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August 24, 2011

Stupid is as stupid does

My latest for WNYC’s A Free Country blog is on the never-ending “this Republican candidate is stupid” meme.

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August 23, 2011

How dumb is Paul Krugman?

This dumb:

“People on twitter might be joking, but in all seriousness, we would see a bigger boost in spending and hence economic growth if the earthquake had done more damage.”

Putting aside that, y’know, people might have died if the earthquake had done more damage, where does the economist to the stars imagine this magical money comes from?

UPDATE: It was a hoax. It was so believable to so many because, well, Krugman has said similar things before.

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Blogroll Update

In the California section: The Mellow Jihadi. He is not, obviously, actually a jihadi.

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August 22, 2011

Jon Huntsman. Y’know, the one running for president.

Why was Jon Huntsman’s tweet about believing in evolution and global warming so annoying to conservatives, some of whom might even believe in same? I explain in my latest post for WNYC’s A Free Country.

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August 18, 2011

August 16, 2011

Hey, all of you who have been clamoring for Obama to apologize for being reasonable…

he won’t, so stop asking.

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Where we went and what we ate

A very child-heavy trip report is here.

A food report of Italy is here and of Israel is here.

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August 14, 2011

There’s something you don’t see everyday

A pro-Berlin wall editorial in an American newspaper on its 50th anniversary.

Hat-tip James Taranto on Twitter.

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View from Israel

Sol Stern on the Israel protests in City Journal.

And I took this photo last week in Tel Aviv:


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August 13, 2011


We’ve been waiting on a hero and here comes Rick Perry. Here’s hoping he’s not like the last few heroes, my latest for A Free Country.

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August 11, 2011


One of my favorite bloggers of all time, Funkypundit, is back to the craft. Sadly, he can now be found in the DC section of the blogroll.

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August 9, 2011

Or maybe I’m just a hammer

I find familiar, conservative messages in the Israeli “social justice” protests, my latest for WNYC’s A Free Country.

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