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If you missed this week’s show, click below to listen:
- PJTV co-host Allen Barton interviews Gordon Cucullu, the author of Inside Gitmo, published this week by Harper Collins.
- James Lileks on the Stimulus Bill.
- Col. Austin Bay, the co-author of A Quick And Dirty Guide To War, on President Obama’s planned 16 month withdrawal timetable from Iraq.
- Glenn Reynolds and Dr. Helen Smith interview Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, as he prepares for the TN gubernatorial race.
- Produced by Ed Driscoll.
Some names to consider for the coveted spot now that Bill Kristol is gone.
Confusing "tax cuts" with "rate cuts" often keeps us from setting the proper economic course.
Israeli politicos have discovered the 2.0 version of precinct walking.
Please, Mr. President, make the ulti-mutt statement in support of the underdog.
Terrorists did not disappear with Bush's departure. Here's how Obama could hasten their defeat.
It's great to have a president who will call out those who so richly deserve it.
Mens News Daily: a href=”http://mensnewsdaily.com/glennsacks/2009/01/29/dads-dissed-at-the-nyt/”Dads dissed at the emNew York Times/em./a
Richard Daley's shameless plan to expand O'Hare Airport.
So says David Harsanyi, in his column a href=”http://www.denverpost.com/harsanyi/ci_11585798″today in the emDenver Post/em: /abr /br /blockquoteYes, $400 billion to prevent sexually transmitted diseases will save your job. A $34 million remodeling of the Department of Commerce and $150 million for honey bee insurance and hundreds of billions in new government growth will create economic growth faster than a similar-sized business or payroll tax cut, you are led to believe. /blockquotebr /br /The “stimulus” bill is all about payback to Obama’s supporters and to a lesser degree, about fixing the economy. I am just hoping that the Senate Republicans are as savvy as those in the House about voting against the bill. They have nothing to gain and everything to lose if they do. If the stimulus works (I am dubious about this), then the Dems will get the credit. If the bill fails, those Republicans who signed on will be blamed, so what’s the point?
The credibility of science may never recover. (Also read Roger L. Simon: The Gore That Came In from the Cold.)
The Geert Wilders case is only one of many that should warn Americans of the perils of complacency. (Also, Leon De Winter on the Wilders Trial [PJTV with registration])
It is amazing to me that there is so much confusion over who the terrorists are, who wants war, and who wants peace.
We hear a lot about increased income inequality in the media — until a Democratic president takes office.
Some say that Katon Dawson is a "ticking time bomb" for the GOP.
In a dramatic appearance at his impeachment trial, the Illinois governor begged for his job.
"If you want money flowing to the companies with good lobbyists and powerful congressmen, then the stimulus bill may accomplish something."
David Boaz, author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/068484768X?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=068484768X”emLibertarianism: A Primer,/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=068484768X” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / has a good article on the economy a href=”http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/01/turning_the_economy_over_to_po.html”at Real Clear Politics /a (via a href=”http://nalert.blogspot.com/2009/01/turning-economy-over-to-politicians.html”Newsalert/a): br /br /blockquoteEven if regulators are as smart as Leonardo da Vinci and as incorruptible as Mother Teresa, they can never have as much knowledge as the decentralized, competitive market process, so planned economies and planned industries fall further and further behind free-market systems. But in reality, even if they’re smart, they’re not incorruptible. Political influence always comes into play. What we’re seeing with the bailout funds will also happen with the stimulus money.br /br /Government planners claim to be able to aggregate all the available information and make informed decisions for the whole society. But market economies clearly produce far more economic growth than planned economies. It isn’t just the United States versus the Soviet Union or East Germany versus West Germany. Consider the customer service and technological advances you get from FedEx versus the post office, or Microsoft and Apple versus the DMV.br /br /If you want money flowing to the companies with good lobbyists and powerful congressmen, then the stimulus bill may accomplish something. But we should all recognize that we’re taking money out of the competitive, individually directed part of society and turning it over to the politically controlled sector. Politicians rather than consumers will pick winners and losers. That’s not a recipe for recovery./blockquote
Obama seeks to discredit Rush, but the radio talker's stimulus idea is better than anything that's come out of Washington.
emLiveScience/em reports:br /br /blockquoteBoys in the United States with common names like Michael and David are less likely to commit crimes than those named Ernest or Ivan. br /br /David E. Kalist and Daniel Y. Lee of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania compared the first names of male juvenile delinquents to the first names of male juveniles in the population. The researchers constructed a popularity-name index (PNI) for each name. For example, the PNI for Michael is 100, the most frequently given name during the period. The PNI for David is 50, a name given half as frequently as Michael. The PNI is approximately 1 for names such as Alec, Ernest, Ivan, Kareem, and Malcolm. br /br /Results show that, regardless of race, juveniles with unpopular names are more likely to engage in criminal activity. The least popular names were associated with juvenile delinquency among both blacks and whites. br /br /The findings, announced today, are detailed in the journal Social Science Quarterly. br /br /While the names are likely not the cause of crime, the researchers argue that “they are connected to factors that increase the tendency to commit crime, such as a disadvantaged home environment, residence in a county with low socioeconomic status, and households run by one parent.” /blockquotebr /br /I once knew a caseworker who had two kids named Rotunda and Vagina on her caseload. I often wonder how those kids turned out.
An HBO documentary on Ted Haggard, shot by the daughter of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, takes a sympathetic view of his life in disgrace.
The honeymoon is officially over: Republicans are fighting what they call a left-wing wish list.
New staffers claimed to find the place in the "technological dark ages" and pledged a more "open" website. Here's the reality.
Many assumed that Predator attacks on terrorist targets would stop once Obama entered office. They haven't. (Also watch Annie Jacobsen at PJTV.)
Let's give the man his due, starting with his policy achievements in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.