THE GRUBERING OF WISCONSIN

Jonathan Gruber has been a busy little bee.  It seems he did not restrict his honest appraisal of what ObamaCare really does to academic forums where he could call us all stupid.  He was there for Wisconsin as well. Excerpted from Kelly Riddell\’s article at washingtontimes.com: JonathanGruber, the MIT economist currently under fire for suggesting theObama administration tried...

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WISDOM FROM JUAN WILLIAMS

I don\’t always agree with Juan Williams.  And I don\’t agree with everything in his just-written column regarding the grand jury decision and its aftermath.  But a lot of what Mr. Williams says is spot-on. You can read Mr. Williams\’ entire piece by clicking here.  Here is what I consider the key part: Streetviolence, riots, only plays into the hands...

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CONGRATULATIONS ON FERGUSON

Ferguson, Missouri is no more.  Its main street is largely burned to the ground and any store with ownership foolish enough to restock after being looted and destroyed in August now has a looted, destroyed store again.  I suspect some, maybe most, will never re-open — and will be called racists if they don\’t. Plus, the anarchists, rioters and looters are still on the...

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DERRICK Z. JACKSON EXPLAINS THE PROBLEM

Derrick Z. Jackson is a columnist for the Boston Globe. And, as we wait for the grand jury finding in Ferguson, Missouri – which should come any moment now – he has explained the problem we face – though maybe not the way he thinks he has. Here is the first paragraph of Mr. Jackson\’s latest column: Thenational hysteria over the Ferguson grand jury is a fresh indictmentof...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from Joe Scarborough, the erstwhile Republican who now toils for MSNBC – and who seems to have an open-your-big-mouth chip somewhere in his cerebrum that occasionally kicks in (maybe it\’s the Starbucks blend he drinks) and makes him say things he should be embarrassed to say….but won\’t be, since, at MSNBC, they might get him a raise and...

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THE CHUCK HAGEL RESIGNATION (FIRING?)

Multiple sources are reporting that Chuck Hagel is resigning as Secretary of Defense – either that or he has been told to resign, which is marginally more pleasant than just being canned. I have to admit I have no opinion on this.  I never got any sense that Hagel was a player in this administration, nor that President Obama ever intended that he be one.  To...

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WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CHECK PRICES

My wife and I did Route 9 today, hitting a number of stores on a stretch from Rte. 520 down to Freehold Raceway Mall. One of the stores we hit was the Christmas Tree Shop.  My wife was interested in buying a small, folding hair dryer for travel, and found a Revlon unit – model RVDR5001 – at what appeared to be a very good price:  $9.48. But since we were also going to...

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WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER MIX REQUESTS

Apropos of nothing political: I drove by the Marlboro, New Jersey, volunteer fire department this morning. Evidently, they are in need of new members. They are also in need of turkeys which will be given out to the needy on Thanksgiving. These are two very noble efforts. But, it seems evident to me, they do not mix well when combined into a single sentiment. Why do I say this?  Well, here...

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THE DOJ, AND FERGUSON VULNERABILITY

You read this kind of crap and you cannot believe it happened. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, acting with eminent logic – something I do not always credit him with doing – has declared a state of emergency and ordered the National Guard into Ferguson, Missouri. As he absolutely, unequivocally should have. But – you better be sitting down to read this – the eric holder-led...

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A QUICK QUESTION ABOUT THE FERGUSON GRAND JURY

A quick question: What reason, other than being intimidated/being fearful that they will be blamed for the violence which seems sure to occur if Police Officer Darren Wilson is not indicted, would cause the grand jury to take this long before issuing its conclusions? Intimidation works.  And intimidation aided and abetted by an Accomplice Media which barely report the ugliness, the overt...

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THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION AS FANTASY

Is a two-state solution, Israel and Palestine co-existing in peace and harmony, desirable?  Yes, of course it is.  It always has been.  And Israelis – certainly according to the polls I have read over many years – very much want it to be a reality. But is there any realistic, or even long-shot chance of this happening in the foreseeable future?  No, not a...

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THE PARAGRAPH OF THE DAY

Today\’s Paragraph Of The Day honors go to Ed Morrissey, of hotair.com – who is an ongoing source of intelligent, thoughtful commentary on just about every other day as well. Mr. Morrissey\’s latest blog cites part of a Friday document-dump by the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS), in which it floats this brilliant idea: “Undercurrent rules, consumers...

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