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Lego Newt Gingrich

Friends, everyone knows Newt Gingrich is an ideas guy – a key aspect of his presidential candidacy that makes the competition envy him. Case in point, Gingrich possesses the ingenuity to accomplish what Mitt Romney can only dream of: have three... (more...)

“Unicorn After Wisdom Teeth” Asks “Who’s in the House? JC!”

So friends have been emailing me left and right the below video; many of y’all probably have seen it posted to Twitter and Facebook. In the spirit of “David After Dentist“, this young lady shows us why dentists are the best drug dealers... (more...)

Breaking News on Illinois School Choice (via AFF – Chicago)

State Senator James Meeks Richard Lorenc, America’s Future Foundation Chicago Rep, sent out an email yesterday evening about the promising SB2494 legislation that would create a voucher system empowering parents and students with the ability to... (more...)

Scott Brown: Already Campaigning for Re-Election

Saw this email I thought I’d share from the Scott Brown campaign: Smart strategy to get as many funds as he can while the momentum is behind him. That said, based on the adverse sentiment coming from so many of his Tea Party and independent supporters... (more...)

Tax Tips from Tex

Here are four quick tips to keep in mind as you’re working away on taxes: Most people get audited because their deductions exceed the average of those in the same income and zip code bracket. So, if you’re making like $40,000 a year and give... (more...)

Is the Stimulus Working? VMC Reports Today…

So much hot air has been released into our fragile atmosphere over the effects of the stimulus (what has been “invested”), which as much as I may question multiplier claims, has been pretty decently watched over for allocations minus a glitch... (more...)

Tex Interviews Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards is a top expert on federal and state tax and budget issues. Before joining Cato in 2001, Edwards was senior economist on the congressional Joint Economic Committee examining tax, budget, and entrepreneurship issues. From 1994 to 1998, he... (more...)

Why I’m Boycotting New Years (or at least the revelry)

A few days ago, Simon Winchester wrote an opinion piece in the Journal tracing the origins of our modern inclinations towards debauchery and revelry to celebrate the New Year.  The culprits? (Temporal innovation with clocks + Scottish customs like Hogmanay... (more...)

Merry Christmas from Harry Reid & the Democrats!

Merry Christmas Eve y’all! Guess what…? Our lovely Congress has just bestowed upon this nation a most wondrous gift of “universal” health care during this joyous season – a gift that will keep giving and taking. Giving in... (more...)

Mock Nobel Peace Prize Summit at the University of Chicago

So I posted info about our little Nobel Peace Prize fun on campus earlier. Here’s the result. Below you’ll find the text of the email I sent to the University Republicans about the video. Enjoy! Ladies & Gents, Recall that a couple weeks... (more...)

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Why I’m Boycotting New Years (or at least the revelry)

A few days ago, Simon Winchester wrote an opinion piece in the Journal tracing the origins of our modern inclinations towards debauchery and revelry to celebrate the New Year.  The culprits? (Temporal innovation with clocks + Scottish customs like Hogmanay... (more...)

Zimbabwe: Steps to Stability

With homes valued in quadrillions of dollars and its country’s stock exchange valued in heptilions, Gideon Gono, Central Bank Governor of Zimbabwe, recently declared his intention to “redenominate” the Zimbabwean dollar by dropping ten zeroes from... (more...)

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

Elizabeth Bernstein wrote a keen piece in the WSJ today about the potential for relational peril in social media. Clearly, the communicative drawbacks of typing have held many an “IM” conversation in a state of comprehensive limbo. Whether... (more...)

Winnie the Pooh ist eine Nazi!

Apparently, more than ever before, it’s in vogue to compare people to Hitler. Though some of the collations may be stretching at times, it seems that a Russian citizen found the connection between Winnie the Pooh and the National Socialist Workers’... (more...)

“Justice” for Lockerbie

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Libyan agent convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has returned home. Megrahi had only spent a total of 11.6 days in prison for each of the 270 innocents killed from his bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Having faced... (more...)

Dancing with Delay

In response to what I had taken as the funniest joke I had heard all day, I almost veered off the road into the nearby creek (aka pulling a Kennedy minus a blonde) after realizing that Tom Delay will actually be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.... (more...)

Geithner’s Failed Accountability

President Obama, upon entering office, promised to make a difference by placing checks on the influence of lobbyists and ushering in greater accountability. In turn, Obama’s financial go-to-guy, Mr. Geithner, promised, upon being sworn in as Treasury... (more...)

The Meaning of Mastery?

(Written on December 29th, 2008) Seth Goden put forward some thoughts on Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers in a blog post today. My friend, Chris Milroy, responded by emailing Seth a few times on the subject of “mastery” and then put forward some thoughts... (more...)

Be the Change You Want to See in The World…

(Excerpt from a piece written in my application for the University of Chicago’s “Community Service Leadership Training Corps”. The University Community Service Center accepted me into the program; I’ve truly had a wonderful time... (more...)

The State of Affairs

Amid a confused array of accusations last week, Governor Mark Sanford (R-SC) took to the podium to clarify the nature of his romantic life. With honesty that would make a pilgrim proud, he confirmed the media’s suspicion that his love had been divided... (more...)

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