Assorted Links (10/21/2010)

Here’s a list of articles that I have been reading lately:

Can Yoga Be Christian?

“In the Wall Street Journal’s Houses of Worship column, Stephen Prothero of Boston University examines how an exercise craze provokes questions of body and soul.”

The Chris Christie Clones

“In The Wall Street Journal, Potomac Watch columnist Kimberley A. Strassel writes that across the country, candidates are taking up the government-reform mantra embodied by New Jersey’s new governor.”

Tea Party to the Rescue

“Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Street Journal on how the GOP was saved from Bush and the establishment.”

NPR’s Taxpayer-Funded Intolerance

“In The Wall Street Journal, Emilio Karim Dabul writes that all Americans, particularly those of Arab or Muslim descent, should protest the firing of Juan Williams.”

Google to Post the Dead Sea Scrolls – Copyright Infringement Claims Unlikely

“Google will not be accused of copyright infringement by posting the Dead Sea Scrolls unlike the current litigation about Google’s Books Library.”

Charles Krauthammer – Obama Underappreciation Syndrome

“Democrats have anxiety-induced Obama Underappreciation Syndrome.”

Vaclav Klaus: An anti-human ideology

“Global warming may just be statistical fluctuations … The global warming dispute starts with a doctrine which claims that the rough coexistence of climate changes, of growing temperatures and of man-made increments of CO2 in the atmosphere — and what is more, only in a relatively short period of time — is a proof of a causal relationship between these phenomena. To the best of my knowledge there is no such relationship between them. It is, nevertheless, this claim that forms the basis for the doctrine of environmentalism.”

An Unthinkable Tax Code

“Pity the politician who tries to take a serious look at our federal budget and tax mess and come up with a fix.”

ObamaCare’s Incentive to Drop Insurance

“In the Wall Street Journal, Tennessee Gov. Philip Bredesen writes that his state could reduce costs by over $146 million using the legislated mechanics of health reform to transfer coverage to the federal government.”

The Biggest Race You Haven’t Heard Of

“In the Wall Street Journal, Wonder Land columnist Daniel Henninger writes that Harry Wilson thinks he can defuse New York State’s public-pension bomb. ”

Dodd-Frank: A critical assessment | vox – Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading

“The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is widely viewed as the most sweeping set of reforms to the US financial sector since the Great Depression. Despite being broadly in favour of the measures, this column identifies flaws that fail to deal with the main causes of the crisis.”

How the Foreclosure Fiasco Threatens the Economy – Rick Newman (

“If paperwork flaws turn into something bigger, it could trigger another recession. ”

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