"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

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fear the Boom

Economist George Selgin says that when it comes to recessions an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Obama: Syria Strike Will Serve No Objectives

The New Yorker has the story.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Headline of the Day

Would this make Houston the Medina? Or would that be Austin?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Parkinson's Takes Linda Ronstadt's Ability to Sing

I'm surprised she's still not in the Rock Hall of Fame.

Sometimes I'm Sorry I Missed the 60s

Tom Jones, Jerry Reed, Glen Campbell AND Big Jim Sullivan?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Is San Pedro a real place? Or is it just a metaphor?

The Los Angeles Weekly looks at real questions handled by the help desk at city hall.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Boys Will Be Boys

But schools are doing their best to keep them from it.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Family Matters

The breakdown in the family may be responsible for up to 40 percent of the growth in some measures of economic inequality.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The City of Atlanta Is Killing Apalachicola Bay

Maybe Atlanta and Georgia officials could get their act together, fix the leaks in the city's water system, reduce water use. Nah, it's easier to suck the bay dry.

A-Rod Honored

To be counted among the greats.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Iron Sheik

Here's the best and most accurate article ever written on him.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Banned By Hooters

San Diego voters had no problems with Bob Filner. The Hooters restaurant chain does.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Blue on Blue

Joel Kotkin looks at the Civil War in the Democratic coalition.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Huffington Post Retracts McDonald's "Study"

Turns out it was an undergraduate paper. and not a very good one.