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Misunderstanding Lord Acton

January 26th, 2015 by Vader

There’s power in numbers and power corrupts. We tend to forget that when Lord Acton coined the phrase “power corrupts,” he was not referring to the corruption of the powerful, he was talking about the corruption of people — specifically historians — who write about the powerful. Just look at how many people make allowances for the Kennedys they’d never make for their neighbors or employees. By any objective standard of morality, JFK and Teddy were scummy dudes. But countless liberal writers give them pass because . . . Camelot! Or something.

–Jonah Goldberg

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January 26th, 2015 12:20:43

Obama intervened

January 26th, 2015 by Vader

To kill investigation of Argentine massacre blamed on Iran.

His Majesty: “You will never be rid of the Dane.”

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January 26th, 2015 11:57:51

Contextual Idiocy

January 23rd, 2015 by Vader

The IQ of public officials of all persuasions always rises when they speak in private.

— Richard A. Epstein, The Classical Liberal Constitution

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January 23rd, 2015 11:02:07

The unbearable lightness of being

January 21st, 2015 by Vader

An OPS who is not a morning person.

The laziness here nearly amounts to high art.

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January 21st, 2015 14:24:28

Angina Monologue 7

January 20th, 2015 by Vader

His Majesty was in rare good humor this morning.

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January 20th, 2015 12:59:27

Remember how we were going to give tax breaks to families saving for college for their kids?

January 20th, 2015 by The Most Interesting Man in the World

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January 20th, 2015 10:10:45

A small tribute

January 20th, 2015 by Vader

To occasional Junior Ganymede reader Joseph Hertzlinger:

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January 20th, 2015 09:22:54

Angina Monologue 6

January 18th, 2015 by Vader

“Our society is systematically enabling deviant and self-destructive behavior. And you Mormons are as bad about it as anyone else.”

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January 18th, 2015 18:55:41

Tit for tat.

January 18th, 2015 by Bookslinger

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January 18th, 2015 17:19:17

Low-turnout Democratic voters

January 07th, 2015 by Vader

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January 07th, 2015 09:13:21

Hoist with their own petard

January 06th, 2015 by Vader

The deepest irony is, of course, that Harvard professors helped to design Obamacare. And Obamacare is the reason that these changes are probably necessary.

–Megan McArdle

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January 06th, 2015 10:19:17

How to Prevent Hacking

January 04th, 2015 by The Most Interesting Man in the World

Obama authorized North Korea sanctions over cyber hacking. Solution there, it seems to me, is to create unhackable systems.

–Niel deGrasse Tyson

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January 04th, 2015 17:54:35

Angina Monologue 5

January 03rd, 2015 by Vader

As I mentioned to Bruce Charlton in the comments section of a previous post, once you get His Majesty monologuing, you can’t get him to shut up.

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January 03rd, 2015 13:50:16

Stalin killed more than Hitler.

January 02nd, 2015 by Bookslinger

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January 02nd, 2015 14:17:38

Spotted on Facebook

December 24th, 2014 by Quis Custodiet

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