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by glenn reynolds

HEINLEINIAN “BAD LUCK:” Rich Karlgaard: America’s Missing Wealth. Suppose the U.S. economy, since 1949, were giving up 2% extra growth per year because of bad economic policy. Or, as Ramsey might say, because Presidents, legislators and unelected...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I THINK TED CRUZ IS SECRETLY RUNNING HER CAMPAIGN: Wendy Davis Wants To Know If Greg Abbott, Whose Wife Is Mexican-American, Supports A Ban On Interracial Marriage. “Her last-ditch ad with the empty wheelchair didn’t turn out very well among sane...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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FORBES: #GamerGate Is Not A Hate Group, It’s A Consumer Movement. Related: #GamerGate Makes the Left Uncomfortable Because Gamer Gaters Have Adopted the Left’s Tactics. “At the risk of engaging in some questionable psychoanalysis, allow me to suggest...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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K.C. JOHNSON: Ezra Klein’s Confusion on the California Sex Law. In an attempt to defend the indefensible, Ezra Klein penned a meandering column responding to the many critics of his “yes-means-yes” defense. Or, I should say, responding to some...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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SO, IT’S BASICALLY THE HUNTER BIDEN STORY, THEN: Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong. Speaking of which, I’d really like to see some investigative journalism into how Hunter Biden got his military...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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HUNTER BIDEN QUESTIONS: “a) Why was a 40+ year-old man allowed to enlist and b) why was a 40+ year-old man doing coke?” Answers: a) Joe Biden’s son, and b) Joe Biden’s son. But I would like to see some investigative journalism into how he got...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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TAXPROF ROUNDUP: The IRS Scandal, Day 530.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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IN THE MAIL: From Alexander Watson, Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I. Plus, today only at Amazon: Little Giant Adjustable Step Ladder, $168.00 (44% off). And, also today only: “Hill Street Blues,” The Complete Series, $79.99...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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I GUESS OBAMA HAS GONE RACIST: DHS requires West Africa travelers to arrive at five airports.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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SHIKHA DALMIA: The Left’s Creeping Totalitarianism on Affirmative Consent; Depriving men of their due process rights won’t help women. I’d say it’s more galloping than “creeping.”
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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EBOLA: WORSE THAN REPORTED? [Sorious] Samura, a television journalist originally from Sierra Leone, said the Liberian authorities appeared to be deliberately downplaying the true number of cases, for fear of increasing alarm in the west African country....
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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AIRBRUSHING: White House Deletes Obama’s ‘Unpaid Bills’ Admission from Transcript.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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OBAMA’S HOME TOWN: Chicagoland voting machine casts candidate’s vote for his Dem opponent. Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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MY USA TODAY COLUMN: “God protects fools, drunks, and the United States of America. Of course we were a much more devout nation when (Otto von) Bismarck made that observation.”
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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GOOD NEWS: Hero Carries Man Out Of Burning Building In Fresno, Calif., Then Vanishes. “The video shows the man walk into the smoke and flames. At one point, a crash or explosion sends other would-be rescuers fleeing, but not the hero, who emerges from...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Massachusetts “Ratepayer Advocate” Martha Coakley Took Utility Donations. “Attorney General Martha Coakley, charged with protecting ratepayers against utility company price gouging, held two gubernatorial campaign fundraisers...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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SURE LOOKS LIKE IT: Michael Barone: Does the end of history result in political decay? “The bottom line is that good things (stable government, lack of defeat in war or major economic collapse) tend to produce bad things (decay of bureaucratic institutions,...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A “SMART DIPLOMACY” RETROSPECTIVE: Gaddafi died 3 years ago. Would Libya be better off if he hadn’t?
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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TAMMY BRUCE: It’s the Ebola incompetence, stupid. There’s no Ebola panic, but the public’s measured judgment of Obama’s bungling.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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TRANSPARENCY: Obama’s New Ebola Czar Refuses To Testify. The White House’s new Ebola czar will not testify before lawmakers Friday on the U.S. response to the epidemic. Ron Klain, a Democratic operative, was named as the Obama administration’s...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Kay Hagan Put Judge Up for Federal Appointment As Judge Ruled on Husband’s Million-Dollar Lawsuit.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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NO TARGET IS TOO SMALL for Wisconsin’s Deep State. The only reason the election is close is because of abuses of power targeting Walker donors and supporters.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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JOEL KOTKIN: Democrats Move Left. Much has been written about the right-ward shift of the Republican Party, but far less about a mounting left-wing movement among Democrats. While the media tends to dismiss the right-wingers of the GOP as “wingnuts,”...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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HISTORY DOESN’T REPEAT BUT IT RHYMES: Biden Cocaine Scandal Mirrors Joe McCarthy Scandal: Evidently there was an effort, successful for eight months, to conceal this curious episode. But while the attempted cover-up is, perhaps, understandable from...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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PROF. MARK PERRY DOES THE MATH: If only 12% of campus sexual assaults get reported, then only 1 in 32 women at Ohio State are sexually assaulted, not 1 in 5.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Public university offers ‘breakup training.’
