Military Usage Test For The Presidency

Citizen Smash has two excellent posts on how he will judge a future President (one, two). I particularly like the second one that qualifies the first. There is such a thing as the loyal opposition and it’s possible to be opposed to a particular war. You might consider it a strategic error, may be opposed to war in general or just opposed to a particular war. But Smash is right: when the bullets...
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The Starve The Beast Philosophy Explained

OpinionJournal: The Double Benefit of Tax Cuts: They restrain government growth and promote investment. The starve the beast philosophy is something I’ve discussed in the past and hearing it come from Gary Becker in this article has given me a new respect for the approach. I still think the American people will ultimately have to determine how much government they are willing to pay for, but...
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Universal Health Care

Health care has been a big topic of late and I wrote such a detailed comment over at dB’s MedRants that I decided to make it a post. The first part is in response to a commenter saying that Canadians live longer than Americans: Regarding the contention — OK, fact — that Canadians live two years longer than Americans and have a single-payer health system, that doesn’t necessarily...
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An Opposing View, Sort Of

The Real Agenda @ OliverWillis.Com Without exception, all Americans are entitled to the protections of the Constitution. They are entitled to the equal protection of the law and all the other rights protected therein, including others not mentioned. Oliver Willis, a cantankerous blogger of the center-Left who is all-too-quick to blame President Bush for everything, as I see it, has posted on the reaction...
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Who Is An American?

I don’t know if this really happened — the Australian dentist part — but it rings true and even if its not, what’s written is accurate. You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper there an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. So I just thought I would...
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