Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ted Cruz, The Tea Party’s Bunker-Buster

Here is how it works: a federal agency re-interprets its job to encompass whole new areas of the economy.  For example, the EPA says that the Clean Air Act allows it to create a whole new cap-and-trade system, or to … Continue reading

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California’s Proposed Tax Hikes

Never underestimate the anti-tax wrath of California voters.  Years ago, Californians were struggling under higher and higher property taxes that were continually getting reassessed and raised, and at one point they had had enough.  In 1978, Proposition 13 was proposed … Continue reading

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Palin’s Privilege

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was on the Today show last week, and she did very well.  It was an enjoyable show and she handled the occasional barbs against her with class.  But don’t mention that in mixed company (liberals … Continue reading

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The Plague Of Financial Ruin

There is a scene in the 1947 book The Plague by Albert Camus in which the citizens of the sequestered city of Oran, Algeria go to an opera to take their minds off of the bubonic plague that has beset … Continue reading

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