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I’m back in Istanbul. 

There are many photographs, letters, documents and mementos in my grandmother’s apartment. Some, I think, would be of considerable interest to historians. I’m not yet sure what we’ll do with all of them. Friends in Washington will help us to organize them all and make sure they’re properly preserved. 

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I am sure we all remember as things were unwinding post-9/11, the Left’s scoffing of a Leftist/Muslim alliance. Totally different objectives, does not compute they said. How could anyone be so stupid as to suggest such a thing. And, of course, we remember all of the concerns over Muslims being singled out for special attention, […]

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The AP is reporting that John Legend, a contemporary singer, is succumbing to that perennial temptation that plagues so many other talented artists, giving political advice.  The article is short so I will quote it in full: WASHINGTON – Singer John Legend was in Washington to sing at the White House on Thursday but he […]

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The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) – the nation’s organ-transplant network – is considering a change in its policy by giving younger, healthier patients preference versus older, sicker people, The Washington Post reported. Currently, UNOS gives kidneys, which is the most sought-after organ, to patients who have been on the waiting list the longest amount of […]

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My post the other day here at Ricochet was a personal assessment of the current state of evangelical economic thought.  As just a quick follow-up to (and specific example of) what I was talking about, I came across this post at the website/blog for my own seminary.   The title of the blog-post was “Cut Aid to Poor, […]

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The Unamerican Dream of the Government Class

 

So this is the narrative they’re going with:

In Wisconsin and around our country, the American Dream is under fierce attack. On Saturday, February 26, at noon local time, Rally to Save the American Dream is organizing rallies in front of every statehouse and in every major city to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin. Please join your fellow union members, the AFL-CIO and other supporters for a rally at LA City Hall.

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A large number of commentators are calling for the US to create a no-fly zone (NFZ) over Libya to prevent the massacre of civilians by what is left of the Qaddafi regime. This, in effect, means that an American aircraft carrier will have to be deployed off the coast to facilitate enforcement of the NFZ. […]

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Ricochet‘s Own Victor Davis Hanson knocks another one out of the park like only he can. Mixing personal experience with common sense, he plainly but poignantly explains why teachers in general and tenured professors in particular, need to stop griping. Would love to see him post more on Ricochet, but happy to read him on […]

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A Game Changer

 

I have been reading the Mitch Daniels posts and comments with great interest.

My gut tells me to like the guy. I understand the misgivings that have been expressed, and I am particularly grateful for Paul Rahe’s thoughtful presentation of concerns. Likewise, Mr. Pippen’s response shows our community great respect, does it not?

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Here’s a question for all you old fogies. What has changed about America since you were young? I’m less interested in statistics than impressions and anecdotes. What I want to know is what aspects of American life y’all perceive have changed the most. For example, more than a few senior citizens I know have said […]

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Extending Intellectual Property Protection to the Fashion Industry

 

The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act was introduced by Chuck Schumer last summer.  In December, 2010 the legislation was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and now currently awaits final passage in the full Senate.  From the NYT, a description of the legislation:

The proposed legislation provides very limited intellectual property protection to the most original design. A designer who claims that his work has been copied must show that his design provides “a unique, distinguishable, non-trivial and non-utilitarian variation over prior designs.” And it must be proven by the designer that the copy is “substantially identical” to the original so as to be mistaken for it. The bill would cover all fashion designs, including products like handbags, belts and sunglasses, for a three-year period from the time the item is seen in public—on a runway, say. Factors than can’t be used in determining the uniqueness of a design are color, patterns and a graphic element.