Dartblog points out this article from the Christian Science Monitor that indicates Jill Carroll's post-release statements reflecting well upon her captors were actually coerced as part of the deal for her freedom.
I should not have implied otherwise a few days ago.
Arnold Kling gives
more reasons to be skeptical of James Pinkerton's "fix"
for a sucky Federal government. Michael Giberson at Knowledge Problem
is similarly unimpressed.
I'm relieved that folks more
credible than I find Pinkerton non-compelling.
But I was so wrapped up in Pinkerton yesterday that I missed reading
at Tech Central Station, who's also noticed a hockey-stick
increase in global warming alarmism. Noticing Time's suggestion
that "maybe we can begin living more like the average Chinese or
Indian", Nick observes:
According to the CIA World Factbook, the per capita GDP on India is $3,400 a year, and $6,200 a year in China. In the United States it's $41,800. So yes, Time is indeed advocating cutting living standards by as much as ten times. If you want something to "be worried" about, as Time asserts on its cover, well there you have it.
Sam Kazman welcomes
new regulations under Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards
for trucks, SUVs, and vans by pointing out (a) they reduce consumer
choice, and (b) oh, yeah, they also kill people. Your Federal
Government, bringing you both Death and Taxes!
Since I read Kausfiles I now know there's a punctuation
symbol meant to indicate ironical statements, and it's HTMLable: ؟. I'm excited
by this new expressivity, but kind of worried that I'll use it
- And finally, two words: (1) Skateboarding; (2) Bulldog. God Bless America.