Friday, October 31, 2008

Headlines: October 31, 2008

Obesity blamed for doubling rate of diabetes cases

Bailout funds being spent in ways Congress never foresaw

U.S. deaths in Iraq on track for record low

Paul Johnson: Can We Afford Liberalism Now?

MIT scientists baffled by global warming theory, contradicts scientific data

Don't Just Do Something. Stand There.

The richest Jew in Damascus, 1816

2004: Sitting on a String

"Look at the adjusted monetary base. This monetary component is the one that the Federal Reserve System controls. It reveals the FED’s holdings of assets, mainly U.S. government debt certificates. The monetary base is what Friedman has called high-powered money."

The Adventures of Baracchio: Episode 2

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Headlines: October 30, 2008


ACORN's Food Stamp Mortgages

An Acorn Whistleblower Testifies in Court: The group's ties to Obama are extensive.

Record snow storm triggers delays: Snow flurries throughout the night and early morning caused numerous delays for travellers using Switzerland's rail system on Thursday

RECORD COLD FOR OCALA: Record cold swept over the region Wednesday

Snow blankets London for Global Warming debate

A Fake Banking History of the United States

Zionism: Zionism & Israel Information Center

Book Review: Benny Morris, 1948: The first Arab-Israeli War

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Headlines: October 29, 2008

World bank is going bust

High rate of HIV cases is 'wake-up call' for Phila.

DC Talk - Jesus Freak (video)

McCain Economic Plan a Winner, Even If He Loses: Amity Shlaes

Is Obama Secretly Sensible? Don't Bet on It

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Headlines: October 27, 2008

Cost of crash: $2,800,000,000,000

Iran Gen. Admits Arming Region's Militants
Report: Revolutionary Guards Militia Leader Says Iran Sends Weapons To "Liberation Armies"

Franklin Roosevelt Rerevisionism

DOJ & Voter Fraud

Obama's Constitution

School Choice Can Fix Fairfax County School District Budget

AP: Lessons of 1929 shape response to current crisis

Samuel Adams: A Life

Obama's 'Redistribution' Constitution: The courts are poised for a takeover by the judicial left.

"[W]e need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting my judges."

In Praise of Bankruptcy

Timeline of Presidential Elections

Monday, October 27, 2008

Headlines: October 26, 2008

A warning Syria's President Assad must heed

"The US airborne raid into Syrian territory marks the culmination of years of frustration with Damascus’s reluctance to police its own border with Iraq, the main point of entry for foreign jihadists. Since the 2003 invasion...has allowed Islamic militants to cross its desert borders freely."

Barak Obama and redistribution of wealth


What McCain has to do to Win

Media's Presidential Bias and Decline: Columnist Michael Malone Looks at Slanted Election Coverage and the Reasons Why

Obama Bombshell Redistribution of Wealth Audio Uncovered (video)

Spengler: The world isn't flat, it's flattened

Mangan: First your assets will become worthless, then you'll need a wheelbarrow to go shopping

Christians Cannot Sit on the Sidelines

The Age of Prosperity Is Over: This administration and Congress will be remembered like Herbert Hoover.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Depression during early pregnancy may heighten risk of premature birth

"The study also found that women who are more likely to report depressive symptoms tend to be younger than 25, unmarried, less educated, poorer, black, and have a history of pre-term delivery."


"The process is called democide, the murder of a populace by its own government. It can occur through malice, or indifference, or through incompetence. Almost always, it is instigated by an ideology -- fascism, Nazism, communism... and liberalism. According to Dr. R.J. Rummel, the sole scholar of democide (you'd think there would be droves of researchers working on such a critical topic -- but you'd be wrong), 262 million people have died by such means over the past century."

I survived the 20th Century Holocaust

Confirmed: MSM Holds Video Of Barack Obama Attending Jew-Bash & Toasting a Former PLO Operative... Refuse to Release the Video!

French accuse English of war crimes and exaggeration over Agincourt
The French are using the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt to accuse England's men of acting like 'war criminals'.

U.S. pledges extra $320 million for bird flu fight

Three Palestinians killed as Gaza smuggling tunnel collapses

Dodd's Campaign Money Shift Raises Questions

Shocking Video Unearthed Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam that caused our Economic Crisis

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Headlines: October 25, 2008

Eliminating 25 million Americans

Runnin' with the Devil

The Obama/Ayers/Khalidi Connection

Why Won’t Obama Talk About Columbia?The years he won’t discuss may explain the Ayers tie he keeps lying about.

