Monthly Archives: February 2011

A lunatic can still be a menace

Although I regret the loss of innocent life and fear the outcome, I derive grim satisfaction from the impending demise of Moammar Gadhafi. And the pointed lessons it teaches.
First, it was highly instructive to watch the rambling, … Continue reading

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Madely in the morning, February 25

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Tax as you go

It’s surprising what really bugs me about public policy. For instance The New York Times trying to whitewash the Muslim Brotherhood just slides off my back. But I’m still fuming about something dopey a politician said about … Continue reading

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Madely in the morning, February 18

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What crime statistics don’t tell you

A lot of crime takes place in the dark for obvious reasons. That’s no reason to conduct the public debate about it under similar conditions. Yet while informed discussion is the cornerstone of self-government, … Continue reading

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