Archive for July, 2009


Thursday, July 30th, 2009

In this silly season of the hearings on confirmation of Sonya Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court, many Republicans have raised questions and criticisms of her judicial philosophy. Republicans (claiming to be conservatives) generally lament “judicial activism” in favor of honoring the “original intent” of the Founding Fathers. (And they really were the Founding “Fathers”, [...]

The Employment Situation is Worse Than You Think (and so are the Consequences)

Monday, July 6th, 2009

The official unemployment numbers released by the U.S. Department of Labor are a lie and the government knows they are a lie, but they tell the lie anyway because they want to avoid mass hysteria. These are the numbers for June, 2009:
 An additional 467,000 jobs were lost in June. (This is the preliminary number. It [...]

by Michael Baumer