Entries by DougJ

Back to the dark ages

On the heels of the Arizona anti-teacher assault, comes this in Virginia (via Thers): In papers sent to UVA April 23, (Virginia Attorney General) Cuccinelli’s office commands the university to produce a sweeping swath of documents relating to Mann’s receipt of nearly half a million dollars in state grant-funded climate research conducted while Mann— now […]

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 […]