Montcoal and the Permanence of Risk


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What the West Virginia mining tragedy teaches about the perils of industry and government overreach.

Ford Turns Into An Edsel


Harold Ford Jr. chickened out of challenging the Chuck Schumer-annointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the New York Democratic primary.
Gillibrand should have been easy pickings.  She was appointed by the discredited New York Governor David Patterson and embraced by the party bosses.  Now, in an effort to broaden her base so to speak, she has in turn embraced the self-described [...]

Obama: Bank Bailout “Necessary,” Iraq War “Dumb”


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Are we sure the bank baillout was a success?

The Heretics: Steve Milloy – by Rich Trzupek


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A new Front Page series spotlights scientists who have dared to defy the environmental Left.

L. Gordon Crovitz: Intelligence Is a Terrible Thing to Waste – WSJ.com


ntelligence about terror threats rarely comes on such a silver platter: A Nigerian banker went to the U.S. Embassy in Lagos to warn that his son had fallen under “the influence of religious extremists based in Yemen” and was a security risk. This came after months of U.S. intelligence intercepts about al Qaeda plans for […]

Obama Takes Responsibility. Great, Now Who’ll be Fired?


Breitbart reports that President Obama has finally taken responsibility for the security breaches that almost resulted in a terrorist attack on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.
“There was a mix of human and systemic failures that contributed to this potential catastrophic breach of security,” Obama said.
Although it’s great that he seems to be taking the [...]

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Deceiving the Young – by Rich Trzupek


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Rock the Vote’s racy new video misleads young people about Obamacare.

Nicole Gelinas: Too Big Not To Fail – National Affairs


The catastrophe that struck America’s financial system in 2008 was not inevitable. Rather than a failure of markets, it was a failure by government to understand its proper role in markets — and the product of an unwise (and unnecessary) abandonment of a sensible system of rules and boundaries that had served American finance well […]

Jim Manzi: Keeping America’s Edge – National Affairs


The United States is in a tough spot. As we dig ourselves out from a serious financial crisis and a deep recession, our very efforts to recover are exacerbating much more fundamental problems that our country has let fester for too long. Beyond our short-term worries, and behind many of today’s political debates, lurks the […]

House of Debt – by Vasko Kohlmayer


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What will keep the whole system up? What will bring it down?