Archive for May, 2011

That’s My Girl

Baby Manifesto Toddler Manifesto Little-Girl Manifesto has show-and-tell at school today.  The theme is “something patriotic” so I picked up a small U.S. flag for her to use.  Before we left for school this morning she was walking around waving the flag, then handed it to me and told me to hold it up.  She [...]

Subsidize, Over-Produce, Subsidize, Repeat…

See if this sounds familiar.
Government creates a subsidy for a favored industry.  This attracts more businesses than the market can support.  The subsidies are used up and industry cries “Waaaaaah!  Save us!  We need more subsidies or we’ll go out of business.”  The taxpayers get soaked in the beginning and soaked in the end.
Could be [...]

Honest Broker?

In the aftermath of Obama’s recent proposal that Israel’s borders should be redrawn to something resembling its 1967 borders, I have seen several commentators argue that we have not been an honest broker between the Israelis and Palestinians.  They mean, of course, that we have favored the Israelis over the Palestinians.
If you consider the conflict [...]

National Self-Defense vs. Personal Self-Defense

There has ben a lot of discussion by the academic left about whether the killing of Osama Bin Laden was justified.  The people questioning the OBL killing don’t seem to question that a nation has a right to defend itself from a direct attack, but are raising the question of whether that is applicable here.
I’m [...]

Cognitive Dissonance

The head of the IMF is a socialist?  I should know better than to be surprised.

Back On The Horse

I have just finished my first year of law school.  I expect to pick up the pace on postings over the summer.