Monthly Archives: June 2011

Unamusement Park

This is an unusual post, in that I’m going to let readers do most of the talking. To be precise: readers of NBC Chicago’s local news. Recently, I covered Chicago’s wave of Black mob violence in early June, and how … Continue reading

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Maybe The Media Ignores the Story Because it now has a “Dog Bites Man” Quality

On Sunday, an Israeli Arab, on his way back from work, relied on his GPS to guide him through a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem on a shortcut home. A Jewish child in the neighborhood spotted the man, a 28-year-old worker … Continue reading

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On The Massacre Of The Christians In Bulgaria

Christ, dost thou live indeed? or are thy bones Still straightened in their rock-hewn sepulcher? And was thy Rising only dreamed by Her Whose love of thee for all her sin atones? For here the air is horrid with men’s … Continue reading

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Why Does Illinois Always Show Up On a List Like This?!

The NYT has a thoughtful immigration piece on its op-ed page (how often do you read that sentence?). It’s by law professor Peter Schuck, who, if you imagine a spectrum of opinion on immigration from, say, me at one end … Continue reading

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Please Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain

…Conservatives are in an uproar that the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has filed an unfair labor charge against Boeing. It seems the president of Boeing was unwise enough to blurt out that his company would move … Continue reading

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Sometimes Libertarians Are Crazy, Part 68

Dear Don Boudreaux, I really like your style and I have learned a lot about economics from reading your blog and your writing, especially your well-crafted letters to the editor (you know how I love letters). But like many libertarians, … Continue reading

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“I’m Really Not This Stupid, I Just Pretend For TV”

(CNN) — Former New York Giants receiver David Tyree’s celebrated catch in the closing seconds of Super Bowl XLII was pivotal to his team’s victory. Now out of football, he is trying to claim a last-minute win over another foe … Continue reading

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