Tag Archives: United States

No, I’m Not Sorry for Supporting the Invasion of Iraq

David French has a powerful post regarding his support for the second Iraq War. It should be read in full, but here is the key section: Earlier this week, progressive Christian writer Jonathan Merritt called me out by name as an … Continue reading

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A Fundamentally Transformed Nation

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Poverty In America Versus Poverty Everywhere Else

The Heritage Foundation has a fascinating new article which uses US Census data to explore the nature of poverty in America. While the article should be read in full, for the moment let us just focus on the following graph. … Continue reading

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May 1945: Obama Claims No Military Solution For Crisis In Europe

(Via the archives of the New York Times) In a wide ranging press conference yesterday afternoon, President Obama claimed that despite the recent suicide of Germany’s top leader, he sees no military solution for the conflict in Europe and plans … Continue reading

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An Anniversary: Our Top Ten Posts For The Last Five Years

This blog is now five years old. Can you believe it? Time really has travelled fast. I started this blog when I was laid up after back surgery in Shanghai, China, and in turmoil because my wife was nine months … Continue reading

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No, China Is Not Surpassing The US As The World’s Number One Economy This Year (UPDATED)

Today’s headline in the Financial Times declares, “China poised to pass US as world’s leading economic power this year”.  This headline is misleading, however, as deep in the article, it notes that it is using the gross GDP as adjusted … Continue reading

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The USA According To Google Autocomplete (Map)

This is what most often comes up for each state when you type in “Why is [state] so…” (H/t Matt Yglesias) Related articles Google Autocomplete Embarrasses Us (and Our States) Again Missouri wants “to secede” according to Google’s autocomplete Google … Continue reading

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