Monthly Archives: July 2008

Yeah, wear shoes

Worldview Item of the Day Flip-flops and their assorted foot-smacking cousins are a pet peeve of mine. I hate how they sound, how they look, even how they make people behave. Now, there is medical credibility (video) for my credo, … Continue reading

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The solution to energy independence is American ingenuity

T. Boone Pickens has a plan to liberate the United States from foreign sources of energy, and he’s putting his money where his mouth is. Testifying before a Senate panel today, he presented his vision of how the US can be energy independent, a vision that includes his investment in a massive Texas wind farm and shares in the nation’s only natural gas fueling stations. […] Continue reading

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What can I do about it?

I had an interesting conversation over the weekend that, in my mind at least, centered around the idea of personal responsibility for everyday choices. […] Continue reading

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Why we will win anywhere we have boots on the ground

Some of you may have heard about a US Army outpost in Afghanistan that was abandoned after being attacked last week.

Here’s the real story from the mouths of the men who defended that outpost. […] Continue reading

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Why we are going to win Iraq

You will not see stories about people like Iraqi Army Major Fakhir Ibrahim Mohammad in the mainstream media simply because he is proof that the Iraqis are succeeding at taking over the security of their own country. Some people—people who have actually spent quite a bit of time in Iraq and actually know what is going on there—predict that Iraq has already been won because of people like Major Mohammad. […] Continue reading

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