Media Ignores Cornell Staffer & Dean Oppressing Student's Free Speech

"Students that belong to a pro-life campus group called Cornell Coalition for Life (CCFL) spent weeks and hundreds of dollars organizing a pro-life display to be featured on the Cornell University Engineering Campus in Ithaca, New York."

Friday, October 24, 2008

Headlines: October 24, 2008

How's Obama Going to Raise $4.3 Trillion? The Democrat's tax and spending plans deserve closer examination.

Michael Moore's classmate films a response to `Sicko': A high school classmate of filmmaker Michael Moore has made his own film challenging Moore's rosy depiction of Cuban healthcare. It premieres Friday night.

Oil powerhouse Venezuela struggles to keep lights on

Comparing the Lifestyles of Homosexual Couples to Married Couples


Private Coinage

Part 1 - Michael Tanner - Obama Healthcare (video)

WaPo: Conservatives Are Happier than Liberals And it has something to do with personal responsibility, religion and marriage. Go figure

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ronald Reagan's Mission Trip to Moscow | Christian History

Ronald Reagan's Mission Trip to Moscow Christian History

Headlines: October 23, 2008

An Obamanomics Preview: Tax and spend, but not in that order.

From the Beirut Bombing to 9/11: Liberal assaults on the executive branch have made us vulnerable.

2004: Under Bush, Federal Spending Increases at Fastest Rate in 30 Years

The National Budget, Debt & Deficit

Real federal spending per capita 1790-1915

Is Laissez Faire Responsible for the Financial Crisis?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Headlines: October 22, 2008

McCarthy: American Gun Owner = Trained Jihadist: The Uighur saga provides a window on Obama-style counterterrorism.

Williams: Affordable Health Care

Voter Fraud

From 1992: U.S. Reports Rise in Low-Weight Births

THE RIGHT PLACES: 400 Years of History

Argentina Makes Grab for Pensions Amid Crisis

Lamont Colucci: Today, the Bush doctrine may not be popular – but it will endure

Mortgage Prospects Dim for Illegal Immigrants

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Headlines: October 21, 2008

Pay gap between men and women is not due to discrimination but to their lifestyle choice, says study

Get Ready for the New New Deal: Obama is much more dangerous to economic freedom than FDR.

Do our rulers know enough to avoid a 1930s replay? Events are moving with lightning speed as the global credit freeze evolves into something awfully like a classic trade-depression.

$700 Billion Taxpayer Bailout Gives Hollywood $470 Million Tax Cut

Obama’s New Tax Welfare: Behind the 95.

Universal Coverage Kills

"Federal bureaucrats have announced that, as of this month, the Medicare program will no longer provide financial rewards to doctors and hospitals who harm patients."

Obama’s Poverty Trap

Obama Talks Nonsense on Tax Cuts: Revenues will inevitably be diverted from Social Security.

Obama: Tax cuts or welfare?

The Iceland Syndrome

Iceland is all but officially bankrupt

Health Services Iceland

Icelandic Economy Melting

"Iceland have good microeconomic policies with tax rates well belove the levels of other Nordic countries with a top personal income tax of 35% and a top corporate income tax of 15%. Unemployment benefits and other government hand outs to people who don't work are also much leaner than in the other Nordic countries."

Alexander Hamilton: The Founding Father of Crony Capitalism

Comparing the Obama and McCain Tax Plans (video)

Amazing New Audio Surfaces... Ayers Says Everyone In His Office Knew He Was Terrorist-Marxist (video)

The comprehensive argument against Barack Obama (video)

Good news about global warming!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Headlines: October 20, 2008

British female aid worker shot dead in Kabul


Obama's Millions in Illegal Foreign Donations

Obama's Brave New Deal

Willful Blindness

ANC calls for rethink on land redistribution

The Hazards of Speaking on a College Campus

AP IMPACT: Mortgage firm arranged stealth campaign

David Gratzer: A Prescription for SiCKOMichael Moore’s sloppy approach to the health-care debate.

Thirty years of warmer temperatures go poof

"For nearly 30 years, Professor Christy has been in charge of NASA's eight weather satellites that take more than 300,000 temperature readings daily around the globe. In a paper co-written with Dr. Douglass, he concludes that while manmade emissions may be having a slight impact, 'variations in global temperatures since 1978 ... cannot be attributed to carbon dioxide.'"

