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Daily Blogs for 3/2008

by Christopher Chantrill

How Could This Happen, Say Libs | 03/31/08
 You gotta love our liberal friends. Here we should be wiping the floor with the ...

Just One Day In The News | 03/28/08
 Over on the right at Road to the Middle Class we run a ticker of ...

Benedict XVI Baptizes a Muslim | 03/27/08
 What are we to think of the provocative act consummated by Pope Benedict XVI during ...

Obama Ain't No Jackie Robinson | 03/26/08
 Back in 1947, relates ...

Bernanke's ARM Assist | 03/25/08
 TV personality and Wall Street man ...

Democrats and Race | 03/24/08
 One of the things we conservatives constantly try to do is step out of the default ...

"We're Owed and They Aren't" | 03/21/08
 Writing in The American Thinker ...

Too Big To Fail | 03/20/08
 What do we do about institutions, particularly financial institutions, that are ...

Obama Fails the Test | 03/19/08
 Everyone agrees that Senator Barack Obama ...

A National Conversation on Race | 03/18/08
 For as long as I can remember liberals have liked to suggest that we need a ...

Another Day Another Dollar | 03/17/08
 Is there enough fear out there after the Fed moved in to stop the rot at mortgage ...

Double Standard on Bigotry | 03/14/08
 One thing that conservatives and Republicans really know. When we step into the ...

Bill Buckley Didn't Like Writing | 03/13/08
 What a grand life Bill Buckley had, doing what he loved, and being so good at it. ...

CA Homeschooling Decision an Opportunity | 03/13/08
 Conservatives and homeschooling parents are naturally worried and upset over the ...

Free Speech Means Free Speech | 03/12/08
 University of Notre Dame president Father John Jenkins has ...

To Ease or Not to Ease | 03/11/08
 When the economy turns south, what should the politicians do? Sometimes they do too ...

Fiddling with the Rules | 03/10/08
 If you talk to your Democratic friends they will sometimes wander off into a ...

Employers Cut 63,000 Jobs in February(1) | 03/07/08
 The lede in the New York Sun, reported by ...

"Sexism" in Science(1) | 03/06/08
 At Harvard University, writes Christina Hoff Sommers, they have a ...

Not Just a 50-50 Nation | 03/05/08
 Mark it down. It’s not just a 50-50 Nation any more. Everyone agrees that ...

Texas v. Ohio(4) | 03/04/08
 As Texas and Ohio voters go to the polls the Wall Street Journal edit page ...

Dems Trash NAFTA | 03/03/08
 Democrats like to tell us how they believe in science—unlike those ...

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Faith & Purpose

“When we began first to preach these things, the people appeared as awakened from the sleep of ages—they seemed to see for the first time that they were responsible beings, and that a refusal to use the means appointed was a damning sin.”
Finke, Stark, The Churching of America, 1776-1990


Mutual Aid

In 1911... at least nine million of the 12 million covered by national insurance were already members of voluntary sick pay schemes. A similar proportion were also eligible for medical care.
Green, Reinventing Civil Society


Education

“We have met with families in which for weeks together, not an article of sustenance but potatoes had been used; yet for every child the hard-earned sum was provided to send them to school.”
E. G. West, Education and the State


Living Under Law

Law being too tenuous to rely upon in [Ulster and the Scottish borderlands], people developed patterns of settling differences by personal fighting and family feuds.
Thomas Sowell, Conquests and Cultures


German Philosophy

The primary thing to keep in mind about German and Russian thought since 1800 is that it takes for granted that the Cartesian, Lockean or Humean scientific and philosophical conception of man and nature... has been shown by indisputable evidence to be inadequate. 
F.S.C. Northrop, The Meeting of East and West


Knowledge

Inquiry does not start unless there is a problem... It is the problem and its characteristics revealed by analysis which guides one first to the relevant facts and then, once the relevant facts are known, to the relevant hypotheses.
F.S.C. Northrop, The Logic of the Sciences and the Humanities


Chappies

“But I saw a man yesterday who knows a fellow who had it from a chappie that said that Urquhart had been dipping himself a bit recklessly off the deep end.”  —Freddy Arbuthnot
Dorothy L. Sayers, Strong Poison


Democratic Capitalism

I mean three systems in one: a predominantly market economy; a polity respectful of the rights of the individual to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and a system of cultural institutions moved by ideals of liberty and justice for all. In short, three dynamic and converging systems functioning as one: a democratic polity, an economy based on markets and incentives, and a moral-cultural system which is plural and, in the largest sense, liberal.
Michael Novak, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism


Action

The incentive that impels a man to act is always some uneasiness... But to make a man act [he must have] the expectation that purposeful behavior has the power to remove or at least to alleviate the felt uneasiness.
Ludwig von Mises, Human Action


Churches

[In the] higher Christian churches... they saunter through the liturgy like Mohawks along a string of scaffolding who have long since forgotten their danger. If God were to blast such a service to bits, the congregation would be, I believe, genuinely shocked. But in the low churches you expect it every minute.
Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm


Conversion

“When we received Christ,” Phil added, “all of a sudden we now had a rule book to go by, and when we had problems the preacher was right there to give us the answers.”
James M. Ault, Jr., Spirit and Flesh


Living Law

The recognition and integration of extralegal property rights [in the Homestead Act] was a key element in the United States becoming the most important market economy and producer of capital in the world.
Hernando de Soto, The Mystery of Capital


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