Archive for: August 15, 2009

August 15, 2009

Empty Cradles, Demographic Destiny and the Death of the West

Filed under: American Society & Heritage - 15 Aug 2009

While the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding was good cinema, it was also a big fat Hollywood fiction. With Greece’s fertility rate of 1.36 children per woman — well below the replacement level of 2.1 — “big” is …

Big Brother-Care Looms Large

Filed under: In The News,Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 15 Aug 2009

It’s socialized medicine vs. the private sector. How does the former match-up to the latter? Well, by way of an ill-advised postal services analogy, our inspired physician-in-chief has gaffed upon the answer: “UPS and FedEx are doing just fine,” he …

The Risks of a ‘Right’ to Healthcare

Through the official statements of the USCCB, the Catholic bishops assert that health care is a “basic human right.” Since the release of their 1981 pastoral letter on health and health care, the bishops have consistently argued that the federal …

Pushback

Who would have thought John Edwards line about the two America’s was right? Of course, his premise of economic division was half baked and contradictory, but he was on to something he didn’t even realize, and might not have suggested …

You Can Learn A Lot From A Dummy(ocrat)

In the 1980s the United States Department of Transportation decided that somewhere in the Constitution they had the power to use tax payer dollars to fund PSAs featuring two crash test dummies, Vince and Larry, with the purpose of convincing …