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Daily Blogs for 7/2006

by Christopher Chantrill

Eclipse 500 Gets Preliminary Certification | 07/31/06
 Even as the Mideast goes up in flames, Eclipse Aviation marked a big milestone as the FAA ...

A Snapshot of Men without Work | 07/31/06
 For decades we have been taught, nay ordered to believe that the unemployed were helpless ...

Chemerinsky Joins Plame Game | 07/28/06
 Politics ain’t beanbag, they say. When you go into politics, you had better expect ...

The Bolton Kerfuffle Resumes | 07/27/06
 President Bush has nominated of John Bolton to be reappointed as UN Ambassador, and ...

Children are Boring. Discuss(2) | 07/27/06
 Half a century ago, in her Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir called woman “the ...

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds DOMA | 07/27/06
 With the 5-4 decision of the Washington State Supreme Court upholding the state’s ...

Is Religion vs. Science a Red Herring? | 07/26/06
 While we battle in the public square about whether religious belief can coexist with ...

Humiliation After Humiliation | 07/26/06
 Are we in a war with the Islamists? ...

GDP Up 20 pct. You Gotta Problem With That? | 07/25/06
 How much economic growth is enough? Writes ...

Can the Left Abandon Appeasement? | 07/25/06
 Back in 2004 the German writer ...

Is The West Too Soft To Be Ruthless? | 07/25/06
 Conservatives are taking a look today at the meaning of “proportionality.” ...

Who Can Cross the Partisan Divide? | 07/24/06
 As Connecticut Democrats get ready to sink their liberal Democratic senator Joe ...

Who Stands for the Jews? | 07/24/06
 Everybody loved the Jews when they were helpless victims slaughtered in the Holocaust. ...

Public Opinion on Lebanon | 07/24/06
 After the shock of the new Mideast War we are beginning to see public opinion forming in ...

Anyone for "Mongolian Ping Pong?" | 07/24/06
 I have seldom been so delighted by a movie as “Mongolian Ping Pong.” It’s ...

Two Views of Hezbollah | 07/21/06
 Which is it? Is Hezbollah a homegrown political movement that has organized the ...

The 100 mpg Car That Isn't | 07/21/06
 Our liberal media friends are getting all excited about the birth of the 100 miles per ...

The Black Divide | 07/21/06
 This week President Bush finally spoke at the NAACP convention and received, according to ...

How About Some Liberal Villains on TV | 07/20/06
 The Business and Media Institute has done a study on the treatment of businesspeople on ...

No Wal-Mart Law for Maryland | 07/20/06
 Good news. On July 19, a federal district court judge threw out Maryland’s Wal-Mart ...

Making War Against a Tribal Culture | 07/19/06
 In the season of Nicholas Wade’s Before the Dawn we appreciate that primitive ...

SecEd Launches Vouchers, Bureaucrats Run Interference | 07/19/06
 What a coicidence! Just before Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announces a new ...

Government Fails to Educate NJ Kids | 07/19/06
 Widower Van-Ness Crawford and a number of other parents have sued the State of New Jersey ...

"We Don't Want to Fight" | 07/19/06
 It’s not just me. It’s all the conservatives who are deploring the “cycle ...

NYT Clearing Throat Over Mideast "Conflict" And More | 07/18/06
 You know that when the cat gets its voice back at the New York Times that ...

Two Different Worlds | 07/17/06
 If you watch CNN you are no doubt worried about the “escalation of violence” in ...

The Flaws of the Famous, Then As Now | 07/14/06
 Hum. We think we are so modern and special, uniquely privileged and uniquely ...

How Important is a College Education? | 07/14/06
 Everybody knows that to compete in the job market these days you need a college ...

Experts Rank Global Warming as Minor Problem | 07/14/06
 Everyone is concerned about global warming, even Republicans, writes ...

When the Missiles Start to THAAD | 07/13/06
 The short road from the current border clashes between Israel and its Hamas and Hizbollah ...

Feminists Against Choice | 07/13/06
 In Michigan the state legislature recently passed a bill to permit single-sex programs in ...

A Republican Brawl in 2008? | 07/13/06
 After President Bush is goes “a Republican Party known for ideological solidarity is ...

Religious Left At Prayer | 07/12/06
 You wonder about our liberal friends when they agitate for more social programs with fine ...

A Word About Our Fighting Marines | 07/12/06
 We conservatives honor our troops. “Thank you for your service,” is the ...

How American Racism Works | 07/11/06
 Conservative radio talk-show host ...

MSM Doesn't Get Freedom of the Press | 07/11/06
 It is interesting to follow Hugh Hewitt’s ...

The Future of Marriage Seen from 1926 | 07/10/06
 Eighty years ago advanced people were beginning to understand “that the emancipation ...

Iraq Getting On Its Feet | 07/10/06
 What is happening in Iraq? With Sunnis appearing to be ready to cry Uncle and end their ...

