Monthly Archives: October 2011

It’s Mitt — 31 October 2011

It’s Mitt Romney.   And that’s not a bad thing. Those two sentences pretty much sum up the state of play in the GOP presidential sweepstakes.  Romney is far more likely than current polls indicate to win the nomination, and while … Continue reading

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More on the Irony of Liberalism — 24 October 2011

Last week, I discussed the irony of liberal, activist government: that at the same time as it claims to defend ordinary citizens against the predations of large private corporations, it develops a symbiotic closeness with the very same corporations by … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Capitalists, It’s the Cronies — 17 October 2011

About a year ago, I was canvassing my neighborhood on behalf of my Republican candidate for Congress (he won, I’m happy to say).  One of the voters I encountered, while not instinctively inclined to vote his way, did want to … Continue reading

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“What Do We Want?” “I Don’t Know!” “When Do We Want It?” “NOW!” — 10 Oct 2011

“People before profits!” “End corporate greed!” “We are the 99%!” “Jail Bank Parasites! 90% Tax on the Rich!” Thus spake the signs of the Occupy Wall Street/Washington/Chicago/LA, Portland demonstrators.  There has been much hubbub about this set of demonstrations – … Continue reading

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Defying Gravity — 3 October 2011

It has become commonly accepted that our government has become dysfunctional.  Spending bills, in particular, can’t seem to pass without brinksmanship, and 11th-hour deal-making on the cusp of default.  Standard & Poor’s cited it when they downgraded the US Government’s … Continue reading

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