URLs du Jour


  • Riding to the rescue of beleagured New Hampshire citizens in a time of economic crisis, the New Hampshire House … voted for $200 million in new and increased taxes.

    Seriously, NH: you voted in the Democrats, what did you think was gonna happen?

    (Although I suspect it's running on a Commodore 64, the NH General Court server will cough up how your reps voted on HB2, if you're persistent. It took a couple tries for me, but eventually it admitted that all five legistators from Strafford 02 voted in favor.)

  • The coveted Pun Salad Read the Whole Thing Award for today goes to Ramesh Ponnuru's NYT op-ed column talking sense on health care reform:
    America's dysfunctional health care financing system needs to be reformed. But the goal should not be universal coverage. Reform should simply aim to make health insurance more affordable and portable.
    Especially recommended if you've been seduced by the "universal coverage" mantra.

  • Exurban League has a sneak peek of President Obama's remarks on the Somali pirates:
    For too long, America has been too dismissive of the proud culture and invaluable contributions of the Pirate Community. Whether it is their pioneering work with prosthetics, husbandry of tropical birds or fanciful fashion sense, America owes a deep debt to Pirates.

  • Virginia Postrel detects glamour in Star Trek.

  • Dogs are saints.