1-4-14 Weekend Reading

Saturday, January 04, 2014

I'll ring in the new year with links to quite a bit of fine commentary made (mostly) over the past couple of weeks. I particularly recommend Harry Binswanger's calling of Barack Obama's bluff (in the second of his columns linked below) and Amy Peikoff's piece on NSA snooping.


"Success with any resolution or promise comes down to one vital element: Setting goals." -- Michael Hurd, in "9 Tips for Keeping Resolutions" at The Delaware Coast Press

"Cleaning your house is a tried-and-true way to gain a sense of control over your life in a visible and immediate way." -- Michael Hurd, in "Dust Your Stuff! It's Good for You" at The Delaware Wave

"The timeless words, 'I'll be home for Christmas' can sometimes set the stage for tension, particularly among family and between married couples." -- Michael Hurd, in "Merry Christmas... Or Else!" at The Delaware Coast Press

"I'd never sacrifice my personal space to mindless platitudes like, 'Waste not; want not.'" -- Michael Hurd, in "Lose the Clutter!" at The Delaware Wave

"When everyone has to pay for everyone else's health costs, how you live your life becomes everyone else's business." -- Paul Hsieh, in "Obamacare Spends 'Other People's Money' to Make Healthcare Expensive and Scarc" at Forbes

"[O]f all things in art and literature from which to choose, why on earth would neocons push Norman Rockwell paintings and Frank Capra movies as the quintessence of America?" -- Wendy Milling, in "Sen. Mike Lee 'Grows in Office,' and Conservatives Should Be Worried" at Forbes

"What we're going to see here is that an exclusive concern with making all the money one can rules out acting as a racist." -- Harry Binswanger, in "Selfish Greed Wipes out Racism" at Forbes

"As a bit of ugly irony, this is precisely what former white slave-owners said after the Civil War: 'The black man can't handle freedom; we have to force him for his own good.'" -- Harry Binswanger, in "Obama to Americans: You Don't Deserve to Be Free" at Forbes

"... I will propose a better way of dealing with cases typically thought to fall under [the third-party] doctrine." -- Amy Peikoff, in "Don't Tread on My Metadata" at PJ Media


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