Month: July 26, 2009

Jul 26,2009

Healthcare: When a supermajority isn’t enough

Is Republican support necessary to pass a healthcare reform bill? The question came up Sunday morning on ABC: [GEORGE] STEPHANOPOULOS: So it’s not possible to have a Democrat-only bill. [SEN....

Jul 26,2009

Worst. Movie. Ever.

How often do you see a review that begins like this? It’s hard to know where — and with whom — to begin when assessing the depraved, worthless piece of...

Jul 25,2009

The Friedman unit

You really can find anything on Wikipedia: The Friedman, or Friedman Unit (F.U.), is a tongue-in-cheek neologism coined by blogger Atrios (Duncan Black) on May 21, 2006. A Friedman is...

Jul 25,2009

Another foray into climate science

As always, my role is the amateur plunging into a pool of expertise. On Thursday, George Will quoted Mark Steyn to the effect, If you’re 29, there has been no...

Jul 25,2009

Welcome to Gates-gate

When I first saw the headlines about Gates being arrested, I thought to myself, “How in the world did the Secretary of Defense get arrested?” No, not that Gates. Henry...