Rick Santorum

June 30, 2011

(Warning: This entry talks about some pretty gross stuff.  If you don’t want to be exposed to it, you may be better off just skipping this whole entry.)

A number of people are currently running to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012.  One of them is former senator Rick Santorum.

Santorum is a fiscal conservative and a foreign-policy conservative, but what’s really “politically incorrect” nowadays is that he’s also a social conservative.  He is strongly against homosexuality, for example.  Read the rest of this entry »

We’ve talked plenty before about incivility from liberals (who, ironically, often seem to think that conservatives have the monopoly on incivility), but I thought I’d pass on this example anyway.

I was glancing over a few of today’s featured blog entries on the Wordpress main page, and ran into this: in a conversational blog about the blogger’s life, an offhand reference to the fun and satisfaction of “smacking the stupid out of Sarah Palin”.  Read the rest of this entry »

As Dave Barry would say, I Am Not Making This Up:  The NPR headline is “Liberal Bloggers: Obama ‘Not Our Boyfriend Anymore'”.

During my last semester of law school, we read an interesting case for Corporations class, A. P. Smith Mfg. Co. vs. Barlow, 13 N.J. 145, 98 A.2d 581.  In this 1953 decision by the New Jersey supreme court, the question (basically) was whether the corporation was allowed to donate money to charity, or whether donating would be an illegal waste of the shareholders’ money.  I won’t bore you with the legal details (the court found that the corporation was allowed to make such donations), but listen to some of the testimony in the case:  Read the rest of this entry »

On Being “Driven”

November 18, 2010

A friend calls my attention to an interesting article about women, work, and culture in the Netherlands.  It suggests that in feminist and post-feminist America, women tend to feel unrelenting pressure to succeed on the same terms as men in the workplace, while also trying to find time for such traditionally feminine activities as caring for their children.  Because women are given no more hours in the day than men are, they cannot find the time to do everything, and are unhappier than American women of generations past. Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s an Idea

October 10, 2010

Liberals, let’s make a deal:  No conservative will have an opinion on employment, labor markets, or economics until he has experienced being an employee, at least once, and no liberal will have an opinion on such things until he has experienced being an employer.

Case Closed

June 4, 2010

As someone who has more than once wondered what is true and whether (and with how much certainty) it is even possible to know, I was interested to learn that three factual claims I had heard Mark Steyn and other commentators make in the past have now been confirmed by longtime liberal bastion The New York Times and more-or-less liberal “newsmagazine” Time:

1 — Read the rest of this entry »