

Conor Freidersdorf looks at what they have in common.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Glamour Is Fading

Virginia Posttrel looks at Barack Obama's lack of charisma.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

From Serbia to Cape Cod

Jamie Kirchik reports that American students just can't hack it when it comes to seasonal work.

Texas Pride

One man has it.
HT: Radley Balko.

The Return of Salty Soup

Health nazis pressured Campbell's into reducing the salt in its canned soups. Customers didn't like it. Now, as Radley Balko notes, Campbell's is bringing back the salt.

Georgia Restaurants

They are reporting labor shortages.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Abdullah the Butcher Sued

An indy wrestler says the Butcher gave him hepatitis in a bloody match. Abby denies this and says he doesn't have the disease.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

No. 2 Was No. 1

Mike Monneyham talks to Johnny Walker.

The Reid Plan

At National Review, Larry Kudlow is mildly pleased.

Setting the Economic Record Straight

Ira Stoll does the honors via Reason.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

We Are All Criminals

A good piece in The Wall Street Journal on the growth of federal criminal laws.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lost in Translation

Japanese courts may not have the best translators.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Obama's Anti-Immigration Stance

Shikha Dalmia looks at what the administration is up to.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How Many Wars Are We Fighting Now?

The Nation looks at the one in Somalia.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Breed Like Beckhams

Bryan Caplan asks why it is wrong for David and Victoria Beckham to have four children.

WWE Back on Top

It has been at least a decade since the WWE got the sort of mainstream coverage it has over the past few weeks with the C.M. Punk storyline. (Well, not counting the Chris Benoit situation.)

I didn't see tonight's PPV, but all the message boards said that they really delivered. Let's see if they can build on this. Heck, I might start wathicng again if they do.

Funeral Strippers

A new documentary on the tradition in Taiwan of hiring strippers for the funeral procession. It's a rural custom that embarrasses city dwellers.

Headline of the Day

Yes, yes it was.

Never Has a Tattoo Been More Accurate


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ox Baker Starts a Riot

I love the way Ernie Ladd sells the heart punches like they are killing him...until the chairs start flying.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cleburne's Proposal

The state erects a new historical marker in Dalton.

The CIA's Man in the White House

Barack Obama Sr.'s connections to the CIA have been mentioned in most biographies of the president, as haas the fact that his son's first job was with a CIA front company. But most mainstream biographers and reporters have not devled too deeply into those matters. In a review of several new biographies of Barack Obama Jr. and his parents, Angelo Codevilla becomes the first mainstream writer to really put the pieces togther.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Natural Gas Subsidies

Ron Bailey looks at one of the downsides of T. Boone Pickens' proposal to switch commercial trucking to natural gas.

11,000 Unfilled Jobs

On south Georgia farms.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nancy Grace

The Onion has a scoop.

Headline of the Day

Read the story to figure out why

The Witch Hunt Against Banks

My former editor Paul Sperry looks at Washington's latest crusade.

Better Buy Gold and Bullets

The Federal Reserve doesn't seem to be content with mere inflation. They may just push us into hyperinflation.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Imagine What I Could Do to You

Adrian Street was what they called a big heat magnet back in the day.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Undocumented Doesn't Mean Unskillled

Megan McArdle has more on the impact of Georgia's new anti-immigration law.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

There Goes the Farm

At The Atlantic, Adam Ozimek looks at the impact of Georgia's new imnmigration law on farmers.

All of this is to say if you're going to stop illegal immigrants from doing a job you should be prepared for the job, and perhaps even the business itself, to go away. You may think this is worth it, but you should at least be acknowledging the risks and weigh them against what, if anything, you think is being gained.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Net Migration from Mexico

It has slowed to a trickle thanks largely to increased economic opportunities south of the border.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Burning Coal Reverses Global Warming

But apparently only when the Chinese do it. When Americans do it, it apparently causes global warming. Go figure.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Soul of Houston

What makes the city, and the state of Texas, so successful.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Ballad of Kathryn Johnston

Shawn Mullins sings about the 92-year-oldwoman murdered by the Atlanta police.

Friday, July 1, 2011

What to the Slave Is Your Fourth of July?

Frederick Douglass devlivered this address in 1852.

Why Is the Government Minting So Many Dollar Coins?

No one seems to want them. Russ Roberts explains.

Cartoon of the Day


Brad DeLong Is Still An Ethics-Free Partisan Hack

David Gordon has the latest.

I Thought Ralph Reed Found Relgion

Funny, how those religious conservatives hang out with.

Ted Nugent Is Such a Gentleman

After Tom Petty and Katrina and the Waves asked Michele Bachmann to stop using their songs for her campaign, the Nuge offered her two of his.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Why I don't Sing the Star-Spangled Banner

A Mennonite explains his church's stand:

I love my country, but I sing my loyalty and pledge my allegiance to Jesus alone.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Debut of Bam Bam Bigelow

Twenty five years ago this month. I remember this well. It was one of the last great runs for Memphis. Bam Bam went on to have stints with both the WWF and WCW, but he was never really used right.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

They Died with Their Boots On

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of the Little big Horn, where Indians wiped out U.S. Army troops under the command of George Armstrong Custer, or, as they called him, Womankiller.


