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The Noses Knows

I’ve been sniffing around the editorial pages of various newspapers looking for a trend. Despite the bazillions of news and opinion outlets one thing you can count on is that the conventional wisdom does not reflect reality in fly over [...]

Consumer Choice: Everything but Health Care

Americans are far from stupid and they enjoy economic freedom (free choice) far greater than any other nation. In nearly all sectors of the market the consumer is king. The average American family makes thousands of economic decisions each year. [...]

Government Intervention in the Market Place

Throughout history the genius of Adam Smith’s invisible hand has provided a rising standard of living in the free world. In the United States our native creativity and risk taking have driven costs down, provided conveniences that were [...]

Olympic Robbery

I have no clue as to the standards by which the judges scored the Olympic Pairs Skaters, but it obviously was not based on the skill of the athletes. It is clear to me that the Canadians were far superior to the Russians, and that the Chinese [...]

Campaign Finance Reform and Legislative Responsibility

If there is any group institutionally incapable of legislating campaign finance reform it is the US Congress. Each and every individual member proclaims that they are not corrupt but the system must be changed to prevent corruption. The melange [...]

A Tale of Two Republics. Why Policy is Too Important to Leave to Politicians?

Two republics exist side by side in parallel universes. The Republic of Confusia and the Republic of Practica. Coincidentally both republics suffered a grievous massacre of civilians on a certain day in September. The Story of Confusi Confusia [...]

Why sorrowful at Bush?

It am saddened that today I must veto legislation passed in Congress to reform how we finance our election campaigns. During my own campaign I outlined several principles that I believed are essential to restore public confidence in how we, [...]

How resignations work these days

The 20th Amendment was adopted in 1933 and addresses the possibility of an absent president elect with only a little bit of confusion. Section 3 says, "If, at the time for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect [...]

They’re All Chamberlains on That Bus

The behavior of our erstwhile European allies (and cultural kinsmen) has always been a puzzle to Americans. The latest contretemps with Europe over the war on terror speaks volumes about how two peoples look at the same set of facts but arrive [...]

Ever hear of David Horowitz?

He has become famous amongst conservatives for taking on the radical left. David Horowitz’s parents were both dedicated communists. It isn’t surprising he was once a liberal activist like Jane Fonda. He joined the Black Panthers [...]