Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Among those who have heard at least a little about the Keystone XL pipeline, 66% say the government should approve the pipeline, while just 23% say it should not.The White House is playing to a narrow, but wealthy, segment of its base with this supposedly "green" decision opposing the pipeline.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
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We stand here waiting to be outdone.
They’re rioting in Africa,
They’re starving in Spain,
There’s hurricanes in Florida,
And Texas needs rain
This whole world is festering with unhappy souls
The French hate the Germans, The Germans hate the Poles
Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch
And I don’t like anybody very much
But we can be tranquil and thankful and proud
For Man’s been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud
And we can be certain that some lovely day
Someone will set the spark off…and we will all be blown away
They’re rioting in Africa, There’s strife in Iran
What Nature doesn’t do to us will be done by our Fellow Man
Experienced senators and party operatives who know how to win races outside Republican strongholds aren’t putting their heads in the sand. Santorum’s views and persona have limited appeal in a general election, and they know it.Santorum's views have a 1950s sound.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
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Friday, February 17, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
U.S.-born Hispanic households in California already use welfare programs (such as cash welfare, food stamps, and housing assistance) at twice the rate of U.S.-born non-Hispanic households, according to an analysis of the March 2011 Current Population Survey by the Center for Immigration Studies.
Welfare use by immigrants is higher still. In 2008–09, the fraction of households using some form of welfare was 82 percent for households headed by an illegal immigrant and 61 percent for households headed by a legal immigrant.This is an article for those interested in the future of California, although it is more bad news in one place than is comfortable.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spend-it-now. Debbie spends so much American money. You borrow more and more from us. Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs. Thank you, Debbie Spend-it-now.I don't get how this ad is anti-China; instead I see it as anti-U.S. If the U.S. insists on being an irresponsible spendthrift like Greece, who can blame China (or anybody else) for taking advantage of our stupidity?
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
- I admire Israel for the enemies it has made.
- Both Americans and Israelis believe – we know deep in our bones – that if the Islamic Republic of Iran acquires a nuclear weapons capability, it will be an existential threat to Israel, to America, and to world civilization itself.
- Any president, Republican or Democrat, who allows such a thing to occur on his watch, would be acting in a way that is profoundly against the national security interests of the United States and the security interests of our friends in Israel.
Monday, February 13, 2012
This thing is a distinction without a difference. It's an accounting gimmick or a fig leaf. It's not a compromise.It is sweet when someone you admire agrees with you. You'll find the video and transcript here on RealClearPolitics.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
39% Romney36% Paul18% Santorum06% Gingrich01% Other
Friday, February 10, 2012
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50% Romney21% Gingrich19% Paul10% Santorum
There’s always a chance, of course, that Callista is not staring so intently at Newt to make him feel more Napoleonic. Maybe she just doesn’t want to let him out of her sight. As the maxim goes, “When a man marries his mistress, he creates a job opening.”
Sunday, February 5, 2012
This January the Nasdaq rose 8%, signaling a loss for President Obama, according to the IBD JIB.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
The best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
It is never easy to legislate against vested interests; in Italy it is well nigh impossible: there are simply so many groups whose existence depends on things remaining as they are. To a greater extent than in other countries, individual Italians feel diminished and despondent if those groups are put in jeopardy.Parks' bottom line is that he doesn't see how Italy can change, absent a cataclysmic external threat which the EU is unwilling or unable to impose. If you are at all interested in Italy, this article is for you.