Daily Archive: October 26, 2009

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It’s a hard knock life, for unions

E.D. has a new post up at his True/Slant digs asking why John McCain hasn’t done much to participate in the health care debate.  I don’t have much to say about the main substance...

21

Progressives for a value-added tax?

Via Megan McArdle is this interesting graph from the Congressional Budget Office showing the impact the recession has had on tax revenues, organized by type of tax: I am also surprised to see that...

39

Rewriting the conservative narrative

“While I agree that it’s fairly pointless, as a tactical matter, for dissidents to attack the talk radio giants, this comes, I think, out of a deep frustration that people with little more than...

2

Must Read for the Day: Iran Edition

Andrew Lee Butters has a really excellent piece in Time that tries to discern Iran’s thinking on the enrichment question.  Do read the whole thing: The response to the nuclear deal could be an...

2

The Course(s) of Iraq

Sully writes the following in the wake of the recent horrific bombing in Iraq: But the surge failed in its core task: to create an environment in which the three major sects in Iraq...

2

“The Rise of Nuclear Alarmism”

John Mueller, at his counter-intuitive best. I routinely pimp his Foreign Affairs article on the terrorist threat, which is also worth reading if you’re looking for a measured assessment of the capabilities of stateless...

2

“50% of marriages end in divorce…”

You can chalk this up to the list of things that I complain about once a year. So feel free to skip this if you’ve heard it before. Here’s the deal: the divorce rate,...

35

The New White City

I know this article on race and progressive cities has taken a lot of criticism, but its central observation – that liberal policies and homogeneous cities are closely correlated – seems pretty intuitive. Progressives...

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12 Steps to a Healthy Republican Party

by Jaybird There is a scene in C.S. Lewis’s _The Great Divorce that has been sticking in my craw in the last month or so. It’s the scene where they talk about Napoleon. If...