The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

They Found Peggy Joseph!

Everybody remembers the Florida woman who, during the 2008 campaign, gleefully declared in a TV news interview after an Obama campaign rally that if Obama was elected, she wouldn’t have to worry about putting gas in her car or paying her mortgage. Over the years, whenever the headlines told of bad economic news I’d wonder […]

Like Margaret Thatcher Said

“The problem with socialism is, sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.” Venezuela is learning that lesson the hard way.  

Majoring in Minimum Wage

You may not remember “Hard Times for Gender Studies Major,” a post last August featuring the lament of @Andria_XX, who had an “Honors BA in Social Justice and Peace Studies” and was pursuing a Master’s degree in Gender Studies: “I have a honors BA and I’m defending my MA thesis in two weeks. I am […]

Thank God for the ‘Pay Gap’!

Ladies, if you think inequality is bad, guess what happens when women make more than their husbands? When she makes more, marriage difficulties jump and divorce rates rise by 50%. Economists at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the National University of Singapore found that traditional views of gender identity, particularly the […]

How @ClaireShipman Ironically Proves Phyllis Schlafly Right About the ‘Pay Gap’

The Left has been going nuts over an argument veteran conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly made about the “pay gap” between men and women. Schlafly referred to the pervasive phenomenon of hypergamy, i.e., “women typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than she does.” Sociologists would say it is not merely higher income, but […]

77 Cents on the Dollar?

President Obama’s repetition of feminist “pay gap” lies — the false claim that women earn only 77 cents for every dollar men earn in the same jobs — has come back to haunt him, Jennifer Rubin says: I’m betting the White House staffer who thought up the equal pay initiative is getting some fairly icy […]

Krugman Arsemageddon

by Smitty We had one of “those” incidents that you don’t document in detail, but can trigger a neologism, the other night at Schloss Smitty: Arsemageddon (n): The toddler has a soupy delivery. You think he’s merely wet through & blow away half the house getting to the change table — Keynesian Meanwich (@smitty_one_each) April […]

Yes, ObamaCare Kills Jobs

File this under “Not Exactly News.” Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of basic economics understood that the complex and burdensome system of mandates in ObamaCare would impede job creation. But nothing is true until the “experts” say so, I guess: The Republicans just got a big gift from the Congressional Budget Office: It’s going to […]

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