Green Lantern

Green Lantern is the pen-name of an East Coast writer.

Obama’s Solar Smoot-Hawley

 

Watching President Barack Obama ruin the economy by repeating every mistake of the 1930s, the one thing you could say was, “At least he hasn’t passed a Smoot-Hawley.” Not anymore. The great amateur autocrat has now put his foot in it, kicking off a back-and-forth with China that is threatening to envelop other countries of […]

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Back to the 1930s

 

There’s an old saying popular among liberals and leftists: “Anti-Semitism is the socialism of the stupid.” The aphorism attempts to account for the troubling resemblance of the main propaganda line for socialism — there is a small, infinitely powerful, infinitely wealthy cabal at the center of society that controls the entire economy — with the […]

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Herman, We Hardly Knew Ye

 

Only a week ago Herman Cain was riding high. Without even setting foot in Iowa, he was leading in the polls and creating new rules for the campaign — rules which said that not money, not party support, but character as perceived by the voters is what wins presidential elections. Even the press was starting […]

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The Missing Piece of 9-9-9

 

Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” tax reform is attracting enough attention to become the focus of this week’s Presidential debate. As a plan for overhauling revenues and unleashing the private sector, it’s a bold gambit that shows Cain is willing to take chances and shake up the Capital. The 9 percent business tax is a stroke of […]

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What the Heck, Let’s Tax the Rich

 

I’m going to make a proposal that’s going to rile a lot of people but if you bear with me I think you’ll see the sense of it. I’m going to suggest that we accept President Obama’s offer that we “raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires” as part of a deficit-reduction agreement. Now here’s my […]

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The Moocher’s Credo

 

Elizabeth Warren has become an instant celebrity among liberals for her rant before what appeared to be a small coffee klatch of supporters captured on YouTube in her bid to replace Scott Brown as the Senator from Massachusetts. The former Harvard professor, who blazed the trail for President Obama’s new Consumer Credit Financial Protection Bureau […]

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Obama Can’t Trade Places

 

To understand how President Obama views successful people, I think you have to go back and watch that 1983 Eddie Murphy/Dan Aykroyd movie, Trading Places, one of the first of a now endless series of switcheroo stories where two people exchange lives. Aykroyd is a stolid commodities broker getting rich just by being white and […]

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Letter to a Liberal Friend

 

I went to one of those prestigious Eastern colleges that turn out the bureaucrats who populate President Obama’s administration so I have an unusual perspective on his supporters. I know these people very well, yet I can’t figure out their motivation. As class secretary, I spend quite a bit of time gathering news for the […]

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Adventures in Timesland

 

For years the Sunday New York Times‘ “Week in Review” was a discard pile for beat reporters’ stories that were too opinionated or irrelevant to put anywhere else in the paper. Then about two months ago, shortly after Bill Keller announced he’s turning the paper over to Jill Abramson, the section was revamped into something called […]

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Why Government Doesn’t Create Jobs

 

If you want to know why $800 billion in government stimulus spending has created 9 percent unemployment, all you have to do is look at the windmill in Milwaukee. The project involves a single wind turbine 154 feet tall (small by today’s standard) that is supposed to supply some electricity to the Milwaukee Port Authority. […]

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