Politics


Bush and Obama are soooooo Jealous

Kazakhstan Boosts President’s Powers ALMATY, Kazakhstan—Kazakhstan’s parliament was poised Wednesday to declare President Nursultan Nazarbayev “leader of the nation” for life and grant him immunity from criminal prosecution and extensive…

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Welcome to Crony Capitalism, Bush/Obama Style

George F. Will: “Greece and GM: Too weak to fail“

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“Progressivism”: Coercive and Meddlesome at its Core

David Bernstein on the rather, um, selective history of “Progressivism” given by the “Center for American Progress”: “Whitewashing Progressivism” One could add many, many sins to the account of so-called…

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David Boaz on Historical Blinders among Libertarians

Reason.com: “Up from Slavery: There’s no such thing as a golden age of lost liberty” I am particularly struck by libertarians and conservatives who celebrate the freedom of early America,…

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The Census as Super Lotto!!

Ten years ago I wrote for Slate the truth about what our federal census has become: “Census 2000: You May Already Be a Winner!” (Note: Some of the links —…

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A New Source of Euro-Wisdom

Alex Korbel’s new blog. The Smart stuff from Europe…

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Latest Polls on Congress…

March 10Rasmussen Report Just 23% of voters say they prefer a more active government with more services and higher taxes over one with fewer services and lower taxes. This finding…

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Civil War on the American Right

From Politico: “Conservatives target their own fringe” Erickson has advised new tea party organizers on how to avoid affiliations with extremists, and this month banned birthers – conservatives who believe…

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Enduring Democracy and Limited Government

I just found (thanks to snooping around some emails) the text of the Julian L. Simon Memoral Lecture I gave in 2009 in New Delhi on “Democracy and Limited Government:…

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Latin America: A Brighter Future for Colombia Liberty, and Power Failure for Venezuelan Dictatorship?, OR, Enduring Democracy and Limited Government

The Colombian Constitutional Court has put a stop to the principle of “President for Life” (BBC: “Colombian judges deny Alvaro Uribe third term poll“) A Power Failure for Chavez (BBC:…

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