Friday, October 03, 2003

The Sanchez Briefing

A good summary of Lt. General Sanchez's weekly briefing on US military operations in Iraq can be found here. (link via Drudge)

David Kay's Report

The gap between what David Kay actually said and what he is reported to have said is a wide one indeed. The reportage says, basically, "no weapons of mass destruction found." The report itself says no such thing. Read the Kay report.

If you only have two minutes, Andrew Sullivan has a good summary.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Wahhabis in America

Susan Schmidt is one great reporter. In this dispatch, she tracks the Saudi's Wahhabi network in the United States. Read the whole thing.

The Nightmare Scenario

Governor Davis is recalled by the voters of California. He then signs into law all of the bills that await his signature. The list is here. Be very afraid if you live in California. (link via Postrel, via Kaus)

The Press Strikes Back

First, a hit job on Ah-nold from The Los Angeles Times. Second, a hit on Rush Limbaugh from The National Enquirer (and page one of today's New York Daily News).

The Ah-nold story returns The Los Angeles Times to its Kyle Palmer roots, except this time the paper is doing the Democratic Party's dirty work. In Palmer's day, the paper ran GOP errands and, more important, cleared Richard Nixon's path to power (and many thanks for that, fellas).

As for the Limbaugh story, it's part of the never-ending effort to damage the most popular radio talk show host in America. And it won't work. In the meantime, if you want to know how pathetically politically correct ESPN has become, read this.

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Big Story

Does anyone know if this story is true? Because if it is true, then it's very big news indeed.

P.S. This story was first linked on Drudge.

Tuesday, September 30, 2003


What does relentlessly negative economic news coverage and a tight labor market produce? The answer is here.

Stand and Deliver

Prime Minister Tony Blair does just that. (link via Drudge)

The Reckoning Revisited

David Halberstam's book about Detroit's demise and the rise of the Japanese automakers in the 1970s was well worth reading. What happened afterwards is well summarized in a new book by New York Times correspondent Micheline Maynard.


As recently as three weeks ago, I was of the view that Governor Davis would probably survive the recall challenge. It now seems certain that he will be tossed out by a fairly wide margin. Democratic and Republican polling differ somewhat about the size of the margin. But it's a distinction without a difference.

I suspect (but have no proof) that Davis's last minute assault on the Cyborg will rally conservative Republicans to Cyborg's camapign, thus dooming Lt. Governor Bustamante, who probably would have lost anyway due to the Indian gaming virus known as sleazeballia.

As ever, Mickey Kaus remains the Grand Central Station for CA campaign news. And say goodbye to Arianna.

Next Year's Issue

Is health care. I don't agree with the spin inside this report, but the facts are inarguable: The costs of providing health care and underwriting health insurance are increasing annually at a double-digit clip. Unless we start putting the health care consumer closer to the transaction, so that he or she understands its real cost, this double-double will continue until no business can afford to provide health insurance coverage as part of an employment package. Except WalMart.

The Next Big Issue

Is the exportation of information age jobs and intellectual property. It's happening now and pretty soon even law firms will be outsourcing associates. Only Instapundit will remain.