Monthly Archives: April 2011

California Dreaming: Businesses Continue to Leave State

According to The Wall Street Journal, 70 businesses have left California this year at an average of 4.7 businesses per week. Twenty percent of these businesses will relocate to Texas, where the unemployment rate is 8% versus California’s 12%. Over … Continue reading

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Offensive Sports Teams and Cereals, Oh My!

Pino at Tarheel Red instigated a fairly spirited discussion on his site yesterday about the extremes to which political correctness has pervaded the national dialogue, particularly in the context of naming sports teams. I attended Stanford as an undergraduate and … Continue reading

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Happy Days are Here Again (If You Live in Washington’s Bubble)

Today, I posted my first article on Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government site contrasting the economic growth of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area with the miserable economic situation everywhere else. Click here for the full article.

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Tax Americana: Bread and Circuses Redux

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising … Continue reading

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The Wages of a Confused Foreign Policy

Since before the Obama Administration began its confused Libyan campaign, I argued against American involvement for several reasons. For instance, America has no vital interests in Libya and it imported very little of Libya’s oil. I also argued that America’s … Continue reading

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Posted in Defense, Energy Security, Finance and Economics, International Security, Middle East, Nuclear proliferation, Policy, Politics, Terrorism, War | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Few, the Proud, the 3,111 Who Voted Against TSA Unionization

While it is no surprise that the majority of the TSA’s 44,000 airport screeners voted for unionization, it is worth noting that 3,111 brave souls voted against it. Good for them. My guess is that the majority of them are likely … Continue reading

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Let Us Not Forget What the Next Election Is Really About

While I have never attended a Tea Party rally, the movement has become many things to many people since it began with CNBC’s Rick Santelli’s February 2009 rant on CNBC. As the 2012 election approaches, I thought it apt to … Continue reading

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Decision 2012: War in the Fifth Domain

During the twentieth century, military strategists fought war in four domains: land, sea, air, and space. With the internet revolution of the late twentieth century, they faced war in a fifth domain: cyberspace. Similarly, politicians campaigned in four domains: in … Continue reading

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Poetic Justice: Obama Brings Tax Hike Plans to Silicon Valley

For those who have been following this blog for any period of time, they know I despise taxation. However, I am a pragmatist and am willing to bite the bullet on some tax increases for those making over $1 million … Continue reading

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S&P Lowers United States Debt Outlook to Negative

Today,  Standard & Poor’s lowered its rating outlook for United States debt from stable to negative on the heels of the American government’s persistent dysfunction to reduce the deficit. The market’s reaction has been slightly negative to this news, even though … Continue reading

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