Blow to image of ‘green’ reusable nappy


"How often has a just cause been reduced to the lowest ebb, and yet when firmly adhered to, has become finally triumphant."

Claremont: The Audacity of Barack Obama

Universal preschool hasn't delivered results

"Much of the income-tax cut Obama is promising to give to 95% of Americans is not a tax cut at all, but a federal transfer in the form of a check from the U.S. Treasury to families not paying any federal income tax."

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Employers Contribution to Social Security and Medicaid/Medicare

"Employers Must

Social Security Taxes. Withhold 6.2 percent of the employee's cash wages (including the initial $150) and add 6.2 percent as the employer's contribution (during 1997 the tax is limited to the first $65,400 of annual wages).

Medicare Taxes. Withhold 1.45 percent of the employee's cash wages (including the initial $150) and add 1.45 percent as the employer's contribution. The taxable wage base for Medicare is unlimited. The total annual combined employer-employee taxes for Social Security and Medicare are 15.3 percent of gross wages."

Tax Revenue: 2007

Headlines: October 19, 2008

Obama and Marx: A crash course

In Defense of "The Rich"

Texas: Revenue by Source for Fiscal Year 2007

Archbishop Slams Committed Abortion & Infanticide Supporter Obama

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Headlines: October 18, 2008

Canvassers, not ACORN, at fault

A Liberal Supermajority

"In both 1933 and 1965, liberal majorities imposed vast expansions of government that have never been repealed, and the current financial panic may give today's left another pretext to return to those heydays of welfare-state liberalism. Americans voting for "change" should know they may get far more than they ever imagined."

Friday, October 17, 2008

Headlines: October 17, 2008


'Joe the Plumber' Becomes Focus of Debate (video)

Third Presidential Debate HQ (Part 2) Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher - Obama vs McCain

Exxon's 2007 Tax Bill: $30 Billion (more than the bottom 50% of wage earners combined)

“Currently, the United States has the second-highest corporate tax rate of all industrial societies, after economically anemic Japan. The U.S. federal rate of taxation is 35 percent, and when the average state and local corporate tax rates are added, American corporations pay, on average, a 39.27 percent tax on their incomes. China is at 25 percent; Mexico is at 28 percent; socialist Sweden is at 28 percent; and prosperous Ireland is at a mere 12.5 percent.”

US President to rescue nine top banks

Compelling Banks To Lend At Bazooka Point

Hawaii ending universal child health care

The Decline and Fall of Gorbachev and the Soviet State

"Lenin's slogan, 'Marxism is Almighty Because It Is True,' was displayed practically everywhere in the former Soviet Union....Marxism were an unavoidable experience for everyone irrespective of age, class, social position, or nationality. Even the convicts in prison, including those on death row, studied the 'Shining Heights' of the 'great liberating teacher.'...In the Soviet Union, Marxism was not thought to be just an economic theory. It pretended to be the universal explanation of nature, life, and society."

Today in Investor's Business Daily stock analysis and business news

Today in Investor's Business Daily stock analysis and business news

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Headlines: October 16, 2008

Massachusetts: Patrick to cut 1,000 jobs from state payroll: Will slash budget $1b; local aid is left intact

"Some of the heaviest cuts, $293 million, are in the state's Medicaid program, known as MassHealth, but there will be no reduction in benefits or eligibility for covered residents....Instead, hospitals and doctors who provide care for MassHealth patients will receive lower reimbursements for the services they provide....Last night, the Massachusetts Hospital Association issued a statement that said the cuts will create 'extreme hardship for many hospitals and the communities they serve.'"

Infant Deaths Drop in U.S., but Rate Is Still High

(The rate is high because our medical care is so advanced that we try to save the lives of babies that other countries don't even count as live births.)

Cuba vs. the United States on Infant Mortality

Myths about single-payer health insurance

Child survival crisis in Caucasus and Central Asia

(Hat tip: Best of the Web and here)

Venezuela’s government looking to establish new 6-hour workday

U.S. officials: Missing Afghan students found in Canada

Officials: FBI investigates ACORN for voter fraud

About 200K Ohio voters have records discrepancies

24,000 Felons Getting Ballots, Despite Eligibility Questions

What Crisis? Kremlin downplays financial woes

Obama Distorts His Abortion Record In Third Debate

Bush Declares Exceptions to Sections of Two Bills He Signed Into Law

Everybody Else Did It: Chris Dodd's mortgage blame game.

