[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [L.Q. cover and images from L.Q. Spring 2018: Rule of Law] [New to Lapham's Quarterly? See the standard notes at the end of this review. After 40+ LQ reviews I jump … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2018: Rule of Law, review pt. 1
Tag: Barack Obama
Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2016: Spies
[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [All pictures are from L.Q. Winter 2016] Lewis, Lewis, Lewis. (Lapham of course.) Reviewing your paltry (smiley here) literary and history journal is like listening to a broken record. (If the … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2016: Spies
We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate
Here is a new op-ed by two people whose intellect and opinions I very highly respect. I have read their book Free Market Revolution twice and I strongly recommend you read this 221-page book... carefully. OP-ED We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate If you're concerned about economic growth the cuts are far too … Continue reading We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate
One More Event to Add to the “Been There, Survived That” List
At the risk of my meandering blog offending snow people, photogs, and fashionable women, I too “am a conservative foremost, not a Republican.” I like this man’s writing.
After months of threats, and dire predictions of doom and widespread chaos should these spending cuts take effect, President Obama still had to stand before the nation yesterday and formally announce that the sequestration cuts had begun.
A noteworthy fact is that Obama has laid the blame for this deal squarely on the doorstep of the Republicans in Congress, quite possibly the most beleaguered group in the nation’s capital city. What is even more interesting, and revolting, is that the media has given the President a free pass once again. True, a few outlets and “news-spinners” are beginning to question the President’s approach, but a vast majority are still squarely aligned with the progressive agenda, and join the President in proclaiming that the Republicans just need to be a little more tractable and willing to compromise.
The President’s continual portrayal of the Republicans as “intractable” is merely a shell game…
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T.O.T.N (Thoughts On The News) 17 Feb 2013: Minimum Wage
The WSJ Opinion Page has a good article on Obama's SOTU (State Of The Union) proposal to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour. It has facts (what a novel idea), but as a friend often reminds me, "don't confuse me with the facts". I will try to confuse you anyway. The … Continue reading T.O.T.N (Thoughts On The News) 17 Feb 2013: Minimum Wage
T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 02/13-14/2013
Obama's State of the Union Address, Minimum Wage, Marco Rubio, Immigration, Gun Control, oh my! REALLY?! I could opine on conservative thought 3 times a day. I definitely should opine more than 3 times a year. If I have anything in life it is a surfeit (noun, an excessive amount of something) of opinions. I often … Continue reading T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 02/13-14/2013
False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy
False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency [Kindle Edition] by Gene Healy, from Amazon. A friend often asks me something to the effect of "is our current president incompetent or does he have a strategy to grow government and weaken individual rights", to which I usually reply "yes", meaning all of the above. … Continue reading False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy
Individual Freedom (and responsibility) or Social Justice Collectivism?
Feel like a little reading? Proceed. Have you had enough post-election analysis? Here is a noteworthy one referred to me by a friend: Post-Mortem by Laura Hollis Points I thought were especially pertinent: ..."we are now at a place where there are legitimately fewer Americans who desire a free republic with a free people than there are … Continue reading Individual Freedom (and responsibility) or Social Justice Collectivism?
Republicans’ Debate Mon. 13 June
Is this old news now? Has the dust settled? I watched one hr+ of the 2 hours scheduled. I liked it. I liked the candidates (some more than others) and I liked what they said. I think this country has a good number from which to choose their replacement for Barack Obama. That seemed to … Continue reading Republicans’ Debate Mon. 13 June
Look Look. See Sarah Palin.
See Sarah Run. Stop Sarah Stop. Don't Run, Sarah, Don't Run. Some Republicans urge Palin not to run If I have to I will say it a thousand times between now and 2012. We who dearly and seriously do NOT want to see Obama elected for a second term must NOT allow Sarah Palin to … Continue reading Look Look. See Sarah Palin.