Politics


Democracy and “Islamist” Parties

From Foreign Policy: “The Islamists Are Not Coming: Religious parties in the Muslim world are hardly the juggernauts they’ve been made out to be,” by Charles Kurzman and Ijlal Naqvi.

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The Case for Divided Government: Bring Back Bubba (and Newt?)

David Boaz waxes nostalgic in the Washington Times for the days when government was almost, sorta, kinda limited, compared to now: “We Miss You, Bubba“

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Another Reminder

The discussion with Tyler Cowen reminded me again that we had disagreed (agreeably) on a number of things in an online discussion of Libertarianism: Past and Prospects, which was kicked…

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Sliding or Plummeting toward Statism?

David Boaz in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer: “When government slippery slope goes vertical“

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Crony Capitalism….It’s Not Just for Malaysians or Singaporeans!

Russell Roberts on NPR: “As Goldman Gloats, What Does It Matter For Us?” Russell is too much of a gentleman to point out the large number of Goldman cronies who…

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Some Thoughts on Health Care “Reform”

Everyone labels their proposals “reform,” which is an empty label. You can’t be “for” or “against” reform until you know what the reform is (unless you’re 100% satisfied with the…

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Some Good News from Germany

BBC: “Merkel ‘heads for’ new coalition” Governing with the liberal Free Democrats will be an improvement. It looks like the FDP got 14.8%. Bravo!

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No doubt a sad day…

for economically illiterate advocates of monarchy: “Turks mourn relative of Ottoman sultan” Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, from Osman I to Mehmed V

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Is it Illegal to Remove a Sitting President?

Yes, if done according to the law. (Richard Nixon was certainly impeachable, and would have been impeached had he not resigned; the articles of impeachment were drawn up and voted…

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