WHY ARE the opinion pages of big-city American newspapers almost universally liberal? This question inspired a round of journalistic navel-gazing at reason.com (libertarian) and thedailybeast.com (the zombie that once was Newsweek). Our own Houston Chronicle, which seemingly prefers death to the dishonor of having even one genuine traditionalist and conservative on the local opinion payroll, popped up as . . .
Erica Greider supplies a fresh view of the nation's second most populous sate in "Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn From the Strange Genius of Texas." An editor at Texas Monthly, the author explains the state's much-heralded record of economic growth and does her best to strip away some of . . .
OUR OLD PAL Nick Anderson, like all progressives, is a gun-control absolutist. His latest contribution appears today. The point he makes is predictable and, in its essence, wrong. But it is done with good craft, effectively, and within the rules of the cartooning game, fairly and squarely.
His headline, though, is a sad bit of work. It opens a window to the sarcastic-to-the-point-of-hateful progressive attitude toward our sweet land. "Welcome . . .
. . . that's what they were talking about, way back then.
The fact was that in this country, we had gone very much further toward socialism than most democratic countries in Europe -- in the extent of the public sector, with the nationalized industries, and the amount of control, and to some extent the attitudes. We had to turn back. In other words, the center is always the midway between two points, and the whole of the political debate had gone to the left. . .
HOUSTON CHRONICLE cartoonist Nick Anderson today celebrates the death of Margaret Thatcher with an image of her as a particularly ugly harridan, berating God at a desk in heaven. "What kind of socialist dystopia are you running here, kind sir?"
God, miserable, head in hands, hides under the desk: "I think I've died and gone to hell."
MAN, WAS it ever a great Unca D blog post! Too bad you can't see it.
The Houston Chronicle came out Sunday for a higher federal minimum wage. All of you who are surprised should go stand over there. It's a very short line.
Anyway, I wrote one of my better essays, if I do say so myself, on the entertainment value of watching leftists -- who fancy themselves as great science fanciers, in contradistinction to the likes of you and me, who are science deniers -- wrestle with . . .