Archive for December, 2008

Global cooling ‘is not evidence that global warming is slowing’

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

My relatives in New England are fighting their way out from under a giant ice storm. Here in Las Vegas it’s been snowing all week, several weeks earlier than our usual one-day-a-year photo op of snow and icicles sparkling one of our palm-bedecked golf courses before melting away by afternoon. The National Weather Service calls […]

Who the heck approved this thing?

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

At hearings in Las Vegas Tuesday, Nevadans who have lost their jobs or their homes — or both — told a federal panel that $700 billion transferred to their Wall Street pals by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and (Federal Reserve) Inflation Secretary Ben Bernanke have done nothing to improve financial conditions outside New York. The […]

Our second national holiday

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Americans make a big hubbub over the Fourth of July. True, the victory of 1781 was an amazing triumph, and the vision of those gathered in Philadelphia five years before — that men may rightfully form or disband governments at will, for the higher purpose of protecting our God-given individual rights — is still worth […]

Monday is ‘Bill of Rights Day.’ Should we wear mourning?

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

America’s great national holiday is July 4 — celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But how long did that confederation of sovereign states formed in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall to fight the Revolution really last? Only the brightest of today’s young scholars are likely to recall that it passed away on June 21, 1788, […]

‘Guns for kindergarten teachers!’

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Published 12/10/08 in Shotgun News: Nevada Democrats spent the autumn waging an unsavory “hit piece” campaign against two of my local state senators, Joe Heck and Bob Beers. I doubt it’s the only state where Dems were back to their old tricks, but it’s one I was able to watch closely. The full-color Democratic mailers […]

In this Christmas season, let us not forget the cripples

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

In this holiday season, it’s hard to be hard-hearted. So you’ll pardon me if this week I refrain from writing one of my usual missives condemning the waste, fraud, arrogance and generally thuggish behavior of our government masters, claiming they need more of your paycheck because their budgets have been “cut to the bone” when […]