Tag Archives: Republican Party

Ryan’s World

From all the press coverage over the weekend, you would think that Paul Ryan was at the top of the Republican ticket. For those of us who have been having an intellectual battle with Libertarians for the past few years, … Continue reading

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Globalization Fail

A few weeks ago I wrote about the anomie that enveloped me when I attended the Aspen Ideas Festival. The sense that what was taking place in our economy and society was the effect of forces outside our control. The … Continue reading

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Mitt in a Pickle

It seems to me that Mitt Romney is in a real Jam. As George Will so cogently put it, you have to assume that the cost of releasing the ¬†earlier tax returns was greater than Mitt’s perceived cost of not … Continue reading

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Aspen Effect

When my flight from Los Angeles touched down in Aspen, Colorado I counted 80 private jets parked at the airport. I had come for the annual Aspen Ideas Festival and what follows is a critique written with some affection for … Continue reading

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Charles Koch; Anarcho-Capitalist

I wrote this In June when Koch was first starting to push his boy Paul Ryan towards Romney ; On a week when President Obama is being accused of being out of touch, its probably important to understand just how … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Follies

I’ve been thinking about this fiscal cliff all the pundits are warning us against. Since the election of Ronald Reagan the country has made two profoundly damaging mistakes. It has continually raised the Defense Budget, thereby robbing our education system … Continue reading

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Andrew Breitbart, RIP

As readers of this blog know, I have somewhat of a following among the libertarian right.¬† I don’t really understand it except that there is a deep part of me that distrusts centralization, whether in academic bureaucracies, corporate headquarters or … Continue reading

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Republican Opera Buffa

  I can hardly wait until Saturday Night Live’s take on The Donald’s endorsement of Mitt Romney yesterday. The SNL writers may have a hard time topping the real event for belly laughs. Mrs. Romney looked like she was about … Continue reading

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New Liberalism

I had dinner last night with one of the most important conservative media voices in America and some of his friends. I had gone to the dinner expecting some fireworks, but was totally caught off guard by his charm and … Continue reading

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Delicious Irony

Two years ago Citizens United financed a documentary by Newt & Callista Gingrich called America at Risk. It was the typical Gingrich over the top Global War on Islam screed and par for the course for the production company most … Continue reading

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