Archive for October, 2010


The independent voters’ role in tossing out the Democrats

Paul Mirengoff at Power Line has posted an excellent piece titled Independents poised to deal hard blow to Democrats. He highlights two primary story lines for the upcoming election: Story number one…is, in my opinion, the abandonment of the Democratic Party by independent voters. This phenomenon pretty much ensures that the Dems will lose control [...]

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Rare-earth minerals & peak-oil: shortages or fallacies?

UPDATE Oct 28, 2010: “The Chinese government on Thursday abruptly ended its unannounced export embargo on crucial rare earth minerals to the United States, Europe and Japan, four industry officials said” to the New York Times. Business Insider notes with humor that this occurred on the same day a new rare-earth ETF (REMX) opened. ———————- [...]

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“The concrete has already been poured around the Democrats’ feet”

So says GOP consultant Kevin Madden about the Dems’ inability to find a message that resonates with voters. With just two weeks left till November 2nd, they’re toast. Every day brings fresh evidence of Democratic officials virtually abandoning House members whose re-election bids seem hopeless. Republicans are expanding the field to pursue races that once [...]

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Tea Party wants liberty…and karma??

“What do tea partiers really want?” is a continuing (online) parlor game, and now Jonathan Heidt weighs in. Writing in the Wall Street Journal’s Saturday Essay, Heidt — a University of Virginia professor — opines that Tea Party members can be divided into two main groups: those who want libertarian-style liberty, and those who want [...]

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Chilean Miners Rescue: what if it happened in, say, West Virginia?

John Lillipop at American Conservative Daily imagines the cave-in that trapped 33 Chilean miners happening a bit differently. What if this crisis, rather than the Obama oil spill disaster, had occurred over the summer — how might it have played out? Here are the first two events in Lillipop’s sequence: On August 5, Obama claims [...]

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