Michael Sanera


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  • Goldberg hits another homerun

    I just finished Jonah Goldberg’s excellent book The Tyranny of Cliches: How the Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas.  Each of the 24 chapters debunks a liberal cliché with equal portions of wit and wisdom.  The chapter on the “living constitution” is exceptional, especially this passage. “Drunk on a…
    Michael Sanera, April 13, 2013
  • Speaking truth to power

    Don Boudreaux is truly a man of “letters.”  See this one at Cafe Hayek. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) 711 Hart Senate Bldg. Washington, DC 20501 Dear Sen. Durbin: You frequently complain about America’s trade deficit.  But on Sunday’s Face the Nation you complained instead about Mitt…
    Michael Sanera, July 11, 2012
  • More on Cracker Barrel’s EV charging stations

    I guess I am not the only conservative who likes Click and Clack the car guys.  Here is post by a reader of their newsletter about the Cracker Barrel electric car charging stations.  (see my previous post.) Right Jim, nothing to do with the BILLIONs in tax payer money thrown…
    Michael Sanera, June 15, 2012
  • Another company panders to the green crowd

    The NPR Car Talk guys report that Cracker Barrel is installing four electric car charging stations at locations in Texas and Governor Perry is a supporter.  Go figure… Cracker Barrel and electric cars? Why, yes. As spokeswoman Julie Davis points out, the very first store in 1959 had gas…
    Michael Sanera, June 15, 2012
  • Ponder this quote

    From The Patriot Post email. “It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. … For my part, whatever anguish…
    Michael Sanera, June 15, 2012
  • Trains will not solve the traffic congestion problem

    Or so says TTA Executive Director David King and Wake County Manager David Cooke. This letter to the editor quotes their statements during a transit debate between them and Dr. David Hartgen, the author of our study of the Wake County Transit Plan. At the June 11 Wake…
    Michael Sanera, June 14, 2012
  • She will be missed

    Here is the Washington Post obituary of Dr. Elinor Ostrom who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.  I first ran across her work and the Indiana School of Public Choice when I was in graduate school in the 1970s.  Elinor and her husband Vincent had an major…
    Michael Sanera, June 14, 2012
  • Here is another reason to dislike the liberals who run Portland

    The Institute for Justice is defending two Portland limo companies that gave customers Groupon.com discounts.  Who knew that lowering prices would be illegal and the criminals who practice price lowering are subject to $895,000 fines? When did giving your customers a good deal become illegal?  The answer is in…
    Michael Sanera, June 8, 2012