Posts by Brother Bob

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Reasons for Hope this Independence Day (2/2) (Guest Post)

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One hazard of blogging that I’ve lamented before is having an idea for a topic overcome by events. This is one time that this headache is actually a good thing. In fact, it is a very good thing. The first two parts of this are actually two separate posts that I had been kicking around,… Read more »

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First, The Bad News on Independence Day, as told through an Inspirational Star Trek Speech (1/2) (Guest Post)

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One of the hazards of blogging is not getting to a topic quickly enough and somebody who’s smarter than you beats you to the punch. That’s exactly what happened here when Bill Whittle released this great video on how we’ve become a nation of dependents. That was two years ago – sadly the subject has… Read more »

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Well THAT Was a Slow News Week. (Guest Post)

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Prior to the string of massive rulings by the Supreme Court that started on Thursday, the news cycle was mostly dominated by some controversy regarding a symbol from a war that was fought 150 years ago. It’s a good thing it was such a slow news week, but in case you missed these trivial, non-newsworthy… Read more »

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So You Say You’re Against Symbols that Represent Treason? (Guest Post)

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The Confederate Flag Two Minutes Hate has reached a new level of stupidity – Apple is removing all games that depict a Confederate flag. I haven’t weighed in on the subject of the Confederate Flag issue since almost every conceivable angle on it has pretty much been written. I’m pretty much in the “It belongs in… Read more »

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Economics for Politicians (and Popes!) – If You Hate the Poor, Carbon Taxes Are a Great Way to Hurt them! (Guest Post)

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Welcome back class, for this special summer school session! It’s been about three years since we concluded our Economics for Politicians series. For those of you who are new here, this series was written to address a need. It’s apparent that many of you in power in our nation’s capitol and various state houses have… Read more »

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Blind In Texas (Guest Post)

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The McKinney pool party incident is one issue that’s generated some strong opinions. We’ve heard that the problems started when a resident verbally abused and attacked the gathering’s organizer, or maybe the cause was the horde of teenagers that were overrunning a private pool where the hostess violated the Homeowners’ Association’s guest rules. We’ve heard… Read more »

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Air Travel Chickenhawks (Guest Post)

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The EPA now has a plan to cut the planet-threatening phenomena known as airplane emissions (H/T Stephen Kruiser): The Obama administration is set to announce that it will require new rules to cut emissions from airplanes, expanding a quest to tackle climate change that has included a string of significant regulations on cars, trucks and… Read more »

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Looking Objectively, Hillary’s Handling of the Press Is Brilliant (Guest Post)

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  Nope, that clickbait-worthy headline was not meant to be sarcastic – I’m dead serious. If nothing else, Hillary Clinton’s early presidential campaign strategy has been interesting. She’s been getting tons of press for the fact that she… refuses to talk to the press. The Free Beacon’s Matthew Continetti reports: This strategy of press avoidance… Read more »

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A Day in the Bias of the Washington Post (Guest Post)

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The day I’m referring to actually happened back in February, but it’s no less relevant now. I receive a few daily news updates from The Washington Post that include some headlines and a quick blurb on each. I noticed that when Scott Walker hit his early surge WaPo was usually good for at least one… Read more »

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To the Graduating Class of 2015 – Try this One Weird Trick if You Don’t Want a Job (Guest Post)

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Recent graduate, Welcome to what you can think of as “Freshman year of real life”. Whether you’ve been fortunate enough to land a job related to what you were studying or if you’ve among the many wandering and wondering what to do next, I’m here to help you. For the moment we’re going to ignore… Read more »