"Ludwig remains proudest . . . of his efforts to compel bank compliance with fair-lending laws and his revitalization of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a 1977 law requiring banks to invest in poorer neighborhoods and improve lending and service to low- and moderate-income borrowers. Although branded an 'activist' for his vigorous support of the act . . . he points to the cold, hard facts to justify his tactics. After just one Justice Department referral in the OCC's previous 129 years, Ludwig's tenure witnessed 27 fair-lending cases, resulting in tens of millions of dollars in fines against violators."

ACORN sign-ups in Harris seem legitimate: Nearly 40% of vote forms denied, but registrar sees no intentional foul as group draws fire nationwide

ACORN Does Philadelphia

U.S. official has new evidence of Iranian meddling in Iraq

Regulations of Mass Job Destruction

Should people do not know anything about politics be allowed to vote? (video)

"On Wednesday October 8 the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, and four other central banks lowered interest rates in an emergency coordinated bid to ease the economic effects of the financial crisis."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Headlines: October 15, 2008

CIA Tactics Endorsed In Secret Memos: Waterboarding Got White House Nod

What is Debt Monetization?

Who Do We Owe and How Much?

Spurious Jefferson quotations

Oil price slides below $72 to 13-month low

"Steve and Rachel Larman say a strange credit card charge appeared on their statement this month -- a $2300 donation to Barack Obama's presidential campaign."

Obama: "My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

Ludwig von Mises: "It is an illusion to expect that despotism will always side with the good causes."

Henry Hazlitt on the Bailout

Economics 101: Crisis of Confidence

Bailout v. Workout -- The continuing crisis

Commentary on the Financial Crisis (Updated Regularly)

Uncle Sam, Inc.: Postcards from the moral-hazard highway.

Number of Embedded Reporters in Iraq Falls to All-Time Low Since Start of Surge

California polls shock gay marriage supporters

California may seek $7bn emergency loan

Retail sales plunge 1.2 percent in September

Tyler case opened schools to illegal migrants

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Illegal Immigration and Health Care

"There are currently between 287,000 and 363,000 children born to illegal aliens each year. In 1994, California paid for 74,987 deliveries to illegal alien mothers, at a total cost of $215.2 million (an average of $2,842 per delivery). Illegal alien mothers accounted for 36 percent of all Medi-Cal funded births in California that year."

Rising health care costs put focus on illegal immigrants

“That 47 million statistic includes illegal immigrants - who virtually all lack insurance. In fact, about one in four of those lacking insurance is here illegally. And they are, by far, the group most in need of health insurance.”

Florida spent $100 million on hospital care for illegal aliens in 2007 (includes video)

High Cost of Medical Care for Illegal Immigrants

Medicaid spends 1 pct on illegal immigrants: study

U.S. to Ease Illegal Immigrants' Children's Access to Medicaid

Consequences of misinterpreting the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution

Report: Illegal immigrants contribute billions to state

Headlines: October 14, 2008

Decline in illegal alien population: 12.5 to 11.2 million

Queens woman Candida Diego who was left for 2 hours in emergency room wins $10.7M

Vote drives defended, despite fake names

Obama Tells Tax-Burdened Plumber the Plan is to ‘Spread the Wealth Around’ (video)

Wright 101Obama funded extremist Afrocentrists who shared Rev. Wright’s anti-Americanism

U.S. Investing $250 Billion in Banks

"Pelosi said last week that her plan's price tag could reach $150 billion - largely to expand government unemployment benefits and food-stamp programs."


Obama and Acorn: Community organizers, phony voters, and your tax dollars.

Obama shields ACORN from Criminal Prosecution in the Economic Crisis

"True liquidity is based on savings and capital; it cannot be created by decree. Decrees end up creating money out of thin air, which ends up overriding market preferences and generating inflation. Everything officials do to fix the crisis ends up prolonging it."

"U.S. household debt hit a record $11.4 trillion in last year's third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, after shooting up at the fastest rate since 1985, according to Fed data." (2006)

"A USA TODAY analysis found that the nation's hidden debt — Americans' obligation today as taxpayers — is more than five times the $9.5 trillion they owe on mortgages, car loans, credit cards and other personal debt." (2004)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Medicare and Medicaid

Should we get rid of Medicare and Medicaid?

