College football: Bowling for mediocrity

By John Ruberry One has to wonder if college football is headed to an every-participant-gets-a-ribbon level of competition. Not including the NCAA championship face-off, there will be a record 40 college bowl games this season, which means 63 percent of FBS programs will play in a bowl contest. And despite some of these teams fattening … Continue reading College football: Bowling for mediocrity

The two generation rule, it’s not just for social issues

Via Glenn we see the two generation rule in action: When American cities embraced the high cost, high regulation statist model two generations or so ago, they were often the richest and most dynamic places in the country. Increasingly “progressive” policies, with higher wages for unionized teachers, bigger bureaucracies enforcing tighter regulations, more “planning” by … Continue reading The two generation rule, it’s not just for social issues

The Detroit “Proselytizing case” will decide if we go the way of Europe

On Memeorandum nobody has noticed as of 7:53 but this case will decide the future of this country more than any other: Four Christian missionaries were arraigned today on misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace following their June 18 arrest at the Arab International Festival. Negeen Mayel, 18, of California; Nabeel Qureshi, 29, of Virginia; … Continue reading The Detroit “Proselytizing case” will decide if we go the way of Europe