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Paul Krugman’s Orwellian History of Obamacare

 

It’s an article of faith among progressives that they are intellectually and morally superior to conservatives and pretty much everyone else. In fact, the need to see themselves as a cut above mere mortals is far more important to them than any ideology, policy position, or set of objective facts. This is why Barack Obama […]

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Obamacare Repeal Moves Steadily Forward

 

Last week, while most of Washington obsessed over the self-serving cavils of a cashiered federal bureaucrat, Senate Republicans focused on a project much nearer to the hearts of the voters — repealing Obamacare. And the GOP made significant progress in that effort. The Senate parliamentarian ruled that repeal can be passed via reconciliation and Majority […]

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Apple Versus ISIS: The Absurdity of Our World

 

Today, while Apple announces marvelous and wonderful technological advances, ISIS uses those advances to stab, bomb, shoot, run over, and destroy the very civilization that creates those advances. While trying to integrate these dichotomous happenings, there are those defending the barbarous actions of terrorists and the unevolved religion that spawns the terrorism, seemingly ignorant of […]

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Sophisticated Man Is Stupid

 

“Man is stupid, you know, phenomenally stupid; or rather he is not at all stupid, but he is so ungrateful that you could not find another like him in all creation. I, for instance, would not be in the least surprised if all of a sudden, apropos of nothing, in the midst of general prosperity […]

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We’ll Never Have Paris

 

President Trump reversed President Obama’s commitment to the Paris Accord provoking spasms of loathing from the Left and from all the countries that stood to benefit from the American taxpayer’s money. The Paris Accord was bad for America and most developed countries – redistributing American taxpayer wealth to poorer countries; letting China off the hook for […]

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Before You Go Old

 

Maybe you’ve been thinking about buying an older car as a way to avoid some of the hassles, expense — and Big Brother-ish — aspects of owning a new car. These are all-too-real. Especially the Big Brother-ish stuff, which is becoming insufferable as well as all-but-unavoidable. Good luck finding a new car without at least […]

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God Help the Speeder

 

Almost every new car I test drive — even the humblest hybrid — has a speedometer that reads to at least 120 mph. 140 is common; 160 not unusual. Some cars have speedometers that read to 180 or even 200 MPH. And some of those are capable of pegging them. Few ever do. It would […]

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Trump Fired Science This Week

 

Somewhere in the wilds of Utah, there’s a scientist making thermal infrared images of rivers, and turning them into exhibits for a museum. Your tax dollars are involved, of course, but trust that somebody’s awareness is being raised. Some of her colleagues at a science thing called iUTAH have more empirical pursuits. They recently did […]

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Scientism’s Skeptics

 

“Science as a Delphic oracle exists only in the popular imagination and the silent assumptions of certain scientists. At any given time there are only searchers who agree or disagree.” – Jacques Barzun Scientism is the quasi-religious devotion to the idea, but not the content, of science. Like all things ersatz, it is meant for […]

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‘Science’ Know-It-Alls on the March

 

The multiple thousands who marched throughout America and the world last weekend hoped to whip up support for “Science.” Well. I’m sold. And what next? Do more than a handful doubt the indispensability of Science to the human condition? Science’s God-given nature may in these secularizing times meet with less affirmation than in the old […]

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