Links from a Busy Blogger
I’ve been busy with “life” (work, family, volunteering, recreation, Citadel board meetings;) and haven’t had a chance to post much of substance. That trend continues, so here are a couple things I’ve found interesting over the last few days.
Jim Lindgren has looked into–and exposed–the activities and agenda of a group calling itself Service Nation that is trying to implement compulsory volunteerism. Heh.
A recent “random thought” by Thomas Sowell comes to mind:
Some of the most emotionally powerful words are undefined, such as “social justice,” “a living wage,” “price gouging” or a “fragile” environment, for example. Such terms are especially valuable to politicians during an election year, for these terms can attract the votes of people who mean very different– and even mutually contradictory– things when they use these words.
Apparently, we’ve now gotta put “volunteerism” (and “change”) into this category.
Historian Victor Davis Hanson explains why Europeans Love Obama.
The Tax Foundation has found 15 ways to define “Income” and explains that its no wonder we can’t agree on whether it’s going up, down or staying the same.
Finally, I’ve yet to read it, but Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam have written a new book, Grand New Party, in which they seek to chart a course for the 21st Century GOP. (Here’s an article based on the book). Basically, they argue that the future is in appealing to so-called Sam’s Club voters. Here are two (one – two) reviews.