Daily Archives: July 28, 2011
Roy, after watching the debate you cited, people can revisit the February 2009 debate in Hickory between John Christy and William Schlesinger. Find the entire 1:15:15 video clip here or click the YouTube clip below to watch the first segment of an eight-part series uploaded at that site.
This is a video of a debate on global warming between Lord Christopher Monkton and Dr. Richard Dennis. What is particularly interesting, but completely typical, is that Monkton, the skeptic buttressed all of his arguments with actual data and references to peer reviewed scientific literature. Dennis, the non-skeptic, cited absolutely no actual data and notContinue Reading
Has anyone noticed the political genius of the Democrats (with the help of the media). In debt limit extension debates they have been able to arrange it so that the ball is always in the Republican’s court. Here’s how it goes. After some negotiations that yield no agreement the Dems come out claiming that theContinue Reading
National Review Online’s Andrew Stiles reports that 3rd District U.S. Rep Walter Jones, who voted against the GOP “Cut, Cap, and Balance” plan for debt reduction, will support Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling bill today. Read the post here.
Commenting on last weekend’s column by Peggy Noonan: Peggy Noonan is powerful when writing about the president and Democratic leadership singing in unison: “Raise taxes on millionaires” and “I kept myself lonely for you.” (“This is No Time for Games,” Declarations, July 16). Would anyone be better off if Henry Ford, Thomas Edison or AlexanderContinue Reading
In “Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips,” Betsy Sparrow, Jenny Liu, and Daniel M. Wegner examine the relationship between personal memory and the use of the Internet to access information instantly. They hypothesize that the Internet encourages individuals to “store” information outside themselves, rather memorize (or learn?) it. InContinue Reading
Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have initiated phase two of their public relations campaign. Phase one, what Meck Deck blogger Tara Servatius calls the “oh-so-broke shuffle,” is complete. Phase two is in full swing. CMS officials and their boosters now blame the “budget process” for forcing them to make dire predictionsContinue Reading
Yes, it makes sense to push for a debt-limit deal that puts the brakes on runaway federal government overspending. But Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner makes the case today for making a deal sooner — rather than later — even if it’s not ideal. Even if various accounting tricks and payment prioritization could buyContinue Reading