Category Archives: Opinion

Is the Threat of Crime a Reason to Redistribute Income?

Our tax system (over which I predict we will be having a large debate in the near future) is more or less a debate over two questions, one technocratic and the other values-based. The technocratic question: what is the efficiency … Continue reading

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Sunday Foreign Edition

If I’m disciplined enough, every Sunday I’ll post a round-up of foreign pieces I found thought-provoking from the past week.  Here’s the first installment. AFPAK H.D.S. Greenway at the International Herald Tribune says we need to go softly-softly with Pakistan … Continue reading

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California Dreaming

Victor Davis Hanson (KPR: +0.8) has a thumbsucker piece up at National Review where he takes a bike ride through my hometown and reports that it has turned into a third world enclave. I’m not terribly pleased with Hanson’s editorial … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality Rears its Ugly Head

The FCC is releasing a set of regulations for the Internet soon (they wont be made public for a few days), and from the look of things, it looks like Julian Genachoswki thinks he’s found a way to foist net … Continue reading

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New START Victorious Against Republican Demagoguery.

Jacob Heilbrunn at the National Interest points out what I think most nuclear weapons policy wonks have been thinking to themselves for the better part of a month: Missile defense doesn’t work.  Nuclear weapons modernization is a waste of money.  … Continue reading

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Sizing up 2012

Jonah Goldberg (KPR: +1.9) has a short piece looking at the GOP 2012 field that I think is pretty dead on.  You all know my views on the matter. Walter Shapiro also reports on the 2012 electoral college– long story … Continue reading

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Julian Assange, politics, and what we think of rape

I realize this topic has been talked about a great deal, yet I still feel the need to react to the frankly disturbing conversation on the blogs started by Keith Yost’s article on the topic. It seems to me that … Continue reading

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The Failure to Pass the Dream Act is a Disgrace

This weekend, the Dream Act– a bill that would provide a path to citizenship to those who illegally immigrated to this country as children, provided they attend college for two years or serve in the military– failed to pass a … Continue reading

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DADT Repeal will Weaken Our Military

The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell– the 17-year old policy against homosexuals serving openly in the military– is set to pass Congress this weekend.  And contrary to triumphant Democrats, this repeal will weaken our military’s combat effectiveness. The results … Continue reading

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“Trickle Down” Economics Are Well-Established Fact

There’s nothing more that progressives love more than snickering at “trickle down” economics.  They believe that trickle down economics are some sort of supply-side nonsense which has been thoroughly discredited by history– in reality, so-called “trickle down” effects are a … Continue reading

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