Daily Archive: June 9, 2009

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Understanding Markets

E.D. thinks that market economics don’t apply to education.  Chris disagrees, but thinks that market economics ultimately are about controlling people and inevitably creates – specifically in the realm of education – a form...

8

over at Obsidian Wings

von uses the graph (below) to illustrate how horrible Obama’s projected deficits are compared to Bush’s then tries to act (in the comments) as though the cost of the two wars (or military appropriations)...

1

war…

…with these people would be a tragic mistake.  I hope we can avert it, and I hope reform comes nonviolently.

10

reinventing the spiel

What can one say about Frank Gaffney’s recent Washington Times piece that is worthy of such a paranoid piece of propagandist drivel?  First, let me stress that I doubt very much Gaffney truly believes...

4

“The Persecution of Sarah Palin”

Matthew Continetti is obviously a smart guy and one of my favorite bloggingheads participants, so why the hell is he going to spend the year churning out a Palin hagiography? Is the goal to...

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Abortion IS subject to the democratic process!

This post is by necessity going to be almost identical to posts I’ve made before, but the point is so glaringly obvious and yet so ignored that it has to be made again and...

9

Judging is Hard

A fairly banal observation, I know, but one worth revisiting in light of the the latest Supreme Court appointment. Here’s a telling paragraph from Jeffrey Toobin’s excellent profile of Chief Justice John Roberts: Roberts’s...

0

so…

…anybody got any job hookups in the Providence/anywhere in Rhode Island areas? Maybe in the writing/publishing/editing/anything fields?

4

Whelan Apologizes

Ed Whelan has issued an apology to Publius (here and here) for which I think he deserves some credit.  Obviously he can’t undo whatever harm was or was not already done, but his apologies are...

2

small government, or just low tax burden

I agree with John Schwenkler’s descriptive case in this post, while disagreeing with his prescriptions moving forward. One thing that I think needs to be pointed out as we consider the major divisions in...

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