Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Why McCain Must Lose

Matt Welch has been leading this charge for a while and I can't possibly agree more.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

If you can't Beat Em, Regulate Em...

Corporatist Fascism is alive and well -- and Clear Channel has benefited greatly from the Bush-led executive branch over the last 7+ years. Hmmm, and I wonder why?

Lying Liars

It comes so easy.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

SCOTUS on 2nd

SCOTUS is sort of predicting a victory for pro-personal gun rights reading of the 2nd Amendment.

Talking About Race

This may be groundbreaking - at least coming from a person running for President. If nothing else, a well-stated, nuanced assessment, to be sure.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Likeness Attracts

Stossel's take.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Be Afraid of President McCain

Matt Welch and Mickey Edwards on The Bill Moyers Show. A Must watch. Grab some popcorn...

Friday, March 07, 2008

Contrarian of the Day

NYT's book review of Gusher of Lies by Robert Bryce:

With all the gusto of a hunter clubbing baby seals, Mr. Bryce goes after one cherished green belief after another, but he is an equal-opportunity smiter. Having kicked the props from under every green technology in sight, he goes after the political right.

Well done, Mr. Bryce. I love it. Never leave a man standing.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Takes a Village

Geez. Land of the Free, indeed. Personally, I'm of the opinion that home schooling, more or less, destines a child to a life of social awkwardness. Nonetheless, my viewpoint on the subject is completely irrelelvant in practice - it's a parent's prerogative. Or, should be...
And here is an excellent related article and interview with Milton Friedman on school vouchers - the bane of the monopolist teacher's unions...

McCain's Veep

David Boaz explains why he hopes it's not the Huckster.

But from a policy perspective, he's a big-spending nanny statist. He bills himself as a "Christian leader" and says that his rise in the polls can only be attributed to God's will.

Mr. Huckabee doesn't just want a government that will stamp out sin. He wants a government that will worry about your body as much as your soul. He says that "it is government's responsibility to try to create a culture of health," including pressuring employers to "encourage" healthier lifestyles among their employees. He wants a federal ban on smoking in the workplace and other public places. He's even threatened to ban cigarettes altogether. He wants federal regulation of local schools and restaurant menus.

He offers veiled protectionist rhetoric like "We can't have free trade if it's not fair trade."

Yuck. I admit, Obama is not any better on trade, which may be the one (and only area) that I favor McCain in such a head-to-head. Nonetheless, the only way I end up on the McCain train, at this point, is if he selects someone like Tom Coburn, Jeff Flake or, of course my man, RP. Dreaming.