Much like a cornhole contest, I'd never even heard of Jefferson's until recently. But it's apparently a regional chain, and a franchise opened in Summerville. So I tried it for lunch today. I got the barebecue platter. It's supposed to come with coleslaw, but somehow they were out of coleslaw by 11:30. I got baked beans and fries instead. The barbecue was good for a chain joint. The beans were excellent , and the fries were too salty. Portions were decent, as were the prices. The service was excellent. I'll probably try it again.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fortunately, I Use Only Paper Plates

And never drink coffee.

Jon Huntsman Eats Food

What reporters will do when they have copy to file.

Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Ron Paul and Barney Frank introduce a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level Explicitly based on the constitutional amendment that ended Prohibition, it would let states set their own marijuana policies and limit the federal government to fighting the smuggling of marijuana into those states that ban it.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Return of E-Verify

Reason magazine looks at what those small goverment Republicans have wroght.

Why the Federal Budget Won't Be Cut

Well, not until it absolutely has to be cut, anyway. Surveys show that the cuts people have absolutely not idea where their money goes.

How Walmart Discriminates Against Women

I really hadn't followed the case that closely. But this column explains that Walmart requires managers to move to a new store from the one they are promoted out of and to work 50 to 60 hour weeks, things men are more willing to do than women. And that is how it discriminates.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Glenn Campbell announced he has Alzheimer's today. He was a tremendous talent.

Headline of the Day

Of course, they are.

What Ben Barnanke Has Wrought

Inlfation is up to 3.6 percent and getting worse each month.

You Learn Something New Everyday

We got a press release from the rec department today about the festivities they will be hosting on July 4. Along with live music and fireworks and kids rides, they will be holding a cornhole contest. I found that involves throwing a beanbag through a hole in a piece of wood.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Just a Few Minor Errors

Reason tears apart Slate's latest attack on libertarianism.

Georgia's New Immigration Law

It hasn't taken effect yet, but Jay Bookman says it's already working.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Texas Two Step

Rick Perry supported Al Gore in 1998.

Jon Stewart's Blackilist

One victim speaks out.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Content isn't king.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Trophy Kids in Therapy

Joanne Jacobs looks at what modern child-rearing has wrought.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

LeBron James = Ric Flair

Makes sense to me.

I Think i Just Saw a Pork Chop Pass By My Window


Easy As

You can get them in college education departments.

Not Enough Drugs

Walter Olson looks at why there's a shortage of dozens of critical drugs.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hicks from the Sticks

Steve Sailer has more on white American basketball players.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Muddled Masses

Reason magazine looks at immigration law.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Honorable?

Don Boudreaux looks at Anthony Weiner.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sounds Like a Win-Win Proposal

David Simon reveals what it would take for him to create another season of The Wire.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Confederates on the Rhine

The Atlantic looks at the popularity of Civil War reenactments in Germany.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Good Old Days

They were actually more violent that the present, notes Bryan Caplan.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

From the Ghetto to the NBA?

A new study finds most NBA players came from middle-class or better families. There are actually more middle-class whites than poor blacks in the NBA.

More Reckless Endangerment

David Henderson looks at the new book on the housing meltdown and the economic collapse.

Unknown Union Soldier Finally Identified

In the Marietta National Cemetery.

Do Skyboxes Cause Crime?

Mickey Kaus wants to know.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Roots of the Housing Crisis and Economic Collapse

The Washington Post reviews a new book on the matter.

The Top Colleges for Free Market Economics

My former grad school colleague Pete Boettle ranks them.

The Wisdom of T. Boone Pickens

The Master Resource blog compares Pickens views on government then and now.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

America's Top Young Scientists Are Immigrants' Children

Childern of immigrants dominate the nation's science and math competitions.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Ric Flair Headed to Jail?

A judge found him in contempt of court for not paying back money he'd promised a company.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Before He Was Randy Savage

Sports Illustrated looks at the baseball career of Randy Poffo.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Japan May Sign the Hague Treaty

Thirty years after most other developed nations did.

Bill Clinton Is Right

You don't hear National Review say that every day.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Yes, Mom

Economist Bryan Caplan inspires an experiment in parenting.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More immigrants, Less Crime

Former cop Peter Moskos blogs over at The Agitator.

Monday, May 9, 2011

How Bush Lost Bin Laden

He didn't put resources into Afghanistan because he was already getting ready to invade Iraq. If you raed any accounts by the commanders on the ground during the initial parts of the war in Afghanistan, they repeately requested more resources, are convinced they hd Bin Laden cornered at one point and say the reason they didn't get him was that they didn't get the additional men they asked for.

