If you watched the latest installment of The Revolution series on the History Channel last night, you would have seen that General Daniel Morgan scored a dazzling victory against the British. Upon executing their Southern Strategy, the British applied a siege to Charleston, North Carolina and then captured it. The British were rolling up [...]
Archive for July, 2006
Forget oil, here is the new energy boom in Texas:
DALLAS - Long known as a top oil- and natural gas-producing state, Texas has gained new energy acclaim by becoming the nation’s top producer of wind energy. … That puts Texas slightly ahead of California, the nation’s leader since 1981. California has 2,323 megawatts of capacity. [...]
The Republican controlled House passed a bill yesterday to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour. In stealing the minimum wage issue from the Democrats, you have to give the Republicans an “A” for smart politics. The Democrats must be fuming:
“I know why you’re mad,” said Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.). “You’ve seen us really [...]
C. Van Carter comments on low-skill immigrants (via Sixteen Volts):
If, as immigrationists often claim, the economy benefits so much from low skill workers, why continue to spend money educating native born Americans? Think of the economic boom to result if we stopped funding high schools and colleges in order to increase the homegrown pool of [...]
In the news today:
LUBBOCK, Texas - Less than two years ago, Roy Velez got the worst news a father could get: His oldest son was dead, killed during combat in Iraq.
This week, his pain only deepened with news that his youngest son had died in Afghanistan.
No words [...]
Some efforts are underway to get a Republican compromise on immigration reform:
In an attempt to strike a pre-election Republican compromise on immigration, two conservative lawmakers unveiled a plan today that would allow most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States a chance to work here legally, but only after the government certifies [...]
From Bill Roggio at the Counterterrorism Blog (via Willisms):
The Israeli Air Force also dropped leaflets warning the residents to evacuate the entire region south of the Litani River: “To residents of villages south of the Litani River: due to the terror incidents being carried out from within your villages and homes against the State of [...]
I suggested the other day that it is time to begin a discussion about whether it makes sense to divide Iraq into three states. Pejman Yousefzadeh and Josh Trevino are blogging about partitioning Iraq. Josh writes:
… a unitary Iraq without an autocrat is a fool’s dream.
Perhaps that was the great oversight when invading [...]
Every day I get Google hits at this site by people who are angry about speed bumps on streets near them. Occasionally I get people searching for the opposite too - people who want some speed bumps put in. They are interested in “traffic calming devices” (where do they come up with these names?). So [...]
You may have heard before that sometimes some of the environmentally friendly technologies are not so green after all when the big picture is taken into account. Consider hybrid vehicles. Shikha Dalmia at the Reason Foundation writes:
Spinella spent two years on the most comprehensive study to date – dubbed “Dust to Dust” — collecting data [...]
I received an email from Dr. Rusty Shackleford of the blog Jawa Report. His blog has now been banned in India - the world’s largest democracy. What was the grave offense worth suppressing free speech over? Rusty explains:
Why did India ban this website? And what is the larger meaning of this action?
The short answer [...]