Here were my predictions for 2010, and here’s how they did: Jon Huntsman will resign as ambassador to China and begin to lay the groundwork for a Presidential bid in 2012. Has not happened. In retrospect, I failed to credit… Continue Reading
…should be abolished. They cause more trouble than they’re worth, and a penny has become a trifling amount of money. If everything were priced in nickels, it would only be a few weeks before no one would notice the difference.
Take two hypothetical people. And when I say “people,” what I really mean is “taxpayers.” Let’s call these folks “Attorney Alice” and “Minister Mike.” Attorney Alice works for the law firm of Nasty, Poor, Brutish & Short LLP, which pays… Continue Reading
Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson took a self-guided tour throughout the southern half of California’s San Joaquin Valley and reports on what he saw and found. Some of his observations appear to be oddly ignorant of what seem… Continue Reading
It’s still twelve years in the future, but I can’t understand how the World Cup in Qatar could possibly be a success. I’m already baffled that a sport whose biggest fans come from Western Europe and South America — none… Continue Reading
Crude oil is going for $90 a barrel. Remember in 2008 when it topped $100 a barrel and 89-octane unleaded cost over four dollars a gallon? Yeah, that looks like it’s about to happen again. Happy Holidays! Published with Blogger-droid… Continue Reading
Greg Sargent has an interesting observation about yesterday and today’s political developments: Obama’s strategy going forward will be to position himself as Washington’s lone resident adult in a town full of squabbling children on right and left … Obama was… Continue Reading
For our second installment of this intermittent series of posts, I have an ad that passes one test but fails another. The ad in question takes the form of a magnet, attached to one of the three local yellow pages.… Continue Reading
Russia and China have agreed to dispense with using the dollar — or the Euro — in their bilateral international trade. They don’t need to anymore; Russian and Chinese financial markets are sophisticated enough to trade rubles for renminbi.
A sad day in Pompeii, as the House of the Gladiators collapses. Italy has been suffering heavy autumn rains, and the unearthed ancient ruins of the world’s most unique and miraculous archeological site are not up to it. Italy, like… Continue Reading