Monday, August 3, 2009


Top-eds will be a recurring feature in which I highlight some of the better opinion pieces and editorials for the day/week. Hence, "Top-eds." Get it? Oh, shut up.

Socialist-Market Virus Threatens US and China - James A. Dorn, South China Morning Post

-Nice recap of the current and unstable state of US-China economic relations, and how both governments are feeding the problems.

Obama's More-for-Less Plan Doesn't Add Up - Caroline Baum, Bloomberg

-Your daily dose of ObamaCare mythbusting. This one even includes a fantastic closing zinger: "The Eskimos had an efficient way of rationing: in some cases they simply sent the elderly out to sea on an ice floe. It’s not what Gram and Gramps envisioned for their golden years." Ouch.

President Obama's Blue State Agenda - Ross Douthat, New York Times

-Douthat provides an eye-opening look at the Blue State Problem. Conclusion: if you want the US to end up like California or New Jersey, support the President's agenda. Conclusion2: my home state of Texas is awesome.

Let's Have a $4,500 Subsidy for Everything - Wall Street Journal

-Scathing critique of Keynsian stupidity. I am holding out for my Armani subsidy.

What Haiti can teach us about Honduras, - Mary Anastasia O'Grady, Wall Street Journal

-Excellent retrospective of the Clinton administration's shady bungling of the Haitian coup in the mid-1990s, and how it should color our understanding of the current situation in Honduras.

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