Month: December 18, 2008

Dec 18,2008

A spectrum of thoughts on Fareed Zakaria

Reading this Newsweek piece by Fareed Zakaria brought to mind two points: 1) Zakaria is an interesting bird, belonging to a school of thought that might be termed “declinism, except.”...

Dec 17,2008

She’s gone from suck to blow!

Via Andrew comes this short video giving a graphical representation of immigration to the U.S. from 1820-2007. There are all sorts of nits to pick with the data, no doubt,...

Dec 16,2008

Clint Eastwood

Oscar season is upon us, hence the slightly less than routine posting. But I did want to pass these little nuggets from Clint Eastwood in the latest Esquire along: We...

Dec 16,2008

The real Bill Ayers?

I realize that a lot of folks were quite up in arms over this rather sanctimonious op-ed that appeared last week in the paper of record, in which former terrorist...

Dec 15,2008

An even sincerer form of flattery

Reading this Kissing Suzy Kolber post execrating my hometown of Baltimore, I couldn’t help but be almost honored that someone would put so much time and effort into a city...