Raising the Standard.

WEEK IN REVIEW: Red & Back

April Fools.

Welcome, 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.

California Bulldozes a Dream

“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.

Write Like We Speak?

“The Case for Profanity in Print,” Jesse Sheidlower, The New York Times

THE EDITORS: Give an inch and they’ll take a mile.

Koch Bros. to Blame

“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.

Paul Ryan is a Miser Who Wants to Kill Poor People: Volume 2,546

“If this is trying to help the poor, then what Putin is doing in Russia is pro-gay,” Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast

Big Donors Aren’t Big Republicans

“Big-money donors do not favor Republicans,” Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

The American Spirit

“Americans only take half of their paid vacation,” Quentin Fottrell, MarketWatch

…But It’s. The. Law.

“Robert Gibbs predicts elimination of employer mandate,” Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

Run, Bobby, Run

“Bobby Jindal, with an eye on 2016, to unveil plan to replace Obama health-care law,” Robert Costa & Amy Goldstein, Washington Post

Sacrificial Offerings to Gaia

“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.”

Piketty Says

“The New Marxism, Part II,” James Pethokoukis, National Review

Lovelock: Cool It

“James Lovelock: Environmentalism has become a religion,” Adam Vaughan, The Guardian

Bottom Story

“The hounding of a heretic,” Andrew Sullivan, The Dish

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