1. "In America, The Poor Don't Work"
2. "Family Debasement"
3. "Why is Medical Care so Expensive?"
4. "Taxpayers' bill leaps by trillions"
5. "What We Can and Can't Afford"

Headlines: October 13, 2008

Obama's 95% Illusion: It depends on what the meaning of 'tax cut' is.

Hanged for being a Christian in Iran

Walter Williams: Family Debasement

Taxpayers' bill leaps by trillions

Royal Bank of Scotland under state control

How Congress set the stage for a fiscal meltdown

Scott Burns: Prize for being the biggest liar is: Taxpayers foot the bill!

Scott Burns: What We Can and Can't Afford

Bush's North Korea Surrender Will Have Lasting Consequences: Nuclear proliferators have a new model to follow.

Maurice Strong: The U.N.'s Man of Mystery


Planting Seeds of DisasterACORN, Barack Obama, and the Democratic party.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Headlines: October 12, 2008

All that money you've lost — where did it go?

Thousands of Christians flee killings in Mosul

Cuba giving land to private farmers: Idea is to revolutionize farming, one tiny plot at a time

In food crisis, Cuba limits sales so all can eat

ANOTHER VIEW: Yes on Prop. 8 - the case for traditional marriage

Tax rebate, food stamp money possible in aid plan

Obama's Liberal Shock Troops

Markets and Data

Dispatches From The Cold Civil War

U.S. gasoline price marks biggest drop ever -survey

Many convicted felons remain on voter rolls, according to Sun Sentinel investigation

Breaking: Barack Obama Registered 150,000 Voters For Project Vote... An Arm of ACORN!

Headlines: October 12, 2008

All that money you've lost — where did it go?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Headlines: October 11, 2008

Conn. Ban On Gay Marriage Reversed: State's High Court Issues 4-3 Ruling

Market crash shakes world

In food crisis, Cuba limits sales so all can eat

ACORN’s Nutty Regime for Cities

Local 2 Investigates Dead Voters

Stealing Pennsylvania: "Massive Fraud"


Obama Campaign Involved in More Cover-Ups in ACORN Scandal

IBD: "In the last 40 years, there have been nine major surveys of editors and reporters who work for national media. The most they ever voted Republican in a national election was 14%; the more common range has been 4% to 7%."

Obama's M.O.: Government By Thugocracy

Behind the T-Shirt: Exposing the Real Che Guevara

Friday, October 10, 2008


"The top sources of US crude oil imports for May [2008] were Canada (1.840 million barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1.579 million barrels per day), Mexico (1.116 million barrels per day), Venezuela (1.030 million barrels per day), and Nigeria (0.851 million barrels per day). The rest of the top ten sources, in order, were Iraq (0.583 million barrels per day), Angola (0.464 million barrels per day), Algeria (0.440 million barrels per day), Brazil (0.318 million barrels per day), and Kuwait (0.263 million barrels per day)."

(These totals equal 8.484 million barrels per day.)

U.S. Crude Oil Production (4.9 million barrels per day in 2007)

U.S. Imports by Country of Origin

So we now import a little more than 60% of our oil and produce a little less than 40%. Still, the main source of oil for the US is the US.)

Imports of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products - United States - 2001

Supply and Demand

When there is a decrease in demand, prices drop.

Headlines: October 10, 2008

Panel to Study Military Eavesdropping

Treasury Weighs Next Step to Stem Crisis

Oil's Drop Squeezes Producers: Economies of Iran, Venezuela Vulnerable as Crude Price Falls but Demand Stays Low

Report: Both candidates increase health coverage

"John McCain's health plan would reduce the ranks of the uninsured by about 21.1 million people if fully put in place by 2010, while Barack Obama's would reduce the number by 26.6 million, an analysis predicts."

Dodd and Countrywide: The Senator should take the witness stand.

Under Obama, Unions Could Do To Rest of Economy What They Did to GM: Will MSM Notice?

Status report on the financial crisis: we’re at a critical point in time


The end of American capitalism? Market turmoil draining the nation's wealth may claim another casualty

IBD takes a look at the root causes of the subprime mortgage meltdown and the related financial crisis.

The Terrorists Next Door: Justice Kennedy's consequences.

