Economy

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Like many pragmatic economists I have always warned that rapid expansions of government...

Sean, You Suck!

Sean, You Suck!

Most of you probably know first-hand how outrageously biased Faux News has been towards...

The Real Rudy

The Real Rudy

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

Calling Charles Martel

Calling Charles Martel

O to be in England! Last week it was Muslim staff at Sainbury’s refusing to sell...

Hillary—Bush in a Dress

Hillary—Bush in a Dress

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

Responses to my readers

Responses to my readers

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

Time to Talk Peace

Time to Talk Peace

One thing my grandfather taught me very long ago, when as Prime Minister of Greece he talked with the communist rebels in the mountains. Better to talk with your enemies than your friends. It is a long haul but it’s worth it. Sixty years of refusing to talk has made Israel and the United States the two most hated states in the world. Time to start gabbing.

Ron Paul Won’t Dance With the Smear Bund

Ron Paul Won’t Dance With the Smear Bund

Continuing my discussion of the howling coming from the neocon-leftist anti-Paul...

Sucking Up As Usual

Sucking Up As Usual

(The following, time-sensitive text was prepared before the firestorm erupted over my...

Submitting Cheerfully

Submitting Cheerfully

Last week one got to watch and hear various face-saving gestures by Republican...

A Sensitive conservative

A Sensitive conservative

Although we have met only several times in our lives, and then only briefly, I have...

“The Good War” in Context

“The Good War” in Context

I, too, am “glad” that we defeated the Third Reich, and there’s much to admire...

Bill Clinton: The Face of “Pro-Choice” America

Bill Clinton: The Face of “Pro-Choice” America

Last week I talked about how Clinton-hating dumbed down the Right. Well, good old Bill...

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.

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