Month: August 18, 2009

Aug 18,2009

Department of esoteric allusions

From a New Yorker profile of Elon Musk, CEO of electric carmaker Tesla: Although more than a quarter of Tesla’s employers come from the Big Three, and although the company...

Aug 18,2009

Can reform cure Krugman-itis?

Krugman-itis is terrible. I should know. I used to suffer from it myself. When I was younger, I used to believe that Democrats were always at a disadvantage because they...

Aug 17,2009

Dr. Obama in 800 words

I was actually glad to see that Barack Obama had written an op-ed about healthcare reform for the Sunday Times. I haven’t paid serious attention to all the talk about...

Aug 17,2009

Fear and elections in Afghanistan

Dexter Filkins of the NY Times reports from the village of Tarakai in Helmand province, one of the most violent in Afghanistan. The residents of Tarakai explain very clearly why...

Aug 17,2009

Boycotting Whole Foods is dumb

Radley Balko deconstructs the called-for boycott of Whole Foods by some on the left for this anti-single-player op-ed by its CEO: Let me see if I have the logic correct here:...