Category Archives: Opinion

For profit vs. community colleges?

The Harvard Crimson last month wrote an editorial examining how for-profit colleges are hurting America — through student loans, they collect enormous amounts of taxpayer money, and often reward graduates with a poor education.  Plus, many for-profits rely on fraudulent … Continue reading

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ObamaCare Repeal is a Terrible, Terrible Idea

It’s not often that I get to stand side by side with the Center for American Progress, but as an attentive student of Jon Gruber’s, my views on ObamaCare are almost perfectly in lockstep with those of the memo Gruber … Continue reading

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America, Land of Equality

Ross Douthat points me to an excellent piece by Tyler Cowen in The American Interest.  Tyler’s piece is roughly two parts: the first a dissection of the alleged inequality that is growing in America (hint: it’s mostly due to natural … Continue reading

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Mr. Assange is Probably Just Confused

Blake Hounshell at Foreign Policy picks the low hanging fruit on Julian Assange’s claim that he has a list of Arab leaders who are spying for the CIA:  the CIA does not use diplomatic cables.  Mr. Assange, with his imagination … Continue reading

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Publication Rankings

Also, just in case anyone finds it interesting, here is what my Keith Pundit Ranker scores various opinion sources as. Some of the outliers are less a statement about the publication than a few of its writers.  The American Interest … Continue reading

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Enormously Pompous, Infuriatingly Self-Righteous, and Waging a War on America

Commentary Magazine’s Jonathan Foreman has perhaps the best profile of Julian Assange I’ve seen to-date.

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Debating “Death Panels”

Jeffrey Weiss at Politics Daily has a good piece up discussing end of life planning.  I’ve never understood the ‘death panel’ argument.  Every year we spend billions of dollars providing end of life care that is not of much benefit.  … Continue reading

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The Conservative Economic Mind

Greg Mankiw has a dead-on article in the New York Times explaining how conservatives think of economic policy.  The two main takeaways: Long term economic growth is best promoted by lowering disincentives to work and save. Redistribution of income does … Continue reading

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Sunday Foreign Edition

Hey all.  Time for another Sunday roundup of international news and opinion. RUSSIA Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s lawyer at the International Herald Tribune cries foul.  The Guardian is livid, as is Simon Tisdall.  Even WashPo gets in on the action.  Personally, my … Continue reading

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The U.S. has Always Opposed a Persian Bomb

Great piece in Foreign Policy from the 29th by Abbas Milani.  He tackles the age-old myth that the U.S. supported Iran’s push for a nuclear bomb right up until the revolution came.  Must-read for folk who think the U.S. non-proliferation … Continue reading

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