Why didn't Washington send more resources. Those commanders say they were given three reasons 1) Donald Rumsfeld was convinced that he'd found a new high-ech way to wage war that didn't require large anounts of men; 2) The admistration didn't want to be seen as invading Afghanistan and wanted to rely on Afghan forces, despite being told how unstrustworthy they were; and 3) those forces were being held in reserve for a planned invasion of Iraq.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The First Mother's Day

In honor of moms everywhere, here's Julia Ward Howe's proclamtation.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Right-Wing "Journalism" As Usual

Stephen Hicks wants to know why he was called a Marxist on Andrew Breitbart's Big government web site. Hicks is fairly well know within conservative intellectual circles. But clearly those circles are a very small, and increasingly smaller, subset of the conservative movement. Still, one quick Google search would have shown the man is about as far from Marxist as you can get.

As Virginia Postrel noted, "The level of stupidity and sloppiness here is breathaking." the post, and the comments from Breitbart's readers, live up to every caricature the left has of conservatives.

The Failure of Nuclear Power

Master Resource looks at how governmetn policy has both sustained and hinered nuclear power.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bin Laden May Be Dead

But he still won, says Radley Balko.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bobby Vee

He was one of the 1960s biggest-selling singers, so it's no surprise that he has a new collection coming out. Here's his memory of working with Leon Russell:

He didn’t talk it all. He didn’t make eye contact with anybody. When it was over with, he just left,” He recalled. “That’s the way he was. I went on to do a lot of work with him over the years.”

Southern Poverty

Why did the South develop so much more slowly tan the rest of the nation. Blame the culture of clannishness, distrust of outsiders and racism.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bunny Tales

Vanity Fair has an oral history of the Playboy Clubs.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The New York Times Bestseller List

I see that Ron Paul's newest book is No. 3 this week.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Overthinking Star Wars

The guys at Overthinking It look at the economics of planetary destruction.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fight of the Century

High School Student Does What Defense Department Couldn't

He compiles a digital record, complete with photos, of all the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans buried in Arlington National Cemetery and puts it online.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

We Could Use a Man Like Jimmy Carter Again

Michael Lynch reminds us that Jimmy Carter was pro-coal and pro-nuclear.

Guantanamo Bay

Wikileaks revelations look at what those who actually ran the prison thought about the claims by the Bush administration that it housed only the worst of the worst.

Atlas Shrugged and Energy Policy

Parts four and five of Bob Bradley's series.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Leon Russell

HT: Jimmy Espy

The Cowardly King & Spalding

The Volokh Conspiracy points to why Atlata's most prestigious law firm backed out of a case it had taken on.

In Praise of History

Robert Wenzel says read Ralph Raico's new book.

The Georgia GOP's Situational Conservatives

The latest from Jay bookman.

HT: Jimmy Espy

Making Obama Look Presidential

Steve Sailer says that is what John McCain has been doing for three years.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Japan's Long Haul

National Review says it will feel the effects of the recent earthquake for long, long time.

Atlas Shrugged and Energy Policy

Parts two and three of Bob Bradley's series.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Healing America

Pete Boettke points to Richard Corneulle as an underappreciated giant of libertarian thought.

Roll Over Beethoven

Monday, April 18, 2011

Atlas Shrugged and Energy Policy

bob Bradley looks at the real-world insights of Ayn Rand's novel. Plus Walter Donway smacks around Roger Ebert.

Someone Is Going to Get the Shaft

Economist Arnold Kling looks at the federal budget fight and finds there's one outcome no matter what happens.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Tea Partiers aren't with the federal budget deal.

Atlas Shrugged, the Movie

It isn't playing around here, so I haven't seen it. Critics hated it. But most of the reviews I've read from fans are pretty positive, though few seem to like the performance of the actress who plays Dagny. It will be interesting to see how the box office does.

Friday, April 15, 2011

China's Coming Economic Crash

Nouriel Roubin says it will be very ugly.

Have More Kids

Pay less attention. Parenting advice from an economist.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011


They just spent a lot of money to refurbish it.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Defending Bob Dylan

Brian Doherty looks at claims he allowed himself to be censored to play in China.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Child Labor Hypocrisy

Robin Hanson has a few questions about child labor laws.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Exploiting Immigrants

Shikha Dalmia looks at proposals to get rid of birthright citizenship.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Peak Oil

Don Boudreaux says don't worry.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Japan Needs More Freedom

Jim Dorn looks at what it will take to turn the nation's economy around.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Return of the Neocons

Objectivist Richard Salsman looks at Barack Obama's adventures in Libya.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Crony Capitalism Strikes Again

David Stockman looks at how central banks are ruining the economy.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How Japan's Governemnt Is Hurting Disaster Relief

Fortunately, the yakuza don't care much for the law.