Monday, October 24, 2011

Cruising the Web

Get ready for all the redistricting court cases.

Ross Douthat explains
why Mitt Romney is the inevitable nominee and all the excitement about various other not-Romney candidates is just the media trying to gin up some excitement to keep viewers and readers paying attention.

The Washington Post Ombudsman takes the paper to task for not providing needed context for their story on the Koch brothers.

Martin Feldstein provides the evidence that a tax reform package similar to the one from 1986 that lowers the marginal tax rates while reducing tax loopholes and other tax expenditures and broadening the tax base could be an important part of a serious deficit reduction plan.

Here is our latest worry - Halloween is not good for the environment.

The Examiner asks a needed question:
where do the stimulus horror stories end?

Even Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google and a big Obama supporter, has come to realize the dangers of an over-intrusive government getting involved in trying to regulate innovation.
Mr. Schmidt recounted a dinner in 1995 featuring a talk by Andy Grove, a founder of Intel: "He says, 'This is easy to understand. High tech runs three times faster than normal businesses. And the government runs three times slower than normal businesses. So we have a nine-times gap.' All of my experiences are consistent with Andy Grove's observation."

Mr. Schmidt explained there was only one way to deal with this nine-times gap, which this column hereby christens "Grove's Law of Government." That is "to make sure that the government does not get in the way and slow things down."
Here's an explanation of why it's so hard to know how to spell the recently deceased Libyan dictator's name.

Does Rick Perry really think
it's to his advantage to express doubts about Obama's birth certificate?

Hmmm. Public sector unionized workers report more injuries and illnesses than non-unionized workers in comparable jobs. I wonder why.

Why the apostrophe may be destined for the ash heap of history.

Congratulations to Bobby Jindal who just got reelected with close to 66% of the vote.