Paul-blogging (III)

Paul-blogging (III)

Well, he beat Benito in Michigan—and the Second Coming of Reagan, too. Even the Los...

States’ Rights and The Left

States’ Rights and The Left

I know few liberals who support the War on Drugs, marriage “protection” amendments or the PATRIOT Act. In fact, if you talk to the most vocal Leftists about drug criminalization, gay marriage or the loss of civil liberties, their anti-government rhetoric can sound downright reactionary. “Government has within it a tendency to abuse its powers” said John C. Calhoun. Today, much of the American Left agrees with him. So how do liberals square their fear of intrusive government with their enthusiasm for Obama? The opposite question could also be asked - how did so many conservatives square their fear of big government with their enthusiasm for President Bush, whose unprecedented spending and increasing of the power of the state set the stage for Obama? Sadly, most liberals or conservatives never think in such terms. Bush Republicans had no problem with big government so long as their guy was in charge of it and now the same is true of Obama Democrats.

Hillary—Bush in a Dress

Hillary—Bush in a Dress

From Hillary Clinton’s speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars: “That begins with...

Economy

Amnesty for the Stupid

Amnesty for the Stupid

Is it fair that businessmen who fail in neighborhood stores have to close shop and...

Faith-Based Economy

Faith-Based Economy

It is fitting that one of the signal events of what will likely become the second Bush...

When Republicans Debate; When Cousins Marry

When Republicans Debate; When Cousins Marry

Having forced myself to watch the most recent display of Republican presidential...

Only in America

Only in America

The front page of the Globe and Mail in Vancouver, where I was lecturing last week,...

Fear Itself

Fear Itself

On the twentieth anniversary of “Black Monday,” when approximately $1 trillion of...

The Real Rudy

The Real Rudy

The Real Rudy In his New York Times column (November 23, 2007), “conservative”...

A Few More Thoughts

A Few More Thoughts

Unlike my eldest daughter, who is a mathematician and econometrician, I have about as...

Looking for Extremists

Looking for Extremists

At long last the ADL has pinpointed Ron Paul’s “extremist” associations....

Ron Paul on Jay Leno

Ron Paul on Jay Leno

I have to say that watching Ron Paul on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno was one of those...

Responses to my readers

Responses to my readers

What follows are a few brief responses to the often informative comments generated by...

Neocons for Rudy

Neocons for Rudy

Uh oh, it looks like the neocons have settled on a presidential candidate, and it is...

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