Posts tagged as: unemployment

A new old regime

A new old regime

(Scott Johnson) I wrote at some length about the inconsistency of administrative law with what we understand to be our constitutional system in “Crisis of the administrative state.” Searching around online for additional sources of learning on the subject, I happened to discover a listing for Professor Philip Hamburger’s then forthcoming book, Is Administrative Law Unlawful? I brought the listing to the attention of our friends at National Review, hoping the magazine would take…

About those new Lois Lerner emails

About those new Lois Lerner emails

(Paul Mirengoff) It didn’t require nasty emails from Lois Lerner to establish that the IRS targeted conservative groups for harassment. The numerical disparity in the IRS’s treatment of conservative vs. liberal groups makes the case. 107 conservative groups were scrutinized. They were asked an average of 15 questions and approved at a rate of 46 percent. Only seven liberal groups were scrutinized. They were asked an average of less than five questions. All seven were approved. Nonetheless, we now have the nasty emails and they confirm what the numbers proved. Most of the attention will be…

Fed continues $10B taper; Downplays falling unemployment rate

Fed continues $10B taper; Downplays falling unemployment rate

Originally posted here: Fed continues $10B taper; Downplays falling unemployment rate

Tweeting Jake Tapper

Tweeting Jake Tapper

(Scott Johnson) We think more highly of Jake Tapper than we do of the standard cable talking head, and I follow him on Twitter, but his take on the current Hamas-Israel conflict demonstrates his limitations in a big way. Yesterday he tweeted out a sympathetic Hamas propaganda point: “More Palestinian children killed in last 3 wks than Israeli troops killed in military ops since 2006.” Maybe, but it’s a point that reflects Hamas’…

Media Alert [Updated][Updated Again: How to Listen Online]

Media Alert [Updated][Updated Again: How to Listen Online]

(John Hinderaker) I will be guest hosting the Laura Ingraham radio show both tomorrow and Thursday. The show airs from 9:00 a.m.-noon Eastern time. I am expecting a good lineup of guests for the two shows, including Jeff Sessions, John Thune, Marco Rubio, Steve Hayward, Stephen Hunter and Katie Kieffer . Please tune in if you can! UPDATE: I have also added Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, to the lineup. MORE: Laura’s show is not on the…

When bureaucracies run health care

When bureaucracies run health care

When they do we see scandals like the VA. ? What the left will tell you is that’s an exception. ? That the government can run health care vastly better than the private sector because it knows how to control costs. For example: NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday. Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly. He claimed there …

Economic Statistics for 28 Jul 14

Economic Statistics for 28 Jul 14

The PMI Services flash reading for July fell -0.2 points to 61.0. The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home sales index fell -1.1% to 102.7 in June. The Dallas Fed general business activity index in its Texas manufacturing survey rose 1.3 points in July to 12.7. Dale’s social media profiles: Twitter | Facebook | Google+

Hamas hits Shifa Hospital (with playground update)

Hamas hits Shifa Hospital (with playground update)

(Scott Johnson) Applying the theses explicit and implicit in my “14 Israel-Gaza notes,” I’m going with the IDF statement that Hamas is responsible for today’s attack on Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital. The best account I can find at the moment is the Algemeiner’s, at which Dave Bender reports as follows: he Israeli army said it was not operating in the vicinity of Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza on Monday, where an …

Report: At least 160 children died digging Hamas’ tunnels

Report:  At least 160 children died digging Hamas’ tunnels

(Paul Mirengoff) Because of their size and agility, children make good tunnel-diggers. The English knew this when they were digging coal mines during the Victorian era; Hamas knows it now. Thus, the Journal of Palestine Studies (edited by President Obama’s pro-Palestinian friend Rashid Khalidi ) reported in 2012 that Hamas uses children to help dig tunnels into Israel. The finding appears in a paper called Gaza’…

Republicans are maintaining, and maybe expanding, their edge in battle for Senate

Republicans are maintaining, and maybe expanding, their edge in battle for Senate

(Paul Mirengoff) The Upshot , the New York Times’ successor to Nate Silver’s 538, gives the Republicans a 60 percent chance of winning a majority in the Senate. This assessment is similar to the one Silver rendered in June. Both assessments are based on poll averages. However, the research firm YouGov, in partnership with The New York Times and CBS News, has just…

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