Zimbabwe's inflation soars to new high

A Short Banking History of the United States

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Progress in Iraq

1. What If Iraq Works?
2. Al-Qaeda leaving Iraq for Afghanistan: report
3. Totten: Defining “Victory” in Iraq
4. “American and Iraqi forces are driving Al-Qaeda in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.”
5. There's a Job to Finish in Baghdad: The question now is how good we want Iraq to be.
6. AFP: Iraq PM says Baghdad saved from 'terrorist siege'
7. > News > Military -- Violence in Iraq down 80 percent – U.S.'s Gates
8. Pentagon: Violence down in Iraq since 'surge' -
9. Terence Jeffrey :: :: The Battle of the Surge Was a Win
10. Sons of Iraq in Tarmiyah aid Coalition forces - The Long War Journal
11. Analysis: Sadr movement, Mahdi Army shrink under pressure - The Long War Journal
12. A Brighter Future for Baghdad?: Optimism Grows in Iraq as Daily Life Improves - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
13. Gains in Iraq may lead to pullouts -
14. AFP: Iraq PM says Baghdad saved from 'terrorist siege'
15. As Fears Ease, Baghdad Sees Walls Tumble

Headlines: October 9, 2008

There's a Job to Finish in Baghdad: The question now is how good we want Iraq to be.

Barack Obama, Socialist?

Iraq: We Were Greeted as Liberators

1 in 4 U.S. teen girls got cervical cancer shot

Is ACORN Stealing The Election?

1,000 Recordings

Truth to Power: St. Publia & Julian the Apostate

AP Enterprise: Chinese prisoners at Guantanamo say US is an ally, not their enemy

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Causes of Cancer

Smoking and Cancer - Statistics for the U.S.

Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention

Alcohol and Cancer

Lower IQ = More Cancer

Headlines: October 8, 2008

Fed to Lend Directly to Companies for First Time Since Great Depression, Hints at a Rate Cut; Stocks Fall as Dow Hits 5-Year Low

British government will partially nationalize banks

From Syrian fishing port to naval power base: Russia moves into the Mediterranean

The Obama Debate Every American Should See

Pakistan expels 60 000

Who Is Buying The White House?

McCain Pledges Government Will Buy Up Mortgages

Security: Buried in last week's news, the CIA director warned that the next president's top national security problem is the Axis of Oil. With campaigns focused on wars all but won, will our next leader be ready?

Rosner: Call it "evil" or "not evil" or "maybe" evil--Russia, slowly but surely, is becoming the number one headache for the next president.

Fed orders emergency rate cut to 1.5 percent

Yon: The Afghanistan paradox

Take our Uighurs -- please

Hosts of house church succumb to injuries following raid; daughter still in custody.

The bigger the family the better, says Cassandra Jardine

Another Child Matters: Bridging the middle-class baby gap

U.S. on Steroids

"This Might Make You Feel Better"
In the 1990s, baseball players hit lots of home runs. We now know why they hit so many home runs: they were on steroids. Steroids make it possible for a person to perform great feats of strength for a while, but then they get sick.
From 1940 to the present, the US economy has been on steroids. The performance-enhancing drug in this case has been the excessive amounts of credit that the Federal Reserve has made available to Americans, along with other policies of the U.S. government that have artificially stimulated the economy. This chart does not make me feel any better. Like the steroid era in baseball, it is more like a bad dream that we will wish to forget.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Headlines: October 7, 2008


Florida reaches landmark deal with Countrywide, helping homeowners in subprime deals

Countrywide deal provides options for those struggling: It may help 30,000 Texas homeowners

The Bomber as School Reformer: Voters—and debate moderators—shouldn’t let Bill Ayers and Barack Obama off the hook.

Bob Rubin in 1993: "The President, as you know, has a broad, comprehensive strategy for dealing with the economic problems of the country for putting the country back on the right track for the long-term. A lot of the legislative and executive actions that have taken place in 1993 have been pursuant to that long-term economic strategy of the President's. An important component of that strategy is to deal with the problems of the inner city and distressed rural communities -- pursuant to his belief that we must make real progress in those areas if this country is going to be successful in the future for all of us. The reform of the Community Reinvestment Act is an essential building block in the efforts I've just mentioned."

FDR's Policies Prolonged Depression by 7 Years, UCLA Economists Calculate

Samuelson: Is It 1929 Again?

