Entries by Doug!

Let us savor

Along with Marvin Gaye’s rendition of the national anthem at the 1983 All-Star game, this is the clip that makes me feel best about being an American. Wow! Wow, what an honor! The White House Correspondents’ dinner. To actually — to sit here at the same table with my hero, George W. Bush, to be […]

Freakonomics

The National Review sure has some strange views on economics. First of all, they now believe that economic growth equals communism (via Brad DeLong). And then there’s this, from one of John Derbyshire’s bankster friends: Go ahead and continue to take us down, but you’re only going to hurt yourselves. What’s going to happen when […]

SWAT teams

I wonder if this has legs: I like to keep track of fables and narratives within the tea party movement, and we learned of a new one this week — the story of the “SWAT team” called out to threaten tea partyers in Quincy, Ill. In the words of Jim Hoft, the Gateway Pundit: The […]

Midnight cowboy

Rick Perry is damn lucky the Republican primary for governor ended before the law in Arizona passed. He’s trying to keep the immigration issue on the DL since he knows that rounding up Latinos won’t be popular in a general election but that’s it’s also what his based wants him to do. Because the base […]