Monthly Archives: February 2011

Opportunity and Risk in the Middle East

Like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, I believe that freedom is a right of all human beings and that the world will remain on a nearly inexorable path towards expanding freedom to more people and countries over time.  There … Continue reading

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Wisconsin and State Collective Bargaining

In yesterday’s post I described the key issues around the drama in Madison, Wisconsin.  In this post I’d like to delve more deeply into the issue of collective bargaining restrictions which are part of Governor Scott Walker’s controversial budget. There … Continue reading

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On Wisconsin

There is so much to comment on relative to the events in Madison, Wisconsin this week.  Choosing between them is difficult.  There’s the idea of an elected government refusing to do it’s most basic duty, teachers derelict behavior and poor … Continue reading

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The Most Dishonest Budget Ever

When Bush 43 submitted 4 budgets that held separate the expenses for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the left screamed bloody murder.   Now we have the President of the United States submitting a 10-year budget that he knows, for … Continue reading

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Thinking Big

With the resignation of President Mubarak, the level of risk for instability in the Middle East is greatly increased.  But this is a “half-empty” view.  The “half-full” view, which I strongly prefer, is that we are facing perhaps the great … Continue reading

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The Republican Challenge

It was demonstrated to us in bright lights during the last Presidential campaign how political speeches and promises have almost no relationship to the way a politician will act in office.  The open question is, will the Congressional election of … Continue reading

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The Prius

Well, it finally happened.  After nearly 3 years of driving behind hundreds of Prius’ with either no bumper sticker, or an “Obama” bumper sticker, I finally encountered an honest and intellectually consistent liberal.  This clean, grey Prius prominently displayed on … Continue reading

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