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A few quick thoughts on last night’s debate

First, the obvious: the unquestionable winner of the night was Romney.  If by chance you didn’t watch the debate and you’re wondering, did Romney win or did the President lose, the answer is “yes.”...

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Was Jim Lehrer a Replacement Moderator?

As televised Presidential debates go, it’s pretty clear that Romney trounced Obama. If you disagree, listen to Chris Mathews and the rest of the liberal MSNBC fan club. He and the rest of the...

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Briefly, On The Rational Consumption Of Coffee

Rose Woodhouse’s excellent post about voting and economic rationality once again rekindled my own interest in the idea that we as human beings are capable of deciding upon the rationality of another person’s decisions....

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Free Political Advice

I’m watching the debate tonight and I’m thinking two things. The first thing is, whichever color hat I put on, I think the guy on my team did okay.  If I take off both...

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The Romney Rebound

The first thing that should be said before any estimation of tonight’s debate is that, historically, presidential debates are not the “game-changers” all of the hype would lead one to believe. That doesn’t mean...

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Presidential Debate LeagueCast

The League will have another video discussion tonight, almost immediately following the Presidential debate. For now, here’s the raw video of our chat. You’ll want to bear with us as the video starts while...

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Comment Rescue: KenB on Regulations

Over at Koz’s guest post, there was an exchange regarding people who poll businessmen and the questions they ask. Tom quoted a Washington Examiner piece: Because “President Obama’s Executive Branch and regulatory policies have...

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Imperialism in an Age of Terror

John J. Mearsheimer, realist international relations scholar of Israel Lobby infamy, describes the liberal counterpart of neoconservatives as “liberal imperialists.” If neoconservatives are “liberals mugged by reality”, then the liberal imperialists often sound like Rudyard...

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The Failures of Neoliberalism

When confronted with failure, there’s a familiar retort that emanates from both extremes of the political spectrum: their prescriptions simply “haven’t been tried.” There were some complicating factors which scuttled the whole thing, or...

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Mitt Romney for President

by Koz Reading some of the recent posts, some of Tod’s and one of Burt’s in particular, the disconnect between the League and the Romney campaign is frustrating.  I wasn’t happy about the 47%...

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The Future of Gun Ownership

Field & Stream’s Gun Nuts blog has been covering (here and here) the recent story of Defense Distributed, a group seeking to create the first 3-D printable gun. Defense Distributed has coined this project...

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Week Four Roundup

The regular refs are back. They’re making bad calls just like the scabs did, but at least they aren’t deciding whole games. This, however, has not helped out my fantasy team one little bit....