The reason why I am not a liberal is because liberal means can never achieve liberal ends—and nowhere is that more apparent than in the state of California. For decades, California has been an enclave of liberalism, an experiment in liberal governance and liberal ideology. Even when Arnold Schwartzenegger was elected governor, ostensibly as a [...]
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It’s that time already (where did 2011 go?!)—time to see how my New Year’s predictions faired in the cold, hard light of reality. Last year’s New Year’s predictions forecasted an unpopular Obama, an unraveling Europe, and a Verizon iPhone. And, surprisingly enough, we had an unpopular Obama, an unraveling Europe, and a Verizon iPhone. On [...]
Niall Ferguson has an excellent article in Newsweek on how American civilization can avoid a precipitous collapse. His advice boils down to a proposition that’s simple in theory, but difficult in practice: the United States must return to the system of values that made it what it is today. Specifically, Ferguson identifies six “killer applications” [...]
Every year I make a bunch of predictions for the coming year, and each subsequent year I note just how far off I was. And this year is no exception. Last year’s predictions ranged from politics to technology and everywhere in between. It’s hard to believe that last year at this time the iPad was [...]
It is another year, and that means time for another set of predictions. So, without further adieu, here are my predictions for the coming year: Politics President Obama’s popularity will remain mired below 50% throughout most of the year. The Democrats will lose more the 40 seats, putting the GOP in control of the House. [...]