"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

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.