She was a front runner right up until the first votes

Elizabeth Warren, Once a Front-Runner, Will Drop Out of Presidential Race That is from the New York Times. So, unless you want to wade through a mess of juvenile psephology bemoaning Democrats' rampant electoral misogyny, the following excerpt should do you nicely:"Ms. Warren has told associates that she does not plan to offer an endorsement… Continue reading She was a front runner right up until the first votes

John Frémont is weeping

Democratic Socialists need not point to Sweden for an example. Open Borders advocates need not look as far as Germany. Both policies are being tried right here in the United States. And failing. Here's a textbook lesson in squandering huge economic, geographic, and entrepreneurial advantages: America’s First Third-World State. -Victor Davis Hanson Sad. Update 3:44PM.… Continue reading John Frémont is weeping

Looters tend to be ingrates

Taken from a review of Tyler Cowen's Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero - “How is this tweet, from “Dina,” for showing lack of gratitude toward business? “If you think about it. People with glasses are literally paying to use their eyes. Capitalism is a bitch.” Shortly after it was posted, it… Continue reading Looters tend to be ingrates

Emperors undressed

The Rise of the Ungovernables 2019 marks the thirtieth anniversary of Francis Fukuyama’s seminal essay for the National Interest “The End of History?” Its central hypothesis was that we were witnessing “the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.” That looked plausible… Continue reading Emperors undressed

Compare and contrast

Yesterday, I mentioned Representative Ocasio-Cortez' happy dance on the bridge she burned to prevent economic aid supplied by Amazon from reaching New York. Consider parallels to recent activity on the Simon Bolivar International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela, where Senor Maduro is burning humanitarian aid trucks to prevent starving Venezuelans from eating. The differences?  Aside… Continue reading Compare and contrast

Rationale to ration

Medical Welfare Programs Look To Price Another Year Of Life Medicaid and other medical welfare entitlement programs have created expectations that are bigger than the resources available to meet them. As a result, some welfare bureaucracies are looking to ration expensive drugs through a controversial method designed to put a price on the value of… Continue reading Rationale to ration

Which clueless totalitarian are you?

We need a Facebook quiz to find out which Atlas Shrugged character Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is like. There might not be a match. Ayn Rand’s fiction has been criticized for unidimensional characterization, but even she would find AOC unbelievable. Here Are The Most Shocking Proposals From Ocasio-Cortez' "Green New Deal" Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t provide any insight into… Continue reading Which clueless totalitarian are you?