Covering the Ron Paul Beat: Prelude to Iowa

Covering the Ron Paul Beat: Prelude to Iowa

Neocon blogger-GOP “insider” Patrick Ruffini —described by the New York Times as a...

Ron Paul: Dissent in the Land of the Neocons

Ron Paul: Dissent in the Land of the Neocons

The last remnants of authentic conservatism over at National Review are struggling...

Giuliani: The Next “Decider”

Giuliani: The Next “Decider”

OK sports fans. This is it. Everyone one of you can now be president.  All you have to...

Politics

Bipartisan Generational Theft

Bipartisan Generational Theft

When President Obama, the Democrats and only three Republicans succeeded in passing a $787 billion dollar stimulus package last week, Arizona Senator John McCain said "This measure is not bipartisan, it contains much that is not stimulative and is nothing short of generational theft." McCain is not wrong. But it’s the first time - in a very long time - that he’s been right. Replied New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to McCain’s criticism of the stimulus package "We know that the arguments about debt and generational theft ring hollow because you didn't make those arguments once in the last eight years when the deficit ballooned because of spending on the Iraq war and spending on tax cuts largely for the highest income people in America." Setting aside his class warfare, Democrat cliché’s, Schumer is not wrong either. What we are seeing in Republican opposition to this latest stimulus package is a complete reversal by leaders that have long been comfortable with massive debt, or “generational theft,” so long as their president and their party were doing the spending.

A Billion Here, A Billion There ...

A Billion Here, A Billion There ...

From today‘s Financial Times: “Speaking after the meeting of Group of Seven finance...

Paul Pulverizes Giuliani

Paul Pulverizes Giuliani

The Ron Paul campaign has faced its first test in Iowa. Score: B-minus. The hope was...

One Cheer for Hil

One Cheer for Hil

  News pundits have been exploring the political battle now raging between Hillary and...

A Worthwhile Book

A Worthwhile Book

The newest book by Robert J. Stove, who has written for this website, A Student’s...

Bhutto’s Son to Edit “Commentary” Magazine

Bhutto’s Son to Edit “Commentary” Magazine

Okay, not really. But this is a column about the joys of nepotism. The Left-wing...

Anti-Ron Paul Spam Hits the Internet

Anti-Ron Paul Spam Hits the Internet

The first phase of the smear campaign against Ron Paul was all about “spamming”—sending...

Department of Incurable Diseases

Department of Incurable Diseases

From the publisher’s blurb on Amazon.com for the new book by Jacob Heillbrun, They Knew...

National Bankruptcy

Back in the U.S.S.A.

Back in the U.S.S.A.

Harry Browne, the former Libertarian Party candidate for president, used to say: “the...

Kosovo, Russia, and the Last Grasps of American Unipolarity

Kosovo, Russia, and the Last Grasps of American Unipolarity

Kosovo is the latest irritant in what was already a deteriorating U.S.-Russia relationship. Disagreements over energy policy, Iran, a U.S. missile-defense system in central Europe, a further round of NATO expansion, as well as Russia’s own domestic political and economic evolution have all contributed to a growing chill in the air. Although few in Washington recognize it, the Kosovo affair might also represent the twilight of the U.S. worldview of the 1990s—the so-called "unipolar moment." Dealing with its aftermath, especially in the U.S.-Russia relationship, will test whether American politicians and policymakers are prepared to adapt to the realities of a much more multipolar 21st century. So far, the jury is out.

Neo-Nazis ... in Israel?

Neo-Nazis ... in Israel?

A neo-Nazi cell in ... Israel? To which one can only add: Oy vey! Actually, this is...

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