Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 193)

  • Liberalization and Russian beauty

    Anne Applebaum writes on a “frivolous [but] interesting” subject: “Where Did All Those Gorgeous Russians Come From? To put it bluntly, in the Soviet Union there was no market for female beauty. … Unusual beauty, like unusual genius, was considered highly suspicious in the Soviet Union and its satellite…
    Jon Sanders, January 29, 2008
  • Vermont town would arrest Bush, Cheney (unless they’re nude)?

    In the news: Brattleboro residents will vote at town meeting on whether President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should be indicted and arrested for war crimes, perjury or obstruction of justice if they ever step foot in Vermont. Brattleboro last made national news for proudly allowing…
    Jon Sanders, January 27, 2008
  • That’s our John!

    Charles Krauthammer leaves a mark: Edwards has made much of his renunciation of his Iraq War vote. But he has not stopped there. His entire campaign has been an orgy of regret and renunciation. • As senator, he voted in 2001 for a bankruptcy bill that he now denounces.
    Jon Sanders, January 25, 2008
  • Hark, the sound of consensus

    Per WRAL today: … The exchange [at the the 88th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society], captured by National Public Radio, illustrates how emotional the global warming debate has become for hurricane experts. “Can you answer the question?” Landsea demanded. “I’m not going to answer the question because…
    Jon Sanders, January 24, 2008
  • Please, make it stop

    It’s gotten beyond parody (well … almost). Now we’ve come to even more overt appeals to racism and sexism in the Democratic primary. The AP announces: “Bill Clinton: Race, gender key in S.C.” A snippet: Bill Clinton said Wednesday he expects blacks to vote for Barack…
    Jon Sanders, January 23, 2008
  • ‘Our abortion was a love story’: Women’s studies director

    From Mike Adams’ column today: … A few days later at the breakfast table, both Alison and [her husband] Walter wrote a letter. Then, they went and sat on a riverbank. Alison read her letter aloud. “Dear potential person,” she said, “Thank you so much for coming along.” She…
    Jon Sanders, January 23, 2008
  • More race and gender nonsense

    Remember when elections were about ideas, as opposed to today, when elections are supposedly about the most superficial characteristics of a person? This is what passes for election analysis at CNN: For these women, a unique, and most unexpected dilemma, presents itself: Should they vote their race, or…
    Jon Sanders, January 21, 2008
  • Don’t believe it

    There is no truth to the rumor that Hillary Clinton e-mailed supporters a wish for a “Happy LBJ Day, from the City of Hartley, District of Ferdinand.” Even if such an e-mail existed, it would no doubt have been composed by a campaign fundraiser, press secretary or…
    Jon Sanders, January 21, 2008