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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Is Iraq, Was Vietnam, a Quagmire?

Senator Kennedy and his fellow liberals long for an ignominious defeat in Iraq; anything to discredit President Bush.  Almost from the start of the military action, they sought to identify Iraq with Vietnam and the false image of quagmire and defeat projected by the media in the 1960s.

Reviewing Plans for Iraq

In his Wall Street Journal column, Bret Stephens reviews the several liberal “plans” for getting out of Iraq and compares their probable results with those of the latest tactics proposed by the administration.

Betting Your Retirement Savings on Al Gore

James V. DeLong’s article on TCS Daily presents a useful analytical approach to assessing the global warming hype.

Al Gore and company are betting that global warming is a 100% sure thing and that the 100% certain cause is CO2 accumulations. 

If the new Democratic Congress, as threatened, legislates on the basis of Mr. Gore’s dire predictions you will have paid for their actions with a drastic reduction in the future value of your assets, very possibly without affecting global temperatures at all.

In contrast, successful investors in assets of all kinds know that making money depends upon realistic measurement of the odds.  And the odds of anything in the real world, including Mr. Gore’s disaster predictions, are seldom anywhere near 100%.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 01/30 at 02:24 AM
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Wishful Thinking in the Senate

Liberals still offer no realistic plan to deal with Iraq.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Boson Bozos

Scientists seeking ultimate answers to the origin, nature, and future of the cosmos have pursued a long series of mutually exclusive, speculative theories.  Liberals embrace these speculations as scientific truth, even though they have less basis in verifiable fact than 5,000 years of faith in God recorded in the Bible.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 01/28 at 09:27 PM
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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Liberal Jihad Against Christianity

Liberals have never been content to live and let live.  They have always worked to destroy existing society.

Friday, January 26, 2007

The Importance of Families

Why is preservation of traditional marriage, between a man and a woman, vital to preservation of a good political society?

Thursday, January 25, 2007

One Reason for Off-shoring Manufacturing Jobs

When high schools fail to teach the basics in English and mathematics, students can’t learn to operate manufacturing equipment, even when it is computerized.  Reader Richard Becker explains why.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 01/25 at 07:16 PM
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Immigration Remains a Hot Issue

Reader Lewis Lafontaine gives us his perspective.

Public Opinion: Experts vs Vox Populi

Tension between government by experts (intellectuals, bureaucrats, and independent legislators) and the voice of the people (expressed in elections and opinion polls) complicates politics in our Federal republic.