New York Times Says Boys Underperforming in College! | 07/10/06
 Now even the folks at The New York Times admit it. Boys aren’t doing too ...

A Nation of Shoplifters | 07/09/06
 They used to sneer at the Brits as a Nation of Shopkeepers. That’s what the Germans ...

Ken Lay: RIP But Still a Crook | 07/07/06
 Did you know that in Enron’s home town of Houston they regard the Enron collapse as ...

Job Growth Moderating; Or Is It? | 07/07/06
 Today’s announcement by the ...

Brits Rail at US While Teen Thugs Run Riot | 07/07/06
 The Brits have a rather poor opinion of the United States, according to ...

Liberals Miffed As Canine Cultural Studies Wins Course-of-the-Month | 07/06/06
 Liberals like to say that university faculties are overwhelmingly liberal because ...

Missile Defense Train Has Left the Station | 07/06/06
 On the Fourth of July as North Korea launched six rockets into the skies of eastern Asia ...

Theocracy and the Religious Right | 07/05/06
 I listened to Randall Balmer today on the Michael Medved Show talking about his book ...

So's Your Liberal Mother | 07/05/06
 Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times are out with a poll today about a Mormon as ...

Celebrating Our Nation State | 07/04/06
 As we mark another anniversary of our great Declaration of Independence in joyous ...

The Internet is Amazing(1) | 07/03/06
 It’s the little things that matter. That is what women have been telling men for ...

Conservatives Take Academic Freedom from Liberals | 07/03/06
 If you listen to liberals—and I do, very carefully—you sense that ...


What Liberals Think About Conservatives

[W]hen I asked a liberal longtime editor I know with a mainstream [publishing] house for a candid, shorthand version of the assumptions she and her colleagues make about conservatives, she didn't hesitate. “Racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-choice fascists,” she offered, smiling but meaning it.
Harry Stein, I Can't Believe I'm Sitting Next to a Republican

US Life in 1842

Families helped each other putting up homes and barns. Together, they built churches, schools, and common civic buildings. They collaborated to build roads and bridges. They took pride in being free persons, independent, and self-reliant; but the texture of their lives was cooperative and fraternal.
Michael Novak, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism

Taking Responsibility

[To make] of each individual member of the army a soldier who, in character, capability, and knowledge, is self-reliant, self-confident, dedicated, and joyful in taking responsibility [verantwortungsfreudig] as a man and a soldier. — Gen. Hans von Seeckt
MacGregor Knox, Williamson Murray, ed., The dynamics of military revolution, 1300-2050

Society and State

For [the left] there is only the state and the individual, nothing in between. No family to rely on, no friend to depend on, no community to call on. No neighbourhood to grow in, no faith to share in, no charities to work in. No-one but the Minister, nowhere but Whitehall, no such thing as society - just them, and their laws, and their rules, and their arrogance.
David Cameron, Conference Speech 2008

Socialism equals Animism

Imagining that all order is the result of design, socialists conclude that order must be improvable by better design of some superior mind.
F.A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit


[Every] sacrifice is an act of impurity that pays for a prior act of greater impurity... without its participants having to suffer the full consequences incurred by its predecessor. The punishment is commuted in a process that strangely combines and finesses the deep contradiction between justice and mercy.
Frederick Turner, Beauty: The Value of Values

Responsible Self

[The Axial Age] highlights the conception of a responsible self... [that] promise[s] man for the first time that he can understand the fundamental structure of reality and through salvation participate actively in it.
Robert N Bellah, "Religious Evolution", American Sociological Review, Vol. 29, No. 3.

Religion, Property, and Family

But the only religions that have survived are those which support property and the family. Thus the outlook for communism, which is both anti-property and anti-family, (and also anti-religion), is not promising.
F.A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit

Racial Discrimination

[T]he way “to achieve a system of determining admission to the public schools on a nonracial basis,” Brown II, 349 U. S., at 300–301, is to stop assigning students on a racial basis. The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.
Roberts, C.J., Parents Involved in Community Schools vs. Seattle School District


A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is ’merely relative’, is asking you not to believe him. So don’t.
Roger Scruton, Modern Philosophy

Physics, Religion, and Psychology

Paul Dirac: “When I was talking with Lemaître about [the expanding universe] and feeling stimulated by the grandeur of the picture that he has given us, I told him that I thought cosmology was the branch of science that lies closest to religion. However [Georges] Lemaître [Catholic priest, physicist, and inventor of the Big Bang Theory] did not agree with me. After thinking it over he suggested psychology as lying closest to religion.”
John Farrell, “The Creation Myth”


Within Pentecostalism the injurious hierarchies of the wider world are abrogated and replaced by a single hierarchy of faith, grace, and the empowerments of the spirit... where groups gather on rafts to take them through the turbulence of the great journey from extensive rural networks to the mega-city and the nuclear family...
David Martin, On Secularization

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