Dr. Paul Byrne in Leominster

On Sunday night I attended a presentation by Dr. Paul Byrne concerning Organ Transplants and "Brain Death" The Doctor has impressive credentials: Interestingly enough there is an article at the BBC on this very subject: A Canadian man who was believed to have been in a vegetative state for more than a decade, has been … Continue reading Dr. Paul Byrne in Leominster

Some thoughts on the Electoral College

Judge Posner defends the Electoral College in Slate, citing, inter alia, the broad appeal of swing states, ensuring that candidates campaign in all regions (not just urban, for example) and certainty of results.  (Hat tip: Volokh.) Judge Posner neglects to mention that states do not have to set up a "winner take all" system for … Continue reading Some thoughts on the Electoral College

Always Trust Sarah Palin when it comes to picking candidates…

... as A Time for Choosing writes: During the primary season, Sarah was batting 1000 until Missouri, when her candidate, Sarah Steelman, who was polling the strongest against democrat Claire McCaskill, and was an almost sure winner, lost to Todd Akin after some shenanigans by democrats. Akin almost immediately lost the election by saying incredibly … Continue reading Always Trust Sarah Palin when it comes to picking candidates…

Obama’ll Fix it: Have I got some tax increases for you

As my day off ends (really a day and a half because I watched NO news on Sunday, odd to be the least informed person in the house) I see that the White House is claiming a mandate for Tax Increases: In characteristic fashion, President Obama held a post-election “press conference” on Friday that didn’t … Continue reading Obama’ll Fix it: Have I got some tax increases for you