Daily Archive: September 10, 2009

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Bad Medicine

by Dan Summers I watched President Obama’s speech last night with interest. As an unabashed supporter of health care reform, I was heartened by how clearly the President described the intentions of his reform...

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clowns to the left of me….

“Of late, I’m simultaneously being lambasted by conservatives who’ve read me for years and can’t believe what an apologist I’ve become for Obama and denounced by liberals who used to respect me as fairminded...

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Joe Wilson the Thief

I am coming to the opinion that Joe Wilson did not act out in a moment of irrational exuberance and emotionality.  I think this was done with calculation, and very much on purpose –...

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My Questions for the Seasteading Road Trip

Will Wilson is embarking on what sounds like the coolest road trip ever: a visit to a convention of libertarian seasteaders intent on seceding from the mainland United States. He’s also soliciting questions from...

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The Speech

Well I listened to President Obama’s speech on NPR last night whilst playing with my daughter and Curious George.  Suffice to say, I didn’t catch the entire thing, though what I did catch sounded...

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quote for the morning

“Personally, I sort of liked Rep Joe Wilson’s idea of introducing British-style heckling to the halls of congress; totally disrespectful and out of step with American tradition, true, but their tradition is better. Unfortunately,...

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Merit Pay, continued

Stepping back from the weeds of the merit pay debate, it’s kind of amazing to survey the arguments against compensating teachers based on performance and realize that this stuff literally wouldn’t fly in any...

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individualism, properly understood

I have been rather harsh in my treatment of the “rugged individual” in these pages, and yet have come to an essentially libertarian position on most economic issues.  At the heart of libertarian philosophy...

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