Comrades, to the Week In Review, released every Friday on the blog. WiR is a collaborative effort of TAC’s Editors and contributors. Thought- and mirth-provoking articles we stumble across are placed here, along with an arch tagline.
“Redevelopment: Attack on American Dream,” Ahmad Mesdaq, U-T San Diego
THE EDITORS: Central planners and their cronies in business abuse eminent domain and other powers, like “civil asset forfeiture,” to get rid of those who interfere with their interests. Ahmad’s story is one of many.
“The Case for Profanity in Print,” Jesse Sheidlower, The New York Times
THE EDITORS: Give an inch and they’ll take a mile.
“Supreme Court strikes down overall campaign contribution limit,” Aaron Blake, Washington Post
THE EDITORS: Someone alert Harry Reid. He’s in a meeting with the Steyers.
“If this is trying to help the poor, then what Putin is doing in Russia is pro-gay,” Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast
“Big-money donors do not favor Republicans,” Kevin D. Williamson, National Review
“Americans only take half of their paid vacation,” Quentin Fottrell, MarketWatch
“Robert Gibbs predicts elimination of employer mandate,” Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner
“Bobby Jindal, with an eye on 2016, to unveil plan to replace Obama health-care law,” Robert Costa & Amy Goldstein, Washington Post
“Climate forecast: Muting the alarm,” Matt Ridley, Wall Street Journal
THE EDITORS: $$$ quote: “it appears that in our efforts to combat warming we may have been taking the economic equivalent of chemotherapy for a cold.”
“The New Marxism, Part II,” James Pethokoukis, National Review
“James Lovelock: Environmentalism has become a religion,” Adam Vaughan, The Guardian
“The hounding of a heretic,” Andrew Sullivan, The Dish
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