And that’s why he makes the big bucks…

The time has come for The National Razor to embrace its blog-ness. In a first for this site, I am devoting an entire entry to reposting an article with little commentary, which I have to say really cuts down on the turnaround time. However, before making this inevitable leap and moving on to the main … Continue reading And that’s why he makes the big bucks…

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Forecasting for 2012: Obama’s odds

The perils of making long term pronouncements based on short term trends were never clearer than in December 2010. At the month's opening, many among the Chattering Class were still reacting to the apocalyptic Democratic losses in the midterm elections by writing President Obama's political obituary. The generally agreed prognosis for the President was so … Continue reading Forecasting for 2012: Obama’s odds

A lost National Razor post: Why liberals must support the Afghanistan effort: Part I

[Editor's note: this was last edited on October 8, about halfway done, and allowed to languish for over six months. Now seemed like the time to release it, for no particular reason. There is not a Part II - this was intended to call for a troop buildup in Afghanistan that ended up happening in December. … Continue reading A lost National Razor post: Why liberals must support the Afghanistan effort: Part I

Ron Paul gets it right (and Obama gets it wrong)

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is like Ozzy-era Black Sabbath: You shouldn't dislike the music just because of the fans. To be sure, the music isn't consistently awesome - and in fact some of it just blows - and the majority of die-hard Sabbath worshipers grasp nuance and refinement the way Sarah Palin grasps basic sentence structure. Nonetheless, those tunes that … Continue reading Ron Paul gets it right (and Obama gets it wrong)

Dean Martin: ‘A very quiet fear’

The hundred or so gathered outside the Arizona state capitol today were subdued by Tea Bagger standards. Most of them, holding signs decrying socialism or paying tribute to the Founding Fathers in ways that betrayed a very loose understanding of history, leaned against trees or lazed in the grass, as others perused the right-wing populist paraphernalia at the merchant tents behind … Continue reading Dean Martin: ‘A very quiet fear’