Will the Europeans be stupid enough to do it? Updated!

From The Wall Street Journal: Greece Asks for Third Bailout Amid Last-Minute Diplomatic Push Athens nears expiration of European bailout program, likely default on IMF loan repayment By Viktoria Dendrinou, Nektaria Stamouli and Gabriele Steinhauser | Updated June 30, 2015 11:58 a.m. ET BRUSSELS—Greece on Tuesday requested a new bailout amid a last-minute diplomatic push …

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We told you so!

From The Wall Street Journal: Stocks Tumble Around the World on Greek Crisis European stocks and bonds, as well as the euro, fall as Greece shuts banks and implements capital controls By Tommy Stubbington and Josie Cox |Updated June 29, 2015 8:08 a.m. ET A sudden deterioration in Greece’s debt crisis shook global markets Monday. …

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Yorkshire called it, years ago

Whilst looking back through some old Common Sense Political Thought articles, I found this sadly prescient one from Yorkshire, from 4½ years ago: Census: Fewer than 10 percent of (Baltimore) city households are nuclear families. What could possibly go wrong??? Posted by Yorkshire on 19 December 2010, 10:42 pm Census: Fewer than 10 percent of …

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Rule 5 Blogging: They left the lipstick at home!

It’s the weekend, and time, once again, for our version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacy McCain described as putting pictures of pretty women somewhat deshabille, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Bar Refaeli in her summer clothes, but women, in full military gear, serving their countries in …

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From Around the Blogroll

I noted earlier that the Supreme Court’s decision stating that homosexual couples have a legal right to “marry” could put a serious burden on churches which actually hold to the word of God that homosexual activity is completely sinful, but I’d point out here that there is more: churches and other institutions which recognize marriage …

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We called it, seven years ago

From the old site, over seven years ago: Same-sex marriage: a fait accompli Posted by Dana Pico on 2 June 2008, 6:57 am As I noted in a comment on Pandagon,1 I think that same-sex marriage is pretty much of a done deal. Politically, I think that same-sex marriage is inevitable. Even if the California initiative passes, it could not …

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How are the American left different from the Taliban?

Remember how horrible, how awful it was when the Taliban, then in control of Afghanistan, destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan? After 1,700 years, Buddhas fall to Taliban dynamite By Ahmed Rashid in Islamabad | 12:00AM GMT 12 Mar 2001 The world’s two largest standing Buddhas – one of them 165ft high – were blown up …

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Mortgages and the lower income earners

From The Wall Street Journal: Why the U.S. Housing Recovery Is Leaving Poorer Neighborhoods Behind Home prices in wealthier areas are rising, but many poor communities are stuck with a housing crisis that drags on By Joe Light | Updated June 23, 2015 11:20 p.m. ET The housing rebound may have lifted home prices across …

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Martin O’Malley says he know how to fix our cities, but never bothered when he had the chance

From the Baltimore Sun: O’Malley presses for stronger gun laws, Confederate flag removal By John Fritze | The Baltimore Sun Promising to “rebuild the heart of America’s cities,” former Gov. Martin O’Malley used an appearance at a meeting of the nation’s mayors on Sunday to call for a federal ban on assault weapons and stricter …

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