Immigration and Crime

Czarist Russia: Oval Objects of Desire

Blaming Deregulation

In U.S. setback, judge orders 17 Guantanamo detainees released

U.S. to block Israeli attacks on Iran

Algeria: 6 jailed for eating in public

Expert: Boston study at root of housing crisis: Battle over blame

"Closing the Gap: A Guide to Equal Opportunity Lending."

Monday, October 6, 2008

Headlines: October 6, 2008

Not Everyone Should Own a Home: Even without Fan and Fred, American mortgage rules are unusually lax.

Cuba training guerrillas in Venezuela

LA Times Won't Release Video of Obama Publically Praising Former PLO Operative & Jew Hater

Welcome to Boumediene World, Chapter 2

Louisiana Lawmaker Proposes Paying Poor Women to Be Sterilized

A Long Term Strategy for a Free Market Bailout

Spengler: Hockey moms and capital markets

Brooks: The Establishment Lives!

The Gathering Storm--Our Coming Depression

Financial Crisis and Recession

McCain Is the Real Health-Care Reformer

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Headlines: October 5, 2008


Mass. Asks About Federal Loan Amid Market Worries

What Just Happened?

Vetting McCain’s Health Plan: Tax credits would move people out of group plans and into individual policies where the benefits aren't as good.

Uighur Detainees May Be Released to U.S.: Chinese Muslims Held at Guantanamo Aren't Considered Enemy Combatants

Winds are Dominant Cause of Greenland and West Antarctic Ice Sheet Losses

Do Facts Matter?

Video: Former Obama adviser on invading Israel

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Headlines: October 4, 2008

The Real Great Depression: The depression of 1929 is the wrong model for the current economic crisis

A.I.G. Uses $61 Billion of Fed Loan

Behind the Bluster, Russia Is Collapsing

Are Too Many People Going to College?

A Replay Of 1929? Don't Count On It

Media Mum on Barney Frank's Fannie Mae Love Connection Democratic House Financial Services Committee Chair promoted GSEs while former 'spouse' was Fannie Mae executive.

New Dawn: A counterinsurgency veteran reveals how the U.S. turned the tide in Iraq.

Lawmaker Accused of Fannie Mae Conflict of Interest

ACORN: The Poisonous NUT That Ended Democracy in America

Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt

The Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac Debacle

Government Bailouts: A U.S. Tradition Dating to Hamilton

Friday, October 3, 2008

Headlines: October 3, 2008

Biden Focuses Only on Negatives Of McCain's Health-Coverage Plan

Schwarzenegger to U.S.: State may need $7-billion loan: In a letter obtained by The Times, the governor warns that tight credit has dried up funds California routinely relies on and it may have to seek emergency aid within weeks.

Both Sides of the Financial Crisis

Towards a Monopoly of Big Business and Big Government: Why the House Must Resist the Bailout

Commentary: Bankruptcy, not bailout, is the right answer

Chomsky vs Buckley (video)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Headlines: October 2, 2008

HIV up sharply among women, gay men in China

Senators who voted No


Obama’s Fishy $200 Million

America's Nervous Breakdown - and the World's

Obama’s Assault on the First AmendmentStifling political debate with threats of prosecution is not the “rule of law” — it’s tyranny.

Maddening for Madisonians

Government aid to automakers is not a bailout, Ford CEO says

Burning Down The House: What Caused Our Economic Crisis?

Who caused “the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression?”

Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure

Marines accused in Iraqi slayings refuse to testify against each other: Lawyers say two sergeants will not provide court-martial testimony. The pair also refused to testify at the August federal trial of their former squad leader, who was subsequently acquitted of killing four Iraqi prisoners.

Ex-Marine charged in Iraq killings

Criminal-Homicide Charges Warrior on trial: Jose Nazario came home from Iraq a hero for valor in the Battle of Fallujah. Now they're calling some of his actions criminal.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Headlines: October 1, 2008

Bill v. Barack on Banks: Clinton instructs Obama on finance and Phil Gramm.

Wrecks, Lies and Barney Frank

In America, The Poor Don't Work

The Mortgage Mess Began on Main Street

Should Congress Be 'Perp-Walked'?

ACORN's Senator

Too Tasty to Fail

Why propping up banks will not rescue a debauched financial system: Confession time. As 228 Representatives in Congress voted against Hank Paulson’s bail-out plan on Monday, I was cheering them on.

Senate offers sugar with bailout rx

America has changed. Why do so many foreigners see this, but so few Americans?

Secret, Foreign Money Floods Into Obama Campaign