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Last night Bill Gertz reported in the Washington Times on a recently uncovered Pentagon report that discussed the possibility that financial terrorism was responsible for the 2008 financial crash. The possibility of financial terrorism was discussed at the time, for instance in this article at the Big Picture. Last night, we...
The US government has set the price of a human life for the purposes of new regulations at 7 million dollars.The US government does a cost benefit analysis on proposed regulations to see if they make economic sense. This seems like a good idea. Certainly we don't need...
Frank Marshall Davis, Barack Obama's first mentor, wrote these lines: Smash on, victory-eating Red warriors! Show the marveling multitudes Americans, British, all your allied brothers How strong you are How great you are How your young tree of new unity Planted twenty-five years ago Bears today the golden fruit of victory! Drive on, oh mighty people's juggernaut! Hear in...
The price of fuel has skyrocketed twice in the last three years. The first spike was in 2008, just in time for the fall election, and the second spike is now, following the union organized insurrections that have rocked the oil-producing nations of the Middle East. Back in 2008,...
Given opportunity and enough drive, how much can one child learn, how quickly, how well? Lots, it turns out. John Rogers writes for the AP about a remarkable 10 year old boy named Moshe Kai Cavalin. One of his primary interests is "wormholes," a hypothetical scientific phenomenon connected to Albert...
Eleven is too young for Birth Control Pills, yet it is the age at which Portland Maine's School Committee decided to make birth control pills available to middle school students. Bestselling hardbacks like the Dangerous Book for Boys and the Daring Book for Girls attest to the coddled nature of...

Ars Argumentorum

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The reader may discern in this essay the outline of an attempt to become as brilliant a debater as Bill Buckley. Unfortunately this attempt came to an unhappy end. Read on. Chapter 1 Adversus solem ne loquitor. Translation: Don't dispute the Sun. In other words, don't argue against an obvious fact. As...

How to Apologize

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There are some who know how to apologize, but for most it is an outdated and lost art akin to canning fruit and vegetables from the garden for use during the winter. Paul Greenberg writes: For an example of how to apologize, allow me a little local pride in the...