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Monday, April 30, 2007

Monday Morning Reading

Can you ever get enough Dobbs fisking? Didn't think so. Here is the latest from Donald Luskin at NRO:
[...]Nevertheless he [Dobbs] stated that

"Since the beginning of this new century, the United States has lost more than three million manufacturing jobs. Three million more jobs have been lost to cheap overseas labor markets …"

That’s a total of six million jobs. According to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there today are only 6.7 million unemployed people in the U.S. to begin with. So just what is Dobbs promising? That if we had pursued protectionist trade policies, we’d have six million more jobs — leaving only 700 thousand people unemployed?
My favorite former Soviet block country, is having a bit of a row with their former oppressors, over a Soviet statue that was removed by the Estonian government. Ethnic Russians are rioting, using the statue removal as a general excuse to act like hooligans. One preventive act by the Estonian government caught my eye.
The government has also texted every mobile phone in the country urging parents to keep their teenagers indoors.
I'm not sure if it's USA Today or the NAACP, but in a subtle or not-so-subtle way, someone is comparing the use of the word "nigger" to Jim Crow.

Check out this royal mug.

Too much good stuff in this Slate piece debunking the super-potent bud hysteria to excerpt just one part. Read the whole thing.

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