Category Archives: Politics
Interesting interview with P.J. O’Rourke on Smith’s The Wealth of Nations.
Wow. “And I hear from time to time people say, hey, wait a second. We have civil liberties we have to worry about. But don’t forget, the most important civil liberty I expect from my government is my right to … Continue reading
Scary presidential candidate quote of the day: What we don’t see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness … Continue reading
This is ridiculous… This sort of thing is why I stopped watching TV news years ago. P.S. Go Ron!
From CNN: WASHINGTON (CNN) — At a town hall meeting in South Carolina Wednesday, Arizona Sen. John McCain was asked if there is a plan to attack Iran. McCain began his answer by changing the words to a classic Beach … Continue reading
Pew Survey Finds Most Knowledgeable Americans Watch 'Daily Show' and 'Colbert'– and Visit Newspaper Sites
I could have told you this… 🙂 A new survey of 1,502 adults released Sunday by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that despite the mass appeal of the Internet and cable news since a previous … Continue reading
Good essay from Steve Olson: When did America become a nation of frightened wimps? When did we cross the line from courage to cowardice? Was it sometime in the 1990s? After the Oklahoma City bombing? After the Columbine shootings? After … Continue reading
How timely… “To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” — … Continue reading
Excellent Economist article on why the war in Iraq failed: What went wrong? The most popular answer of the American neoconservatives who argued loudest for the war is that it was a good idea badly executed. Kenneth Adelman, he of … Continue reading