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On America’s Ruling Class

If you missed this powerful essay by Angelo Codevilla, “America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution,” I highly recommend it. I learned yesterday that Dr. Codevilla, a professor of international relations at Boston University and a senior editor of The American Spectator, has expanded his article into a book, The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America […]

We are all Iranians

I’ve been watching this story on Iran’s “election” build for weeks now; and I, like everyone in the U.S. just assumed that Friday’s vote would come and go and that Ahmadinejad would be reinstated, as dictators always are, and that would be that.

Then, when I started to see images on blogs of rallies starting […]

Gary Kaltbaum Let’s Loose: Government Needs to Get Out of the Market’s Way

Part II: Why Obama Scares MeI’ve been remiss in my blogging but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been following current events closely. I’m in shock. I can’t believe how fast the Obama Administration is moving toward a socialist economic system. I’m outraged that the Bush Administration set the stage. It seems like yesterday I wrote […]

Lewis: Wall Street’s Era Ends

Michael Lewis, author of Liar’s Poker, a semi-autobiographical account of working on Wall Street in the 1980s, has a great article in the December 2008 issue of Conde Nast’s Portfolio.com that dissects the current economic meltdown. [hat tip: Christian Tedrow]

Lewis has a unique perspective on the psychologies of the players, their self-delusion, hubris, utter […]

Ronald Reagan’s Republicanism

There’s an interesting piece at Reason magazine online — an interview conducted in July 1975 with Ronald Reagan. In it, Reagan described his brand of conservatism as libertarianism while correctly identifying the problem with the Libertarian Party — that it engenders anarchy, which ultimately leads to totalitarianism:

REAGAN:  If you analyze it I believe the […]

Obama’s Artifice

I didn’t watch all of the Democratic National Convention — yawn — but I saw enough to know I didn’t miss anything. I heard Ted Kennedy’s speech, as well as Michelle Obama’s and Barack’s, and my initial response to all of it is this:  What a sham. These clever Dems know exactly what and what […]

Why the World Will Not End: A Great Letter from John Mauldin

I love John Mauldin’s newsletters. I am not his typical fan, I’m sure, as I am not a venture capitalist and my investing doesn’t go much beyond an IRA. But I learned of him one day while reading Thrutch by Amit Ghate and have been enjoying Mr. Mauldin’s newsletters ever since.

This past week he […]

Update on Part II: Why Obama Scares Me

Ok, as one of my friends recently pointed out, a serious time lapse has occurred on my blog. I feel bad about that, but it is what it is. I could rattle off a whole litany of excuses. I actually think I have some pretty good ones like I started a new relationship, I had […]

Part I: Why Obama Scares Me

Mark Steyn wrote one of the best articles I’ve read on Barack Obama and his former pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. [Hat tip: Scott Shepherd]

Incidentally, if you missed hearing one of Wright’s fiery sermons, just search “Reverend Wright” at www.youtube.com and take your pick.

Steyn’s article, dated March 15th, opens with his observations […]

Update on Atlas Shrugged, the Movie

I was excited to see this article by Robert Bidnatto posted at Atlas Sphere, which discusses the latest developments for the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged.

Vadim Perelman is the director, and, like Rand, he is from Russia. I haven’t seen his film, House of Sand and Fog, but I’ve heard […]