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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REPUBLICANS SHOULD PUSH THIS ISSUE: 70% of Americans Favor Making Birth Control Pills and Patches Over-the-Counter.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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TRANSPARENCY: Ebola Czar Vanishes from Democracy Alliance Website; Ron Klain no longer listed as a trustee for Third Way. Third Way, a progressive think tank with ties to the Democracy Alliance, has removed newly appointed Ebola czar Ron Klain from its...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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EBOLA: Why The Guard And Reserve? Why Now?
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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IT’S NOT CLEAR TO ME THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS SUFFERING FROM A VAGINA SHORTAGE AT THE MOMENT: “What is the case for Hillary…? It boils down… She has experience, she’s a woman, and it’s her turn.”
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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REASON TV: Shake it Off: Obama Version (w/ Remy).
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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WOW, YET ANOTHER DEMOCRAT FLIPS, BECOMES RACIST: Cuomo changes course on travel ban. “Goveror Andrew Cuomo now says the federal government ‘should seriously consider’ a ban on flights from West Africa, a call at odds with most public health officials,...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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WE DON’T WANT NUMBERS THAT MIGHT HURT THE NARRATIVE: White House Mandated Campus Climate Surveys Likely To Ignore Male Victims. “Note how they define sexual intercourse above. Apparently men can’t have sexual intercourse.”
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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NBC NEWS: U.S. Doctor Catches Ebola And Recovers From It Without Anyone Knowing. “An American doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone last month has gone quietly home after spending six weeks at Emory University’s special biocontainment unit,...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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JUSTINE TUNNEY: “The 900 pound elephant in the gamer/sexism debate, is they’re really just attacking autistic people for clumsy social propriety.”
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A RETURN TO SANITY IN AUSTRALIA? Girls leading way in new gun trend as parents tell anti-gun lobby to back off. The anti-gun people seem to be arguing that since their own kids are idiots, so are other people’s.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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SHOCKER: Vegetarians Have Much Lower Sperm Counts. “Vegetarians and vegans had significantly lower sperm counts compared with meat eaters, 50 million sperm per ml compared with 70 million per ml. They also had lower average sperm motility – the number...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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HMM: MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete. “Why heat or cool a building when you could heat or cool a person?” Compare with the Stanford Glove.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A POSSIBLE Isis Terror Attack in Canada?
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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AT AMAZON, bestsellers in Medicine. Also, the Kindle Daily Deal.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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MY USA TODAY COLUMN FOR TOMORROW: “God protects fools, drunks, and the United States of America. Of course we were a much more devout nation when (Otto von) Bismarck made that observation.”
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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SURVEILLANCE CAMERA RECORDS BALLOT BOX STUFFING IN MARICOPA COUNTY. I believe the traditional remedy for this sort of thing was to beat the offender senseless, then dump him off in front of his party headquarters. Are we going back to those times?
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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TOM BLUMER: Rolling Stone Goes to the Barricades; One-percenters Jann Wenner and Paul Krugman team up to motivate the “Progressive” base for November. Who still reads Rolling Stone?
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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FITBIT UPDATE: Fitbit Says It Will Make Changes to Address Complaints About Allergic Reactions.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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AMERICAN SCHOOLS ARE TRAINING KIDS FOR A WORLD THAT DOESN’T EXIST. But there’s exciting new stuff happening. Do tell.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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SO MANY DEMOCRATS ARE SUDDENLY TURNING RACIST: Jeanne Shaheen Flips, Endorses Ebola Travel Ban.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A FUEL-MILEAGE CHALLENGE: The 2015 Audi A3 TDI. “The goal? Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Coronado, California, on one tank of diesel. That’s a distance of 834 miles.” Well, I got that kind of range out of the A8L TDI, which is a much bigger car....
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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AT AMAZON, deals on Outdoor Gear. Plus, deals on Hoover cordless vacs.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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LESSONS LEARNED: How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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THE EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD COULD FLIP FASTER THAN WE THOUGHT. “Regardless of the speed at which it occurs, that next reversal might happen sooner than originally thought. Geophysicists have noticed that the earth’s magnetic field has been weakening...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Monday, October 20, 2014
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