Michael Sanera


Posts by Michael Sanera (page 7)

  • Death of civil discourse

    Yet another blog eliminates its comment section because participants cannot control themselves and engage in civil discourse. My unscientific poll shows that this problem is primarily an affliction of the left.  Many on the left seem incapable of engaging in intellectual discourse. Don correctly labels this problem “e-food fights.” See…
    Michael Sanera, December 19, 2011
  • Entrepreneur battles city bureaurcacy. Let’s hope he wins!

    I received this kind note from a local entrepreneurs who wants to sell legal items to willing customers downtown but faces significant bureaucratic and political obstacles. For obvious reasons, he will remain anonymous.  It is unfortunate that in this free country citizens are fearful to express their dissatisfaction with government…
    Michael Sanera, December 15, 2011
  • Great one-liners from Geo Will

    George Will discusses the latest dust up between Romney and Gingrich. Bottom line: Gingrich was wrong to criticize Romney for “committing  acts of capitalism” while working at Bain Capital. Gingrich did so when goaded by Romney regarding his, Gingrich’s, self-described service as a “historian” for Freddie Mac, which…
    Michael Sanera, December 14, 2011
  • If we could only be like Denver or Portland or…

    Last April, Raleigh officials visited Denver to witness all of the great things happening there with the hope that they can be reproduced in Raleigh, especially Denver’s light rail system. The group toured Denver’s light rail system and got a firsthand look at the city’s downtown area, City Councilman…
    Michael Sanera, December 13, 2011
  • Obama’s bizzaro math and economics

    Here is Don Boudreaux’s entire post from Cafe Hayek: Last night on “60 Minutes” (HT IndianaJim) President Obama said to interviewer Steve Croft about tax cuts: Steve, the math is the math.  You can’t lower rates and raise revenue, unless you’re getting revenue from someplace else. This answer reveals…
    Michael Sanera, December 13, 2011
  • We should never forget the Gulag

    The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has produced a new online Gulag Exhibit. The introductory video here is well worth viewing. In addition to exclusive essays written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum, eminent Soviet historian Dr. Richard Pipes, and Estonian author and journalist Imbi Paju, the exhibit features…
    Michael Sanera, December 9, 2011
  • The Founders explain the meaning of “limited government”

    Our friends at What Would the Founders Think offer this series of quotes from the Founders on the meaning of limited government.  Madison, Washington, Jefferson explain the Constitution.  Too bad our schools don’t teach this stuff.  They are too busy with diversity training, Anti-drug lectures and the whole assortment…
    Michael Sanera, December 8, 2011
  • Obama the next T.R.? Let’s hope not

    The Ohio Farmer comments on the fundamental change that Teddy Roosevelt brought to the presidency in his letter “Caesars or Presidents.” The Ohio Farmer argues that the election of 1912 was the turning point.  After this election, presidents devoted to progressive ideology tried to become Caesars who rejected the…
    Michael Sanera, December 7, 2011