Sunday, December 29, 2013

Notable Quote: Ludwig Von Mises

by Skip December 29, 2013

Young people once looked forward to the day they would escape the family home and forge their own path through life. Holding down a job, managing their finances and taking responsibility for their actions were what defined them as adults. And a society of such people, working together, was the cornerstone of Western civilisation. But […]

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Top 20 Grok Posts for 2013

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2013

This years top 20, like last years, is based entirely on comments.  So it is  not so much the top 20 best posts for content, reporting, or style  just the ones that inspired the most debate. This years number one comment-getting post is number one because the subject of the post was so ‘inspired’ by […]

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A fact – but not an answer

by Skip December 29, 2013

Advantage Guinta in the “Answer the Question” category.  Host of WMUR’s Closeup, Josh McElveen, asked what I thought was a simple straight-forward to US Senator Kelly Ayotte:  Is there a collective unity or is it still as fractured as it was Nov 7? Well, you know, just like any place, there are divergent views within […]

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What makes that a great idea?

by Skip December 29, 2013

The NH GOP should go “X Contests” a la the Ansari X Prize that was offered by the X Foundation Frank Guinta was on WMUR’s (just like the logo says) “Close Up” – no big surprise as like all shows, we are now in the “wrap up for the year” time slot for all the […]

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If Universities Can Regulate Away A Second Amendment Right…

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2013

Yesterday Rick reported on a gun rights ruling in Florida that overturned a Florida State University ban on students storing firearms in their vehicles. Judge Clay Roberts wrote, “Restricting recreational activities is a far cry from restricting a fundamental, constitutional right to keep and bear arms for self-defense…” … Judge Scott Makar wrote “… If […]

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GrokTALK! Interview – Jason Bedrick on School Choice

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2013

(Note: Audio links have been ‘refreshed.’ Everything should be working properly now. Enjoy.) We are not doing a two-hour show this week–our next full program in on Jan 4, 2014– but I found myself in Concord and took the opportunity to do a phone interview on the topic of School Choice with Jason Bedrick. Jason […]

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Marine Corps: Politican Correctness, Diversity, and Feminism for combat?

by Skip December 29, 2013

From the Eldest, a prior Marine: “This is gonna get a lot more people killed” From the Washington Examiner, news that many of us said would soon be forthcoming when Obama made the decision that women would be serving in combat – that standards would be lowered: The Marine Corps has delayed the requirement for […]

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Data Point – GDP vs Employment, 2002 – 2013

by Skip December 29, 2013

Productivity: (H/T: AEIdeas)

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